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On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 29, 2020 Show 931 Hour 2

The current world we live in from a health perspective is trying. We all have questions that we would like addressed. On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight's show is an ask anything hour and is hosted by Dr. Andrew Ellsworth, a family medicine physician with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and one of the Prairie Doc® physicians. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

  

Into the Numbers Elizabeth Racz

Oct 28, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 28, 2020 Show 930 Hour 1

North and South Dakota make national news as COVID-19 cases per capita continue to rise. Today, the state Department of Health reports 1,095 new confirmed cases and 175 new probable cases. Today we have also set a new record for hospitalizations: 412. . We've been unpacking some of those numbers with South Dakota epidemiologist and public health expert Elizabeth Racz, Ph.D. with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology joins us.  

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

SDEA Statewide Covid-19 Survey of Educators

Oct 27, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … October 27, 2020 Show 929 Hour 1

Three weeks ago, the South Dakota Education Association completed a 10-day survey of educators to see how much Covid-19 was challenging their abilities while trying to teach students.  Educators responded to questions in the areas of "Sense of Safety," "Personal Protective Equipment," and "Schedule," among others. Joining us to take an in-depth look at the survey is Loren Paul. He's the president of the SDEA. 

Covid-19 Update: Dr. David Basel

Oct 26, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 26, 2020 Show 928 Hour 2

South Dakota reached 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in one twice in October. The odds that you personally know someone with a confirmed case have increased. What do we know now about this virus that we didn't know before? When should you go to the hospital during a bout with the deadly disease? What can we do to fight back the latest virus surge?  Dr. David Basel is vice president for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Innovations Made During COVID

Oct 23, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … October 23, 2020 Show 927 Hour 2

The pandemic has created obstacles for many in all types of fields. That includes innovation and aspiring entrepreneurs, or has it?  Marke Luecke is the CEO of South Dakota Innovation Partners, he joins us today with insight on what the last 6 or 7 months have done or is doing to those with big business dreams.

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Oct 22, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 22, 2020 Show 926 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV tonight at 7 central 6 mountain. The conversation is going to be centered around one of our vital organs and is called "Our Precious Lungs." Dr. Kelly Evans is an internal medicine doctor with Avera Medical Group and a member of the team of Prairie Doc® physicians, she will host the show and joins us now for a preview.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

COVID 19 Update with Dr. Shankar Kurra

Oct 19, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 19, 2020 Show 923 Hour 2

U.S. cases of COVID-19 have increased by nearly 30 percent from two weeks ago. The rate of new infections in South Dakota continues to eclipse that in other states. Now, as the weather cools and we prepare to spend more time indoors, public health officials are warning we may be entering the "darkest days" of the pandemic yet.  Dr. Shankar Kurra is vice president of Medical Affairs at Monument Health and joins us today with the latest.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

No on Amendment A & Initiative 26

Oct 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 2

Efforts to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana in South Dakota are now in the hands of the voters. If passed, Amendment A would legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state, while Initiated Measure 26 aims to legalize medicinal marijuana. Fighting those efforts is Dr. Benjamin Aaker, an emergency medicine physician with Avera Medical Group, and the president of the South Dakota State Medical Association. He's joining us to detail the concerns he has with both Amendment A and IM26.

 

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Oct 15, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 2

Tonight at 7 central 6 mountain, On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV. This show is about dentistry, A Healthy Mouth for a Healthy Life. Dr. Deb Johnston is a family medicine doctor with Avera Medical Group and one of the Prairie Doc® physicians, she will host and joins us now for a preview.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

On The Other Hand

Oct 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 1

Whether or not the hospital has room for you is a complicated question. And since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing percentages, contact tracing, and hospital capacity have all been keys to saving lives in South Dakota. So what does it mean when dozens of patients are diverted to other health care facilities? SDPB's Kevin Woster looks into the issue in the Black Hills. You can find his work online at SDPB.org/Woster. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

  

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Oct 8, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … October 8, 2020 Show 919 Hour 1

Recent advances in cancer research have been breathtaking. Tonight, On Call with the Prairie Doc features experts from Avera Health as the theme centers on "Tools for Fighting Cancer." Dr. Jill Kruse hosts tonight's show on SDPB-TV and on Facebook beginning at 7:00 o'clock Central.Healthcare reporting at SDPB is sporsored by Monument Health 

Back to School 2020: Yankton School District

Oct 8, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … October 8, 2020 Show 919 Hour 1

This year, many school districts around the state offered an online option for families who aren't comfortable sending children back to the classroom at this stage in the pandemic. In many cases, that leaves teachers to juggle traditional classroom instruction with online prep work. The Yankton School Board recently voted to dismiss school early on Fridays to give teachers extra time to manage the workload. We now welcome Yankton Superintendent Wayne Kindle to share how his school district is navigating this unique school year.

The Impact of COVID on Rural Households

Oct 7, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … October 7, 2020 Show 918 Hour 1

Earlier this week, the South Dakota state legislature met in special session to decide how to spend millions of dollars in CARES Act funding. One of the challenges: How to meet the needs of rural South Dakotans during the pandemic. A new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reveals more about the challenges facing rural Americans during the pandemic. Dr. Mary Gorski is with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She joins us with details.   

CDC Report On The Smithfield Outbreak

Oct 7, 2020

In The Moment … October 7, 2020 Show 918 Hour 2

The Smithfield processing plant in Sioux Falls gained global attention in April when it became the nation's largest COVID-19 hotspot. Now we are learning more about the CDC report on the outbreak. Bart Pfankuch is with South Dakota News Watch. 

FRONTLINE "America's Medical Supply Crisis"

Oct 5, 2020
FRONTLINE

In The Moment … October 5, 2020 Show 916 Hour 2

Covid-19 Update: Dr. Wendell Hoffman

Oct 5, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 5, 2020 Show 916 Hour 2

As more and more South Dakotans are personally impacted by COVID-19, it's time to step back and ask why it affects different people in different ways? The South Dakota Department of Health reports 240 hospitalizations today for the disease. Our death toll is at 248. 

Healthcare reporting at SDPB is sporsored by Monument Health