Images of the Past

In the Moment, April 20, 2021 Show 1031.

SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment: March 29, 2021,Show 1017. 

  • Senator John Thune talks immigration and a Spring surge of asylum seekers at the U.S. border with Mexico.


  • Lee Strubinger previews Veto Day and the possible outcomes for HB1217 and medical marijuana.


In the Moment: March 22, 2021 Show 1013.

March 8, 2021 Show 1003.

  • Sanford Health brings us a COVID-19 Update.


  • We listen back to a conversation with José-Marie Griffiths, she's the president of Dakota State University in Madison.


  • Images of the Past tells us why you no longer see bears in the Black Hills.

Her Vote Her Voice

March 1, 2021 Show 998, Hr 2.

February 23, 2021 Show 994.

Tall Trees Of South Dakota | Images Of The Past

Feb 8, 2021
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 2.

We love our trees in South Dakota - perhaps because we have so few of them in some parts of the state. The tallest and biggest of these trees stand out, and, if we care to think about it, they can remind us of all the historical events and changes that have swirled around them as they've grown over decades and even centuries.  

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 2

He traveled the state with a box camera and glass plates. Decades later the Gustav Johnson photo collection continues to help us understand who we were and how we became who we are. 

Images of the Past

Jan 25, 2021
Old Main - Augustana College, Sioux Falls
Center for Western Studies

In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 2

When Augustana College moved from Canton to Sioux Falls in 1918, it already had a long history of moving from one mid-western town to another. On today's 'Images of the Past," we'll look at the very first years of the school now known as Augustana University and how it became a permanent fixture in Sioux Falls. Guest: Liz Cisar, collections assistant at the Center for Western Studies on the Augustana University campus. 


Images of the Past - Scenes of Sioux Falls

Jan 11, 2021

In The Moment … January 11th, 2021 Show 970 Hour 2

The city of Sioux Falls has been growing constantly since about 1862 and that's long enough for a lot of buildings in the downtown area to come and go. An exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls features photos and the stories of some of these lost structures... including hotels, department stores, theaters, and office buildings. Guests: Kevin Gansz, the curator of education with Siouxland Heritage Museums.  


Images of the Past

Jan 5, 2021
Spearfish Canyon Lodge/Facebook

In The Moment … January 5th, 2021 Show 965 Hour 1 There's an old saying that If you don't like the weather in South Dakota, just wait around a few minutes and it will change. That was certainly true in the Northern Black Hills during the winter of 1943 when a warm wind brought the temperature in Spearfish from minus four degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit in just two minutes.... a world record for fastest temperature change that still stands. Guest: Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer


National Archives

In The Moment … December 16, 2020 Show 962 Hour 1

Images of the Past: History Of The State Theater

Dec 14, 2020

In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 2

National Archives

In The Moment … December 7, 2020 Show 955 Hour 1

The Declaration of Independence and America's other founding documents are in the care of the National Archives and Records Administration, but our nation's founding documents are only just the very tip of a very large repository of archived documents and other records.

Images of the Past: Augustana Academy in Canton

Nov 30, 2020

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 2

As the oldest post-secondary school in South Dakota, Augustana University had an exceptionally rich history even before it was established in Sioux Falls in 1918. Part of that history includes an affiliated prep-school that operated in Canton between 1884 and 1971 when it closed. Students at Augustana Academy experienced a type of schooling that was and still is rare in this part of the country. SDPB producer Brian Gevik joins me now for today's "Images of the Past."

Images of the Past

Nov 23, 2020

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 2

Images of the Past

Nov 16, 2020

In The Moment … November 16, 2020 Show 942 Hour 1

Unless the lights go out not many of us think about where our electricity comes from. But if you think about climate change and the question of how electricity is generated and will be generated in the future, it's a little harder to take electricity for granted. SDPB producer Brian Gevik joins me now with a look at the history of electric power in South Dakota and some projections about how the industry might address an ever-growing demand for energy.


Images of the Past

Nov 9, 2020

In The Moment … November 9, 2020 Show 938 Hour 2

Images of the Past

Nov 2, 2020

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 2

Images of the Past: The Ghostly Goss Opera House

Oct 26, 2020
Friends of the Goss

In The Moment … October 26, 2020 Show 928 Hour 2

In the late 1800s Charles Goss opened the Goss Opera House in Watertown. By the 1930s due to the changing times, the building began to decay and lost its luster. Within the last 3 years, the building has been under renovation and people that were working on this have experienced a piano playing and things moving about with no one else in the building. With Halloween a few days away, time for a good ghost story. Brad Johnson is a member of the "Friends of the Goss" board and joins us with more.

In The Moment … October 5, 2020 Show 916 Hour 2

Clay County Tour of Bluff View Cemetery

Sep 28, 2020

In The Moment … September 28, 2020 Show 911 Hour 1

On October 12th, the Clay County Historical Society is presenting a tour of Vermillion’s Bluff View Cemetery. This will include people in costumes doing graveside presentations. On today's Images of the Past, we talk with Wess Pravacek and Joni Friedel. They join us today to talk about this and other notables interred there. 

In The Moment … September 21, 2020 Show 906 Hour 2

Today's Images of the Past has us talking about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. A book from the South Dakota Historical Society Press by Richard Etulain talks about the role Lincoln had in remaking the West. The book is "Abraham Lincoln, A Western Legacy."

In The Moment … September 14, 2020 Show 901 Hour 1

The 71,000 acres of Custer State Park in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota is also home to 1,300 bison. The last Friday in September, these buffalo are brought in, and then become an event that is open to the public. Kobee Stalder, is the Visitor Services Program Manager at Custer State Park and join us today with a bit of history on this roundup for today's Images of the Past.

Images of the Past: The History of Ruskin Park

Aug 31, 2020

In The Moment … August 31, 2020 Show 892 Hour 2

Ruskin Park is near Forestburg--between Mitchell and Huron in eastern South Dakota. The park has existed since the late 1800s, and over time became one of the major resort areas of the region. Not much remains of the park today besides a historical marker--and even that wasn't there for a while.

Joe Tlustos is from Forestburg and became a bit of a Ruskin Park historian.

In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

The battle for women's suffrage in the United States was complex, controversial, and sometimes built on division instead of solidarity.

Sara Egge joins In The Moment for Images of the Past. Originally from South Dakota, Egge is an Associate Professor of History at Centre College in Kentucky. She's a contributor to the book "Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains." Egge has also authored "Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest: 1870-1920."

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.

Images of the Past: "WNAX"

Jun 9, 2020

In The Moment … June 9, 2020 Show 834 Hour 1 Today we continue our ongoing project "The Middle of Everywhere: Connecting Rural South Dakota." It's a look at how technology connects South Dakotans and especially those living in rural areas. SDPB producer Brian Gevik joins us now with a look at how radio has been keeping South Dakotans informed and entertained for almost a century.


Images of the Past - Radio Pioneer Ida McNeil

Jun 4, 2020

In The Moment … June 4, 2020 Show 831 Hour 1

The history of radio in South Dakota runs deep. Today's Images of the Past focuses on rural connections. In the early 1900s, Dana McNeil got his first radio set and trained his wife Ida in amateur radio, KGFX radio in Pierre went public. After Dana's passing in 1936, Ida continued and became known as "Mrs. Pierre." SDPB's Brian Gevik is with us now with more. 

Arts & Lifestyle: May 16 - 22

May 22, 2020

In this week’s art & lifestyle podcast, we are joined by Mike Lee’s and discuss his first full-length album, Images of the Past brings us an old video, and Author Richard Haass talks globalization.