History

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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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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In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 1

How much time do you spend contemplating your kidneys? That most likely depends upon whether or not you've ever had a problem. It's National Kidney Month. Avera's Jerry Schrier is with us for more.

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about fine arts programming with the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Today we talk about this weekend's All-State Band.

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In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2

This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. 

In The Moment ... January 26 2017 Show 017 Hour 1

Guests: Ayelet Waldman, author of "A Really Good Day"; Dr. Adam Blackler, assistant professor of history at Black Hills State University; SDPB's Nate Wek, talks spring high school sports; Kevin Woster, blogger, On The Other Hand

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Gary Enright of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer discusses Anna Donna Tallent in this week's Images of the Past segment. Tallent was the first school teacher and first white woman in the Black Hills. Her entrance into the then-forbidden Black Hills tells the story of how people of all backgrounds transcended their differences in order to seek riches in during the gold rush.

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Dr. Sean Flynn, professor of history at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, reflects on the magnitude of the attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. He discusses mistakes we made as a nation, the military operation logistics and the lessons and legacy of the Day of Infamy.

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past / Mead Building

Dec 5, 2016

The current home of Yankton's Cultural Education Center opened in 1909 as the women's receiving hospital at what was known at the time as the Dakota Hospital for the Insane. The building now bears the name of the hospital superintendent who had it built, Dr. Leonard Mead. Laura Beall of Yankton joins Dakota Midday for this week's Images of the Past feature as we explore the intersection between mental health and architecture.

Dakota Midday: "Outlaw Dakota"

Dec 1, 2016

Wayne Fanebust's latest book is Outlaw Dakota: The Murderous Times and Criminal Trials of Frontier Judge Peter C. Shannon. President Grant sent Shannon to be the Chief Justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court in 1873. Fanebust's book details the judge's experiences in the Dakota Territory as he brought the rule of law. The author greets readers and signs books at Zandbroz Variety in Sioux Falls Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Dakota Midday: The First Official Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016
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The First Official Thanksgiving tells the story of how a group of settlers celebrated Thanksgiving when they landed at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, December 4, 1619 - over a year before the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth. "The documentary is about the little known story of America's first English Thanksgiving," says Graham Woodlief, President of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. Award-winning WCVE PBS Producer and Director Paul Roberts uses the film to tell a local story with local people. The First Official Thanksgiving airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. CT, on SDPB-TV.

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An installment in a downtown Rapid City park that celebrates the history of 20th century Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people is one step closer to getting installed.

The group behind the First Nations Sculpture Garden says they’ll make one final fundraising push in the spring before installing the sculptures in what is now called Halley Park.

The First Nations Sculpture Garden seeks to share  tribal history through the lens of four contemporary native people from the last 100 years.

Dakota Midday: Polio Treatment In South Dakota

Nov 21, 2016
Sanford Health

This week's Images of the Past feature focuses on the history of polio treatment in South Dakota. Dr. Lon Kightlinger, South Dakota state epidemiologist, and Dr. Archana Chatterjee, pediatric infectious disease specialist with Sanford Health, discuss the history of polio treatment in the state and take a look at current challenges regarding communicable disease threats and vaccinations.

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Today even some of the most remote corners of South Dakota have electricity and phone service.  Many of us take it for granted, but in past decades these utilities were not a given.

Dakota Midday: Deadwood's Early Undertakers

Nov 7, 2016

Henry and Charles Henry Robinson were a father and son who worked as undertakers in Deadwood from the 1880's through the 1930's. For many years they were superintendents of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Charles Henry also prepared Calamity Jane for burial after her death in 1903. Rachel Lovelace-Portal, curator of collections at Deadwood History, Inc., discussed the Robinson's lives in this week's Images of the Past.

Colonel Karen Lloyd (U.S. Army), director of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, talks about collecting war stories this Veterans Day and how volunteers in South Dakota can participate.

Learn more by going to www.loc.gov/vets. E-Mail at vohp@loc.gov or call 1-888-371-5848.

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