Michael Zimny

South Dakota Outdoor Exploration

21 hours ago

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 827 Hour 2

South Dakota can be the perfect place to get outside and explore... if you know the right place to fix your gaze. SDPB's Michael Zimny serves as your outdoor exploration correspondent, guiding you on adventures via our website sdpb.org. 


The Adventures of Lupe

May 15, 2020

In The Moment … May 15, 2020 Show 818 Hour 1

We live in a time when our world is shifting perceptively. And yet some things remain the same. The mountains. Humans taking long walks. Dogs out for an adventure. A good story. Today we bring you a conversation that unfolds at the pace of a hike through the Hills. It's about a guy and his dog and a blog about the dog ... and the guy ... and the hike.

SDPB's Michael Zimny went out with the (human) creator and (canine) star of "The Mostly True Adventures of Lupe" in order to bring you a quintessentially Black Hills story.

News: Aug 10 - 16

Aug 16, 2019

In this weeks news, SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on Hand County potentially seeing another animal feedlot operation that may complicate things there. Tuesday marked the last day of the nest predator bounty program, and we’ll hear reactions from SDPB's Michael Zimny. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. Lori talks with Laurie Gill, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Could gratitude decrease stress? And, The National Farmers Organization says the country's farmers deserve better when it comes to the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.

Dakota Life Preview

May 1, 2019

In The Moment ... May 1, 2019 Show 566 Hour 2

SDPB-TV is always looking for the people, places and things that make South Dakota unique.

Thursday night's episode will feature spring turkey hunting, Goat Island on the Missouri River, slacklining in the Black Hills and the food trucks of Sioux Falls.

SDPB-TV producers Melissa Hammersma-Sievers, Brad Van Osdel and Michael Zimny visit about their individual pieces. 

Train Car Graffiti

Dec 21, 2018

In The Moment ... December 10, 2018 Show 476 Hour 2

As one is stopped for a passing train, it's very easy to see the graffiti on the railcars. This form of art is both controversial and common. SDPB's Michael Zimny has more.

Michael Zimny

In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 1

Substance abuse is common among male and female inmates in South Dakota prisons. Department of Social Services statistics show that in 2017, 87 percent of adult offenders were substance-dependent at the time of intake. However, more women are incarcerated for drug offenses than men -- 65 percent of female inmates versus 27 percent of males -- while more males are in prison for violent offenses than females: 47 percent to 14 percent respectively.

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2 

The battle over alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Whiteclay's four beer stores were shut down in May by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Business owners lost their appeal in September.

SDPB's Michael Zimny went looking for different perspectives for a digital feature called "Post Whiteclay."  Michael Zimny joins us from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau for a preview.