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SD 1 Of 5 States Without A Stay-At-Home Order

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SDPB

In The Moment ... April 7, 2020 Show 790 Hour 1

South Dakota is one of five states in the country without a stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And despite requests, the South Dakota Department of Health has not declared a public health emergency. 

Governor Kristi Noem has been hesitant to employ a statewide declaration. Instead, she's opting for executive orders that leave some local government leaders unclear about their authority. SDPB's Lee Strubinger reports:

Arts & Lifestyle: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019

For the third consecutive year, our SDPB music aficionados have put together lists of songs they think should be on your radar. They're ready to share some of their favorite jazz, indie, country and rock songs from 2019. 

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 2

For the third consecutive year, our SDPB music aficionados have put together lists of songs they think should be on your radar. They're ready to share some of their favorite jazz, indie, country and rock songs from 2019.

 

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Thune Hopes U.S. Senate Stays Cool On COOL

Jun 24, 2015
Charles Michael Ray

Country of Origin Labeling on meat products was first part of the 2002 Farm Bill.   Since taking effect the measure has gained broad support from both consumers and independent cattle producers in places like South Dakota. 

The Red Willow Band

Dec 24, 2014
The Red Willow Band

From 1974-1982, the Red Willow Band created music and memories to last a lifetime.  Their business card read "The Best in Country Swing."  But the Red Willow Band was much more than that.  Bouncing between rock and country, they developed a sound of their own.  Chris Gage (guitar/piano/vocals), Kenny Putnam (fiddle), Hank Harris (guitar/vocals), Marley Forman (bass guitar/vocals) and Barry Carpenter (drums) reunited as the Red Willow Band played three sets at the 35th Annual Sioux River Folk Festival hosted by the South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music at Newton Hills State Park this pas

New Instruments at National Music Museum

May 8, 2013

Cleveland Johnson, executive director of the National Music Museum in Vermillion, joins the program. The museum has obtained new acquisitions of instruments used by Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, John Entwistle and other rock/country/blues legends. Also, the National Music Museum has just engaged "From the Top," to perform in Vermillion this September during a gala weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Museum.