novel coronavirus

Stefany Bawek & Pheasantland Industries

Apr 27, 2020

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 1

With a national shortage of personal protective equipment, finding the masks, gowns, and face shields to protect workers from the novel coronavirus has become an emergency and an opportunity for community action. Pheasantland Industries is a division of the South Dakota Department of Corrections. Inmate workers are now engaged in making thousands of pieces o personal protective equipment.  Stefany Bawek is director of Pheasantland Industries and joins us with more details.

Saikat Basu, Ph.D. / Researcher from SDSU / Masks

Apr 24, 2020

In The Moment ... April 24, 2020 Show 803 Hour 2

South Dakota State University assistant mechanical engineering professor Saikat Basuhas a vision of a mask with a reusable respirator that captures and kills the novel coronavirus. He is a member of a team of mulit-institutional researchers that will design and develop this respirator. Saikut Basu joins us with more on this vision. 

Test Kit Shortages To Drive-Through Testing

Apr 9, 2020

In The Moment ... April 9, 2020 Show 792 Hour 2

Coronavirus testing has been at the center of pandemic response in the United States since the first case of COVID-19 was detected. From test kit shortages to drive-through testing sites, we've seen what's available to South Dakotans evolve. Now there's a new story to tell. 

News Special: As COVID-19 Cases Grow

Mar 17, 2020

As COVID-19 begins to spread through South Dakota and those in positions of authority respond, many new questions have begun to come up. SDPB’s “In the Moment” brings you this podcast special to help bring you some answers.

News Special: COVID-19 In SD

Mar 11, 2020

The spread of a novel coronavirus has South Dakotans washing their hands, stocking up on cleaning supplies, and eyeing their financial portfolios. 

SDPB’s “In the Moment” brings you this podcast special to answer some of the questions we are all asking.  

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Mar 2, 2020

In The Moment ... March 2, 2020 Show 764 Hour 1

Fears of the novel coronavirus are rippling throughout the economy, adding to the potential public health crisis. Macroeconomic policies can't address a pandemic, but perhaps they can address the economic troubles left in the wake once this particular threat subsides.  Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. He joins us for this week's Morning Macro segment. You can follow along on his website: