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Who is Steve Pisanos?

Jan 13, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 13, 2020 Show 732 Hour 1

Who is Steve Pisanos? Watch the film "The Mettle behind the Merit" at OldGuysAndTheirAirplanes.com and you'll see an inspirational story of one man's journey to live the American dream.

Filmmaker, historian, and artist John Mollison was able to visit with Pisanos in person before the WWII ace died during the summer of 2016. John joins us today to discuss what he learned.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

Profit for good! Historian Eric Abrahamson joins us to detail philanthropy's role in economic development and how things are changing in the digital world. Abrahamson is an author and the president of Vantage Point Historical Services. 

In The Moment ... May 5, 2017 Show 087 Hour 1

In The Moment ... February 2 2017 Show 022 Hour 2

Guests: Charles "Chuck" Vollan, associate professor of American History at South Dakota State University, discusses prohibition in a rural state; Cormac O'Brien, historian, author & publisher; Bethany Amundson, instrumental instructor & director of bands at Dakota Wesleyan University

Historian Bill Swanson discusses the national interests that made the Gold Rush into the Black Hills a necessity. We’ll talk about the economic, political, and military factors that guaranteed the Black Hills would be “invaded.”

Bill Swanson teaches at Lemmon High School. He has been teaching about Black Hills ghost towns through the Black Hills Learning Center since 1999. His lecture on the Gold Rush into the Black Hills is part of Picnic on the Lawn at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood, Friday, June 24 at noon.

Historian Joe Amato

Oct 21, 2013

In a series of essays published in the journal Historically Speaking, Joe Amato explores place and American history. “Although never entirely static and fixed, traditional places are shaped by recurrent seasons and structured by age-long customs, practices, and beliefs. They host the regular, the normal, the repeated, and the local—what we call the ordinary and every day,” said Amato, emeritus professor of history and dean of local and regional history at Southwest Minnesota State University and humanist advisor for the Society for the Study of Local and Regional History.