Communication

Communicating Our Health & Feelings During COVID

Dec 4, 2020
SDPB

In this In the Moment podcast, we reevaluate how we think and communicate about our mortality, our loneliness, and our holiday gatherings. In the conversations, we offer knowledge, validation, curiosity, creativity. We’ve got guests who might make you feel a little less alone and tips for navigating this month together: 

Dr. Sabina Kupershmidt - chair of the Interprofessional Health Education Center at USD.

Jill Tyler, Ph.D. - associate professor and chair of communication studies at USD.

SDPB

In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 2

With hundreds of deaths from COVID-19 in November alone, many South Dakotans find themselves considering how they would like to be cared for in the hospital. The conversations about life, quality of life, and advanced care planning have, quite frankly, changed during the pandemic.

This type of care is important because it gives the patient an option for pain management, and a higher quality of life while they're still pursuing curative measures.

Thinking Critically

Apr 6, 2020
NPR

In The Moment ... April 6, 2020 Show 789 Hour 2

Critical Thinking by definition is the ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgment. Critical Thinking and problem solving go together. Breaking that down is complex but joining us to assist with that is Jill Tyler, she is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota.

 

Black Hills State University

Dr. Tim Steckline, Black Hills State University professor of speech, and Jace DeCory, BHSU assistant professor of history and American Indian Studies, talk about what people mean when they use the word "race" and how people can communicate better. They present a BHSU Geek Speak lecture Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas Hall, "Are We All Related?: Race and the Embrace of the Other."

Advocates in Sioux Falls this week aim to empower people with disabilities and encourage others to embrace the talents they offer. Service providers, educators, employers and people with disabilities are collaborating to promote inclusion.

South Dakota advocates are celebrating the fact that the state has the highest rate of employment for people with disabilities in the nation. Wendy Parent-Johnson is executive director for the Center for Disabilities.

Community Conversations Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Feb 24, 2016
Charles Michael Ray

Rapid City’s Community Conversations group is hosting an Innovation Summit on Thursday.  The event marks the group’s one year anniversary. Chas Jewett, a group organizer, says the event celebrates the changes and relationships developed in Rapid City over the past year.

Building Bridges Across The Racial Divide In Rapid City

Dec 21, 2015
Chynna Lockett

Rapid City has a history of tense race relations.   

Last year racial tension erupted after an incident in which Lakota students say they were doused with beer at a hockey game.   Those accused were found not guilty of any crimes.

But following the incident, a number of efforts began to build bridges and forge new cross cultural relationships in Rapid City.  One of those efforts is called Community Conversations.

Anne Holmquest's book, "Visual Talk: How to Speak Anywhere with Graphics and Rhythm," is for preachers, teachers, bankers, doctors, fundraisers, executives and administrators.  It uses ideas and examples the author has been working on in what she calls "the verbal-visual dimension."  Holmquest says, "With pictures and speech, all kinds of audiences can understand your message: young students, traditional students, international students, student-athletes and working adults."  She believes that speaking, when done well, has its own rhythm that is very different from writing.  Holmquest is an

Dakota Midday: Terrorists Using Gaming Consoles

Nov 24, 2015
www.gamepolitics.com

Terrorists are using gaming consoles for some of their communication.  In a 2012 paper, Dakota State University Professor Ashley Podhradsky explained how the communication capabilities of these devices have been exploited by people who plan to commit a variety of criminal activities.  The paper, "The Xbox 360 and Steganography: How Criminals and Terrorists Could be 'Going Dark,'" is pertinent in light of recent terror attacks in Paris and Mali.  Podhradsky joined guest host Lori Walsh to discuss her research.

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The Sioux Falls Police Department is taking the initiative to meet with residents in four segments of the city. Officers want to know issues people see and ideas for how to solve the problems. The meetings are part of a long-term goal that improves communication between everyday people and authorities.

Sioux Falls police patrol the city based on quadrants. Officers and higher leadership are assigned to one section of town. Police Chief Doug Barthel says this local approach lets authorities meet citizens and build trust.