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PoliSci Profs: Election 2020

20 hours ago
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In The Moment … September 10, 2020 Show 899 Hour 1

The state Department of Health reports 71 COVID-19 cases are currently tied to college campuses. The state’s public universities are not expected to report individual campus numbers to the public.

With colleges around the country already closing after outbreaks, local university leaders say it’s up to students how long their campus stays open.

University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says there’s no clear number of COVID-19 cases that would close campus again.

SDSU Cancels 2020 Hobo Day Parade

Aug 19, 2020
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South Dakota State University is canceling one of its oldest homecoming traditions. The university will not hold the annual Hobo Day parade this fall, citing logistical concerns due to COVID-19.

A statement on the university’s website says campus officials and the 2020 Hobo Day Committee met over the summer to explore options for the homecoming festivities. The statement says the parade would create significant health and safety concerns in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

4-H Programs Preparing Differently

Jul 31, 2020

In The Moment … July 31, 2020 Show 871 Hour 1

County and state fair season are just around the corner. In South Dakota, 4-H plays a big part in the festivities. With the various restrictions in place for those fairs that are moving forward, 4-H programs have had to prepare differently. Tim Tanner is the director of the South Dakota 4H program with SDSU Extension and joins us today with more.

BOR Approves Mask Requirements for Fall Semester

Jul 22, 2020
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The Board of Regents is implementing a policy for mask requirements on campuses this fall. The state’s six public universities will require masks in all public indoor spaces for at least the first month of the semester.

The protocol has four levels. Level one only requires masks in labs or other instructional settings that require close contact; level four requires masks both indoors and outdoors.

SDPB News: July 21

Jul 21, 2020
SDPB

Will South Dakota universities and colleges require masks this coming semester? This and more in today's SDPB News Podcast.

PoliSci Profs: How Has Our Health Become Political?

Jul 16, 2020
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In The Moment … July 16, 2020 Show 860 Hour 1

In 2020, everything is political. The Police, education, healthcare, arguably even religion, and now... the health of the general public. How did we get here? Plus, with an election around the corner, what's being done with our data? Lisa Hager, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, Ph.D., he's an associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University.​

 

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Jul 10, 2020
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In The Moment … July 10, 2020 Show 856 Hour 2

South Dakota Board of Regents

None of South Dakota’s public universities are planning to require masks in the fall semester. Instead, they’re strongly encouraging masks by setting an example through social media and other platforms. 

PoliSci Profs: Policing & Protests

Jun 11, 2020

In The Moment … June 11, 2020 Show 836 Hour 1

Joining us are Lisa Hager, assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, an associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University.​​

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BOR Condenses Fall Semester in Response to COVID-19

Jun 4, 2020
South Dakota Board of Regents

The Board of Regents has new information about the fall semester for the state’s six public universities. Students will start classes a few days earlier and finish in-person classes by Thanksgiving. 

Janelle Toman  is the communications director for the Regents. She says students will take their final exams remotely after the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s up to individual universities and programs to determine any other adjustments to their fall calendar.

You Can’t Get COVID From Mosquitoes

May 27, 2020
SDSU Extension

Mosquito Season is nearly upon us. The good news? You can’t get COVID from Mosquitoes.

“There is currently zero evidence that suggests you can get COVID-19 from a mosquito bite,” says Amanda Bachmann.

Amanda Bachmann is the Pesticide Education and Urban Entomology Field Specialist for SDSU Extension. West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, Bachmann says extensive research into other corona viruses, like SARS have researchers saying COVID-19 cannot be transmitted by mosquitoes or other insects.

Grief, Collective and Individual

May 14, 2020
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In The Moment … May 14, 2020 Show 817 Hour 2

All of us will experience loss in our lives. Perhaps never before have so many of us experienced loss, and fear of loss, at the same time. We're starting a conversation today about grief -- how we make sense of it, how we experience it, maybe even how we prepare for it. Joining us today to get the conversation started we welcome Dr. Marla Muxen. She's a grief researcher and retired professor from SDSU specializing in grief counseling. 

PoliSci Profs: COVID & Our Political Institutions

May 14, 2020

In The Moment … May 14, 2020 Show 817 Hour 1

Is government shrinking or growing? How is the American presidency changing? And how is the pandemic peeling back the curtain of the capacity of the administrative branch? It's been quite a year in national politics. Helping us sort through the noise and think more broadly about the times we are living in, we welcome Lisa Hager and David Wiltse back to In the Moment.  Wiltse is an Associate Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University. Hager is an Assistant Professor of Political Science, also at SDSU. 

