Nate Wek: ESPN College GameDay At SDSU

Oct 23, 2019

In The Moment ... October 23, 2019 Show 685 Hour 1

ESPN College GameDay originates from South Dakota State University in Brookings on Saturday (much to the consternation of Wisconsin and Ohio State fans)!

SDPB Sports and Rec reporter Nate Wek details the exciting news. He also discusses high school soccer.

ESPN College Gameday

The ESPN program “College Gameday” is broadcasting live from Brookings this Saturday.


The popular college football broadcast will showcase the “Dakota Marker” game between third ranked South Dakota State and current FCS Champions North Dakota State.


Jason Hove is the Sports Information Director at SDSU. He says the excitement on campus continues to grow as the week progresses.


Feeding South Dakota

John Stiegelmeier is the head football coach for South Dakota State University.  He and his wife are partnering with Feeding South Dakota.

This is an organization that provides relief to families experiencing food insecurity

The Stiegelmeiers will match donations made to the organization’s programs to combat child hunger.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2019 Show 565 Hour 1

Native Voices: Native People's Concepts of Health and Illness explores the ties between wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans.

The exhibit, on display through June 5 at South Dakota State University, shares stories drawn from both past and present to examine how health for Native people is tied to community, land, and spirit.

Emmeline Weber, Operations Manager of the Hilton M. Briggs Library at SDSU, visits about the exhibit.

Joe Santos Explains Yield Curves

Apr 1, 2019

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 1

What exactly is the yield curve, and does an inverted yield curve foreshadow a coming recession?

South Dakota State University macroeconomics professor Joe Santos joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. You can follow at

Jay Elsen

In The Moment ... March 7, 2019 Show 530 Hour 1

The Summit League Basketball Tournament begins Saturday at the Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota State University's men and women are both seeded first. Meanwhile, the University of South Dakota women are the second seed and ranked 25th nationally.

Jay Elsen is calling games for Midco Sports Network. He joins In The Moment with a Summit League Tournament preview.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... February 12, 2019 Show 514 Hour 2

David Jal was born in a village in South Sudan. At 10, he was forced to flee and spend the next 10 years in various refugee camps in East Africa. Eventually, he was resettled as a refugee in Sioux Falls.

Today, Jal has advanced degrees in social work, holds a professional position, and is the founder of non-profit to help those in his home village.


In The Moment ... February 5, 2019 Show 509 Hour 2

The saying, "find the thing that you love and then do it every day for the rest of your life," describes John Colson's career in education. The professor emeritus of music at South Dakota State University is being recognized next Tuesday for Outstanding Service in Arts Education at the Governor's Awards in the Arts.

Colson is a high brass teacher of more than 50 years. He continues to teach and mentor into his retirement.

SDSU Marketing & Communications

Most colleges are making efforts to increase the diversity of their student body. One look at the populations of South Dakota's state institutions shows a pretty glaring discrepancy in college enrollment for one of the state's largest demographics. South Dakota State University is working to change that with its campus-wide Wokini Initiative. SDPB's Jackie Hendry is here for the first in a series of conversations about that effort. 

Regional Health supports Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB.

Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota

Officials with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources say they’re getting an increased number of calls from feedlot producers about how to handle spreading manure on fields this year.

The short window for applying that manure on fields could leave some producers without a choice but to violate their permit.

South Dakota and surrounding states got significant rainfall this autumn, delaying harvest for some farmers. That delay and cold weather shortly thereafter left a lot of farm ground frozen and not ideal for manure application.


In The Moment ... October 26. 2018 Show 449 Hour 2

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, an estimated 9.5 to 14.2 percent of children from birth to five years old nationwide experience social or emotional difficulties that impair their development. These challenges can be associated with traumatic events.

Staci Born, Assistant Professor at SDSU and licensed play therapist, and Christin Carotta, Assistant Professor of the SDSU Department of Counseling and Human Development, are the recipients of a five-year $2.2 million Substance Abuse Grant.

Jackie Hendry

South Dakota State University is moving forward with its new precision agriculture center after a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday. Stakeholders say the Raven Precision Agriculture Center will make Brookings the “Silicon Valley” of ag innovation.  

Precision agriculture incorporates data analytics, GPS mapping and other courses to help future farmers use new technology to better predict and increase yields.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 1. 2018 Show 433 Hour 1

The House and Senate Conference Committee failed to reach a compromise by the deadline last night, leaving the 2018 Farm Bill on the table and some funding set to expire.

Meanwhile, NAFTA makes a comeback under a new name, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Dr. Evert Van der Sluis, Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University, joined In The Moment to explain the repercussions of the latest news.   

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 2

It's a Middle Eastern country that blends tradition and modernization and defies stereotypes.

Linda Pappas Funsch, a professor at Frederick Community College in Maryland, is a specialist in modern Middle East studies and Islamic history. 

