The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

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Priya Parker

In The Moment … December 3, 2020 Show 953 Hour 2

In South Dakota, we await the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on our COVID-19 numbers and hospital capacity. Meanwhile, we plan for our December gatherings and decide what's at stake as we take measure of our favorite traditions. 

Priya Parker is the author of the book "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters." She is the founder of Thrive Labs and creator of the New York Times podcast "Together Apart." She is a groundbreaking group conflict resolution facilitator.

"We Gather Together" with Denise Kiernan

Nov 18, 2020
Courtesy: Penguin Random House

Thanksgiving in America has become a time for overladen tables, the Macy's Parade, football, and Black Friday shopping. This year looks a little different, of course, but how did we get here?

In "We Gather Together," Denise Kiernan turns her passion for history and unparalleled research to a topic that could not be timelier: gratitude.

We Gather Together Audiobook Excerpt:

Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from We Gather Together by Denise Kiernan, read by the author.

Holiday Traditions Evolve After A Family Loss

Dec 24, 2019

The holiday season is a time for families to come together. For many, that means a warm home cooked meal filled with the flavors of tradition. But celebrating can be a challenge after the death of a family member. 


SDPB’s Chynna Lockett shares how her family has rebuilt their holiday. They bring together different religions, political views and ethnicities - through food.


My grandma, Ann Hennies, smiles as she sifts through a stack of family photos on the kitchen table. 

South Dakota Retailers Association

The election and ag commodity prices have caused caution in South Dakota shoppers. Shawn Lyons, executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association, visits about the retail forecast for the holiday season.

This week's Tech Radio, hosted by Kent Osborne, deals with holiday tech giving. Osborne and guest Joel Broveleit also work through power supply issues and answer questions from listeners.

Holiday Gift Shopping And Wearable Tech

Dec 13, 2013

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, John T. Meyer, Amos Aesophe and Jeff Litterick - discussed the latest news in tech. Topics included holiday gift shopping for tech gadgets and some tech that you can wear.

Seasonal Beers For Winter

Nov 27, 2013

The holiday season is a time when craft brewers around the country create rich, dark beers for the winter months.  Brewers capture the festive spirit of the season with flavors and smells like cinnamon, spruce, allspice, gingerbread, caramel, chocolate and smoke.  Corey Vilhauer, one of the authors of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader blog "Beer I've Been Drinking," discussed seasonal brews and suggested a few favorites. 


Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers

Dec 21, 2012

In tonight's show, we're featuring Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers - they play new arrangements of traditional Christmas carols and hymns, standard holiday pop and jazz tunes and original songs, too. They also throw in songs that have a message appropriate for this time of year. The performance we're listening to tonight was recorded at Sioux Falls' Washington Pavilion and Orpheum Theatre on December 17th and 18th, 2011.

Two Women On Wine

Nov 26, 2012

Carrie Metz and Lindsey McKelvey write the "Two Women on Wine" blog for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.  They talk about the best wines to serve for the holidays and what wines go best with cold temperatures.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

There's a reason they call it Turkey Day. People across South Dakota prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with bountiful meals, and some forget to count the calories. Ahead of the big day, a Sioux Falls fitness expert has a few tips for managing the food-focused holiday.