Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... November 4, 2019 Show 693 Hour 2

An Egyptian trade delegation arrived in Sioux Falls Sunday night. They'll spend part of the week touring eastern South Dakota to visit with producers, technology experts and people in agri-business.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke met with Ambassador Hamdi Saleh and State Representatives Michael Saba and Scyller Borglum to discuss the trade mission and finding ways to bring new dollars into South Dakota.

Violent Demonstrations In Egypt

Jan 27, 2014

Over the weekend, the third anniversary of Egypt's revolution was marked with violent clashes across the country between pro and anti-government demonstrations. At least 49 people were killed and more than 1,000 arrested. On Sunday interim President Adly Mansour said Egypt will elect a president before voting on a parliament. Egypt's army chief, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, who led the coup ousting Morsi, is expected to run for president this spring. Meanwhile, Syrian peace talks in Geneva have reached a deadlock over the issue of transferring power to a transitional government.

Israeli Midwest Consul General In Sioux Falls

Aug 22, 2013

Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, is visiting South Dakota this week to discuss issues related to the United States' relationship with Israel, including peace talks with the Palestinians and the unrest in Egypt.  As Israel's highest ranking official in the Midwest, Gilad is responsible for 11 states in the region.  He's based out of Chicago.  He joined Dakota Midday from South Dakota Public Broadcasting's studios in Sioux Falls.

Instructor In Cairo Discusses Violence In Egypt

Aug 20, 2013

Bret Swanson, an English instructor at American University in Cairo, talks about what he's seen so far in the past year in Egypt. Swanson's a former adjunct professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Black Hills State University. He also worked in educational outreach for SDPB. More violence is expected in Egypt after chaos swept through the country last week, leaving nearly 900 dead in four days of unrest and threatening to stall a political transition.

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.

Changes In Egypt's Government

Jul 18, 2013

Two weeks after Egypt's military removed President Mohamed Morsi and interim government has been formed.  Interim head of state Adli Mansour, the judge leading the army-backed administration, swore in 33 mainly liberal and technocratic ministers at the presidential palace on Tuesday.  Tim Schorn, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, provided comment on the recent changes in Egypt's government and what it means for the country's future.

Reese Erlich To Speak In South Dakota

Feb 26, 2013

Best-selling author and veteran journalist Reese Erlich will speak at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Wednesday afternoon.  There, he'll share his travels to the mineral rich areas of the Middle East and discuss why mining professionals must understand the politics and conflicts in the region.  Thursday, Erlich's presentation at Black Hills State University is "Who Won the Iraq War?"  Both events are free to attend.  Visit Erlich's website at