Dr. Frank VanNuys

May 2, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 2, 2018 Show 328 Hour 1

Who are you? Where do you come from?

A new exhibit at the Journey Museum & Learning Center in Rapid City looks at the "Music and Immigrants of the Dakotahs." The exhibit opens Friday, May 4, with a reception at 5:00 p.m., featuring a special presentation by Frank Van Nuys.

VanNuys is a professor of history at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 2

Join Eliza Blue for an evening of music Friday, May 4th at SDPB's Black Hills Studio.

Eliza Blue's third full album is set for a July release. It's called South Dakota, 1st of May.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 13, 2018 Show 315 Hour 1

Cowboy musician Paul Larson drove through the blizzard this morning to join us from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau.

You can see him on April 22nd at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish for High Plains Live.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Minneapolis-based artist Chris "Heatwave" Holm plays Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish tonight. Tomorrow you can see him live at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City.

Chris also fronts the roots rock & roll band The Fattenin' Frogs and psychedelic blues rock duo Heatwave & Landman.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is in concert this weekend in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

We're joined now by Maestro Delta David Gier, bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, and composer Paul Moravec.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 23, 2018 Show 303 Hour 1

Sioux Falls musician Darin Kaihoi joins us for this week's Moment in Sound. His new EP is called Used to Live Here.

Journey Museum

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 2 

For this week's Images of the past we welcome Corey Christianson, Exhibits and Curations Coordinator, Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City.

The museum's upcoming exhibit is called Music and Immigrants of the Dakotahs.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 16, 2018 Show 298 Hour 1

Gordy Pratt and Dalyce Sellers combined forces in 2017 to create a family friendly, character driven comedy and music show. They join us live from the SDPB Black Hills Bureau for this week's Moment in Sound.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 9, 2018 Show 293 Hour 1

Maddie Todd returns to the In the Moment for live music. Her latest EP is called "Not Colorblind."

In The Moment ... March 8, 2018 Show 292 Hour 1

Joanne Shaw Taylor is one of the UK's number one stars of the blues rock world.  She performs tomorrow night at the Orpheum Theater at 8 p.m. in downtown Sioux Falls as part of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2017-18 Concert Series.   

SDPB's Steve Zwemke spoke with the "Girl with the Big Voice" about her instruments and her passion for music.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 7, 2018 Show 291 Hour 2

The White Wall Sessions begins filming Season 6 and we catch up with creator Jeff Zueger and producer Michael Yaeger.

The Nesters

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

Eliza Blue's February postcard takes you to the pasture to visit Rita. Find more from Eliza at Little Pasture on the Prairie.

Tree Party/Pert Near Sandstone

Feb 26, 2018

The Sioux River Folk Festival has been a South Dakota tradition for thirty-eight years.  Every August, Newton Hills State Park is filled with the sounds of all the different kinds of music that encompass the generous genre of "folk". We're featuring Tree Party and Pert Near Sandstone, the two headlining bands from the second night of the festival. Both bands played Folk Fest earlier in their respective careers, both bands are based in the Twin Cities - and they highlight how different two bands playing at the same folk festival can have very different sounds. 

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... February 22, 2018 Show 282 Hour 2

Caroline Cotter is a travel-inspired singer/songwriter from Portland, Maine. She is celebrating the release of her second full-length studio album "Home on the River."

Her tour takes her across the United States and into Germany and the Netherlands with two stops in South Dakota.

"Home on the River" is the follow-up to Cotter's acclaimed 2015 debut, "Dreaming as I Do," which reached No. 5 on the Folk DJ chart.

In the Moment ... February 14, 2018 Show 277 Hour 2

Head to the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time to meet not one, but six versions of Chase Padgett's musical vision.

His stage show is called "Six Guitars." He joins us to talk about the show.

In The Moment ... February 13, 2018 Show 276 Hour 1

Kid Dakota is the musical moniker of Darren Jackson. His albums include: So Pretty (2002), The West is the Future (2004), A Winner's Shadow (2008), and Listen to the Crows As They Take Flight (2011).

His new CD, Denervation, was released on February 10th. Jackson plays in South Dakota this month:

Feb 17 at Total Drag Records in Sioux Falls

Feb 23 at The Brickyard Community Arts Center in Madison


Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... February 9, 2018 Show 274 Hour 1

For this week's Moment in Sound we welcome Anna Robins. Her new release is called "Chronicle."

