John Shrader

In The Moment ... May 22, 2020 Show 823 Hour 1

Here's Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today's featured poet is Emily Dickinson.

Ethanol Struggles

Apr 21, 2020

In The Moment ... April 21, 2020 Show 800 Hour 1

The demand for gasoline has plummeted since people around the world have been forced into isolation to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. That drop has a ripple effect fare beyond the price at the pump. Doug Berven is vice president of corporate affairs at POET. 


Poetry from Studio 47: Joe Wilkins

Apr 17, 2020

In The Moment ... April 17, 2020 Show 798 Hour 1

Today is Friday and time for Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode.


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Arts & Lifestyle: Dec 28 - Jan 3

Jan 3, 2020

In this week’s South Dakota arts and lifestyle podcast, singer-songwriter Chris Huisenga, whose musical provides us with an exclusive interview during our first Moment in Sound of the new year.

  • Poet Sara Henning.
  • Poetry from Studio 47.

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Poetry From Studio 47: Sara Henning

Jan 3, 2020
Poetry from Studio 47

Patrick Hicks hosts Poetry From Studio 47 Fridays during In The Moment. This week, he features author and poet Sara Henning.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 2

Poet Sara Henning is author of the poetry collections "A Sweeter Water" and "View from True North." She is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University. As a poet, she's known for her mastery and elegance. "View from True North" explores themes of identity and family secrets, tenderness and rage, freedom and form.

John Shrader

In The Moment ... December 20, 2019 Show 724 Hour 1

Each week we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today the featured poet is Clement Clarke Moore just in time for the holidays.

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the In the Moment team is posting the podcast early so we too can enjoy time with our families and reflect on what we are grateful for. This week you will hear from a number of authors, including Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela ahead of their November 30th presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

News: Aug 10 - 16

Aug 16, 2019

In this weeks news, SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on Hand County potentially seeing another animal feedlot operation that may complicate things there. Tuesday marked the last day of the nest predator bounty program, and we’ll hear reactions from SDPB's Michael Zimny. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. Lori talks with Laurie Gill, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Could gratitude decrease stress? And, The National Farmers Organization says the country's farmers deserve better when it comes to the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.

2020 Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards

Aug 12, 2019
Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... August 12, 2019 Show 635 Hour 1

The National Farmers Organization says the country's farmers deserve better when it comes to renewable volume obligations under the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.

Some corn growers are saying that the administration is funneling money away from family farms and into the pockets of large oil companies.

Scott Stahl, Vice President of the South Dakota Corn Growers, and Rob Walther, Vice President of Federal Policy at POET discuss the issue.

Poetry From Studio 47: Eleanor Wilner

Aug 9, 2019

In The Moment ... August 9, 2019 Show 634 Hour 1

Patrick Hicks hosts Poetry From Studio 47 Fridays during In The Moment. He features Eleanor Wilner in this edition.

Kenyan Artist Visits Sioux Falls

Apr 17, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 17, 2019 Show 558 Hour 1

Adam Masava is a self-taught artist from the Mukuru slums in Africa. His passion is to change the world through the power of art.

He's in the United States for the first time to share his art and to work with Seeds of Change, a non-profit founded by POET CEO Jeff Broin and his family.

Seeds of Change co-founder Miranda Broin joins Masava on In The Moment. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 16, 2019 Show 557 Hour 2

Mueller Pallets, a second generation family-owned company in Sioux Falls, has surpassed a milestone in recycling. They have now recycled one billion pounds of wood waste by using the POET facility in Chancellor, South Dakota.

Chad Fodness of Mueller Pallets and Rachel Kloos and LaVerle Van Ningen of POET discuss the milestone and the unique partnership.


In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 2

Roger Whittle is Managing Editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. Dana Ferguson is a political watchdog reporter with the Argus Leader. This week on the Dakota Political Junkies we discuss hate groups in America and the role of public officials to address their actions publicly. We also talk tax reform and news from DakotaFest.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 2,2017 Show 084 Hour 1

To love someone is inherently risky. Poet Christine Stewart's book "Untrussed" explores the promises of love and loss. If you joined the SDPB Book Club last year, you recently discovered a copy of "Untrussed" in your mailbox. She joins us today to talk about "wonderful rejections," autobiography in poetry and more.

SDPB/Lori Walsh

By December, most New Year's resolutions are long forgotten. Poet Jay Sanchez, however, is still going strong. Sanchez, an 18-year-old college freshman, decided in January to compose a poem every day this year - and to post the results on Instagram. Sanchez visits with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about the challenge.

Cider Press Review

The Great Plains Writers' Tour and Writers' Symposium brings award-winning professional writers to the Mt. Marty College campus in Yankton, Wednesday, for a day of readings, discussions and class workshops. Poet Christine Stewart-Nunez, an associate professor in the English department at South Dakota State University joins Dakota Midday to discuss her work. She is one of the headliners at the Symposium.

Doris Symens Armstrong created a painting every day for a month, photographed it, and sent the image to Bruce Roseland. He created a poem that reflected the visions on Symens Armstrong's work. Their book, "Gift of Moments" gathers the project in one place. They join Dakota Midday to talk about art, technique, and the opportunities for South Dakota artists to form unique collaborations.

Corn: Food, Fuel, And The Future

Jul 23, 2014

Although the first image that comes to mind when thinking of corn is a freshly buttered ear, most corn doesn’t make it to the dinner table. Whole-kernel sweet corn is only about one-percent of the crop. The rest of it is field corn. Some is processed for food ingredients, but it’s primarily used as livestock feed and ethanol.As demand for renewable fuel has grown in recent years, South Dakota has emerged as the fifth largest ethanol producing state with over a dozen biofuel plants.

Ethanol And Water Systems

Sep 13, 2013

Doug Berven, a member of Poet, discussed how agriculture and ethanol benefits our country. Tom Meyer is with the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) and he discussed building water systems with host Cara Hetland at the Plain Green Conference in Sioux Falls.