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An Epic Beginning To An Epic Season

Oct 11, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 11. 2018 Show 440 Hour 2

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra opens the 2018-2019 Classical Season this weekend at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

The program includes everything from a meditation on the life-giving journey of a drop of water to the heroism of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony.

Maestro Delta David Gier, principal oboist Jeffrey Paul, and principal flutist William Cedeño Torres, joined In The Moment for a preview.

A New Cemetery For South Dakota Veterans

Oct 11, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... October 11. 2018 Show 440 Hour 1

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration recently made the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs aware that monies may be available to help build a state veterans cemetery.

Larry Zimmerman is the Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Moment In Sound With Hank Harris

Sep 27, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 27. 2018 Show 431 Hour 2

Hank Harris releases a new CD titled "Tiny Person." He plays Bros Brasserie Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. in Sioux Falls.

But first he joined In The Moment in the Sioux Falls Studios for Moment in Sound. The new album features Hank's signature songwriting, with lush, richly informed layers and evocative lyrics.

The Glory House Marks 50 Years Of Service

Sep 25, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 25. 2018 Show 429 Hour 1

The Glory House in Sioux Falls plays an important role for men and women who have been incarcerated. It is a residential re-entry program, and it strives to assist people in transitioning back into the community.

The Glory House marks 50 years on Tuesday, September 25. Dave Johnson, president of the Glory House and Terryl Cadwell, board member, joined In The Moment for the occasion.  

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 19, 2018 Show 425 Hour 1

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

This week SDPB reporter brought a preview of the first Sanford International PGA tour celebrated at the Minnehaha country club located in Sioux Falls.

Jackie Hendry

After overwhelming approval from voters, the Sioux Falls School District is moving forward with plans funded by a $190 million dollar bond. Those plans include building new facilities and improving existing ones. 

Sioux Falls School District

Sioux Falls voters overwhelmingly approve a bond that will fund construction of three new schools. The $190 million bond will also fund security and other improvements on the district’s other campuses. 

The Sioux Falls School District needed at least 60% affirmative votes to pass the bond. In the end, nearly 85% of voters support funding the construction of new facilities.  

Lori Walsh

Almost two hours before the president's arrival, a lone protester stood on the intersection of Russell Street and West Avenue. She wore  a Nike brand tank top, and her sign echoed the recent controversial Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Ashley, who preferred not to give her last name or have her photo taken, drove from Brookings because she wanted to make her voice heard. She explained the Nike ad was an inspiration to her to speak out on the things she thinks are wrong with the country right now.

Lori Walsh

President Donald Trump made his first appearance in South Dakota today. He stopped in Sioux Falls for a private fundraising event in support of U.S. Representative Kristi Noem’s bid for South Dakota Governor. 

Air Force One touched down at the Sioux Falls Airport shortly after 3 p.m. A group of about 50 supporters greeted the president, who shook a few hands before heading to the motorcade.

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 1

President Donald Trump arrives in Sioux Falls tomorrow afternoon. He's here for a private fundraising event for Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem is the Republican candidate for South Dakota governor.

SDPB's Kevin Woster has his ear to the ground and writes about early reaction to the event on his blog.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 28, 2018 Show 410 Hour 1

Sioux Falls is a growing city with a growing budget.

Paul TenHaken has served as the city's mayor for more than 100 days now.

He joined In The Moment for a look at the direction of South Dakota's largest metropolis. 

Sioux Falls School District

Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls is seeing record enrollment this year. Principal Tim Hazlett says since opening in the early 90’s, the school’s population has doubled to more than 2,300 students.

 Principal Hazlett explains that a population shift to the west side of Sioux Falls is one reason for the continued growth at Roosevelt High School. He says there are increasing business and affordable living options west of Interstate 29.

Jackie Hendry

Many public and private schools start their fall semester this week. In Sioux Falls, a growing population means an increase in traffic when school is in session. The Sioux Falls school district is partnering with AAA and local law enforcement for the School’s Open, Drive Carefully campaign. 

Superintendent Brian Maher says Sioux Falls schools now have nearly 24,000 students and 3,400 employees. With that many people traveling around the same time each day, he says traffic is bound to be slower.

Retired Sioux Falls Argus-Leader editor David Kranz has died.  The veteran reporter and manager retired from his media career in 20-10.  The Journalist-in-Residence at the University of South Dakota, Chuck Baldwin, worked for Kranz for several years. 

“If I had to guess, I would think he would have been most proud of his efforts to treat everyone fairly.  Which of course—I think it was in the Thune-Daschle race, and the Republican blogs had so-called information on how biased David was.  That was just not David—he was very proud of giving people equal treatment and being fair.”