You can join her at Racing Magpie in Rapid City on February 9 for a an album release party at 5 p.m.

She's also one of the forces behind the Singing Doe Workshop and Showcase, coming up March 3 in Rapid City.

Jim McKinney came to South Dakota State University in 1975 and was SDSU's band director from 1983 until his retirement in 2009. Hundreds and more likely thousands of student musicians followed McKinney's lead in concerts and other performances in South Dakota and around the nation.

Chuck Anderson interviewed McKinney in November of 1992. They talked about filling the ranks of SDSU's large marching band, "The Pride of the Dakotas."

Students seeking music scholarships must perform well in auditions before the entire SDSU music faculty.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 25, 2018 Show 263 Hour 2

Tom Peterson's musical roots in South Dakota run deep. He's been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His new CD is called "Black Hills Gold." He joined us in the SDPB studios in Vermillion for Moment in Sound.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 26, 2018 Show 264 Hour 1

Musician Billy Lurken joined us in the SDPB studios for this week's Moment in Sound. We talk about making music and living life in Mitchell, Scotland, and Nashville.

Eliza Blue

In The Moment ... January 26, 2018 Show 264 Hour 1

Each month, Eliza Blue brings SDPB listeners an audio Postcard from the Prairie. Find more from Eliza at Little Pasture on the Prairie.

William P. Gottlieb / Library of Congress

In The Moment ... January 25, 2018 Show 263 Hour 2

SDPB's Karl Gerhke is the host of Jazz Nightly. But he's also been bringing you the swinging sounds of the Big Band Era every week on Big Band Spotlight for 25 years.

This week, tune in the SDPB Radio for the first of a two-part 25th Anniversary Big Band Spotlight.
Sunday nights at 9 CST, 8 MT.

In The Moment ... January 12, 2018 Show 255 Hour 1

Singer / songwriter Brian Hoffman joins us for this week's Moment in Sound. We talk about the power of "sad" music, the Sioux Falls music scene, and authenticity in artistry.

In The Moment ... January 9, 2018 Show 252 Hour 2

This Thursday at 7:30 p.m. our next guests present a lecture recital called "I Hear America Singing: Songs from Throughout American History."

We're joined by soprano Marla Fogderud, PhD, and pianist William Wieland, PhD.

In The Moment ... January 8, 2018 Show 251 Hour 2

This week's Images of the Past is a particularly timely look at women in the entertainment industry and the men in power who take advantage of them.

Carolyn Weber is executive director of Deadwood History, Inc. She joins us with a story of singing and scandal during the early Deadwood mining days.

In The Moment ... December 22, 2017 Show 246 Hour 1

Eliza Blue's December Postcard from the Prairie is a look through the fog at a chicken who gathers more than she can use and the message in that for the rest of us.

In The Moment ... December 22, 2017 Show 246 Hour 1

He's one of the most prolific songwriters in South Dakota. J. Waylon Miller (also known as J. Waylon Porcupine) is the principal songwriter and member of the band Friends of Cesar Romero.

Friends of Cesar Romero's latest single is called Postmistress Holiday Blues. For this week's Moment in Sound, we welcome J. Waylon Porcupine to SDPB's Black Hills Bureau in Rapid City.

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 2

Musician Eric Holm joins us for a Thursday Moment in Sound. He shares some "queer, leftist, country music," and we discuss everything from growing up in South Dakota to finding a unique sound in a NYC neighborhood honky-tonk.

We look back at our favorite music releases of 2017, with audio clips of the most memorable songs curated by three of SDPB's music producers/hosts.

We welcome Steve Zwemke, host of No Cover, No Minimum Radio, Karl Gehrke, host of Jazz Nightly, and SDPB reporter (and occasional music critic) Lee Strubinger.

Karl Gehrke's 2017 picks:


Charly Bliss– Guppy

Alvvays – Antisocialites

The Replacements – For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 

Waxahatchie– Out in the Storm 


Tony Allen – The Source 

In The Moment ... December 15, 2017 Show 241 Hour 1 

South Dakota's Hailey Steele now lives and makes music in Nashville. She travels the state for the "Christmas in the Country" tour this week. She joins us for live music and recorded music from "Wandering Heart." We talk about everything from her childhood good luck charm to writing songs that break listeners' hearts.