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You Mail Them Your DNA ... What Really Happens?

Dec 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 2

There has been a push to provide your DNA to find out more about your family history. How should we view this invitation, and what really happens to that DNA once it's provided?

Guest: Megan Bell, genetics counselor with Sanford Health

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

FRONTLINE

In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 2

Nearly four years in the making, Return from ISIS tells the story of an American mother and her children's journey from Indiana to the heart of the self-declared ISIS caliphate and back. Throughout the documentary, Samantha Elhassani claims she was tricked into taking her children to Syria by her husband, but where her account ends and the truth begins is a gray area.

Guest: Director, writer, and producer Josh Baker, director, writer, and producer

Sanford USD Medical Center

In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 1

As the vaccine for COVID-19 is making its way into South Dakota, Dr. Hsu is calling it "the shining light at the end of a very dark tunnel." She is increasingly worried about burnout among frontline staff that’s been stretched thin.

Guest: Dr. Jennifer Hsu, infectious disease physician at Sanford USD Medical Center

SDPB

In The Moment … December 15, 2020 Show 961 Hour 1

What's it like to reexamine our view of history after removing barriers of racism and bias? And what might a new class of women political leaders might learn from the women who have held power and authority for a thousand years?

Guest: Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D., author and scholar

Watch the full interview here.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 15

Dec 15, 2020
Allie Geier-Barlow, Monument Health

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in South Dakota. The state received 7,800 doses from Pfizer-BioNTech. This story and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

    

Allie Geier-Barlow, Monument Health

Frontline heath care workers across South Dakota are getting their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The state received 7,800 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

  

A Monument Health nurse prepares the first Pfizer vaccines for emergency room physicians who treat COVID-19 patients. Dr. Steve Dick is the first to receive the vaccine in Rapid City.

Dick is the director of Emergency Medicine at Monument Health. He s wanted to get the vaccine in solidarity with the ER team and all they’ve gone through since March.

SDDOH

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in South Dakota Monday morning.

The state received 78-hundred doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Most of them are staying in Sioux Falls, where frontline healthcare workers will receive the first of two doses.

Nearly three-thousand vaccine doses arrived in Avera’s shipping dock just before nine on Monday morning. Another three thousand went to Sanford, and 975 went to Monument Health in Rapid City.

Images of the Past: History Of The State Theater

Dec 14, 2020

In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 2

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Shankar Kurra

Dec 14, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 2

A vaccine for the Coronavirus is soon to be rolled out. What does that look like for South Dakota?

Guest: Dr. Shankar Kurra, vice president of Medical Affairs at Monument Health.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

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SDSMT

In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 2

Some 65 million years ago, a Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed what is now northwestern South Dakota. Some of its bones are housed at South Dakota Mines. Researchers there hope to one day get all the fossils together and displayed as one.

Guest: Kayleigh Johnson, SDSMT lab manager, and preparator

In The Moment's Best Music Of The Year Special

Dec 14, 2020

In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 1

It's almost 2021, and that means it is time for the annual In The Moment Best Music of the Year Special.

Guests: Karl Gehrke, SDPB's Jazz Nightly host, and Lee Strubinger, SDPB's political reporter

Songs You'll Hear:

Newly Renovated Egan Church Is Ready For Worship

Dec 14, 2020
Egan Methodist Church

Although Egan Methodist Church officially closed earlier this year, the 110-year-old building will open to the public during the holiday season.

On Christmas Eve, from noon to 10 p.m., the church's new owners are opening the doors for a look inside. They have renovated the building's outside and readied the sanctuary with holiday decorations and treats to welcome home families who have worshipped there for years.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 14

Dec 14, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota farmers interested in growing industrial hemp can start making plans for the 2021 growing season. Governor Kristi Noem recommends a 2.4% salary increase for state employees and those in education and community health.

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.  

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 11

Dec 11, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota joins in on two election-related cases, one in a lawsuit against four states for recent changes to their election procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as a voting rights case in Arizona.

