News: Jun 20 - 26

Jun 26, 2020

DACA cannot be dismantled, Dicamba cannot be used. Plus, Trump is headed to Mount Rushmore for the 4th of July fireworks show. 


All this and more in this week’s In the Moment news podcast. 

Dakota Life Virtual

May 4, 2020

In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 2

As with everything these days, the word virtual seems to be front and center. Dakota Life is a show on SDPB that features stories about interesting South Dakota people, places, and things and is usually seen on SDPB TV the first Thursday of each month. But guess what, it’s gone virtual. SDPB’s Director of Content Larry Rohrer is host of these episodes and joins us with more.



As technology continues to grow in the state, one of the biggest tech companies in the world is helping South Dakota workers get accustomed to digital tech.


Grow with Google hosted Digital Skills Training sessions at the Siouxland Libraries in downtown Sioux Falls. 


Katherine Williams is a communication coordinator with Google. She says it’s important for employees in all fields to be in touch with the fast-moving digital world.


Jackie Hendry

Technology continues to change how we communicate and how we work. It's also changing how we learn. One South Dakota university is facing the challenge head-on with a new digital initiative and partnership with Apple.

Most of the student’s filing into the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan didn’t know much about their school’s new initiative. They only had a name: Digital DWU.

But curiosity turned to excitement when junior Aaron Ahmadu took the stage and performed a rap about changing times.


In the Moment ... April 26, 2017 Show 080 Hour 1

As cooler weather sweeps the state, Erik Helland with Landscape Garden Centers joins us to talk gardening and answer questions from listeners.

Calamity Jane might be an icon of the American West, but she lived life as a pioneer and a woman, not a myth. Mary Jane Bradbury invites audiences to learn about the real Martha Canary by portraying prominent Deadwood madam Dora DuFran.  Bradbury joins us to tell the story of two friends at a frontier in time for women.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Educators in Sioux Falls say they want computer science classes to equip kids with technology skills and context in the digital community. The Sioux Falls School District implemented a new curriculum one year ago; that move ended keyboarding classes for students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Middle school curriculum coordinator Sandy Henry says in the spring the district assessed 1,140 sixth graders. She says the average they could type was 23 words per minute.

Update On Target Hacking And Hard Drives

Feb 14, 2014

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick - discuss the latest news in tech. Topics included Valentine's Day apps, the story behind the Target hack, and highlights from the General Managers Digital meeting that was hosted by PBS this week.

Individualized Technology in the Classroom

Oct 12, 2012

Jordan Braa from the Lennox School District and Chris Martin from the Harrisburg School District are incorporating more individualized technology into classrooms. Some, like Harrisburg, use iPads or iPods for specific lessons. Others are putting laptops in the hands of each student. That's something Lennox is offering their high schoolers this year.