Earl Brockelsby

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 16, 2017 Show 116 Hour 1

Mat deRiso of Mat D and the Profane Saints joins us on this week’s Moment in Sound with a solo, acoustic performance. We talk about the American highway and the role of heartbreak in songwriting. Find more here: http://www.matdandtheprofanesaints.com/index/

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Earl Brockelsby

This week marks the 100th anniversary of National Parks. We’re kicking off a series of segments on National Parks with the story of a single Badlands cedar tree, loved by one family for generations.

This cedar sits on a point surrounded by steep cliffs in the Badlands National Park.    It resembles a Japanese bonsai. It’s gnarled, twisted, and bent by the relentless wind.

Dakota Midday: Sam Hurst's Earl Brockelsby Biography

May 11, 2016

Over the course of his lifetime, Earl Brockelsby gathered the largest private collection of reptiles in the world under the dome of Reptile Gardens in South Dakota. A new book called “Rattlesnake Under His Hat: The Life and Times of Earl Brockelsby” tells the story of the lesser known details of the man’s life. Author Sam Hurst joins Dakota Midday to talk about the new book. Sam Hurst is an award-winning journalist and documentarian. He moved to the Black Hills after retiring from NBC News. He joins us now from the SDPB studios in Rapid City.