State Senate Republicans are choosing chamber leadership.  One leader says he’s focused on making sure the will of the caucus is communicated clearly to the House, the Executive Branch and the public. 

Lee Schoenbeck is the Republican nominee for Senate President Pro Tempore. If confirmed in January, the Watertown Republican will set committee assignments and choose where bills get heard.

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The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is establishing a fund to inspire leadership in the city’s diverse population. It’s called the Bridging the Gap Fund.

The Community Foundation has teamed up with Leaders of Tomorrow, a 12-week leadership program designed to instill leadership skills among diverse backgrounds, to form the Bridging the Gap Fund.  


Andy Patterson is the president of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. He says he looks forward to seeing positive changes as a result.

Mike Wagner: Reactive Impulses & Leadership Success

Jul 1, 2020

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

During this centennial year of ratification of the 19th Amendment, SDPB is telling the history of suffrage in South Dakota. The right to vote changed American history forever.

As we look back at efforts to give women that right, we're also spending time getting to know South Dakota women who have stood on the shoulders of those early giants and opened the door wider for other women.

As part of this project, In The Moment welcomes Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, president of Augustana University.


In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

The pandemic has caused massive upheaval in the world of business.

Sioux Falls communications company Lemonly has launched a course on Designing Company Culture. Lemonly CEO John T. Meyer joins In The Moment for a timely conversation on how leadership and company culture should stand out as vital components to professional and personal success.

Sioux Falls Leadership Comments On Rally

Jun 1, 2020

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Local Sioux Falls leaders say they saw two very separate events last night. The first was the peaceful protest that attracted thousands of people demanding justice for George Floyd and all people of color. They point to the vandalism and burglary in southwest Sioux Falls later last night as a very separate event. SDPB's John Nguyen joins us with more from this morning's briefing. 


Mike Wagner: Negotiations Part 2 & 3

May 8, 2020

In The Moment … May 8, 2020 Show 813 Hour 1

Are negotiations a battle to be won or an opportunity to be discovered?  We thought now would be a good time to think deeply about negotiation and whether they really need to be combative. Mike Wagner is a leadership expert who has traveled the world teaching people about leadership. This hour we bring you part two of a three-part conversation inspired by his blog uncommonwisdom.org.

Kevin Woster: Gov Noem & The Press

May 7, 2020

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Laura Vostad: Dealing With Conflict In Business

May 4, 2020

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These days there seems to be an outpouring of conflict. What is conflict and how do we navigate our way through it? Conflict could be from business to personal relationships and can even be good. Laura Vostad is a learning and development manager at Raven Industries, she designs and facilitates learning solutions for all levels of the organization and joins us now.

John T. Meyer Talks Crisis Leadership

Apr 24, 2020
John T Meyer

In The Moment ... April 24, 2020 Show 803 Hour 2

John T. Meyer is co-founder and CEO of Lemonly, an infographic design company based in Sioux Falls. They have worked with companies like Major League Baseball, Charles Schwab, and the World Health Organization. And, early on, as the novel coronavirus began to spread in the U.S., Lemonly launched into an innovative work-from-home plan.  Today it seems as if every business is in some kind of crisis. John T. Meyer has become an important voice in helping business leaders adjust to this time.

Catching Up With Chuck Parkinson

Apr 22, 2020

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Mike Wagner: Leadership & Messaging

Apr 14, 2020

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Governor Kristi Noem says she is proud of South Dakotans efforts to slow the spread of SARS-CoV 2, the novel coronavirus. In yesterday's press conference, the governor said that South Dakota was getting "better results" than neighboring states who are having bigger problems with compliance. "South Dakotans," the governor said, "have proven me right." 

Mike Wagner: Medical Information Privacy

Apr 10, 2020

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The “Uncommon Wisdom” Of A Pandemic

Mar 27, 2020

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In The Moment ... March 17, 2020 Show 775 Hour 2

Some South Dakota companies have struggled with the decision to allow employees to work from home. Others were ready for action before coronavirus had a major impact on their community. John T. Meyer is the owner and CEO of Lemonly in Sioux Falls. He joins us today to talk about helping your employees make the transition, best practices for working from home, and leadership during times of crisis. 


