Science & Technology

David Groeneveld is the president of Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc. The company was founded in 2018. Its mission is to serve agriculture with accurate, reliable, inexpensive and actionable maps from satellite imagery. David is also the winner of the Governor’s Giant Vision Award.

In The Moment ... November 26, 2018 Show 466 Hour 2

South Dakota farmers and producers speak out about the clear, unambiguous labeling of meat. They are asking the federal government to ensure  that lab-cultured protein not be labeled as meat when it is marketed to consumers.

The USDA is accepting public comment on the issue until November 26.

We're joined by Doug Sombke, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union,  and South Dakota producers Brett Kenzy and Scott Kolousek.

U.S. Defense Department

In The Moment ... June 25, 2018 Show 365 Hour 2

Heather Wilson is Secretary of the U.S. Air Force. She's also former president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She returns to the Black Hills to present a lecture on "Computers and War" as she addresses how technology has changed the rules of engagement.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 1 

If you're weary of bad news and political dramas, you might want to consider just how good we have it in the 21st Century. Steven Pinker's new book is called "Enlightenment Now," and it paints a slightly rosier picture of life as we know it than you might see, for example, on the evening news.

But this isn't a Pollyana utopian fantasy. It's a data-driven look at how humans and human-led institutions are making progress on the most complex problems facing humanity . . . and the areas where we are falling short.

In the Moment ... February 14, 2018 Show 277 Hour 1

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with senior NOVA producer Evan Hadingham about the new NOVA special "Great Escape at Dunkirk."

The program airs February 14 on SDPB-TV.

In The Moment ... January 10, 2018 Show 253 Hour 2

They are perhaps the most mind-blowing phenomena in the universe, Albert Einstein couldn't accept their existence, and it's possible that we might not exist without them.

A powerful two-hour NOVA special explores the "Black Hole Apocalypse."

We're joined by the show's host. Janna Levin is an astrophysicist at Barnard College of Columbia University. She was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. Her most recent book is called "Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space."

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 1

Ann Pederson, PhD., and Jennifer Gubbels, PhD. join us with news about a current project to address the elevated preterm birth rate in Native American communities. We talk about inherited trauma, applying spiritual solutions to stress, and more.

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 1

The controversy in America over language continues.

Augustana University professors Jennifer Gubbels, PhD., and Patrick Hicks, PhD., explore the notion of banned words and how to process recent news stories highlighting them.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 2

It's one of the most pressing questions in science today, and the University of South Dakota is on the forefront. The research involves the search to explore and define dark matter. You can learn more at a Dark Matter Day Symposium tonight at USD.  We're joined by USD Professor Dongming Mei for more.