On the Other Hand

SDPB

In The Moment … September 10, 2020 Show 899 Hour 1

What is the value of a human life? More than 193,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. More than 170 of those people called South Dakota home. Many of those people had some kind of underlying or coexisting health condition. And in a highly charged (even toxic) political atmosphere, a preexisting condition can complicate the COVID conversation. So ... what is the worth of human life? What is the value of a few more years?

Kevin Woster writes about this on his SDPB blog On the Other Hand. 

Kevin Woster

Sep 3, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... September 3, 2020 Show 895 Hour 1

September means the beginning of fall and the beginning of hunting season for some game animals. But it also marks a very different kind of season for SDPB blogger Kevin Woster. You can read his blogs on our website--SDPB.org/WOSTER. 

On the Other Hand: Governor Noem's RNC Speech

Aug 27, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … August 27, 2020 Show 890 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the Republican National Convention last night, invoking the legacy of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Here at home, she's calling for the men enshrined on Mount Rushmore to be represented once again, this time in the alcoves of the Capitol dome. Kevin Woster writes about the history of the idea on his blog On the Other Hand. You can find it on our website at sdpb.org/woster

In The Moment ... August 20, 2020 Show 885 Hour 1

There's a plot of land just north of Stevens High School in Rapid City ripe with potential and memory. That land is the subject of Kevin Woster's next entry in his blog On the Other Hand, which you can find at SDPB.org/Woster.

On the Other Hand: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Aug 13, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … August 13, 2020 Show 880 Hour 1

As the motorcycles surge through Spearfish Canyon in conjunction with the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, if you slow down and take in the view, you might notice something other than wildlife alongside the road. Bob Newland is in his 12th year of photographing South Dakota's largest public event. Kevin Woster writes about Bob on his SDPB blog. You can find Kevin's work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

  

On The Other Hand: Wearing A Mask

Jul 30, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 30, 2020 Show 870 Hour 1

South Dakotans are keenly aware of the inconsistent use of face coverings in the state during the pandemic. We want to be safe; we want to be hospitable, especially during the visitor season. SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about wearing a mask among the maskless on his blog On the Other Hand. You can find his work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

On The Other Hand: Getting Fighing Right

Jul 23, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 23, 2020 Show 865 Hour 1

It takes a while to get fishing right. It might even take 95 years. SDPB's Kevin Woster went fishing with a 100-year-old angler. He writes about it online at sdbp.org/woster. He joins us today on the phone. 

  

On The Other Hand: Contact Tracing

Jul 16, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 16, 2020 Show 860 Hour 1

It's polite to pick up the phone when someone calls. But it's also tempting to let all those unknown numbers roll to voicemail. In the year of COVID-19, however, it's increasingly important to know whose call you might be ignoring. SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us for a look at how the South Dakota Department of Health is using the phone to reach out to those who might have been exposed to Sars-CoV-2. You can find Kevin's blog on our website at sdpb.org.

On The Other Hand: Trump At Mount Rushmore

Jul 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 9, 2020 Show 855 Hour 1

When President Trump stood at the base of Mount Rushmore on July 3, he spoke about the men whose faces have been preserved in stone. He also praised America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. That's noteworthy, especially in the Black Hills. SDPB's Kevin Woster tuned in to the music and the speeches. You can find his work online at sdpb.org./woster.  

 

SDPB

In The Moment … July 2, 2020 Show 851 Hour 2

SDPB's Kevin Woster contemplates the message of music and the role of religion in seeking justice on his blog this week.

You can find his work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

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On The Other Hand: Presidents Visiting South Dakota

Jun 25, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 1

As South Dakota prepares for fireworks over Mount Rushmore and a presidential visit, SDPB's Kevin Woster looks back at a previous presidential visit and the challenges of traffic and crowds in the Black Hills.  You can find Kevin's work on our website. SDPB.org/woster. 

SDPB

In The Moment … June 11, 2020 Show 836 Hour 1

As we watch pain and injustice play out once again, it can be difficult to know what to say or write. You know it,  I know it and Kevin Woster knows it. He writes the blog On the Other Hand.

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

May 28, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 826 Hour 1

A record number of South Dakotans have already mailed in their votes for the state primary election. Primary day is Tuesday, June 2. Because of the threat of COVID-19, people who have never considered the prospect of early voting are weighing their options. SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us for an update. You can find his reporting at sdpb.org/woster. 

