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Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 21, 2019 Show 580 Hour 1

Laurie Paarlberg studies issues of diversity, equity, grantmaking and the rural/urban divide. She is the Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations and Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Paarlberg was the 50th Morning Fill Up series guest at The Garage in Rapid City Tuesday. Morning Fill Up is hosted by The Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Art Show In RC Focuses On Conservation

Apr 18, 2019


A new art show in Rapid City is drawing attention to conservation. The Minnesota based artist uses pens and markers to show unlikely relationships between animals in the wild.


There are seven large images made up of small, hand drawn details hanging in the Garage building. Each features two animals that coexist in the wild and have a mutually beneficial relationship. Sarah Nelson is the artist. Her subjects are relationships people might find surprising like….


Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 1

In 2005, Lorri Shealy Unumb wrote unprecedented autism insurance for South Carolina. Ryan's Law, named for her son who has autism, passed in 2007 and has served as the catalyst for autism insurance reform on the national level.

Unumb was the Morning Fill Up guest Wednesday as the Numad Group welcomed her to The Garage in Rapid City.

Listen to the full Morning Fill Up interview by pressing play below. 

The Garage Hosts John Mark Nelson

Nov 16, 2018

In The Moment ... November 16, 2018 Show 462 Hour 1

When John Mark Nelson recorded Four Days Away he did it over four days at a turn of the century dairy barn in rural Wisconsin. The project turned out beautifuly.

Nelson, who plays at The Garage in Rapid City Saturday night, has new material in the offing.

Always interesting, Nelson visited about his music with In The Moment host Lori Walsh.

The Black Hills Corporation Is Celebrating Its 135th Anniversary

Oct 23, 2018
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... October 23. 2018 Show 446 Hour 1

The Black Hills Corporation is celebrating its 135th anniversary.  Headquartered in Rapid City, the Corporation serves one-and-a-quarter million electric and natural gas customers in eight states.

David R. Emery is the chairman and CEO of Black Hills Corporation. He was this morning's guest for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City where the conversation focused on building community, economic development, leadership insights and his family's contribution to the preservation of Lakota language and music.

Victoria Wicks

Paintings by Black Hills artist Tom Thorson are now on display at The Garage in Rapid City. Thorson has shown his work in various locations, not just in galleries but also at a highway patrol headquarters and a bar in Kansas. Thorson says he likes The Garage for the sunlight, the spaciousness, and the energy the shared work space brings to his art. SDPB's Victoria Wicks has more.

Michael Zimny

In The Moment ... January 11, 2018 Show 254 Hour 1

Dr. Tea Rozman Clark is co-founder of Green Card Voices, an organization devoted to helping immigrants document and share their personal stories. She was the guest at the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City (sponsored by the Numad Group and the Bush Foundation). After the morning event, she stopped by the SDPB Black Hills Bureau to talk empathy and the power of storytelling.

In The Moment ... January 4, 2018 Show 249 Hour 2

It's always a delight to catch up with artist Deborah Mitchell. She currently has an exhibit at The Garage in Rapid City. Drawings from the Black Hills are shown along with the unveiling of her new series Gardens I've Known.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

If something is pure genius, it probably looks a little crazy. Of course crazy looks a little crazy too.

NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner is the author of the book "The Right Kind of Crazy." He's chief engineer for the Mars 2020 project. He's also the NASA engineer who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team that designed a way to deliver the Mars Rover Curiosity safe and sound to the surface of the Red Planet.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 12, 2017 Show 132 Hour 1

Rahzel is a legend in the world of beatboxing and hip-hop. He has two Grammy awards to his credit. Rahzel was the Morning Fill Up guest at the Garage in Rapid City earlier today. Morning Fill-up is sponsored by the Numad Group with support from the Bush Foundation. Rahzel joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid.

Ray Tysdal Hangs New Abstract Exhibit

Feb 15, 2017

A local photographer has changed his style from animals to abstract. Ray Tysdal’s new digital exhibition is on display in Rapid City.

Ray Tysdal is a South Dakota fine art photographer. He explains the photographs in his exhibit to viewers at the Garage in Rapid City.

“It’s called Alternative Photography. It’s not like alternative process. It’s alternative interpretation.”

The black and white images are made of geometric shapes and detailed patterns. Tysdal says he used techniques such as scanning negatives and combining photos for this exhibition.

Robert Ellis

Nov 21, 2016

Not happy with life in south Texas, Robert Ellis dropped out of high school during his junior year and relocated to suburban Houston.  He found an arts-friendly pocket where he was able to write songs and play clubs and eventually meet fellow musicians Will Van Horn and Geoffrey Muller.  "Whiskey Wednesday" shows helped Ellis and his mates hone their skills.  After two CD releases, country and bluegrass influences gave way to more pop, rock and experimental sounds.  Jacquire King, who had produced for Kings of Leon and Norah Jones, found Ellis m

Bad Bad Hats

Oct 21, 2016
Bad Bad Hats

Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge and Noah Boswell, the members of Bad Bad Hats, met while attending Macalester College in St.

John Mark Nelson

Sep 2, 2016

Though just 22 years old, Minnesota singer/songwriter John Mark Nelson has already released four full-length recording projects.  His 2011 debut, "Still Here," was released independently while Nelson was still in high school.  Four years later, a fourth CD, "I'm Not Afraid," was released to critical acclaim.  The album took on an entirely different approach as Nelson explains in this week's program.  Nelson's work has caught the attention of many satisfied critics and he has appeared on public broadcasting favorites like World Cafe and Mountain Stage.  John Mark Nelson played The Garage in

Though he’s just 22 years old, Minneapolis-based musician and vocalist John Mark Nelson has already released four albums.  He released his first album independently while he was still a junior at Minnetonka High School.  His most recent, “I’m Not Afraid,” came out last September.  NPR featured Nelson on both World Cafe Next and Heavy Rotation: 10 Tracks Public Radio Can't Stop Playing, calling I'm Not Afraid "mesmerizing."  The Garage Concert Series, sponsored by Jackalope and The Numad Group, and hosted at The Garage, proudly presents John Mark Nelson tomorrow night at 8:00.  

Front Country

May 20, 2016

What started out as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District now outshines Front Country's humble string band roots.  Lead singer/songwriter Melody Walker has a big voice that brings the emotion out of every number.  "The thing I like about this band," says Walker, "is our ability to build textures that create spaces, moods, other worlds - but with all acoustic instruments."  In the same interview with CMT Edge, Walker also states, "Maybe our genre is bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass?"  Find out what

Haley Bonar At The Garage

Mar 13, 2015

Forever attached to the Black Hills, Haley Bonar returned home to play a show at The Garage in Rapid City just after Thanksgiving.  The Twin Cities based Bonar is proud to have grown up in the Mt.