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100th Meridian Project: Part 2

May 12, 2020

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Top scientists from around the world point to data showing the drier rangeland climate found west of the 100th Meridian has shifted east in the last three decades. But farmers with their boots on the ground in South Dakota say they're getting more rain. As Cara Hetland reports for a Harvest Public Media project, farmers are struggling to stay in business as they adapt to climate change.

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An international online clinical journal recently published research that reveals major findings that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  Past studies have looked into the risk caused by smoking alone or drinking alone during pregnancy.

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The Hotel on Phillips opened last October – the 100-year-old building was once a bank and remnants are part of the design. SONIFI is a global technology company that’s headquartered in Sioux Falls.  It provides high-tech services to businesses as well as the historic hotel.  Each room has access to more than 2000 apps and Alexa devices. 

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Alternative HRD is holding a three-part human resource series for businesses of all sizes – this week’s conversation focuses on What Scares People Most? – The New I-9 Form: Why You Should Be Very Afraid!, and Hey, Corona! Fear-Mongering or Practical Workplace Preparations.

Alternative HRD LLC in Sioux Falls provides expertise to businesses, non-profits and public entities in the areas of human resource development and management.

 

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Kelly Serr is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. The 2020 Spring Flood Outlook was released on Thursday.  It’s for rivers and streams in northeastern South Dakota, portions of central South Dakota and portions of west-central Minnesota. The chances for minor, moderate, or major flooding are above normal.

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Greg Michna of the SDSU Mechanical Engineering Department about how he and his colleague Stephen Gent are modeling the flow of argon through neutrino detectors destined for the Sanford Underground Laboratory.

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Four faculty researchers in South Dakota State University School of Design are looking for ways to manage stormwater that can reduce runoff. Landscape architecture instructor Jeremiah Bergstrom says it’s about using soil and plants to capture water in a distributed disconnected network throughout the landscape.

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Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls is creating a culture of inclusivity. The Student Council has taken the lead by giving each student matching t-shirts, organizing a Best Buddies program, and all-abilities sports tournaments. And now the choir department is joining in with what is believed to be the first competitive all-abilities show choir in the nation.

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Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger of the SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management is working on two projects related to managing bobcats in South Dakota in collaboration with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.  The first project uses information about bobcats harvested (through trapping or hunting) to identify distinct bobcat populations in the state and to see how they interact with each other.  A second project will use camera surveys, habitat sampling, and occupancy modeling to examine how features in the landscape affect bobcat populations in heavily agricultural eastern South Dak

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South Dakota Mines Adjunct Professor, Dr. Cheryl Chapman, will speak on her upcoming STEAM Café talk on the expansion of the EPICS program at SD Mines.  Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is a service-learning, team-based design course at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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Eric Morrison is a graduate student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – he’s part of a team that has built an air purifier that has reduced the radon in the air to about 50 times lower than typical outdoor air. The team is helping to ensure success for one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. The Lux Zeplin or LZ experiment is currently under construction and is planned to be 30 times larger and 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, the Large Underground Xenon experiment.

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Avera Health has received a $4.5 million grant to expand sexual assault exam services through eCare. The money will fund and support sexual assault forensic exams in rural communities. Jennifer Canton is a registered emergency room nurse. She discusses the need for this type of care.

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The FDA has awarded Breakthrough Device designation for a Stent Graft System for the treatment of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The device was created by Dr. Patrick Kelly – he’s a vascular surgeon and inventor and leads Sanford Health Commercialization.

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Ten Children’s hospitals use genomic medicine to change pediatric care.  Joining to explain is Dr. Gene Hoyme who is the medical director at Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium.  The mission of the consortium is to manage resources in genetics and genomics, conduct research, and incorporate genomic medicine into pediatric practice.

