Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... August 13, 2019 Show 636 Hour 2

Author and political scientist Jon Schaff joins SDPB's Lori Walsh for an in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln during the Brown Bag Book Club. We get beyond Lincoln as a talking point and explore what understanding his statesmanship offers Americans today. Schaff's new book is Abraham Lincoln's Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy. Schaff is a regular contributor to In The Moment's Dakota Political Junkies.

Josh Haiar

In the Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 1

Today we talk about democracy in India. Dr. Chandradhar Dwivedi is a distinguished professor Emeritus at South Dakota State University. You can hear his program at the South Dakota World Affairs Council tonight at 7 p.m. in the new Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus.

The political landscape in India is shifting. Chandradhar Dwivedi joins us in the SDPB Sioux Falls Studio with an overview.

In The Moment ... March 27, 2019 Show 544 Hour 2

The Voices in Democracy conversation continues with Chuck Parkinson, host of Where Do We Got From Here? His guest is Peri Pourier, a Representative from Disrict 27.

  Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Where Do We Go From Here Recap

Feb 6, 2019

In The Moment ... February 6, 2019 Show 510Hour 2

"Voices of Democracy: Engaging, Empowering, and Enhancing the Democratic Process" is the theme of the last Where Do We Go From Here? program.

Panelists discussed various ways to get involved and how to be most effective as an advocate.

SDPB's Larry Rohrer summarizes the most recent town hall discussion.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 29, 2017 Show 060 Hour 1

We begin the hour by talking about the future of altruistic whistleblowers. We talk with Cody Drolc about the legacy and complexities of Edward Snowden and what advancements in insider threat detection might mean for democracy and transparency in government.

Dr. Matthew Moen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Dakota, discusses his current Democracy and Civility tour. He focuses on ideas large and small to improve civility, particularly in legislatures. Moen has presentations scheduled across the state.

Author Frances Moore Lappe Speaks At USD

Apr 22, 2014

Author Frances Moore Lappe says that Living Democracy is an enlivening culture in which the values of inclusion, fairness and mutual accountability show up in a wide range of human relationships.  She's speaking at 7:00 p.m.

Philanthropy And Voluntarism In American Society

Feb 19, 2014

Philanthropy and voluntarism have played a unique role in the development of American society, but Americans have always been uneasy about the influence of great private wealth on public policy. Eric John Abrahamson, co-author of the new book Democracy and Philanthropy, is principal historian and founder of Vantage Point Historical Services. He'll talk about this tension in American history and lead a general discussion of the role of philanthropy in South Dakota and the United States today this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Theater at The Journey Museum.

Egypt's Bloody Turmoil

Aug 15, 2013

On Wednesday in Egypt, a bloody crackdown on supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi left more than 500 dead and 3,700 people injured. The violence began when security forces used bulldozers, tear gas and gunfire in an early morning assault to clear two pro-Morsi encampments in Cairo, sparking violent reactions in other cities. The Interior Ministry said the dead included 43 members of the police forces. it was the deadliest day in Egypt since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak and a major blow for Egypt's path to democracy. Dr.