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.


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.

Dakota Midday: Pam Moret On Charity's Role in Communities

Jul 18, 2016
Numad Group

Bush Foundation Board Chair Pam Moret has plenty of experience in both leadership and philanthropic efforts. She has led two Fortune 500 companies and has served on numerous nonprofit boards to maintain an active role in her community.

Courtesy Bush Foundation

During her career Pam Moret spent a lot of time as a leader. Before she retired Moret served as President and CEO brightpeak financial and Senior Vice President Strategic Development at Thrivent Financial.

Jenifer Jones / SDPB

A new perspective on education funding is working its way through the State Capitol, but some say it’s an uphill battle. This year Governor Dennis Daugaard is proposing an overhaul of the way the state funds education. His plan includes a half-penny increase in the sales tax and a change in the way schools get funding. The plan requires two-thirds of the state’s lawmakers to approve a tax increase in an election year.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Some inmates at the state prison are working to uphold a standard of integrity despite living decades behind bars. The South Dakota State Penitentiary houses people who have committed heinous crimes. It’s also a place where inmates of many faiths can choose to worship.

A Lutheran congregation called St. Dysmas has more than 100 churchgoers in the 700-person prison. They elect council members, and those inmate leaders talk about forming community when their own actions keep them from being part of regular society.

Dakota Midday: Leadership SD

Nov 17, 2015

Leadership South Dakota aims to build the next generation of state leaders.

The program sends participants to different locations across the state like the State Capitol in Pierre, South Dakota State University in Brookings, and Oglala Lakota College in Kyle.
Students spend time getting to know the people and organizations in these communities.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The conversations of Dakota Midday on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 are woven together with an economics thread.

Workforce initiatives can't rely on the quality of jobs in South Dakota if they want to attract people from other regions. Research shows the way younger people choose careers is different than you might expect. J. Mac Holladay is the founder and CEO of Market Street Services based in Atlanta, Georgia. He explains why place may matter more than a certain kind of employment.

Since September, 40 members of the inaugural Leadership South Dakota class have visited several communities around the state for insight on the organizations, businesses and industries important to the state. This weekend they’re in Sioux Falls exploring health and financial services. As the first year of the program ends this spring, applications for the second open in March.

SDARL Class Visits Chile And Peru

Mar 4, 2014

Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, participated in the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) international seminar in Chile and Peru last month.  Christen said, "I was really impressed with the variety of things we saw and how directly connected we are to their ag practices there.  From seed corn production to apples, cherries and fruit that was all exported to the U.S.

Colonel Giving Presentation On Leadership

Oct 2, 2013

Colonel Kenneth Tauke is speaking on Developing Leadership and Leadership in Transition at Farber Hall on the University of South Dakota campus at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday (10/2). Col. Tauke entered the United States Army in June of 1983 as a private in the Military Police Corps. After his enlistment was complete, Tauke attended the University of South Dakota and enrolled in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corp. He was commissioned from the University of South Dakota in 1989. Currently, Col.

Lederman Attends Toll Fellowship Program

Aug 27, 2013

Republican State Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes was one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2013.  The Toll Fellowship Program, named for CSG founder Henry Walcott Toll, is one of the nation's premier leadership development programs for state government officials.  Lederman discussed this year's program which was held last week in Lexington, Kentucky.

Makers: Sylvia Henkin

Jan 15, 2013

Tuesday's "Makers" segment on Dakota Midday featured Sylvia Henkin, a broadcasting pioneer in Sioux Falls, who won the 2012 Spirit of Sioux Falls Award for her leadership and commitment to growth and development there.  Henkin was a celebrity on local radio and television and is also known for starting the St. Patrick's Day parade in Sioux Falls. 

Gather The Women

Nov 20, 2012

Kathe Schaaf, co-founder of the international Gather the Women movement and Women of Spirit and Faith, leads a new organization that explores, nurtures and celebrates women's spiritual leadership.  Earlier this month Schaaf spoke to a Gather the Women event in Rapid City where she said that the world is undergoing a major shift and that women are a part of that change.  Schaaf is an editor of the anthology "Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power."