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Victoria Wicks Leads Up To Rhines Execution

Oct 28, 2019
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In The Moment ... October 28, 2019 Show 688 Hour 2

South Dakota death row inmate Charles Rhines has exhausted his direct appeals in court and is scheduled to die sometime in the first week of November. But his attorneys are still working on a couple of potential legal roadblocks. Rhines goes to court Tuesday in Sioux Falls to challenge drug protocols. And an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel says he still can plead for leniency from Governor Kristi Noem.

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Innovation: SafeRun

Oct 25, 2019
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Cortney Bickley and Abby Wollschlager are seniors at the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business – they took first place in the 2019 Innovation Expo student pitch competition in Sioux Falls earlier this month. Their product is “SafeRun” a portable device that individuals can wear while exercising alone.

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As fall harvest is underway in South Dakota, we’re hearing about moisture levels in soybeans. We’re hearing about semi’s starting fire and the potential of fire at grain elevators.  I was curious about the spontaneous combustion of soybeans.  We start this conversation understanding moisture in soybeans.  Darren Hefty is with the Ag PhD program.  He also farms and has a seed business.  We spoke earlier this week.

Innovation: NebTray

Aug 23, 2019
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Susan Evans is an occupational therapist from Aberdeen. Evans has developed a product called the NebTray – it helps people organize vials of medications for respiratory treatments.

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Innovation: CubeSat

Aug 23, 2019
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Dr. Hadi Fekrmandi is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Skye Rutan-Bedard is a mechanical engineering undergraduate researcher.  The difference between a satellite and a cube sat is more than just the price tag. Research at School of Mines is looking at cameras used in a CubeSat as the goal is to expand from one small satellite to a swarm of smaller satellites working together to focus on specific research areas.

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New health guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. Megan Bell is a genetic counselor at Sanford Health, she discusses the latest guidelines.

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Mike Headley, SDSTA Executive Director and SURF lab director, gives an update on the experiments and construction in the lab. Also, Communications Director Constance Walter provides a Neutrino Day overview.

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Cabot-Ann Christopherson, researcher with the Majorana Demonstrator and a chemistry instructor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology presents the “Case for Curiosity”.  Christofferson explains why researchers pursue the experiments underground. She says often the best discoveries happen on accident.

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“The Legend of the Northern Lights” is a film that combines visual imagery and music to tell the story behind the Northern Lights phenomena. The film is a collaboration between Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado and the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Bruce Knowles.

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B9Creations and SDC Technologies have opened an Additive Manufacturing Material Development Lab. B9Creations is a provider of 3D printing solutions and SDC Technologies is a leader in optical coatings with applications ranging from NASA space helmets to Anti-Fog commercial refrigeration doors. Joining us today with more is Shon Anderson and he is the CEO of B9Creations.

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U.S. Senator Mike Rounds discusses Cybersecurity issues. Rounds serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. He says it’s the number one responsibility of the federal government to provide for the defense of our country and that includes protection from damaging cyber-attacks.

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David Ure, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Inanovate. He is also the co-inventor of the Longitudinal Assay Screening technology. Inanovate, Inc. is a life science company specializing in the development of blood tests for cancer and autoimmune diseases. The company recently secured $3.1 million investment to support breast cancer detection technology.

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Thadd Giedd is the license holder and lead organizer of TEDx Sioux Falls. He is joined today by Vaney Hariri, the co-founder of Think 3D Solutions and professional podcaster Sarah Werner.

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Carmen Simone is the current executive director of UCSF. The University of South Dakota will soon launch a new college dedicated to innovation and workforce development in Sioux Falls, replacing what is currently known as University Center – Sioux Falls. Simone will lead the new program.

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Dr. Scott Wood, Assistant Professor in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His research uses cutting-edge techniques to identify the cellular mechanisms that lead to osteoarthritis. Wood is the featured STEAM Café speaker. The title of his Dec. 18 talk is Investigating the Cellular Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis.

Paulette Davidson is president and CEO of Regional Health. Today, SDPB's Cara Hetland introduces her to the audience.

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