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In The Moment … August 7, 2020 Show 876 Hour 1

On Sunday, a 75-mile motorcycle ride from Bear Butte to Crazy Horse will honor missing and murdered indigenous women. Proceeds will benefit the Red Ribbon Skirt Society and Where All Women All Honored, both located in Rapid City. Lily Mendoza is the founder of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society, and Lorna Cuny is the organizer of the ride.

Crazy Horse 7th Generation College Prep Program

Jun 15, 2020

In The Moment … June 15, 2020 Show 838 Hour 1

The 7th Gen summer program at Crazy Horse Memorial is a partnership between the University of South Dakota and The Indian University of North America. Students earn transferable college credits and participate in other college prep courses to ease the transition into higher education.  Our guests are John Little, the director of the Indian University of north America, and Megan Red Shirt Shaw, she's associate director of admissions.

In The Moment... February 15, 2017 Show 031 Hour 2

From the state budget shortfall to questions of unity in the state GOP, the Dakota Political Junkies tackle highlights from the South Dakota political scene. Roger Whittle and Jonathan Ellis are with us.

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SDPB’s Kealey Bultena brings you an update on an abortion bill that passed the state House of Representatives. The bill changes fetal pain charges from misdemeanor to felony.

George Armstrong was not the only man called Custer to fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. General Custer was a man who kept his family close, and so, in 1876, the loss to the Custer family was monumental.

Gary Enright joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh with the story of a battle that had deeply political, as well as personal, losses.

Ruth Ziolkowski's Legacy Celebrated

May 23, 2014

Ruth Ziolkowski died on Wednesday at the age of 87.

Ziolkowski spent most of her life at Crazy Horse and lead the carving project for more than 30 years after her husband’s death.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray spoke with many of those who knew and admired her – he has this story.

Friends Remember Ruth Ziolkowski

May 22, 2014
Crazy Horse Memorial

Ruth Ziolkowski died last night at the age of 87.  Ziolkowski continued her husband Korczak's dream of honoring Native Americans by carving the likeness of Crazy Horse into the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Under her direction, the Crazy Horse Memorial turned into a national draw.  Jack Marsh, former President and CEO of the Freedom Forum and co-founder of the Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop, and Tim Giago, founder of the Native Sun News and the Native American Journalists Association, shared memories of their friend and colleague, Ziolkowski.

Bordeaux Takes Post At Crazy Horse Memorial

Apr 1, 2014

Mary Bordeaux of Pine Ridge is taking the post of Museum Curator and Cultural Coordinator at Crazy Horse Memorial.  Bordeaux will be responsible for programs of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center and an ever growing collection at the Indian Museum of North America.  Bordeaux has an MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design as well as a BA in Museum Studies.  She leaves her position as Curator and Interim Director at the Heritage Center in Pine Ridge to work on the most extensive collection of Native American artifacts in North America.

Leonard Little Finger

Sep 18, 2013

Leonard Little Finger is a Lakota Elder who lives and works in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He's a founder of the Lakota Circle Village and is also one of the organizers of an upcoming history conference in Rapid City. Keynote speaker at the conference is author Kingsley Bray who wrote the book "Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life." For more information on the school Leonard has started, click here:

The 65th Anniversary Of Crazy Horse Memorial

Jun 25, 2013

The Crazy Horse Memorial is celebrating its 65th anniversary in June with special events including a night blast tomorrow night in honor of Mrs. Ziolkowski's 87th birthday and in honor of the 137th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Ruth Ziolkowski, Crazy Horse President & Chief Executive Officer, highlights the Memorial's progress over 65 years and discusses Crazy Horse's summer lecture series.