Communicating Our Health & Feelings During COVID

Dec 4, 2020

In this In the Moment podcast, we reevaluate how we think and communicate about our mortality, our loneliness, and our holiday gatherings. In the conversations, we offer knowledge, validation, curiosity, creativity. We’ve got guests who might make you feel a little less alone and tips for navigating this month together: 

Dr. Sabina Kupershmidt - chair of the Interprofessional Health Education Center at USD.

Jill Tyler, Ph.D. - associate professor and chair of communication studies at USD.

State of Vermont

South Dakota’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has produced contrasting results: one of the nation’s best economic recoveries, and one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks. 

Governor Kristi Noem’s rejection of statewide shelter-in-place orders, business shutdowns and mask mandates has made her a celebrity in the Republican Party. She campaigned for President Trump in 17 states and touted her own record last month in Maine and New Hampshire. 

SDPB News: Aug 3

Aug 3, 2020

What are Rapid City schools' plans to get students back to school? How are veterans getting access to health opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic? And, how is a South Dakota bank seeing distribution of some coronavirus stimulus payments? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Hoffman

Jul 13, 2020

In The Moment … July 13, 2020 Show 857 Hour 1

As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, South Dakotans ask questions about whether or not Sars CovV-2 can be spread by asymptomatic people. How sure are we about the efficacy of wearing masks to slow the spread of the disease? The pandemic provides continued opportunity to search for clarity. Today we welcome back Dr. Wendell Hoffman. He's an infectious disease doctor with Sanford Health.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Paul TenHaken

Jul 8, 2020

In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 2

Cities across the nation are battling surges of COVID-19 as they struggle to reopen, enact more restrictions, and increase hospital capacity. But what's happening here at home? This week we are checking in with South Dakota mayors. Today we welcome Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. 

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Shankar Kurra

Jul 6, 2020

In The Moment … July 6, 2020 Show 852 Hour 1

For the past 15 weeks or so we have been immersed in a pandemic and each day that goes by we seem to learn something new about Covid-19. Nationally it looks like the numbers are on the rise and depending on who you ask, perhaps locally too. On Monday's we bring local medical professionals on to help us better understand what this is and what's changing. Today we welcome back Dr. Shankar Kurra, he is vice president of Medical Affairs at Monument Health.

So, What's Going On With The 2020 Census?

Jul 2, 2020

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

The U.S. Census Bureau has plans on resuming some field operations in South Dakota. Materials began being sent around the middle of March and then the pandemic hit so these operations were suspended. Dennis Johnson is deputy regional director for the US Census Bureau (Denver region) and he joins us today to discuss the progress and the importance of the census.

Small Towns, Big Challenges

Jun 29, 2020

In The Moment … June 29, 2020 Show 848 Hour 1

South Dakota Humanities Council

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 2

Speakers Bureau programs from the South Dakota Humanities Council are now available virtually. Some of those virtual gatherings are proving to be even better attended than in-person events.  Ann Volin is the executive director of the South Dakota Humanities Council. She joins us for an update on Humanities Council programs during the pandemic.  

Masks Do Work & Other Lessons Learned

Jun 22, 2020

When a family member is diagnosed with COVID-19, what do you do? SDPBs Lura Roti finds out by visiting with a Sioux Falls mother who recently cared for her college-age daughter.

What do you do when your 20-year-old daughter calls crying to let you know she tested positive for COVID-19? If you’re Pam Cole, you pack up your home office and drive to Vermillion.

News: Jun 13 - 19

Jun 19, 2020

In this weeks podcast we get a COVID-19 update, hear about the issues with having a newborn during the pandemic, and a couple Political Junkies breakdown the top headlines from the week.

Having a Baby During COVID is Mostly the Same…

Jun 18, 2020
The Bies family

What is it like to welcome a baby into the world during a pandemic? SDPB's Lura Roti visits with newborn Charlie Bies's parents, grandparents and doctor to find out.

Four-days old in this recording, Charlie Bies won’t understand until he’s much older, but he was born during an unprecedented time. And unlike the experience his big sister, Adelaide had when she was born nearly two years ago, many of those who love him, have not been able to cuddle him yet. 


In The Moment … June 17, 2020 Show 840 Hour 1

For more on the challenges of welcoming a new baby into your family during the pandemic, we welcome Karla Salem, CSW-PIP, to the program. She is a behavioral health expert with the Sanford Women's Plaza. 

Summer Travel During The Pandemic

Jun 16, 2020

In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 2

As with everything these days, it seems we have to find ways of doing things more safely. Traveling this summer is no exception and if you should choose to do so, there are steps you can take to make that journey safer. Dr. Leah Prestbo is an internal medicine physician with Avera and she joins us to discuss those steps.

