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Suffrage In South Dakota With Liz Almlie

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James & Bushnell, Seattle; restored by Adam Cuerden - United States Library of Congress's Manuscript Division

In The Moment … July 14, 2020 Show 858 Hour 1

During this centennial year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which assured that women the United States have a right to vote, SDPB has embarked on a project to tell the history of suffrage in South Dakota.  Today we talk about some of the women who made it happen. For that conversation, welcome Liz Almlie, Historic Preservation Specialist with the South Dakota State Historical Society.  

Virtual Gatherings For Challenging Topics

Jun 25, 2020
South Dakota Humanities Council

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 2

Speakers' Bureau gatherings are currently being offered online only. Patrick Hicks is a Humanities Scholar. His programs offer everything from lessons on the history of Auschwitz to writing poetry. 

Then, we hear from Lawrence Diggs. He is one of the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau presenters who has embraced virtual gatherings during the pandemic. He offers programs on everything from prison recidivism to representative democracy. 

Suffrage In South Dakota: Mabel Rewman

Jun 23, 2020

In The Moment … June 23, 2020 Show 844 Hour 2

During this centennial year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which assured that women the United States have a right to vote, SDPB has embarked on a project to tell the history of suffrage in South Dakota.  Today we continue our look at that history with a profile of Mabel Rewman of the Black Hills.  Here to tell us more about the story is Kelly Kirk, Instructor of History and the Director of the University Honors Program at Black Hills State University.  

Images Of The Past: Huset’s Speedway

Jun 23, 2020

In The Moment … June 23, 2020 Show 844 Hour 1

It was in 1954 that soybean farmer Til Huset turned his field into a 3/8 mile dirt oval in Brandon South Dakota. Huset's Speedway remained open for 2 seasons but then sat empty for 2 years. For today's Images of the Past, we learn more about this track and its deep racing history.

Joining us are Tom Savage and Tom Savage Junior.

Retired SD Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry

Jun 16, 2020

In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 2

This summer, SDPB celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with a series telling the history which assured that women in the United States had a right to vote. We've partnered that with women who have made and are making a difference in South Dakota. Today we welcome retired South Dakota Supreme Court justice Judith Meierhenry.

Images Of The Past: South Dakota's Historic Places

Jun 16, 2020

In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 1

In South Dakota, no matter the town, there are several historic houses and various buildings that stand as icons of our past. You can find a celebration of these structures inside a new paperback edition of "Picturing the Past: South Dakota's Historic Places." For today's Images of the Past we welcome Jay Vogt, director of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

The Vote: South Dakota's Anti-suffrage Movement

Jun 9, 2020
Library of Congress Photographs and Prints Division

In The Moment … June 9, 2020 Show 834 Hour 2

Arts & Lifestyle: May 2 - 8

May 8, 2020
NPR

Relationship and community during the pandemic are the focus of this week's In the Moment Arts & Lifestyle Podcast.

Old Guys & Their Airplanes Debrief

May 6, 2020

In The Moment … May 6, 2020 Show 811 Hour 1

Preserving history for future generations is important and, for some, it can even be a labor of love. That's true of our next guest John Mollison - a filmmaker and the founder of the award-winning series Old Guys and Their Airplanes. On Saturday, May 16th, Mollison rolls out his new project, Old Guys and Their Airplanes Debrief. The first of this live, interactive history lesson features a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Images of the Past: The Manchester Biscuit Company

May 4, 2020

In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 2

Images of the Past allows us an opportunity to go back in time and learn about what shaped South Dakota. Today we shine the light on a company that began operating in the early 1900s and had locations in several South Dakota cities like Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Bill Hoskins is the director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, he joins us to tell us about the Manchester Biscuit Company. 

 

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 2

This week's installment of Images of the Past finds us discussing the development of telephone networks in South Dakota. In the late 1800's there was the Dakota Central telephone exchange. Sherri Rawstern is curator of Education at the Dacotah Prairie Museum in Aberdeen, and she joins us with more on that.

Images Of The Past: Images Of The Present

Apr 14, 2020

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

Images Of The Past: South Dakota Pandemic History

Mar 23, 2020
South Dakota State Archives

In The Moment ... March 23, 2020 Show 779 Hour 2

South Dakota is not and never has been immune to epidemic or pandemic levels of communicable diseases. For today's Images of the Past, we are joined by SDPB's Brian Gevik, and Mathew Reitzel, manuscript archivist at the South Dakota State Archives in Pierre.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... October 7, 2019 Show 674 Hour 2

Do you love history ... and being scared? If so, you're a lot like the crew from 605 Magazine!

From haunted houses old and new to walking ghost and cemetery tours, the October issue of 605 Magazine mixes history and "creepy" into a fun read from cover to cover.

605 Magazine publisher Alana Snyder and Sales and Marketing Director John Snyder scare up stories from the latest issue on In The Moment.

photo courtesy Siouxland Heritage Museums

In The Moment ... September 12, 2019 Show 657 Hour 1

Kevin Ganz is Curator of Education at the Siouxland Museums. He joins us for a look back at the Sioux Falls tornado of 1932 and the history of the city. See more images and story at Images of the Past.

