David O'Hara

David O'Hara

May 20, 2020

In The Moment … May 20, 2020 Show 821 Hour 1

From urban fox watching to a decline in carbon emissions to an increase in plastic waste, 2020 is becoming a year to rethink how we live our lives and how the planet responds. It's a conversation that risks being sidelined once economies start churning again, but for those ready to reexamine and reimagine what humans are capable of, a new major at Augustana University opens the door.  David O'Hara is the director of sustainability at Augie. He joins us for a look at their new Environmental Studies program.  

Arts & Lifestyle: Apr 18 - 24

Apr 24, 2020

In this week's arts and lifestyle podcast, you'll hear from Kevin Woster, David O'hara talks the role of religion and spirituality during a pandemic, and much more. 

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Five Essential Questions With David O'Hara

Apr 22, 2020

In The Moment ... April 21, 2020 Show 801 Hour 1

We've been asking a few of our trusted friends five essential questions about life during the pandemic. This Earth Day we've invited David O'Hara to return to In the Moment. He is director of sustainability at Augustana University and Professor of Philosophy, Classics, and Environmental Studies. 

Is Traveling Abroad Worth It?

Feb 10, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... February 10, 2020 Show 750 Hour 1

As South Dakota college students settle back into their semester studies, some students are reflecting on their January study abroad experiences. Today we catch up with some Augustana University professors to talk about the value of international exploration in education and how to help students afford the journey. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 1

Bill Vitek visits Augustana University Wednesday night and presents the free public discussion "A Farmer and a Philosopher Walk Into a Field: The Perennial Turn in Ag and Culture."

Vitek serves as scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College in Vermont and Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University in New York. Vitek has written exclusively about community, place, and sustainability.

He's joined on In The Moment by David O'Hara of Augustana University in Sioux Falls. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 13, 2019 Show 595 Hour 1

President Trump has been critical of Mexico for what he calls the country's failure to tamp down on illegal migration that uses Mexico as a pathway to America for people from Central American countries such as Guatemala. A recent U.S./Mexico Joint Declaration promises "unprecedented steps to increase enforcement."

NPR has featured reporting this week from the western border between Guatemala and Mexico. 

David O'Hara

Mar 12, 2019
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... March 12, 2019 Show 533 Hour 1

It's only natural to want to preserve the things we care about ... from the infinitesimal to the expansive. That's at the core of sustainability, and it impacts not only our personal lives, but our planet.

David O'Hara is director of sustainability at Augustana University. He joins us now for a look at a new program with ambitions both sweeping and delicate.

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Michael O'Hara / michaelohara.me

In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 2

Augustana University Associate Professor David O'Hara, PhD., recently returned from teaching a Tropical Ecology interim course for Augie students. The group traveled to Guatamala for lessons in ecology, language, and philosophy.