She lectures about Oman, an Arab country in Western Asia at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the SDSU Alumni Center in Brookings. Her presentation is titled "Oman's Role in Promoting Peace in the Middle East." 

South Dakota's NFL Connections

Sep 12, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek visits about NFL players with South Dakota ties - those from the state and those who played their college football at one of South Dakota's universities.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 5, 2018 Show 415 Hour 1

SDPB Nate Wek joined In The Moment with his weekly update on South Dakota sports and recreation. 

This past week marked the kick off for college football nationwide. University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University were to start their season by playing against FBS teams. Yet, due to climatological factors only one of the two games happened.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 2, 2018 Show 328 Hour 1

The 2018 NFL draft is in the books, and South Dakota State University tight end Dallas Goedert is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles. SDPB's Nate Wek and Chris Laughery talk about the experience.

The Forum

Dallas Goedert is officially a Philadelphia Eagle… the former South Dakota State tight end and Britton, SD native was drafted at No. 49 overall early Friday evening.

Once he received the phone call from the Eagles organization, it was all about celebrating with family and friends. But by Saturday afternoon, he was already in Philadelphia to tour the facilities, meet with his new coaching staff and address the media.

Goedert says his experience of playing many different roles as a tight end in college should help ease the transition to the professional level.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

The 41st Great Plains Writers Conference kicks off on March 23 at the University Student Union at South Dakota State University.

This literary event features readings, workshops, roundtables and manuscript consultations by award-winning novelists, poets and memoirists.

We're joined by Christine Stewart for more.

In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 2

For five intense days in December of 2017, what became known as the Legion Lake Fire burned fiercely as firefighters battled to contain it.

Jay Wickham is a Fire Management Officer with the Custer State Park Field Office.

We expand the conversation today by including Patricia Johnson. She's with South Dakota State University/West River Ag Center. She specializes in rangeland management.

Google Street View

In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 2

A rural French town is rewriting the way communities deal with refugees. Marie-Pierre Caquot Baggett researched the Peyrelevade Asylum Seeker Center in France. She lectures on the topic at the University of South Dakota Thursday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.

NASA, via Joachim Becker/ Credit Joachim Becker/ / NASA

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

During his long career in radio broadcasting, Chuck Anderson recorded and saved more than 500 hours of recorded conversations. The collection is an archive of stories and anecdotes that capture the essence of our state in the voices of its people.

Jim McKinney came to South Dakota State University in 1975 and was SDSU's band director from 1983 until his retirement in 2009. Hundreds and more likely thousands of student musicians followed McKinney's lead in concerts and other performances in South Dakota and around the nation.

Chuck Anderson interviewed McKinney in November of 1992. They talked about filling the ranks of SDSU's large marching band, "The Pride of the Dakotas."

Students seeking music scholarships must perform well in auditions before the entire SDSU music faculty.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2018 Show 260 Hour 2

South Dakota Governor Dennis Dauggard joins In the Moment for a conversation about the SDSU Precision Ag Facility, his support of newly-appointed Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard, and the need for apprenticeship programs in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2018 Show 260 Hour 1

Earlier this month, Raven Industries announced a $5 million dollar gift to South Dakota State University.

We talk with SDSU President Barry Dunn about the gift and the Precision Ag major at SDSU.

Then we welcome Lon Stroschein, Director of Corporate Development for Raven Industries for a conversation about the future of precision agriculture in South Dakota and beyond. 

In The Moment ... January 16, 2018 Show 256 Hour 1

Klaire Lockheart is an artist from South Dakota. Her work explores the conflicting role of feminine expectations in society. You can see her exhibition "A is for Apron" now through February 2nd at the Ritz Gallery in Grove Hall at SDSU. You can meet the artist at a reception this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2018 Show 256 Hour 2

Dr. James Murphy is an assistant Professor of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University. He's been selected as the 2018 J.P. Hendrickson Faculty Scholar and will deliver the 2018 Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.

His lecture is titled, "Standing, Kneeling, Respecting and Protesting: Liberal Arts Education and Clashes Over National Symbols"

In The Moment ... December 8, 2017 Show 236 Hour 1 

For this week's Moment in Sound we welcome Tammy Yonce, music professor at South Dakota State University. Later this month, she and her flute depart for Israel.

She's taking part in the 2017 Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International.

In The Moment ... December 6, 2017 Show 234 Hour 1

Nate Wek joins us with a look at the week ahead in South Dakota sports. Today we discuss the upcoming FCS quarterfinal game between SDSU and the University of New Hampshire along with a professional opportunity for an Aberdeen football standout.

In The Moment ... November 8, 2017 Show 216 Hour 1 

In October of 1993, Sgt Michael Goodale fought in and survived the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. It was a bloody and brutal event that was fictionalized in the movie "Black Hawk Down."

Mike Goodale is a former Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient. He visits Brookings tonight as part of SDSU's Warrior Week event at the South Dakota Art Museum.