SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment, June 9, 2021 Show 1066.

Tuesday, Clay County voters had to decided on a $41 million bond that would fund construction of a new courthouse, jail, and law enforcement center. Clay County Commissioner Travis Mockler is the chairman, he joins us with the latest.

SDPB's Lura Roti talks to South Dakotans who have decided not to get the COVID vaccine.

In the Moment, June 8, 2021 Show 1065.

Kristi Cammack is the executive director of the South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies. She will discuss the research projects to improve understanding of all things bison. 

The dam building age of America is over, but the legacy of those days remains. Mark Anderson, instructor in South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering joins us to talk about America's aging water infrastructure. 

In the Moment, June 7, 2021 Show 1063.

Jim Petrick is a hog producer out of Gayville. He will discuss the recent meat packing cyberattack and the impact it may have in South Dakota.

We explore the ongoing impact of the American Rescue Plan on South Dakota's small business. Jaime Wood with the U.S. Small Business Association joins us.

In The Moment: Rodeo 101 With Dale Christensen

Jun 4, 2021

  • A judge says South Dakota cannot force the federal government to allow fireworks at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Gov. Kristi Noem wants a fireworks show on July 3. The National Park Service denied her request.
  • Much has been made about what our next normal will be as we struggle to emerge from our pandemic cocoons of anxiety and our surge of a collective reckoning with mortality. Well, how about a great "un-tabooing" of our overall thoughts about wellness? Rick Kahler is a personal financial planner, columnist, and financial therapist.

In the Moment, May 28, 2021 Show 1059.

Brenda Wade Schmidt reports on the opening of the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in northeastern Sioux Falls. It's the first federally funded, state-owned and operated veterans cemetery in South Dakota.   

For SDPB's May Spotlight on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Richard Two Bulls reports on Juanita Adams. Adams disappeared in 1978. Her body was discovered in 1980 and not identified until 2011. 

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In the Moment, May 27, 2021 Show 1058.

Lake Area Technical College in Watertown has recently received a gift of $10 million from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott (former wife of Jeff Bezos). Mike Cartney, president of Lake Area Technical College explains why.

For SDPB's May Spotlight on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Lee Strubinger reports on the search for Susan Fast Eagle.

In the Moment, May 24, 2021 Show 1055.

Michelle Kane, Director, South Dakota CEO/Women's Business Center, offers tips on how to let your customers know that you have reopened your business.

Dr. Shankar Kurra joins us for a COVID update. We'll talk about standing down from the surge preparations and how efforts to encourage vaccinations are now focused on personal conversations.

In the Moment, May 21, 2021 Show 1054.

Newly released data from the SDSU Poll indicates a correlation between South Dakotans' distrust in government and vaccine hesitancy. SDSU's David Wiltse explains.

South Dakotans with Alzheimer's found the isolation of the pandemic accelerated disease progression. Alzheimer's Foundation of America is holding a free Alzheimer's educational conference specifically aimed at South Dakota residents on Thursday May 27 at 10 a.m. CDT. President and CEO Charles Fuschillo Jr. joins the show to discuss.

In the Moment, May 20, 2021 Show 1053.

South Dakota tumbles back to the bottom in teacher pay, five years after the Blue Ribbon Task Force determined to solve the pay gap problem for the state's educators. Morgan Matzen reports for Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls. She joins us for an update.

Saikat Basu is an assistant professor at SDSU in Brookings. He and his family were visiting India when the second wave of the coronavirus hit. He used the crisis as inspiration to develop a new protocol for COVID prevention.

In the Moment, May 19, 2021 Show 1052.

Where is that bear (or bears)? Mike Klosowski, Regional Wildlife Supervisor with South Dakota Game Fish & Parks, shares the latest on the bear that ignited social media in the Black Hills. 

Dr. Andrew Ellsworth previews On Call with the Prairie Doc® where this week's episode is "Oh, My Aching Back." 

In the Moment, May 17, 2021 Show 1050.

  • Dr. Shankar Kurra from Monument Health joins us for our COVID update. Today we talk about taking off the masks in South Dakota.


  • SDPB's Richard Two Bulls brings us the story of a Lakota war veteran who, after he got out of the service, spent 38 years as an educator at Pine Ridge.


In the Moment, May 13, 2021 Show 1048.

History, Patriotism, And Political Socialization

May 5, 2021

In the Moment, May 5, 2021 Show 1042.

Laura Edwards is the SDSU Extension State Climatologist. She joins to discuss the U.S. Climate Normal Report and its significance to how we view weather along with highlights from the report and how they pertain to South Dakota.

Richard Two Bulls talks with an episcopal priest who has a Native American food kitchen in the twin cities.

The Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis

May 4, 2021
SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment, May 4, 2021 Show 1041.


In the Moment, April 28, 2021 Show 1037.

FRONTLINE Discusses "The Virus That Shook The World"

Apr 23, 2021

In the Moment, April 23, 2021 Show 1034.


In the Moment, April 9, 2021 Show 1024.

  • Vincent Morales is co-founder of the Veterans Community Project. He joins us to talk about a proposed tiny house community for veterans in Sioux Falls, with the goal of ending veteran homelessness.