Platte Killer Tomatoes, Origin of the Name

Jul 26, 2019
Mitchell Daily Republic

It’s playoff season for amateur baseball in South Dakota. On Friday, Platte opens up district tournament play in Parkston against Mt. Vernon. Platte’s team mascot, the Killer Tomatoes, stems back to the mid-1980’s. 

It’s a nickname that combines comedy and science fiction into quite possibly one of the worst made horror movies in cinematic history. 

Before they became the Platte Killer Tomatoes, the team was simply just known as Platte. Back in the mid-80’s, the team wore green and yellow uniforms that were similar to what the Oakland A’s wear at the major league level. 

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 16, 2019 Show 557 Hour 2

Artist Jason Kofke will discuss perceptions of change, philosophies of uncertainty, and how what we might expect in the future may not always be the outcome that is predictable, during Tuesday's STEAM Cafe presentation at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City.

Kofke is a visiting artist at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He joins In The Moment to talk about his exhibit at the Apex Gallery and an expedition to villages deep in the Sahara Desert of eastern Mauritania, Africa.

Dakota Territorial Museum Opens At Mead Building

Jan 29, 2019

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 2

Several years ago it became obvious that the Dakota Territorial Museum in Yankton was running out of space.

Opportunity came with the resoration of the Mead Building and, last month, the museum reopened in its new location.

Crystal Nelson, executive director of the Dakota Territorial Museum, describes the decade-long journey and continuing work that will see exhibits rolled out over the next few years.

Dakota Life Roams Through History

Dec 7, 2018

In The Moment ... December 6, 2018 Show 474 Hour 2

Experience a trip through the South Dakota Oral History Center. Learn about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in South Dakota. And, visit Yankton for a re-enactment of the return of the Lewis and Clark expedition's white pirogue.

Dakota Life producer Melissa Hamersma Sievers previews the new episode of Dakota Life on SDPB-TV, Thursday (12/6) at 8:00 p.m. Central.

Duke

In The Moment ... November 29, 2018 Show 469 Hour 2

John Biewen grew up in Mankato, Minnesota. He says nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there.

In 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. History. Thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged after battles with white settlers.

Biewen is the Director of Audio at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The story is featured the weekend on This American Life which airs Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Central and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Central.

Gladys Pyle was the first woman elected to the S.D. House, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, and the first woman to address a national political convention. 

Pyle was born in Huron, South Dakota in 1890. She attended Huron College, earned a degree, and taught school in Miller, Wessington, and Huron. Pyle's father had been a South Dakota attorney general and her mother, Mamie, had been very active in the women's suffrage movement. (South Dakota women were granted voting rights in 1918, a year before federal passage of the 19th Amendment.)

kansascity.com

In The Moment ... June 25, 2018 Show 365 Hour 1 

Why wasn't The War to End All Wars the last? SDPB-TV brings you a new Images of the Past documentary "From the Great Plains to the Great War." It premieres tonight on SDPB-TV at 9:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 Mountain.

Jonathan Casey is Director of Archives and the Edward Jones Research Center at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

pbs.org

In the Moment ... February 14, 2018 Show 277 Hour 1

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with senior NOVA producer Evan Hadingham about the new NOVA special "Great Escape at Dunkirk."

The program airs February 14 on SDPB-TV.

Chuck Gemar  was born in Yankton and graduated from Scotland high school in 1973. He was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned an engineering degree in 1979.

Gemar was attached to the 24th Combat Aviation unit as an Assistant Flight Operations Officer and Flight Platoon Leader.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 22, 2017 Show 226 Hour 1

Paul Horsted has been making photographs for more than 35 years. He's hiked and climbed and crawled his way to capture images for 5 coffee table books that explore the "Beauty of Today, the History of Yesterday." His latest book is called "Treasures of the National Parks: Yesterday and Today." You can see his presentation at the Journey Museum in Rapid City on December 17 at 2 p.m.

Personalities: Joe Foss

Oct 12, 2017

Radio host Chuck Anderson traveled to Joe Foss's Scottsdale, Arizona home in 1996 for an interview with one of the most famous and accomplished South Dakotans ever.

Very few people achieve as much as Joe Foss did in his lifetime. After the death of his father in 1933, Foss had to take over the family farm near Sioux Falls. He was still in high school and was suddenly responsible for taking care of his mother and younger siblings. His younger brother eventually took over, allowing Foss to graduate from high school and earn a degree from the University of South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2017 Show 095 Hour 1

Brooke Gladstone is a Peabody-award-winning journalist and host of “On the Media.” She joins us to discuss her newest book, “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.” It’s a conversation about living in our personal “bubbles,” how stereotypes impact our worldview, and how a consensus regarding reality was always more vulnerable than we thought.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 2

Dr. Michael Mullin is a professor of history at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where he serves as National Endowment for the Humanities Chair of Regional History. His recent article in the current issue of South Dakota history journal explores the role of Senator R.F. Pettigrew in national (and international politics) as the debate around the annexation of Hawaii unfolded.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 28, 2017 Show 059 Hour 1

Today we bring you one of the highlights from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra season. In January, the symphony performed Theodore Wiprud's Sinfonietta. It was the world premiere of the piece.

Ted Wiprud is a composer, a concert presenter, educator and music executive. He currently serves as Vice President of Education for the New York Philharmonic.

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