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB Previews: On Call With The Prairie Doc®

Dec 10, 2020
On Call with the Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight is about excelling in retirement. Joining us to discuss the show is host Dr. Andrew Ellsworth. He's a family medicine physician with the Avera Medical Group in Brookings and is a member of the On Call with the Prairie Doc® team.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 10th, 2020.

Chris Vondracek: "Rattlesnake Summer"

Dec 10, 2020
Chris Vondracek

In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 1

NPR

In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 1

In a new study published by South Dakota State University, large numbers of South Dakotans reported stress, damaged friendships, fatigue, loss of sleep, and depression as a result of the election. So, how are South Dakotans responding to the strictly partisan interpretation of voter fraud allegations in other states?

SDPB

In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 1

Kevin Woster is a contributing writer to SDPB with "On the Other Hand", his weekly blog available at SDPB.org. This week he joins our discussion about what it means to gather in South Dakota.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

When it comes to agriculture and the Biden administration, there are a few key areas to keep an eye on, including trade policy and environmental incentives and regulations. Soil carbon storage incentives and biofuel support are topics to watch. Immigration policy impacts farm labor and the food production chain. 

In this week's In the Moment podcast, we dive into the question: "What will Biden's administration mean for South Dakota's agriculture industry?"

Guests:

Kevin McNew, Chief Economist with the Farmers Business Network |

SDPB News: Dec 10

Dec 10, 2020
SDPB

One political scientist says South Dakota's congressional delegation have acknowledged President-Elect Joe Biden's election victory in less explicit ways. South Dakota health officials outline their plan to distribute initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

Wearing Masks is a Team Effort

Dec 10, 2020

If you’re a Warner High School athlete, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort.

When Warner High School senior, Summer Scepaniak sees a classmate without their mask on, she’s quick to react.

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 9, 2020 Show 957 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem delivered her budget address before the South Dakota Legislature at the State Capitol in Pierre yesterday. The governor noted the state's 19-million-dollar surplus at the end of fiscal year 2020 and an unemployment rate of 3.6% - down from 11% in April.

The governor also opened her address by doubling down on her COVID-19 policies which have become national news.

SDPB News: COVID Update Dec 9

Dec 9, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 9th, 2020.

You & Your Democracy Ep 7.

Dec 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 9, 2020 Show 957 Hour 1

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb.org/yourdemocracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with Patrick Gainey from the social studies department at Spearfish High School. He begins by asking why does democracy demand our participation?

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In The Moment … December 9, 2020 Show 957 Hour 1

Recently the South Dakota Department of Ag and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources merged. Governor Kristi Noem named Hunter Roberts as the department's new leader. Today, we check in to see how the merger is progressing. We also get a chance to talk about the state of agriculture in South Dakota.

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Astrophysicist Art McDonald

Dec 9, 2020

In The Moment … December 9, 2020 Show 957 Hour 1

Arthur McDonald was the 2015 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics. He won for the discovery of neutrino oscillations -- which shows neutrinos have mass. His research proved neutrinos deviate and switch between three types. He also proved early calculations by Ray Davis and his partner John McCall ... in experiments in the former Homestake Gold Mine ... were accurate.

SDPB News: Dec 9

Dec 9, 2020
SDPB

Governor Kristi Noem outlines her plan to spend nearly $224 million in one-time revenue the state has this year. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB

Sixty-eight years ago, U.S. Navy pilot Royce Williams survived what is perhaps the longest aerial dogfight in U.S. military history. He would face seven Soviet MiG-15 fighter jets during one 35-minute battle. After the engagement, military leaders were concerned the incident might mark a devastating increase of tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union. Williams was ordered to keep silent about the events of November 18, 1952.

Supreme Court Report with Mike Thompson

Dec 9, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … December 8, 2020 Show 956 Hour 2

"Government is not free to disregard the First Amendment in times of crisis." Those are the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Today we check in with Mike Thompson for an update on the actions of the nation's highest court and the cases that impact us all.

Mike Thompson is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Sioux Falls.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

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