Meredith Talusan

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Meredith Talusan

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

Meredith Talusan's new memoir, "Fairest," is the story of a boy from a rural Philippine village, born with albinism that offers both challenge and opportunity, who grows up to be an American woman.   It's a remarkable reflection on identity and culture, longing and belonging. Meredith Talusan is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the founding executive editor of "them," Conde Nast's LGBQ+ digital platform, for which she is currently a contributing editor. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 16, 2019 Show 680 Hour 1

What does it look like when you greet others as if they were your neighbor? What does it mean to be both wild and holy? What's the role of joy in faith?

Augustana University welcomes Rev. Jes Kast to South Dakota. Kast is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ. She was recently installed as the new Lead Pastor at Faith UCC in State College, Pennsylvania.

Kast is joined on In The Moment by Augustan University's Rev. Ann Pederson.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 30, 2019 Show 649 Hour 1

Eric Holm' new self-titled CD is available. He joins In The Moment to discuss his mission to create "radical queer country music."

Holm and his father, Dr. Rick Holm, perform live in the Leo P. Flynn Gallery for Moment in Sound.

The Lavender Scare

Jun 18, 2019

In The Moment ... June 18, 2019 Show 598 Hour 1

In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower signed an executive order declaring gays and lesbians unfit to serve in the federal government. The "Lavender Scare" caused LGBT people to stay in the closet or resign to risk exposure.

Lives were ruined - and some lives were lost to suicide.

In his film The Lavender Scare, Josh Howard explores this period in American history which coincides with the Cold War. The Lavender Scare can be seen tonight (Tuesday) on SDPB-TV at 8:00 Central/7:00 Mountain.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 19, 2019 Show 538 Hour 2

The Bush Foundation announces 24 visionary leaders selected as the 2019 Bush Fellows. Today we meet the South Dakota Bush Fellows Sarah Pierce and Michaela Seiber.

National Center for Transgender Equality

In The Moment ... February 25, 2019 Show 522 Hour 2

Mara Keisling is founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. She's been following the South Dakota conversations regarding transgender rights and  joins us now with insight.

University of South Dakota

A research conference covering topics like transgender rights and gender based violence starts Mar. 22 on the campus of the University of South Dakota.

Hosted by USD's women, gender and sexuality program, this year's theme, "Cultures of Change" includes a lecture by a man who witnessed a drive by mass shooting that targeted women.

In 2014, Siavash "Vash"  Zohoori, a student at the University of California - Santa Barbara, was out on his bike getting food.

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A transgender attorney is touring South Dakota to build understanding and acceptance.  

Ellen Krug spoke at the Equality Center in Sioux Falls on Monday evening and at the Rapid City Public Library on Tuesday night on how to interact with diverse populations.

Ellen Krug says she is the first Iowa attorney to transition genders.  Krug also says she is one of few attorneys in the country to try jury cases in separate genders.

Dakota Digest June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Lori Walsh interviewed representatives from the local Center of Equality to discuss the Orlando shooting. Also, a native women's group honors a WWII Lakota Pilot. Sioux Falls city council tabled two measures this week that deal with LGBTQ individuals. All of this and more...

Sioux Falls Tables LGBTQ Ordinance

Jun 15, 2016

The Sioux Falls City Council tabled two measures that deal with the rights of LGBTQ individuals. The proposed ordinances make it illegal for employers or landlords to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation or preference.

The first measure bans hiring discrimination for city employees. The other proposal bars landlords, private employers and business owners from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people. City Council member Christine Erickson says the measures were tabled after talks with State Attorney General Marty Jackley.