Religion & Spirituality During Pandemics

Apr 30, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 30, 2020 Show 807 Hour 1

For many of us, living during a pandemic has become an act of courage and an exercise in reevaluation. We are rethinking how we eat, how we love, and what we believe is essential.   George Tsakiridis holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Science. He is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University, as well as an actor/filmmaker.

Saikat Basu, Ph.D. / Researcher from SDSU / Masks

Apr 24, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 24, 2020 Show 803 Hour 2

South Dakota State University assistant mechanical engineering professor Saikat Basuhas a vision of a mask with a reusable respirator that captures and kills the novel coronavirus. He is a member of a team of mulit-institutional researchers that will design and develop this respirator. Saikut Basu joins us with more on this vision. 

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Apr 13, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 13, 2020 Show 794 Hour 1

Remember when the U.S. economy was in the "longest peacetime expansion in U.S. history?" Well, the novel coronavirus has changed more than one equation. What happens next? Joe Santos is a Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. He joins us for today's Morning Macro segment. You can follow along online at Joe's website: schooleddotblog.com. 

 

Morning Macro: Will Our Economy Bounce Back?

Mar 30, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 30, 2020 Show 784 Hour 1

Americans watch the devastating economic impact of the pandemic disruption, but South Dakotans want to know what's happening here at home.  Joe Santos is a Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. You can follow along at his blog schooled.blog.com.  

The Potential Role Of Health Care Students

Mar 19, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 19, 2020 Show 777 Hour 1

Dr. Krogh has served on the board of directors for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, and led teams charged with creating a number of certifications for nurses. She currently serves as the dean of nursing and health science at SDSU. She joins us today to discuss the current and potential role of SDSU's nursing students, and healthcare students more broadly, during this pandemic we are currently facing.

COVID-19 & The Democratic Primaries

Mar 19, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 19, 2020 Show 777 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting brings you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and how it is impacting South Dakota public health, supply chains, and economy. We're also talking about the politics of the pandemic.

How is COVID-19 affecting the democratic primaries?

Lisa Hager is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, he's an associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University.​​

Morning Macro: Federal Reserve Reacts To COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 16, 2020 Show 774 Hour 1

The Federal Reserve acted aggressively over the weekend, slashing interest rates to near zero in an attempt to soothe the U.S. economic turmoil. 

Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. He joins us for this week's Morning Macro segment. You can follow along on his website: Schooleddotblog.com.  

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Jan 27, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... January 27, 2020 Show 741 Hour 1

The American economy is still in its expansion phase, even though that expansion is relatively weak. But does the U.S. have a capital formation problem?

Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. You can find his Morning Macro blog online at Schooleddotblog.com. He joins us for a look at the macroeconomy and how it impacts you. 

SDSU: Serving Native Students

Jan 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 1

President Trump recently signed the 2020 Ag Appropriations Bill, which includes a new provision for Native American students in higher education. The New Beginning for Tribal Students provision offers matching federal funds to land grant universities that dedicate resources to Native students. 

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Jan 13, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 13, 2020 Show 732 Hour 1 What are macroeconomists thinking and dreaming of these days? Earlier this month the American Economic Association held its annual meeting and three-day conference in San Diego California and our own Joe Santos was there. He's a professor in the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University and each week he brings us the Morning Macro, both here on In the Moment and online at Schooleddotblog.com.    

SDPB

In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

What is the status of impeachment? Why are we seeing this delay in the articles being sent to the senate? How is congress reacting to the situation in Iran?  Lisa Hager is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University join us.  

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 2

Palliative care helps relieve symptoms of serious illnesses, but it's not a one-size-fits-all method of specialized care. It's also not always accessible in areas where it's needed most. 

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Jackie Hendry, SDSU

Palliative care can relieve symptoms of serious illnesses like cancer. But despite high cancer rates on reservations, this specialized care is difficult to access.

A research partnership among South Dakota State University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Avera Health and others is working to develop palliative care options on three of South Dakota’s reservations. The research includes work with community members to ensure culturally-appropriate care.

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In The Moment ... December 16, 2019 Show 720 Hour 2

South Dakota State University

A South Dakota State University assistant professor is using her resources to help aid in combating the opioid crisis.

 

Jenifer Ball teaches pharmacy practice at SDSU and is using a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help increase providers of medication assisted treatment against opioid addiction across the state.

 

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  A program to recruit and retain Native college students in South Dakota has won the Bush Prize for Community Innovation.  The Wokini Initiative through South Dakota State University is one of five organizations in the region to receive funding. 

 

Shana Harming is the Wokini and Tribal Relations Director at South Dakota State University. She says the focus of the Wokini Initiative is to increase the number of Native American graduates in the school. Part of that means recruiting Native students at home-which is what Wokini’s SDSU to You program does. 

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