Pastoring during the pandemic

Nov 2, 2020

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 1

Churches have been hit hard during this pandemic as parishioners couldn't go to worship due to some buildings being locked down. Some of those restrictions have since been lifted. South Dakota's prison system is no exception as pastors are not allowed inside the walls to conduct church service. Wayne Gallipo is the pastor of St. Dysmas, the congregation inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. He joins us today to discuss his experiences.


In The Moment … July 2, 2020 Show 851 Hour 2

SDPB's Kevin Woster contemplates the message of music and the role of religion in seeking justice on his blog this week.

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In this week's Arts & Lifestyle Podcast, we spend an hour talking with South Dakota faith leaders about how the killings of people of color has launched protests and civil unrest in South Dakota. We are joined by Reverend Markus Brooks, Bishop Constanze Hagmaier, Reverend Shaneequa Broken Leg, and Priest Chadrahar Divadi. 

Religion & Spirituality During Pandemics

Apr 30, 2020

In The Moment ... April 30, 2020 Show 807 Hour 1

For many of us, living during a pandemic has become an act of courage and an exercise in reevaluation. We are rethinking how we eat, how we love, and what we believe is essential.   George Tsakiridis holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Science. He is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University, as well as an actor/filmmaker.

Passover During a Pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

In The Moment ... April 14, 2020 Show 795 Hour 2

Passover is one of the most important Jewish holidays, and the pandemic that plagues the planet has altered how the faithful participate.  Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz joins us to talk about observing Passover. 

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Catholicism & COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

In The Moment ... March 23, 2020 Show 779 Hour 1

If you're a frequent listener of In the Moment, you know we've been having conversations about the "Future of Faith" in South Dakota. Since the time we began the project, COVID-19 has challenged how South Dakotans worship, changed the role of faith leaders, and kept congregants from congregating. 

Could some of the new adoptions last long into the future of faith? 

Donald DeGrood is the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Arts & Lifestyle: Mar 1 - 6

Mar 6, 2020

In this week's arts & lifestyle podcast, we disuss how one generation's catastrophe impacts future generations, and how faith and cutlure help alleviate suffering.

The Hindu Faith In South Dakota

Mar 3, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 3, 2020 Show 765 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting looks at the Future of Faith in South Dakota through a series of conversations here on In the Moment and across our digital and television platforms. Today we focus on the future of Hinduism in the region.

South Dakota recently opened the doors to its first Hindu temple near Tea. Chandradhar Dwivedi is a Hindu priest as well as a pioneer in South Dakota pharmaceutical education. He came to the United States in 1973 from India and has made South Dakota his home. 

Future Of Faith: Baha'i

Feb 24, 2020

In The Moment ... February 24, 2020 Show 759 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is exploring the future of faith in South Dakota through a series of conversations about faith, religion, disillusionment, and redemption. Today we meet South Dakotans from the Baha'i faith. It's one of the world's youngest religions and it celebrates the oneness of humanity while encouraging worship through meaningful acts of service.  Joining us today are Dianne Nagy and Annette Luthy.

Future Of Faith: George Tsakiridis

Jan 30, 2020
George Tsakiridis

In The Moment ... January 30, 2020 Show 744 Hour 2 We live in an age where science has answered so many big questions that many struggle to reconcile faith and science. Our next guest says, "When we study science, it is not an absolute truth - just within the parameters of that experiment. When people make science the absolute ideal for all truth, they miss out on the broader idea of what it means to have something be true. Faith is rooted in the internal core of who we are as human beings.


In The Moment ... December 16, 2019 Show 720 Hour 2

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 16, 2019 Show 680 Hour 1

What does it look like when you greet others as if they were your neighbor? What does it mean to be both wild and holy? What's the role of joy in faith?

Augustana University welcomes Rev. Jes Kast to South Dakota. Kast is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ. She was recently installed as the new Lead Pastor at Faith UCC in State College, Pennsylvania.

Kast is joined on In The Moment by Augustan University's Rev. Ann Pederson.

In The Moment ... July 24, 2019 Show 622 Hour 2

Augustana University hosts its annual Aging Faithfully Conference Thursday at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls. It's a look at how faith and well being are different in the second half of life.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us to talk about faith and politics in the South Dakota gubernatorial election.

In The Moment ... December 11, 2017 Show 237 Hour 1 

We welcome author Joseph Bottum to In the Moment for a conversation about the sacred stories of Christmas.

