Kevin Woster

  • In Their Own Words brings us the South Dakota state floor debate over a bill (HB 1061) that "prohibits smoking and consuming marijuana and its derivatives in a motor vehicle and creates a penalty therefor."
  • Lawrence Diggs joins us to talk about his work with the South Dakota Humanities Council's "Brainstorming: The Human Condition" series.
  • Kevin Woster says that retirees are returning to work at the Rapid vaccine clinic, and loving it.  

Schoolhouse Rock / SDPB's Joshua Haiar

March 11, 2021 Show 1006

 

  • David Wiltse, associate professor of political science at SDSU, joins us to discuss some of the bills making their way to Governor Noem.

 

Nomadland

February 25, 2021 Show 996.

Get Me A Vaccine, ASAP | On The Other Hand

Feb 18, 2021
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February 18, 2021 Show 991 Hour 1.

More than 110,000 South Dakotans have received at least their first COVID vaccine. That leaves hundreds of thousands waiting to get the shot. Kevin Woster is getting closer his day of immunity. He joins us to talk about the wait for a vaccine. We'll also talk about changes facing the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department in the Noem administration.   

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Jan 14, 2021
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In The Moment … January 14th, 2021 Show 972 Hour 1

Donald Trump is the first U.S. President to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. The president has been charged with incitement of insurrection. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signed the article on the same podium that was stolen from her office on January 6 by a member of the mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol.  Guest: SDPB's Kevin Woster. You can find his work on our website SDPB.org/Woster. 

   

PBS Newshour

We examine the events that led up to the January 6th violent disruption of the democratic process inside the U.S. Capitol building. We'll recap how a mob of pro-Trump extremists breached the barriers of the Capitol and gained access to both chambers of Congress, temporarily interrupting the official Congressional certification of state election results. 

 

Guests 1 (00:00): U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson.

Guests 2 (16:46): Lisa Hager and David Wiltse, professors of political science at South Dakota State University. 

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Dec 17, 2020
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In The Moment … December 17, 2020 Show 963 Hour 1 Since the beginning of the pandemic, face coverings have become a point of political contention for many Americans. Perhaps masking up should have been easy, but it wasn't. Kevin Woster writes about U.S. Senator Mike Rounds and his comments about masks and common sense. You can read his thoughts on our website at http://sdpb.org/woster.  Guest: SDPB's Kevin Woster

   

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In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 1

Kevin Woster is a contributing writer to SDPB with "On the Other Hand", his weekly blog available at SDPB.org. This week he joins our discussion about what it means to gather in South Dakota.

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On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Dec 3, 2020
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In The Moment … December 3, 2020 Show 953 Hour 1

Some losses are hard to explain. Grief is wrapped up in gratitude, loss is woven into love. Kevin Woster writes about one such connection. You can read his work at sdpb.org/woster. He joins us now to remember Sister Marmion MAR-mee-uhn) Howe.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

Kevin Woster

Nov 19, 2020
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In The Moment … November 19, 2020 Show 945 Hour 1

Blogger Kevin Woster discusses the latest installment from his blog, "On the Other Hand." Find it at SDPB.org.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

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In The Moment … November 5, 2020 Show 936 Hour 1

It was an arduous road to Election Day 2020, and America awaits news of the results in swing states. Meanwhile, election lawyers are preparing their court cases, and hospitals capacity groans under the weight of new COVID-19 cases.  It's a lot to process in America. Kevin Woster joins us today to talk about the collective anguish of an American election. 

 

On the Other Hand

Oct 29, 2020
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In The Moment … October 29, 2020 Show 931 Hour 1

Record numbers of ballots have already been submitted in the 2020 general election. As South Dakotans prepare to head to the polls on November 3rd, we spend time today talking with Kevin Woster about how people are preparing to vote and preparing to make sure other eligible voters can vote. You can find his work on our website at sdpb.org/woster. 

   

On the Other Hand

Oct 22, 2020
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In The Moment … October 22, 2020 Show 926 Hour 1

Blogger Kevin Woster discusses the latest installment from his blog, "On the Other Hand." Find it at SDPB.org.

On The Other Hand

Oct 15, 2020
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In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 1

Whether or not the hospital has room for you is a complicated question. And since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing percentages, contact tracing, and hospital capacity have all been keys to saving lives in South Dakota. So what does it mean when dozens of patients are diverted to other health care facilities? SDPB's Kevin Woster looks into the issue in the Black Hills. You can find his work online at SDPB.org/Woster. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

  

On The Other Hand

Oct 8, 2020
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In The Moment … October 8, 2020 Show 919 Hour 1

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota continue to rise, many people are making tough decisions about staying home, getting tested, and staying isolated from loved ones. Kevin Woster has been living the COVID life after recent exposure to the virus. You can read about his experiences on his blog at sdpb.org/Woster.  

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In The Moment … September 24, 2020 Show 909 Hour 1

Are masks changing the way we treat each other in South Dakota? SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us for a look at how something designed to save lives and get South Dakota back to work has evolved into a toxic political soup. 