Jackie Hendry

Officials with Avera health hope their new hospital on 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls becomes more than a place for patients to receive care. They’re looking to make it a gathering place for a growing community

The new hospital is set to open next year, and will include operating rooms, addiction care, a meditation room and a restaurant. The $130 million undertaking is the most expensive construction project in the history of Sioux Falls. But for now, steel beams and concrete floors only hint at what’s to come.

Find Your Retirement Community

Jun 5, 2018
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

What are you looking for in a retirement community?

Retirment communities in Sioux Falls are hosting a city-wide open house this Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

SDPB's Lori Walsh visits with Sonja Niles, Sales and Marketing Director for Primrose Retirement Community, Jason Honey, Marketing Director for Trail Ridge, and Shauna Welker, Business Development Representative for The Inn on Westport.

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 1

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether passes the keys to City Hall to Mayor-elect Paul TenHaken this week. As we look back at how the city has changed over Mayor Huether's tenure, we look to the Denny Sanford Premiere Center, the Midco Aquatic Center, and more.

Today we explore the legacy of Mayor Huether, as we also glance ahead to what's next for South Dakota's largest city.


Arc Of Dreams

May 7, 2018

In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 2

Sioux Falls prepares to make a sculptural leap of faith. In order to climb into the sky, first you have to turn some dirt.

Today we discuss the Arc of Dreams. Jim Clark, and Paul Schiller join us.

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

Visitors to Sioux Falls will soon be able to stand beneath a giant reflective mushroom and figure out the best way to take a selfie.

It's time for the annual installation of Sculpture Walk. Fifty seven new sculpture are installed Saturday, May 5, from 6 to 10:30 a.m.

Jeff Hanson discusses the 15th anniversary installation.

Dakota Political Junkies

May 2, 2018

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

Paul Ten Haken won yesterday's runoff election in Sioux Falls over Jolene Loetcher to become mayor-elect of South Dakota's largest city.  Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss the results as well as our statewide campaigns.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we hear from Paul TenHaken. He stopped by the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... April 25, 2918 Show 323 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Jolene Loetscher and Paul TenHaken. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we welcome candidate Jolene Loetscher.

In The Moment ... April 24, 2018 Show 322 Hour 2

The 2018 South Dakota Arts Conference is scheduled for May 4-5 in Sioux Falls.  It's the first statewide arts conference in five years.

Arts South Dakota executive director Jim Speirs previews a conference jam packed with music, speakers, workshops and more.

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

Argus Leader reporter and columnist Jonathan Ellis joins us for this week's Dakota Political Junkies. We talk about the Sioux Falls Mayor race, gubernatorial campaign wrangling, and the recent drowning at Falls Park.

Avera Health

Avera Health plans to build an Addiction Care Center on its new campus at 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls. Avera psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Stanley says an estimated 10%-15% of the general population struggles with some kind of chemical dependency. 

Jackie Hendry

Before colonization, the indigenous peoples of North America spoke nearly 500 different languages. Today, there are only 20 languages with enough speakers for a revitalization effort. 

Lakota is one of them.

The Lakota Language Consortium hosted a Lakota Language Weekend in South Dakota's largest city last weekend. 

Avera Leads International Lung Cancer Treatment Trial

Jan 19, 2018
Avera Health

The Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls is partnering with an international research organization for a ground-breaking study of lung cancer treatment. Members of the team believe this study could help eradicate metastatic cancer by 2025.

Dr. Vladimir Lazar is the founder of the World Innovative Networking Consortium (WIN). According to Dr. Lazar, 60% of lung cancer patients are first diagnosed after the cancer has metastasized. Less than 3% of those patients survive longer than five years after their diagnosis. 

In The Moment ... January 18, 2018 Show 258 Hour 2

Escape room and puzzle fans are celebrating the release of the independent film "Solver." It's a mystery/adventure. Cinema Falls hosts the South Dakota premiere this weekend.

Midwest All Pro Wrestling

Dec 4, 2017

In The Moment ... December 1, 2017 Show 231 Hour 1

Midwest All Pro Wrestling recently celebrated its second year as a Sioux Falls based independent wrestling promotion.

Nick Dinsmore, owner and head trainer for Midwest All Pro, stopped by the SDPB studio in Sioux Falls to talk about his successful business that is training area wrestlers for the "squared circle."  Dinsmore still wrestles as "Euguene," a characted with which he gained fame in the WWE.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 2

As we look at the international push for philanthropy on Giving Tuesday, we welcome Madeline Shields, Development and Marketing Director at The Banquet feeding ministry in Sioux Falls. We talk about the mission of serving volunteers as well as those seeking a hot meal.