In The Moment: Governor Noem Heads To The Southern Border

Jul 28, 2021
Office of Governor Kristi Noem

South Dakota health care providers are striving to provide access to people seeking the COVID vaccine. Michaela Sieber is the executive director of the SDUIH Clinic. She joins us to talk about the group's pop-up clinic at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls.

Thunder Valley CDC is doing first-time-home-buyers classes for Native Americans. SDPB's Richard Two Bulls joins us with more.

In The Moment: The Women Who Shaped The West

Jul 28, 2021
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Parents preparing for back to school are learning more about district policies for COVID mitigation, in-person learning, and vaccine reporting. Bart Pfankuch is the content director for South Dakota News Watch.

John Shrader

How do vegetation and ground cover impact soil erosion, water quality, and our ecosystem? Brett Lingwall from South Dakota Mines talks about a new living laboratory.

SDPB's Richard Two Bulls introduces us to a new program called LIFT — Early Career Support for Native Artists which is aimed to develop and realize new projects.

Poetry from Studio 47 reaches a milestone today with the broadcast of its 100th episode. We talk with creators Patrick Hicks and Peter Folliard about bringing poetry to the South Dakota airwaves through the power of public media.


Drought conditions are worsening in South Dakota with 72 percent of the state experiencing moderate drought. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Gillispie joins us for an update.  


Now that hearing aids are offered over the counter, should South Dakotans should bypass an audiologist to get hearing assistance? We talk with Jennifer Phelan, a Vermillion area audiologist.

Megan Feighery reports on restaurant entrepreneurship during the pandemic.

When Governor Kristi Noem spoke at last weekend's Family Council Summit she took aim at some fellow GOP members while criticizing President Biden's handling of the country. SDSU Political Science Professors David Wiltse and Lisa Hager discuss during the Dakota Political Junkies segment.


COVID-19 cases are on a bit of an uptick in western South Dakota. Dr. Shankar Kurra from Monument Health joins us to discuss the latest with the delta variant.

Secretary Marcia Hultman of the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation joins us with an update on the economic recovery and back-to-work in South Dakota.

Brandi Morin is a Cree/Iroqouis French journalist on assignment for National Geographic. She has been covering the return of the remains of Native American children from the Carlisle Industrial Indian School to the Rosebud Tribe. We check in with Morin from the road.  

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds discusses Congressional support of repatriations of student remains from federal boarding schools.

Laura Edwards comes on to discuss the drought situation after the recent rainfall. 

Lee Strubinger joins us with a back and forth on the Department of Corrections allegations. Read Lee's latest reporting here.

Jim Furnish is a consulting forester with a 34-year career in the USDA Forest Service. His memoir is called "Toward a Natural Forest." It recaps a tumultuous time in Forest Service history and offers hopes for transformation.

SD Home Garden joins us to preview the latest episode on tropical plants.

In The Moment: State Secretary Of Health Talks Delta Variant

Jul 13, 2021

SDPB's Arielle Zionts talks about the latest with Nick Tilsen and the NDN Collective. Tilsen has entered a diversion program, today we learn what that is. Click here to see Tilsen's supporting documents and his memo in support of a motion to dismiss charges.