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In The Moment ... March 6, 2017 Show 043 Hour 1

At the beginning of the current legislative session, In the Moment visited with several freshman lawmakers about their goals and expectations for the upcoming session. As we look ahead to the closing days in Pierre, we welcome back a few of those lawmakers for a review. Today we talk with Representative Tim Goodwin from District 30.

Crew Captures Aha Moments In Sioux Falls

Jul 15, 2015
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

People from around Sioux Falls are stepping into a mobile studio to share their Aha Moments. The Sioux Falls stop is part of a 20-city tour from Mutual of Omaha. A crew is gathering stories about pivot points when life changes for the better.

Denise Blomberg shuffles into a mobile studio in an Air Stream trailer. Padding on the walls dampens the sound of the Big Sioux River outside at Falls Park. A Mutual of Omaha producer asks Blomberg to tell her story.

“My name is Denise, and this is my Aha Moment,” she begins.

Wild Kingdom Wild Guide host Stephanie Arne is visiting her home state of South Dakota before she begins preparation for her second season on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Arne won a contest a year ago, where she competed with 200 others in a quest to become the new Wild Guide host. Arne has enjoyed her journey so far and she is excited for her career to continue.

Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne

Apr 16, 2014
Mutual of Omaha

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom host Stephanie Arne has held the position for just under a year. In the first four webisodes, she waded through the Florida Everglades learning about the invasive tegu lizard; dove off the Florida Keys and participated in coral reef restoration; searched along the California coast for the mighty California condor; and even went to the Black Hills and hung out with bison. Arne grew up in Pierre and graduated from South Dakota State University. She began her career at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha as Education Outreach Coordinator.


The new season of Wild Kingdom is underway after the premiere webisode on Sunday evening. South Dakota native and Mutual of Omaha Wild Guide Stephanie Arne is the host of Wild Kingdom. She won the opportunity in a contest this summer. Arne says filming these episodes is like a dream come true.

Stephanie Arne Wins Mutual Of Omaha Contest

Jul 15, 2013
Stephanie Arne

Stephanie Arne is the winner of the Mutual of Omaha competition. She wins $10,000 and a job as the Wild Guide for the internet television series, Wild Kingdom, premiering this fall. This has been a long but rewarding journey for Arne.

This competition started with over 200 applicants and eventually was cut down to just three finalists. Today the Wild Kingdom announced Stephanie Arne as the winner to become their next Wild Guide host. Arne is a Pierre Native and a graduate of South Dakota State. She says she is happy and thankful for this opportunity.

Stephanie Arne: Next Wild Guide?

Jun 27, 2013

In 2005, South Dakota State University senior Stephanie Arne was about to graduate with a degree in human development. Her plan had been to go on to get her master's degree and become a counselor. But in her heart was a passion to work with wildlife. A trip to West Africa with Zeno Wicks, a now retired professor of plant science; Sally Gillman, then an assistant professor in human development and family studies; other faculty and about 15 fellow SDSU students convinced Arne to go with her heart.