Mike Wagner: The Myths Of Secrecy

Mar 4, 2020

In The Moment ... March 4, 2020 Show 766 Hour 1

The keeping of secrets is deeply embedded into who we are and how we interact with others, in families, in politics, and in business. If information is power, sometimes we like to keep that power to ourselves. Of course, proprietary information can be important in leadership, but how often are those secrets really necessary?

CultureCon Sioux Falls 2019

Oct 24, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 24, 2019 Show 686 Hour 2

CultureCon Sioux Falls 2019 intends to revolutionize the definition and expectations of organizational culture. Workplace culture is at the core of CultureCon with a full day of workshops and speakers.

Two of the speakers, Vaney Harari of Think3D in Sioux Falls, and Jennifer Reecy, Chief Employee Experience Officer at The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, join In The Moment.


In The Moment ... September 3, 2019 Show 650 Hour 1

The council of State Governments' 2019 Henry Toll Fellowship convened last month in Lexington, Kentucky. Among the 48 state leaders selected to participate from across the country was Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, Cabinet Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Human Services.

Secretary Rechtenbaugh joins In The Moment to talk about the five-day intellectual boot camp of the nation's top officials.


In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 1

This spring, the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute announced its inaugural group of fellows. The 13-member class represents a wide rance of backgrounds, from agriculture to health care, business, corrections and more.

The Institute is a public service and community engaged leadership training program developed by former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton.


In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 1

The South Dakota Republican Party has several programs that bring teens, college students, and women into the party as possible future GOP leaders.

South Dakota GOP Chairman Dan Lederman discusses the pipeline the Republican Party has in place for developing new leadership.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 1

Each year, leaders come together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they interact with former presidents.

The Presidential Leadership Scholars program allows diverse leaders to learn about leadership through the eyes of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Jolene Loetscher is the CEO of Mud Mile Communications. She made the trip to Dallas as one of these scholars.

In The Moment ... April 18, 2019 Show 559 Hour 2

The Billy Sutton Leadership Institute is dedicated to inspiring and perparing the next generation of leaders to build a stronger South Dakota and more vibrant communities and workplaces through service to others.

Sutton joins In The Moment to expand on the bi-partisan effort.

Morning Fill Up With Miles Beacom

Jan 11, 2019
Chynna Lockett

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As CEO and President of PREMIER Bankcard, Miles Beacom has seen the organization grow to over 3.5 million accounts, and thousands of employees across South Dakota.

Beacom was the Morning Fill Up guest Friday at The Garage in Rapid City, presented by The Numad Group, where he talked about leadership and becoming a corporate citizen.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... December 4, 2018 Show 472 Hour 2

Col. Eric Lopez is the commander of the 3rd Recruiting Brigade with the United States Army. He's speaking today on leadership to the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology but is also open to the public. This takes place from 4 until 5 inside the Classroom Building on Technology Court. Col. Lopez has several You Tube videos that can be watched as well.


In The Moment ... July 12, 2018 Show 377 Hour 2

Everyone has their own stories of adversity, yet not everyone is willing to share them.

James Kelley asked business leaders and inovators to share their stories on his podcast "Executives After Hours." After dozens of conversations, he noticed themes of authentic leadership emerging. He wrote a book: "The Crucible's Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders.

James Kelley joined In The Moment to discuss the details of his book. 

A New Leader At Avera

Jun 7, 2018
Avera Health

In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 2

Avera Health has only had one CEO since its inception, though it's worth noting the organizations that preceeded it go back more than a century. John Porter had the helm for 44 years.

Now, a new leader steps into the role as Porter retires. Bob Sutton has been named Avera's new President and CEO.

He most recently served as Avera Executive Vice President of Human Recources, but his leadership experience spans decades and includes work as President of the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 1

Walk around the campus of the University of South Dakota this week, and you'll see groups of high school juniors gathering around the American flag, listening to lectures from state leaders and canvasing for their own campaigns. The American Auxiliary Girls State week is underway.

Girls State Governor Ruhama Tereda details the experience.


In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 1

Nancy Dahl joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about her book "Grounded: Leading Your Life with Intention."

We talk about the discipline of debriefing, how to seek effective feedback, and other highlights for executives and leaders from the book.

Nancy Dahl is in South Dakota this week for LAUNCH: South Dakota Entrepreneurship Conference.

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 1

As Avera's President and CEO John Porter prepares for retirement, he joins us for a conversation about 44 of years redefining healthcare in the region, his thoughts on leadership, and the ever-challenging secret to a lasting marriage.

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.