On The Other Hand: The Death of Joe Boever

Sep 17, 2020
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In The Moment … September 17, 2020 Show 904 Hour 1

The family of Joe Boever remembers him as a precocious child and compassionate adult as his death continues to be part of a multi-agency investigation. Boever is the man who was struck by a car driven by South Dakota's Attorney General Saturday night. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg released a statement saying he thought he had hit a deer with his car and had no idea (until he found Boever's body in the ditch the following morning) that he had killed a person.  

  

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In The Moment … September 10, 2020 Show 899 Hour 1

What is the value of a human life? More than 193,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. More than 170 of those people called South Dakota home. Many of those people had some kind of underlying or coexisting health condition. And in a highly charged (even toxic) political atmosphere, a preexisting condition can complicate the COVID conversation. So ... what is the worth of human life? What is the value of a few more years?

Kevin Woster writes about this on his SDPB blog On the Other Hand. 

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Sep 3, 2020
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In The Moment ... September 3, 2020 Show 895 Hour 1

September means the beginning of fall and the beginning of hunting season for some game animals. But it also marks a very different kind of season for SDPB blogger Kevin Woster. You can read his blogs on our website--SDPB.org/WOSTER. 

On the Other Hand: Governor Noem's RNC Speech

Aug 27, 2020
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In The Moment … August 27, 2020 Show 890 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the Republican National Convention last night, invoking the legacy of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Here at home, she's calling for the men enshrined on Mount Rushmore to be represented once again, this time in the alcoves of the Capitol dome. Kevin Woster writes about the history of the idea on his blog On the Other Hand. You can find it on our website at sdpb.org/woster

In The Moment ... August 20, 2020 Show 885 Hour 1

There's a plot of land just north of Stevens High School in Rapid City ripe with potential and memory. That land is the subject of Kevin Woster's next entry in his blog On the Other Hand, which you can find at SDPB.org/Woster.

On the Other Hand: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Aug 13, 2020
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In The Moment … August 13, 2020 Show 880 Hour 1

As the motorcycles surge through Spearfish Canyon in conjunction with the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, if you slow down and take in the view, you might notice something other than wildlife alongside the road. Bob Newland is in his 12th year of photographing South Dakota's largest public event. Kevin Woster writes about Bob on his SDPB blog. You can find Kevin's work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

  

Kevin Woster: Talking with Daugaard

Aug 6, 2020
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In The Moment … August 6, 2020 Show 875 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem's first term in office is defined by a pandemic. But if she follows in the footsteps of Governor Dennis Daugaard, there are smoother days ahead. SDPB's Kevin Woster talks about his conversation with the former governor online at sdpb.org/woster. He also writes there about another well-known Woster. 

On The Other Hand: Wearing A Mask

Jul 30, 2020
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In The Moment … July 30, 2020 Show 870 Hour 1

South Dakotans are keenly aware of the inconsistent use of face coverings in the state during the pandemic. We want to be safe; we want to be hospitable, especially during the visitor season. SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about wearing a mask among the maskless on his blog On the Other Hand. You can find his work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

On The Other Hand: Getting Fighing Right

Jul 23, 2020
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In The Moment … July 23, 2020 Show 865 Hour 1

It takes a while to get fishing right. It might even take 95 years. SDPB's Kevin Woster went fishing with a 100-year-old angler. He writes about it online at sdbp.org/woster. He joins us today on the phone. 

  

On The Other Hand: Contact Tracing

Jul 16, 2020
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In The Moment … July 16, 2020 Show 860 Hour 1

It's polite to pick up the phone when someone calls. But it's also tempting to let all those unknown numbers roll to voicemail. In the year of COVID-19, however, it's increasingly important to know whose call you might be ignoring. SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us for a look at how the South Dakota Department of Health is using the phone to reach out to those who might have been exposed to Sars-CoV-2. You can find Kevin's blog on our website at sdpb.org.

On The Other Hand: Trump At Mount Rushmore

Jul 9, 2020
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In The Moment … July 9, 2020 Show 855 Hour 1

When President Trump stood at the base of Mount Rushmore on July 3, he spoke about the men whose faces have been preserved in stone. He also praised America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. That's noteworthy, especially in the Black Hills. SDPB's Kevin Woster tuned in to the music and the speeches. You can find his work online at sdpb.org./woster.  

 

Arts & Lifestyle: Jun 27 - Jul 3

Jul 3, 2020

This week we talk suffrage with a South Dakota historian and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Plus, SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us with a conversation about music, faith, and justice. Listen & Subscribe on: AppleSpotify, and Google Play

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In The Moment … July 2, 2020 Show 851 Hour 2

SDPB's Kevin Woster contemplates the message of music and the role of religion in seeking justice on his blog this week.

You can find his work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

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On The Other Hand: Presidents Visiting South Dakota

Jun 25, 2020
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In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 1

As South Dakota prepares for fireworks over Mount Rushmore and a presidential visit, SDPB's Kevin Woster looks back at a previous presidential visit and the challenges of traffic and crowds in the Black Hills.  You can find Kevin's work on our website. SDPB.org/woster. 

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