South Dakota Outdoor Exploration

May 28, 2020

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 826 Hour 2

South Dakota can be the perfect place to get outside and explore... if you know the right place to fix your gaze. SDPB's Michael Zimny serves as your outdoor exploration correspondent, guiding you on adventures via our website sdpb.org. 


On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Apr 30, 2020

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

Arts & Lifestyle: Apr 11 - 17

Apr 17, 2020

In this week's arts and lifestyle podcast, we hear from Game Fish and Parks, a couple outdoorsmen, an author, and SDPB's Chynna Lockett brings us a very special feature.

Running During The Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

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

Today we're talking about spending time outdoors during the pandemic. Jacqueline Palfy is a competitive athlete who writes frequently about running and cycling and living life outside. She's even written about her own experience during the Boston Marathon of 2013 when a bomb exploded at the finish line about 30 minutes after she finished. Now she faces a new challenge as an athlete. The six-year anniversary of that moment was yesterday.  

On the Other Hand: Outdoorsmen Adjust

Apr 16, 2020

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.  


Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 10, 2019 Show 677 Hour 1

It seems in South Dakota we always have something to talk about regarding the weather and the outdoors. Kevin Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog for SDPB. He shares thoughts about South Dakota, outdoor recreation, and even the recent Festival of Books.


In the Moment ... September 4, 2019 Show 651 Hour 1

From trapping to non-meandering waters, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has a full agenda for this week's meetings in Spearfish. The meetings are being held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.

South Dakota GF&P Deputy Secretary Kevin Robling joins In The Moment with a preview.

Bird Watching Is For All Ages

Aug 7, 2019
Nate Wek

In The Moment ... August 7, 2019 Show 632 Hour 1

SDPB Sports and Recreation reporter Nate Wek joins Lori Walsh for another conversation on bird watching which, as Wek has discovered, is a great outdoor activity for all ages.

Jerry Wilson

Apr 12, 2018
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 1

What do 150 acres and the creatures who inhabit it have to say to the people who live, work and write among them?

Jerry Wilson lives with his poet wife, Norma, on Prairie Bluff in southeast South Dakota. For many years he taught literature and writing. He served as managing editor of South Dakota Magazine. Now he writes full time ... well, almost full time. He's got a lot of outdoor exploring to do as well.

His new book is called Seasons of the Coyote: A Year on Prairie Bluff.

In The Moment ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 1

Antonia Gonzales is anchor and producer for National Native News. This morning, she was the featured speaker at the Morning Fill Up at the Garage in Rapid City. She joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid City for a conversation about coverage of tribal community issues throughout the nation.

To hear Antonia Gonzales' Morning Fill Up conversation at the Garage, click play below.

Earl Brockelsby

This week marks the 100th anniversary of National Parks. We’re kicking off a series of segments on National Parks with the story of a single Badlands cedar tree, loved by one family for generations.

This cedar sits on a point surrounded by steep cliffs in the Badlands National Park.    It resembles a Japanese bonsai. It’s gnarled, twisted, and bent by the relentless wind.

The 2016 Dakota Midday Book Club kicks off with "Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia."

Author David O'Hara joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss an ethic and philosophy of living in the natural world.

If you are a member of the Dakota Midday Book Club, our next  book will arrive in your mailbox before long. It's called "Really Happy" by Jim Reese.