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SDPB News: COVID Update Nov 30

Nov 30, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for November 30th, 2020.

Yankton's Debate Over Mask Ordinance

Nov 30, 2020
City of Yankton

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 2

The city of Yankton is, like many other communities, in the middle of a debate over a mask ordinance while trying to combat growing COVID-19 statistics.

Let's find out how Yankton's battle is progressing as we welcome their City Manager Amy Leon to the program.

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Images of the Past: Augustana Academy in Canton

Nov 30, 2020

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As the oldest post-secondary school in South Dakota, Augustana University had an exceptionally rich history even before it was established in Sioux Falls in 1918. Part of that history includes an affiliated prep-school that operated in Canton between 1884 and 1971 when it closed. Students at Augustana Academy experienced a type of schooling that was and still is rare in this part of the country. SDPB producer Brian Gevik joins me now for today's "Images of the Past."

COVID-19 Update with Dr. Shankar Kurra

Nov 30, 2020
SDPB

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This weekend members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force took to the national airwaves to encourage, and sometimes plead, with Americans to vigilantly monitor their behavior in the coming days to prevent a new, disastrous surge of COVID-19 cases. Confirmed cases in South Dakota had been trending down every so slightly heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. What happens next, now that so many people have traveled and gathered?

Dr. Shankar Kurra is Vice President of Medical Affairs at Monument Health.

Financial Wisdom For The Holidays

Nov 30, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 1

Maybe right now your finances are out of control. It's been a mind-numbing year after all. But if your financial behavior is making things worse, the holidays might be the perfect time to take steps to change that behavior. It might be time to call a financial therapist.

Terry Liggins

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 1

As America prepares to transition to a Biden administration, there's talk in some circles of things getting "back to normal." In May, Governor Noem championed a "back to normal" pandemic plan. Is "normal" what we should strive for?

For many people "normal" means no healthcare, living paycheck to paycheck, being afraid of law enforcement, or no access to childcare.

What kind of progress goes beyond the symbolic? What kind of "normal" focuses on tangible solutions? 

Tom Roberts' "Something About Christmas"

Nov 30, 2020
Tom Roberts

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 1

As South Dakotans deck the halls, we do so knowing that in a few weeks we shall face the time to tuck all those decorations back into their boxes and bags. In a new book by author Tom Roberts, one small boy struggles with the end of the Christmas season and needs help learning that the spirit of giving lasts all year long.

SDPB News: Nov 30

Nov 30, 2020
SDPB

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SDPB News: Nov 27

Nov 27, 2020
SDPB

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 25, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 25, 2020 Show 949 Hour 1

Joining us are Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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Thanksgiving & Gratitude During a Pandemic

Nov 25, 2020
NPR

Thanksgiving in America has become a time for overladen tables, the Macy's Parade, football, and Black Friday shopping. This year looks a little different, of course, but how did we get here? Plus, how do we practice gratitude when it feels like 2020 has given us so little to be grateful for? This and more in this week's In the Moment Podcast.

SDPB News: COVID Update 25

Nov 25, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for September 25th, 2020.

SDPB News: Nov 25

Nov 25, 2020
SDPB

A Federal Reserve researcher says targeted restrictions focused on high-contact businesses could slow down COVID-19 infections with minimal economic pain. Sanford Health and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft both say they mutually agree to part ways. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: COVID Update 24

Nov 24, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for November 24th, 2020.

SDPB News: Nov 24

Nov 24, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota Democrats choose leadership for both the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions. This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

NPR

A newly-approved treatment for COVID-19 is already helping patients in South Dakota.

The antibody treatment is given through an IV, and it could greatly reduce hospitalization rates for high-risk patients.

The drug is called bamlanivimab. The FDA recently granted emergency use authorization to its producer, Eli Lilly. The company reports a 72% reduction in hospitalization risk for patients treated soon after their diagnosis.

Sarah Herbert's New George McGovern Book

Nov 23, 2020
Sarah Herbert

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 2

George McGovern's leadership and service to others is now captured in a book for children.
"George McGovern: South Dakota's Legendary Legislator" is written for students in grades 4-8, especially for those in need of research material on South Dakota's former U.S. Senator.

