SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment: March 31, 2021 Show 1019.

South Dakota Dept of Tribal Relations

In the Moment with Lori Walsh: March 30, 2021 Show 1018.


In the Moment: March 26, 2021 Show 1016.

In the Moment: March 23, 2021 Show 1014.


March 15, 2021 Show 1008

March 9, 2021 Show 1004.

March 8, 2021 Show 1003.

  • SDPB's reporters join us for a "Legislative Roundtable" where they discuss what they'll be keeping an eye on this week in Pierre.


  • In Their Own Words brings us a bill  that makes a change in the options the Secretary of State has available to send voters an application for an absentee ballot.


March 4, 2021 Show 1001

  • Today we head to Rapid City and talk with Mayor Steve Allender about what the past year has looked like for his city and how it looks now.


  • The pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. If you've become less engaged, more tense, or depressed, have you sought help from an Employee Assistance Program?


SDPB / Joshua Haiar

March 4, 2021 Show 1001.

  • The Federal Reserve estimates that in quarter three of 2020, Americans owed more than $1.7 trillion in student loans. Bruce Johnson, instructor of personal finance and personal selling at SDSU, says the cost of tuition is driving more and more students into his classes.


March 3, 2021 Show 1000:

  • We check in with Vermillion Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise. -6:43


  • In their Own Words brings us  a proposal that would establish what is called a “Re-Homestead South Dakota Program.” -22:05
  • We discuss COVID'S year-long effect on South Dakota businesses with Nathan Sanderson, executive director at South Dakota Retailers Association, and David Owen, President/Chief Lobbyist South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. -37:13


February 26, 2021 Show 997. 

  • We take a closer look at "Crossover Day." What does it mean? Why does it matter?
  • House lawmakers have filed articles of impeachment against the Attorney General, Mike Card explains how impeachment works in South Dakota.
  • Delta David Gier joins us to discuss what's nex for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
  • Eliza Blue brings us a "Postcard from the Prairie.
  • Finally, we end the week with some Poetry from Studio 47.

Noem's Future Political Aspirations | PoliSci Profs

Feb 18, 2021
South Dakota governor talks to legislators on the state budget.
State of South Dakota

February 18, 2021 Show 991 Hour 1.

Governor Kristi Noem has publicly stated she is not running for president in 2024. She says her focus is on being governor of South Dakota. Her opponents think she is vulnerable in that regard. 

  • Guests: Political scientists from South Dakota State University, Lisa Hager and David Wiltse. 


South Dakota's Growing Agritourism Industry

Feb 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 1.

Maybe you've seen the ads from the state Department of Tourism: When you're ready to travel, Great Places are waiting in South Dakota.  

  • Guest: Krista Ehlert Ph.D., an assistant professor and an extension range specialist with SDSU Extension.

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In The Moment … January 29th, 2021 Show 981 Hour 1

Heather Dawn Thompson, member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has been named the new Director of the Office of Tribal Relations, now reporting directly to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. 

How Jim Hagen Managed The Tourism Dept During COVID

Jan 26, 2021

In The Moment … January 26th, 2021 Show 978 Hour 2


In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 2

2021 Agriculture Advice With Kevin McNew

Jan 14, 2021
Kevin McNew / Farmers Business Network

In The Moment … January 14th, 2021 Show 972 Hour 2

Dry weather in South America and inflated demand from China are creating some welcome opportunities for U.S. farmers.

Guest: Kevin McNew, chief economist for the Farmers Business Network.


Restaurants Continue To Endure Pandemic Problems

Jan 6, 2021

In The Moment … January 6th, 2021 Show 967 Hour 1 South Dakota restaurants continue to try to mitigate the problems that the pandemic and loss of business have brought on.  Guests: Mike Haskett, owner of M.B. Haskett, downtown Sioux Falls. 


Vitrutal Soil Health Conference

Jan 5, 2021

In The Moment … January 5th, 2021 Show 966 Hour 1

January 6th and 7th, the 5th Annual Soil Health Conference takes place albeit virtually. Breakout sessions, and panel discussions will take place from various featured speakers. Guests: Loran Steinlage, farmer and equipment innovator from West Union Iowa, and Nick Jorgensen, CEO of Jorgensen Land and Cattle