Farmers & Producers In Crisis

Jun 9, 2020

In The Moment … June 9, 2020 Show 834 Hour 2

The disruption in the supply food chain has been an issue for South Dakota producers, particularly pork producers. The physical and emotional stress placed on these individuals is real.  Joining us today is Karl Oehlke, he's a physician assistant with Avera Medical Group/University Psychiatry Associates. He's also a 3rd generation farmer.  

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Evert Van der Sluis On The Supply Chain

Jun 9, 2020

In The Moment … June 9, 2020 Show 834 Hour 2

As we continue our conversations on the pandemic's consequences for the food supply chain, we look at the economic impacts of meat plant closures. The weaknesses we're seeing now were there before what do we need to do after? Evert Vander Sluis joins us now, he's a professor of economics at South Dakota State University.

Rick Kahler Talks The Most Recent Jobs Report

Jun 8, 2020

In The Moment … June 8, 2020 Show 833 Hour 1

The most recent jobs report seemed to give the stock market a shot of optimism after tanking in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. But things are still pretty bleak...and to be honest, I'm as confused as most people.  Luckily, Rick Kahler is here to help us out.  He's the founder and president of the Kahler Financial Group, a leader in the field of financial therapy, and the author of several financial books including 2009's Wire for Wealth. 

Emilia Flint & Michele Clodfelder

May 26, 2020

In The Moment … May 26, 2020 Show 824 Hour 2

When is the best time to work on your closest relationships? Is the stress and isolation of the pandemic changing how we feel about the people we choose to spend our lives with?  These guests are here to answer your questions about love and partnership. Emilia Flint is assistant professor of psychology at Black Hills State University. She's also a licensed psychologist at Black Hills Psychology. Michele Clodfelder is a licensed professional counselor and a certified Equine Assist Therapist at Black Hills Psychology.

Arts & Lifestyle: May 2 - 8

May 8, 2020

Relationship and community during the pandemic are the focus of this week's In the Moment Arts & Lifestyle Podcast.

Dr. Kevin Post: COVID-19 Update

May 8, 2020

In The Moment … May 8, 2020 Show 813 Hour 2

As Americans reach for a sense of normalcy during the pandemic, scientists and medical professionals search for the kind of insight and solutions that could create breakthroughs large and small in the fight against the novel coronavirus.  Kevin Post is chief medical officer with the Avera Medical Group. He joins us with an update on research and clinical trials. 

Romantic Relationships During A Pandemic

May 7, 2020
Black Hills Psychology

In The Moment … May 7, 2020 Show 812 Hour 2

How has the coronavirus affected your current relationship at home? Perhaps both are working from home and are spending more time under one roof together than before. We are now forced to connect with loved ones in ways that we certainly aren't used to. Michele Clodfelder is a licensed professional counselor with Mental Health for Black Hills psychology. She joins us today with a therapeutic look at love inside a pandemic.


Sioux Falls AFL-CIO

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

Kevin Woster: Gov Noem & The Press

May 7, 2020

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

Lifelong Learning During The Pandemic

May 6, 2020

In The Moment … May 6, 2020 Show 811 Hour 2

Older adults are at high risk of serious complications from COVID-19, so many are staying at home during the pandemic. But staying at home doesn't need to mean stagnating.  Thea Miller Ryan, director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USD, joins us for a look at lifelong learning during complicated times. 

Lura Roti: Community & Social Distancing

May 6, 2020

In The Moment … May 6, 2020 Show 811 Hour 1

Jokes chalked on sidewalks, teddy bears in windows, nightly noise, and front porch concerts, Sioux Falls' neighbors are doing their part to maintain community in a time of social distancing. SDPB's Lura Roti has this snapshot.


Dr. Shankaar Kurra With A COVID-19 update

May 4, 2020

In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 2

In March the coronavirus pandemic began and as each minute passes by, our health professionals are learning more and more. For the past several weeks we have invited medical professionals to the show to tell us what we know now that we didn’t know let’s say last week. Dr. Shankar Kurra is vice president of Medical Affairs at Monument Health, he joins us with an update.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City



Rapid City Tourism

May 4, 2020

In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 1

Given the pandemic we are currently experiencing, how are we to celebrate National Travel And Tourism week? Perhaps it’s virtually or by social media? Julie Jensen is president of Visit Rapid City and she joins us to spotlight resilience and hope as we face coronavirus.


In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 1

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, north of 30,000 South Dakotans have filed for unemployment benefits. How does one go about transitioning to a new way of getting health coverage? John Snyder is president of the Sanford Health Plan.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Avera: A COVID-19 Update

Apr 27, 2020

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 2

From antibody testing to the power of the personal mask, we continue to learn more about  Sars-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Joining us today for our weekly update about the virus, Dr. Kevin Post is chief medical officer with the Avera Medical Group.


Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Dusty Johnson Talks "Payroll Protection Program"

Apr 27, 2020

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