The book is the first for author Sarah Nearman Herbert, a former teacher.

Dr. Shankar Kurra: Covid-19 Update

Nov 23, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 2

As we draw nearer to the approval of the first vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19 infection rates climb each day across the nation and here at home. More than 800 South Dakotans have now died from the disease. Our healthcare professionals continue to be taxed with Covid 19 cases, even as they learn more every day about the virus. Dr. Shankar Kurra is Vice President of Medical Affairs at Monument Health and joins us today.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Images of the Past

Nov 23, 2020

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 2

SDPB

New research suggests that smart mitigation policies, including targeted shutdowns, could slow COVID-19 infections while limiting economic pain.

Fabrizio Perri, an economics researcher at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, says the policies could even work in hotspots such as South Dakota.

SDPB News: COVID Update Nov 23

Nov 23, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for November 23rd, 2020.

Vermillion's Mayor Talks Impact of COVID

Nov 23, 2020

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 1

Over the next week, we're going to be checking in with city leaders across South Dakota to get updates on how their communities are dealing with COVID-19 as it affects their schools, businesses, health care facilities, and more.

One city in the southeastern part of the state that already has a mask ordinance in place is Vermillion. Joining us with details and a closer look at Vermillion's battle with COVID-19 is Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise.

NPR

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 1

Farmers are always facing uncertainty. As it stands now, many South Dakota farmers are experiencing moderate to severe drought.

And, what does an administrative change in the White House along with the many possible policy changes mean for the state's producers?

Joining us to share thoughts on what a Biden Administration looks like for South Dakota farmers is Kevin McNew, Chief Economist with the Farmers Business Network.

Farmers For America Documentary

Nov 23, 2020
Graham Meriwether

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 1

You've just heard an excerpt from the film "Farmers for America" narrated by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame. You can tune in to the documentary on SDPB TV this Thanksgiving Day at 7 CDT/6 MDT. Director Graham Meriweather spent four years trekking across the country in search of farmers in order to tell their stories. Their hard work and energy provide the heartbeat of this film.

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SDPB News: Nov 23

Nov 23, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota Republicans choose legislative leadership. The Kristi Noem Administration and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office seek to challenge a cannabis reform package approved by voters earlier this month. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

SDPB News: COVID Update Nov 20

Nov 20, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for November 20th, 2020.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Delta David Gier Talks "The Genius of Mozart"

Nov 20, 2020
SDPB

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Mozart was known for his melodies, and each melody was distinct. This Saturday inside the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs The Genius of Mozart. Delta David Gier is the music director and conductor for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Arts, literature, and music reporting on SDPB is supported by the Northern State University School of Fine Arts. More information available at northern.edu

Moment in Sound: Chad Elliott

Nov 20, 2020
Chad Elliott credit to Jean Luc Lebowski Photography

In The Moment … November 20, 2020 Show 946 Hour 1

In the midst of all the chaos that surrounds us, we were more than pleased to learn about a new album from Chad Elliott.

The Iowa based singer/songwriter last joined us almost one year ago - last December for a live Moment in Sound prior to performing at the AME Chapel in Yankton.

Elliott's new album, Tangle with the Ghost, came out last Friday. It's his 24th album!

Mitigating 2020 Stress

Nov 20, 2020
Katherine Streeter for NPR

Social distancing from family and friends, wearing a mask for a 12-hour shift, losing your job, closing your business… COVID has caused a lot of stress. Yet, people have responded to the pandemic in several different ways. And we’re finding that many of our coping behaviors can be a bit ... maladaptive. In this week’s In the Moment podcast from SDPB, we’re talking about taking care of mental health when everything feels upside-down.

SDPB News: Nov 20

Nov 20, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota is only one of three states in the upper Midwest without some form of a statewide mask mandate, yet local mask ordinances are growing. Rapid City passes the first reading of a mask mandate with a second reading for a council meeting set for the near future. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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