Vaccine rollout on the Rosebud Reservation is underway and Tribal members say its going well. 

There’s a generation’s-old belief Lakota share with their children.

“We're always taught culturally, to think about the collective, especially when there's a threat,” says Wayne Frederick.

Celebrating African American Composers & Culture

Aug 14, 2020

In The Moment … August 14, 2020 Show 881 Hour 1

Bush Fellow: Amanda Carlow

Jun 26, 2020
Bush Foundation

In The Moment … June 26, 2020 Show 847 Hour 1

Bush Fellow: Joseph Brings Plenty

Jun 25, 2020
Bush Foundation

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 1

A member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Joseph Brings Plenty cares deeply about his community, especially young people. He knows the power of positive role models and has even created a highly successful boxing program. We meet Mr. Brings Plenty as he continues to seek greater knowledge of the Lakota culture and language.

Lura Roti: Community & Social Distancing

May 6, 2020

In The Moment … May 6, 2020 Show 811 Hour 1

Jokes chalked on sidewalks, teddy bears in windows, nightly noise, and front porch concerts, Sioux Falls' neighbors are doing their part to maintain community in a time of social distancing. SDPB's Lura Roti has this snapshot.


The "Allied Arts Fund" Role During The Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 805 Hour 2

"The World Could Learn Some Lessons From Us"

Apr 28, 2020
South Dakota Magazine

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 805 Hour 2

"The world could learn some lessons from us," says the cover of of South Dakota Magazine. That statement teases the feature article "South Dakota Strong."  In writing "South Dakota Strong" and through visiting with some of our state's foreign-born residents, Bernie Hunhoff explains how South Dakota's strengths go far beyond the obvious.  Bernie Hunhoff is editor at large for South Dakota Magazine and Katie Hunhoff is editor and publisher.

Poetry from Studio 47: Joe Wilkins

Apr 17, 2020

In The Moment ... April 17, 2020 Show 798 Hour 1

Today is Friday and time for Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode.


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The Social Distance Powwow

Apr 8, 2020

In The Moment ... April 7, 2020 Show 790 Hour 2

So much has been interrupted or lost due to coronavirus. And so much expression and connection have swept online. And some of those offerings have quickly become more than anyone expected at first. The Social Distance Powwow Facebook Group, as of this morning, is more than 140,000 people strong. Joining us with the story is one of In the Moment's frequent guests and facilitator of the group. Welcome to Whitney Rencountre. 


Postcard From The Prairie

Mar 30, 2020

In The Moment ... March 30, 2020 Show 748 Hour 2

Eliza Blue discusses coping with fear and anxiety in this month's "Postcard From The Praire."


Arts & Lifestyle: Mar 21 - 27

Mar 27, 2020

In this week's arts & lifestyle podcast, we take a look at how South Dakota has dealt with pandemics of the past, and discuss how families and artists are coping with the new normal.

Arts & Lifestyle: Mar 1 - 6

Mar 6, 2020

In this week's arts & lifestyle podcast, we disuss how one generation's catastrophe impacts future generations, and how faith and cutlure help alleviate suffering.

Lifestyle Special: 7 Mindsets

Feb 14, 2020

If you listen to In the Moment on Mondays, you’ve heard our weekly segment, Monday Mindset, where Lori sits with author and entrepreneur Melissa Johnson. This Monday, the two concluded an ongoing series focused on what’s called the "7 Mindsets." This week we compiled the seven separate segments from this series and bring them to you in one special podcast.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

T. Mychael Rambo is a regional Emmy Award-winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer. He is in Rapid City and his presentation tomorrow night at 7:30 inside the Performing Arts Center will speak to the heart and soul of African American culture. This presentation will feature the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior just in time for the holiday on Monday.

Moment In Sound: juQ

Jan 17, 2020

In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

juQ is the performance name of Oglala Lakota singer and songwriter Wanbli Ceya. He's an artist and an advocate working to get the language and culture of his people back to life, to get them to sobriety, and to get them to heal. It's the dynamic that drives him wherever he goes.

juQ joins us after having just released his part Lakota language album, "nya", which is the 2nd chapter to his life story, "The Oglala Wolf Puppy with PTSD.” In this segment, you'll hear some music from his November release.

Say It Loud

Jan 31, 2019

In The Moment ... January 31, 2019 Show 506 Hour 1

SAY IT LOUD host Azie Dungey previews the new digital series from PBS. It's part cultural critique, part talk show and part history lesson.

Dungey and her co-host Evelyn Ngugi share unique perspectives and expertise on Black history and modern Black culture and their charisma and humor makes SAY IT LOUD a fun learning experience.

