SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment: March 31, 2021 Show 1019.

South Dakota Dept of Tribal Relations

In the Moment with Lori Walsh: March 30, 2021 Show 1018.


In the Moment: March 26, 2021 Show 1016.

In the Moment: March 23, 2021 Show 1014.

SDPB's Joshua Haiar

March 16, 2021 Show 1009.

  • Sex and gender may seem to be simple; we are told there are men and there are women. However, according to scientists, medical and mental health professionals, and others who specialize in human development, the reality is much more complicated. Anne Dilenschneider, PhD, LPC-MH, WPATH Certified Gender Specialist, joins us to explain.

  • In Their Own Words then brings us a bill (HB 1217) promoting fairness in women's sports. Critics say the bill targets transgender South Dakotans.


March 15, 2021 Show 1008

March 12, 2021 Show 1007

March 9, 2021 Show 1004.

March 8, 2021 Show 1003.

  • Sanford Health brings us a COVID-19 Update.


  • We listen back to a conversation with José-Marie Griffiths, she's the president of Dakota State University in Madison.


  • Images of the Past tells us why you no longer see bears in the Black Hills.

March 8, 2021 Show 1003.

  • SDPB's reporters join us for a "Legislative Roundtable" where they discuss what they'll be keeping an eye on this week in Pierre.


  • In Their Own Words brings us a bill  that makes a change in the options the Secretary of State has available to send voters an application for an absentee ballot.


March 4, 2021 Show 1001

  • Today we head to Rapid City and talk with Mayor Steve Allender about what the past year has looked like for his city and how it looks now.


  • The pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. If you've become less engaged, more tense, or depressed, have you sought help from an Employee Assistance Program?


SDPB / Joshua Haiar

March 4, 2021 Show 1001.

  • The Federal Reserve estimates that in quarter three of 2020, Americans owed more than $1.7 trillion in student loans. Bruce Johnson, instructor of personal finance and personal selling at SDSU, says the cost of tuition is driving more and more students into his classes.



March 3, 2021 Show 1000:

  • Dakota Political Junkies,  Pam Carriveau, professor of Political Science at BHSU, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, join us todiscuss the state's top political headlines.
  • You & Your Democracy gives us a crash course itno how you can be heard and make a difference in local government.
  • We revisit a conversation with retired South Dakota Supreme Court Justice, Judith Meierhenry.

March 3, 2021 Show 1000:

  • We check in with Vermillion Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise. -6:43


  • In their Own Words brings us  a proposal that would establish what is called a “Re-Homestead South Dakota Program.” -22:05
  • We discuss COVID'S year-long effect on South Dakota businesses with Nathan Sanderson, executive director at South Dakota Retailers Association, and David Owen, President/Chief Lobbyist South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. -37:13

Her Vote Her Voice

March 1, 2021 Show 998, Hr 2.


February 26, 2021 Show 997. 

  • We take a closer look at "Crossover Day." What does it mean? Why does it matter?
  • House lawmakers have filed articles of impeachment against the Attorney General, Mike Card explains how impeachment works in South Dakota.
  • Delta David Gier joins us to discuss what's nex for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
  • Eliza Blue brings us a "Postcard from the Prairie.
  • Finally, we end the week with some Poetry from Studio 47.


February 25, 2021 Show 996.

Hy-Vee Joins Vaccination Effort In Sioux Falls

Feb 23, 2021
Hy-Vee, Sioux Falls

February 23, 2021 Show 994.

Vaccine distribution and administration continues to accelerate in South Dakota. There are different "lanes" of vaccination for residents of the state. Sanford, Avera, and Monument Health have administered tens of thousands of vaccines. The Veterans Administration is now vaccinating veterans 50 and older. Indian Health Services is working quickly to vaccinate tribal community members. And now, pharmacies join the effort as well, as South Dakota seeks to vaccinate people 65 and older.  

Dr. Shankar Kurra | COVID-19 Update

Feb 22, 2021

February 22, 2021 Show 993 Hour 2.

Should patients plan their mammograms around their COVID vaccination schedule? What about plans for other vaccines, such as the one for Shingles? Plus, the state of South Dakota reaches a vaccine milestone.  Guest: Dr. Shankar Kurra, vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health.

On Call with the Prairie Doc® Preview

Feb 18, 2021
On Call With The Prairie Doc

February 18, 2021 Show 991 Hour 2.

If you're not familiar with On Call with the Prairie Doc®, it's a program that explores and explains medical and health information. In a world of swirling online advice, it's a chance to tune in and get the facts right here at home. Dr. Deb Johnston is one of the Prairie Docs®.


Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health



February 9, 2021 Show 988 Hour 1.

We have yet to fully understand the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. This is especially true of the losses we've experienced among older South Dakotans. And yet, we've also been sharing (since the beginning of the pandemic) stories of dedicated frontline healthcare workers, innovation in elder care, and resilience. And now, vaccines, and a light at the end of a very long tunnel.  

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Thury

Feb 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 2.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been part of life in South Dakota for almost a year now, and every week brings new scientific discoveries about SARS-CoV-2.  

  • Guest: Dr. Chad Thury, Family Medicine physician and Regional Director of Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group.


Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

How Sioux Falls VA Is Handling COVID Vaccinations

Feb 3, 2021
Sioux Falls VA

In The Moment … February 3rd, 2021 Show 984 Hour 2

More than 71,500 South Dakotans have received doses of one of the approved vaccines to fight COVID-19. We recently talked with physicians and public health leaders who are managing the distribution and administration of the vaccine statewide. The Veterans Administration works closely with the CDC and other federal partners to provide COVID vaccines to veterans and VA health care personnel. 

  • Guest: Lisa Simoneau, the director of VA in Sioux Falls.


COVID-19 Update With Dr. Kurra

Feb 1, 2021

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 2

From new vaccines to new Sars-CoV-2 variants, the COVID-19 picture continues to evolve. Plus, a new report from Columbia University suggests far more of us have been infected that initially thought. What does that mean for the prevalence of the disease in the state?

  • Guest: Dr. Shankar Kurra is vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

On Call with the Prairie Doc® Preview

Jan 28, 2021
On Call With The Prairie Doc

In The Moment … January 28th, 2021 Show 980 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® airs on South Dakota Public Television (SDPB) and the Prairie Doc® Facebook page each week at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health


In The Moment … January 27th, 2021 Show 979 Hour 2

COVID-19 Impact On South Dakota Nonprofits

Jan 26, 2021
NPR / Getty Images

In The Moment … January 26th, 2021 Show 978 Hour 1

Understanding how the pandemic has impacted us here in South Dakota is a vital part of the recovery effort. Today we're looking at some of the trends for nonprofit organizations in the state through the lens of the "COVID-19 Impact on South Dakota Nonprofits Survey Analysis" from Benchmark Data Labs.  Guests: 


In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 2