Find more of his Christmas writings here:

Joyous Surrender: A Rhapsody in Red (and Green)

Amazon Kindle Singles series "Wise Guy: A Christmas Tale"

In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 2

He was a Georgetown-educated doctor with a passion for rural healthcare. Dr. Ayaz Virji is Chief of Staff for Johnson Memorial Health Services and Medical Director at Primary Care Clinic in Dawson, Minnesota. Dr. Virji delivers a Wolf Talk at Northern State University in Aberdeen on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. We talk about the 2016 election, the racism and hatred this Muslim physician has experienced in small-town America, and the potential path to interfaith healing.

Safety In Worship

Nov 20, 2017

In The Moment ... November 20, 2017 Show 224 Hour 1

In the wake of a massacre inside the walls of the First Baptist Church of Southerland Springs, Texas, Parishioners across the country are contemplating the security of sanctuaries. We’re joined by Pastor Emily Munger of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Pierre and Pastor Jesse Hailey of Elk Point Baptist Church.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 18, 2017 Show 201 Hour 1

Marcella van de Bovenkamp is a Christian woman living in Israel, and devoted to building a relationship between Jews and Christians. She’s in Sioux Falls to speak with various congregations about her faith journey, the dangers of anti-Semitism, and her work in Israel.

In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 1

Faith in Public Life is an interdenominational gathering. The group brings author William Paul Young to the state on October 2nd. Joining us for a conversation about the role of faith in the public square, Father Chuck Cimpl and The Reverend Christina Swenson O'Hara.

In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 1

In The Moment ... August 15, 2017 Show 156 Hour 1

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced last week that his office is joining several other attorneys general in asking the U-S Supreme Court to hear a case on the Establishment Clause. The Establishment Clause prohibits the government from establishing an official religion. The case, which has made it all the way to the country's highest court, originated in Bloomfield, New Mexico, where a monument of the Ten Commandments is placed on city property. SDPB's Lee Strubinger talked with Attorney General Jackley.

In The Moment ... May 16, 2017 Show 094 Hour 1

Today we spend the hour talking about faith. Our first guests are Reverend Carl Kline of the First Congregational Church of Christ in Watertown,

In The Moment ... April 13, 2017 Show 071 Hour 2

We continue with Hour Two of “The Shift.” SDPB’s Lee Strubinger looks at legislative solutions to changing demographics in South Dakota, focusing on Build South Dakota program as it celebrates its first graduates.

Denice Turner teaches at Black Hills State University. Her book "Worthy" was chosen as a Dakota Midday Book Club selection.

"Worthy" is a memoir. In it the author searches for truth after her mother's mysterious death in a fire. Denice Turner joins Dakota Midday to talk about a writer's challenge to craft herself into a character, the struggle to find an authentic sense of self worth, and the joys (and occasional despair) of parenting.

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Thirty three million Americans are now 65 and older. By the year 2030, that number is expected to reach nearly 70 million.

The Aging Faithfully Conference welcomes Sister Joan Chittister to the 2016 conference on Tuesday, July 26, at the Elmen Center on the campus of Augustana University.

Dr. Ahrar Ahmad, professor emeritus at Black Hills State University, talks about "Islam's Troubled Image" prior to his lecture at BHSU Rapid City. The conversation includes the origins of several misperceptions regarding Islam, the "awkward relationship" between Islamic countries and Western nations, optimism for the future, and steps the faithful can take to reclaim the soul of Islam in their lives and in the world.

What does it mean to have a "deeply held religious belief" and how does it impact legislation? How are the faithful to respond to a culture that doesn't mirror what they believe?

On today's Dakota Midday, Augustana University professors Richard Swanson and Dave O'Hara talk with host Lori Walsh about matters of faith, discrimination, and walking humbly with God.

It's a thoughtful conversation about one of the significant topics of our time. Asking the right question.  It's what Dakota Midday  does best.

Andreas Widmer travels the world working with entrepreneurs, investors, and faith leaders. He talks about virtuous business practices and enterprise solutions to poverty. He’s the president of The Carpenter’s Fund, an organization that provides loans for building infrastructure in developing countries. He’s also author of the book “The Pope & The CEO: Pope John Paul the Second’s Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard.”

Dr. Robert “Bud” Grant teaches environmental theology, at St. Ambrose University.   He is an environmentalist, author, theologian, and Catholic priest.  He joins Dakota Midday to discuss his thoughts on the intersection of morality and climate change and Pope Francis’ encyclical "Laudato Si".

Photographers with Through the Lens, a worshipping community that practices Visio Divina, explain the art of "Sacred Seeing."

Cathy Newcomb expounds on the nuances of contemplative photography and Dan Mueller discusses how artists can connect "horizontally and vertically" with one another and with God.