Terri Colgrove

   The international students who attend South Dakota’s colleges and universities have plenty of challenges.  From language barriers to the weather--there’s a lot to navigate. But perhaps the biggest and most important challenge is finding a sense of home away from home.

 As part of an ongoing series on international students in the state, SDPB’s Jackie Hendry shares how some students adjust and what one family gained from welcoming students into their home

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

An Eagle Butte woman is encouraging Native American leaders in 23 tribal governments. The Bush Foundation is dedicating resources to Native Nation Building. A woman from Cheyenne River is six months into the job of supporting and promoting Indian leadership.

Eileen Briggs is the Bush Foundation’s director of Native Nation Building. She says the work includes a handful of large investments to empower American Indian communities instead of prescribing solutions.

Kealey Bultena

A group from the Sioux Falls area is back in South Dakota after distributing wheelchairs to people in need in Guatemala. The Dispatch Project team members worked at a wheelchair seating clinic. They adjusted chairs to fit the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

SDPB's Kealey Bultena participated in the trip to Central America. Listen to her description of the experience as she talks with In The Moment host Lori Walsh here, and read select stories below.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... February 10, 2017 Show 028 Hour 1

Native American Day Celebrates Everyone

Oct 10, 2016
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

If you’re enjoying your day off that’s because it’s Native American Day. In 1989 the state changed the holiday from Columbus Day.

Many native children shared what Native American Day means to them at the Black Hills Pow Wow this weekend.

Friday morning the Rapid City Civic Center is filled with youth from all the Rapid City area schools. The sound of a drum circle floods the auditorium during the women’s fancy dance portion of the Black Hills Pow Wow You Day Symposium.

NATIVE Act Boosts Tribal Tourism, Art

Sep 14, 2016
Chynna Lockett

This week Congress passed an act to spur tribal tourism and increase support for tribal art.    The act boosts federal funding and resources for native artists and tribal entrepreneurs.

The bill aims to increase the number of native owned art and tourism based businesses. 

Charles Michael Ray / SDPB

Rolling Rez Arts, a bus that has a bank, business center and art classroom, is gearing up for a busy summer. The bus crisscrosses the Pine Ridge Reservation, stopping in each community. This week it made a stop in Rapid City.


Gus Yellow hair is an artist and also bus driver for Rolling Rez Arts. Today on the bus, he’s joined by his granddaughter.  

“My t'akója her Lakota name is (speaking Lakota), Growling Bear Woman, she carries the name of her grandmother, who has since passed on,” says Yellow Hair.

Dakota Midday: Kelly Lindquist, Art Space CEO

May 2, 2016
Art Space

A starving artist is sometimes seen as the norm.  Many great artists lived at least some of their lives struggling with poverty, think, Van Gogh or even Johnny Cash. 

But some argue that artists should not always go hungry, or homeless.     Kelly Lindquist is President and CEO of a Minneapolis based organization called Art Space.

The State Visual Arts Event In Sioux Falls

Mar 22, 2016

The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls hosted thousands of people over the weekend for the state Class AA basketball tournament. But it wasn’t the only contest happening in the building.

The second annual Visual Arts competition includes hundreds of artwork pieces on display in the main concourse area of the center. Fans attending the games took in artwork from 307 individual entries representing forty schools at this year’s competition.

Jenifer Jones / SDPB

Lawmakers in Pierre support two programs aimed at Native American education. One measure seeks to help people who want to finish college courses so they can teach in Native American schools. The other sets up a pilot program to combine innovative cultural teachings with standard subjects.

Chynna Lockett / SDPB

A bill that requires students use school bathrooms that coincide with biological sex is not law. Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Tuesday he vetoed House Bill 1008 hours before the deadline to make a decision.

House Bill 1008 is the so-called transgender bathroom bill. Supporters say the measure protects privacy, because it keeps students of different biological sexes in separate bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers.

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.

Native History Bill Fails, Opponents Say Issue Still Important

Feb 22, 2016

Legislation to require more teaching of tribal history in South Dakota schools failed its first committee hearing in the State Legislature.  
Some educators say an effort is already underway to increase the teaching of Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota culture in the state.  Those backing the bill say more needs to be done.


Jenifer Jones

A measure known as the transgender bathroom bill is on its way to the governor’s desk. House Bill 1008 survived the State Senate on Tuesday. Fifteen lawmakers in that chamber oppose the legislation, but 20 support it.

Supporters of the so-called transgender bathroom bill say it protects student privacy by securing restrooms for opposite biological sexes. The bill determines sex based on anatomy and birth certificates. State Senator Brock Greenfield supports the measure.