Morning Fill Up

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The executive producer of Frontline says local journalism is crucial to democracy in the United States.

During a morning fill-up conversation at The Garage in Rapid City, she says communities need to support their local news outlets.

The South Dakota Newspaper Association doesn’t keep solid data regarding the number of newspaper journalists today versus ten years ago. But the organization says some of the state’s largest dailies—in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen—have shrunk their newsrooms and operations considerably.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 21, 2019 Show 580 Hour 1

Laurie Paarlberg studies issues of diversity, equity, grantmaking and the rural/urban divide. She is the Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations and Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Paarlberg was the 50th Morning Fill Up series guest at The Garage in Rapid City Tuesday. Morning Fill Up is hosted by The Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 29, 2019 Show 564 Hour 2

In 2018, the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists declared Mukhtar Ibrahim's Twitter account the Best Social Media Account in Minnesota.

Ibrahim is the founder and executive director of Sahan Journal, a nonprofit news organization that chronicles the struggles, successes and transformations of Minnesota's diverse immigrant communities.

Ibrahim was the Morning Fill Up guest at The Garage in Rapid City Monday. Morning Fill Up is presented by the Numad Group.

Nick Hubbard

In The Moment ... March 27, 2019 Show 544 Hour 1

In rural Iowa, a 700-acre certified organic farm dedicated to sustainable agricultrure serves as a model for community-based food systems around the world. The operation is run by Ron Rosmann, his wife and their three sons.

Rosmann was the Morning Fill Up guest at The Garage in Rapid City Wednesday morning, a presentation of the Numad Group. Rosmann visits about extreme weather conditions and the changing realities of agriculture in America.

To hear the Morning Fill Up conversation with Ron Rosmann, click play below.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 1

In 2005, Lorri Shealy Unumb wrote unprecedented autism insurance for South Carolina. Ryan's Law, named for her son who has autism, passed in 2007 and has served as the catalyst for autism insurance reform on the national level.

Unumb was the Morning Fill Up guest Wednesday as the Numad Group welcomed her to The Garage in Rapid City.

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Listen to the full Morning Fill Up interview by pressing play below. 

Morning Fill Up With Miles Beacom

Jan 11, 2019
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 11, 2019 Show 493 Hour 1

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 20, 2018 Show 484 Hour 1

Last year the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gave unanimous consent to begin the canonization cause for Nicholas Black Elk Sr.

Bill White is the diocesan vice-postulator of Black Elk's sainthood cause. White is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

He was the featured Morning Fill-Up speaker this morning at The Garage in Rapid City, sponsored by the Numad Group and The Bush Foundation.

Morning Fill Up: Janet Kittams

Nov 8, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... November 8, 2018 Show 457 Hour 2

Next week, South Dakota Public Broadcasting is offering an in-depth look at mental health services through a feature called "Before It Gets Better."

Janet Kittams was the special guest of the Numad Group's Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City Thursday. Kittams is president of the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls, the state's largest suicide prevention effort.

Hear the full Moning Fill Up interview on the link below.

The Black Hills Corporation Is Celebrating Its 135th Anniversary

Oct 23, 2018
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... October 23. 2018 Show 446 Hour 1

The Black Hills Corporation is celebrating its 135th anniversary.  Headquartered in Rapid City, the Corporation serves one-and-a-quarter million electric and natural gas customers in eight states.

David R. Emery is the chairman and CEO of Black Hills Corporation. He was this morning's guest for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City where the conversation focused on building community, economic development, leadership insights and his family's contribution to the preservation of Lakota language and music.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 30, 2018 Show 412 Hour 1

Living with gratitude may be more important than ever. Kristi Nelson is Executive Director for Network for Grateful Living. It's a global nonprofit that leverages the transformative power of personal and societal relationships.

She's in Rapid City today for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage. Morning Fill Up is sponsored by the Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Kristi Nelson joined In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio at SDPB's Black Hills Studio.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 13, 2018 Show 378 Hour 1

What if you could capture the passion and the imagination of local entrepreneurs who are ready to solve problems and create wealth in their own communities?

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world's leading experts on economic development. He started working in the field of international aid in Africa in 1971. He has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self-determination.

Mike Taicher

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

Deidre Schmidt shares her expertise on creating housing that helps communities thrive at Morning Fil-Up at The Garage in Rapid City. Morning Fill-up is brought to you by the Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Schmidt is president and CEO of CommonBond Communities.

