Business & Community Development

Mike Taicher

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

Deidre Schmidt shares her expertise on creating housing that helps communities thrive at Morning Fil-Up at The Garage in Rapid City. Morning Fill-up is brought to you by the Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Schmidt is president and CEO of CommonBond Communities.

To listen to Diedre Schmidt's Morning Fill-Up conversation, click play below.

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 1

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether passes the keys to City Hall to Mayor-elect Paul TenHaken this week. As we look back at how the city has changed over Mayor Huether's tenure, we look to the Denny Sanford Premiere Center, the Midco Aquatic Center, and more.

Today we explore the legacy of Mayor Huether, as we also glance ahead to what's next for South Dakota's largest city.


How do we create communities where our children grow up to live and innovate close to home?

We bring you a special In the Moment. We break down the numbers behind generational migration. We probe the outer reaches of the battle against Brain Drain. We ask the questions: Who are we and Who are we becoming?

This hour we meet educators and innovators, business leaders, policy makers, and advocates.

South Dakota The Next Generation

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 2

We're broadcasting live this week from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau in Rapid City. Joining us in the studio is Dave Fenske of Fenske Media.

Fenske Media began as a general commercial printer in 1957. In the 60 or so years since, it has grown into one of the most advanced digital multi-channel marketing and print provider in the world.

In The Moment ... March 7, 2018 Show 291 Hour 1

Charles Marohn is a licensed engineer and the Founder and President of Strong Towns. He says many towns and cities in America have unreasonable or ineffective plans for growth, some of which make our communities increasingly fragile.

In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 1

Nancy Dahl joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about her book "Grounded: Leading Your Life with Intention."

We talk about the discipline of debriefing, how to seek effective feedback, and other highlights for executives and leaders from the book.

Nancy Dahl is in South Dakota this week for LAUNCH: South Dakota Entrepreneurship Conference.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2018 Show 260 Hour 1

Earlier this month, Raven Industries announced a $5 million dollar gift to South Dakota State University.

We talk with SDSU President Barry Dunn about the gift and the Precision Ag major at SDSU.

Then we welcome Lon Stroschein, Director of Corporate Development for Raven Industries for a conversation about the future of precision agriculture in South Dakota and beyond. 

In The Moment ... January 17, 2018 Show 257 Hour 2

South Dakota attorneys will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court sometime this spring to make the case for requiring online sellers to collect state sales taxes from South Dakota customers.

This is an appeal the entire nation is watching, because it affects all tax-collecting states and the District of Columbia.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks explains the nuances of the case.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2018 Show 257 Hour 1

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender joins us for an in-depth look at pubic discussions regarding revitalization or replacement of the aging Barnett Arena.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

If something is pure genius, it probably looks a little crazy. Of course crazy looks a little crazy too.

NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner is the author of the book "The Right Kind of Crazy." He's chief engineer for the Mars 2020 project. He's also the NASA engineer who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team that designed a way to deliver the Mars Rover Curiosity safe and sound to the surface of the Red Planet.

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 1

The Workforce Housing Task Force is sending six bills to the legislature for consideration next session. The group was tasked with figuring out ways the state can help South Dakota communities develop affordable housing in rural areas. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger has the report.


In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 2

Hugh Weber is the host of The Potluck Society podcast. This week we meet “cultural architect” Adam Burk and discuss resilience, self-care, and creating the kinds of environments and cultures humans need.

In The Moment ... November 22, 2017 Show 226 Hour 2

Ryan McFarland is CEO of Strider Bikes. They've sold more than 1.7 million bikes in 75 counties. Some of those bikes are helping toddlers as young as 18 months hit the trails. Other bikes help those who thought they'd never ride find their balance. McFarland and Strider were recently recognized by the South Dakota Hall of Fame Acts of Excellence. They also celebrated their 10-year Birthday Bash in Rapid City this summer.

In The Moment ... November 22, 2017 Show 226 Hour 1

The South Dakota Hall of Fame has a history of celebrating excellence in the state. Hall of Fame president and CEO Greta Chapman joins us now for a look at the Acts of Excellence program.

In The Moment ... November 17, 2017 Show 223 Hour 1

The Keystone Pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in Marshall County. Aberdeen American News Reporter Shannon Marvel is following the story. She joins us to discuss ongoing coverage of the story by the Aberdeen American News. Follow Shannon Marvel on Twitter: @smarvel_AAN or find her at