 

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

May 21, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … May 21, 2020 Show 822 Hour 1

From the anticipation and frustration of fireworks and a presidential visit to the pleasures of hunting for turkeys without a gun, Kevin Woster writes about life in South Dakota for SDPB. You kind find his work on our website at sdpb.org. He joins us today to talk about yaks, jacks, and jennies. And maybe a little politics as well.  

Kevin Woster: Gov Noem & The Press

May 7, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … May 7, 2020 Show 812 Hour 1

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Apr 30, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... April 30, 2020 Show 807 Hour 1

Kevin Woster: The Pandemic From Rapid City

Apr 23, 2020
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 23, 2020 Show 802 Hour 1

On the Other Hand: Outdoorsmen Adjust

Apr 16, 2020
NPR

In The Moment ... April 16, 2020 Show 797 Hour 1

For today's On the Other Hand conversation, we welcome Kevin Woster, along with special guest John Cooper. Cooper served as the state Game, Fish & Parks Department secretary for more than 12 years, serving two governors. He took that role after a 23-year career as a federal game warden and multi-state law enforcement supervisor for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Woster writes about Cooper and about the pandemic online for SDPB. You can find the work at sdpb.org/woster.  

 

On The Other Hand: The Grocery Store

Apr 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... April 9, 2020 Show 792 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster tackles one of the greatest challenges of 2020 -- the grocery store. You can read his blog at sdpb.org/woster. 

 

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Woster Talks Gov Noem's Handling Of COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... April 2, 2020 Show 787 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem has handled the coronavirus crisis with consistency both in her policy and her messaging. South Dakotans have come to expect the governor to stand by her word and stick to her guns. Is that helping or hurting? SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us with thoughts on how Noem has led the state during the crisis and how what she sees as the role of government makes a big difference in how we face the pandemic. You can find his blog online at SDPB.org/Woster.  

On The Other Hand: It's Hard To Stay Home

Mar 26, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 26, 2020 Show 782 Hour 1

South Dakotans have been asked to stay at home in order to slow the spread of coronavirus, protect the vulnerable, keep healthcare workers safe and at work and well supplied. But nobody said that was going to be easy. For many people, staying home is fraught with perils of its own.  Kevin Woster writes about it online at SDPB.org/Woster

On The Other Hand: Social Isolation

Mar 19, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 19, 2020 Show 777 Hour 1

Is it time to put aside partisan politics and work together to flatten the curve of coronavirus? Or is it time to hold leaders accountable for every word and action that impacts America's response.  Plus how are people parenting and grandparenting and worshipping during social isolation?  

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us with thoughts this week. You can find his work on our website:  sdpb.org/woster

 

On the Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Mar 12, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 12, 2020 Show 772 Hour 1

The first pasque flowers are blossoming in South Dakota. State residents brace for a pandemic. And politics goes on as usual.

Kevin Woster's SDPB blog is online at sdpb.org/woster

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Mar 5, 2020
Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... March 5, 2020 Show 767 Hour 1

Who is living in the governor's mansion in Pierre, and does it really matter?

Kevin Woster is a contributing writer to SDPB with On the Other Hand, his weekly blog available at SDPB.org.

You can watch his interview with Lori by clicking here.

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Feb 27, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 27, 2020 Show 762 Hour 1

Blogger Kevin Woster brings In the Moment his perspective on what happened with Rapid City School District's bond issue. You can find his blog online at sdpb.org/woster

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 1

Blogger Kevin Woster brings In the Moment his perspective on the future of Rapid City's public school system.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... February 13, 2020 Show 753 Hour 1

The "Rapid City Journal" has reduced its print publication distribution from seven days a week to five, beginning in March. The online version is updated daily, but subscribers will no longer hear the thump of the morning paper on their doorstep daily. SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us to talk about the clarity and solace of a daily newspaper and what the change might mean for the future of journalism in South Dakota. 

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 30, 2020 Show 744 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 is legislation designed to criminalize certain forms of gender-affirming healthcare in South Dakota. Earlier this week we talked about the nuances of that care. Today, SDPB's Kevin Woster continues the conversation with a deeper look at the impact on economic growth in the state of South Dakota. You can find his work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

On the Other Hand: Gov Noem's Popularity

Jan 23, 2020
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 23, 2020 Show 739 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem's popularity with South Dakotans has been lagging, especially among Republican insiders. SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about the challenges on his blog On the Other Hand.

You can find it at sdpb.org/woster.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

On The Other Hand: State Of The Tribes

Jan 10, 2020
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster discusses South Dakota's State of the Tribes address by taking a look at the origin of the event. Woster's SDPB blog is On the Other Hand.

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