To listen to Diedre Schmidt's Morning Fill-Up conversation, click play below.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

What's your first memory of learning to give? Were you placing an offering in a collection plate? Maybe you offered breakfast in bed to your mother alongside a flower perched in a paper cup.

Dr. Dwight Burlingame is one of America's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of philanthropy. He's in town for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City, sponsored by the Bush Foundation and the Numad Group.

Dana Dykhouse On Philanthropy

Mar 30, 2018
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In The Moment ... March 30, 2018 Show 306 Hour 1

First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse spoke to guests at the Morning Fill Up Friday at the Garage in Rapid City. He discussed philanthropy and economic development in South Dakota. After the Morning Fill Up, presented by the Numad Group, he joined SDPB's Steve Zwemke for more discussion on In The Moment.

Michael Zimny

In The Moment ... January 11, 2018 Show 254 Hour 1

Dr. Tea Rozman Clark is co-founder of Green Card Voices, an organization devoted to helping immigrants document and share their personal stories. She was the guest at the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City (sponsored by the Numad Group and the Bush Foundation). After the morning event, she stopped by the SDPB Black Hills Bureau to talk empathy and the power of storytelling.

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 1 

Jason Purnell, PhD, leads For the Sake of All, a project to eliminate racial inequalities. He joined us from the SDPB Black Hills Bureau after the Morning Fill Up at The Garage. Morning Fill Up is supported by the Numad Group and the Bush Foundation. 

We talk about the health implications of discrimination and turning research into tangible solutions for increasing equality.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

If something is pure genius, it probably looks a little crazy. Of course crazy looks a little crazy too.

NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner is the author of the book "The Right Kind of Crazy." He's chief engineer for the Mars 2020 project. He's also the NASA engineer who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team that designed a way to deliver the Mars Rover Curiosity safe and sound to the surface of the Red Planet.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 12, 2017 Show 132 Hour 1

Rahzel is a legend in the world of beatboxing and hip-hop. He has two Grammy awards to his credit. Rahzel was the Morning Fill Up guest at the Garage in Rapid City earlier today. Morning Fill-up is sponsored by the Numad Group with support from the Bush Foundation. Rahzel joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid.

In The Moment ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 1

Antonia Gonzales is anchor and producer for National Native News. This morning, she was the featured speaker at the Morning Fill Up at the Garage in Rapid City. She joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid City for a conversation about coverage of tribal community issues throughout the nation.

To hear Antonia Gonzales' Morning Fill Up conversation at the Garage, click play below.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 18, 2017 Show 96 Hour 1

Semester in Washington

Greg Lebel is the director of the Semester in Washington Politics Program at George Washington University. He's assistant professor of political management and also directs GWU's Native American Political Leadership Program. He joins Dakota Midday to discuss civility and ethics in an election year, the role of social media and cultural isolation in increased vitriol, and how listening to one another serves as the beginning for communication and compromise.

Charles Michael Ray

The Off-Broadway Women's Project Theater is the  oldest and largest theater company that promotes women artists in the US. In business since 1978, the organization celebrates and incubates projects by theater artists who might never otherwise be heard.

Lisa McNulty is in her second year as producing artistic director for the theater. She joins Dakota Midday to talk about the industry and about how women should resist waiting for permission before producing their own creative work.

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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.

Regional Health CEO Backs Medicaid Expansion

Mar 29, 2016
Charles Michael Ray

The CEO of Regional Health, Brent Phillips, says the talk on Medicaid expansion in South Dakota has too often missed the point.  

Phillips says expanding Medicaid to thousands of uninsured residents will not only help Native people but also be a huge boost to the economy.  

Regional Health is among the largest employers in western South Dakota, and one of the largest health care providers in the state.

Brent Phillips, Regional Health CEO grew up on a Dairy Farm.

Dakota Midday: OST President John Yellow Bird Steele

Nov 23, 2015
Charles Michael Ray

John Yellow Bird Steele is the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is serving his 7th non-consecutive term in office. Steele served his first term as president starting in 1992.  He is a Vietnam Veteran who has nine children and 23 grandchildren.  

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray caught up with President Steele after he spoke at a forum in Rapid City.    Here is that interview.