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Green Siblings Project

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 1

On the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, Treopia Washington addressed a group of educators in South Dakota. In 1957, she was Treopia Green, one of three siblings living in the midst of the turmoil and violence of desegregated schooling. As Black History Month begins today, a new film called the "Green Siblings Project" is being released. 

SDPB News Podcast: Feb 1

Feb 1, 2021
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The South Dakota Legislature is considering a bill that limits public input at Water Management Board hearings. The Department of Health is looking for volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. 

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

S. Roy Kaufman

In The Moment … January 29th, 2021 Show 981 Hour 1

A new book explores an agrarian culture's epic journey along with its adaptation and connection to the Great Plains. Author S. Roy Kaufman grew up on a farm in the rural Freeman, South Dakota, community, where he now lives. His book is called "The Drama of a Rural Community's Life Cycle." 

  

Postcard From The Prairie

Jan 29, 2021
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In The Moment … January 29th, 2021 Show 981 Hour 1

For this month's Postcard from the Prairie, Eliza Blue tells the story of finding a home, and finding herself, tangled in star-shine in Perkins County. 

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

  

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 29

Jan 29, 2021
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Republican lawmakers say they will move forward on marijuana legislation despite an ongoing lawsuit.
 

A House committee advances a bill providing 5 million dollars in grants to small meat processors. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. 

Neil Fulton: How Can We Heal From Political Strife?

Jan 28, 2021
NPR

In The Moment … January 28th, 2021 Show 980 Hour 2

How can we heal from political strife and turmoil while still doing the important work on the critical issues of today? Perhaps some of those answers might come from outside the interior world of politics itself.  Guest: Neil Fulton is Dean of the School of Law at the University of South Dakota. Find Neil's article we reference here. 

 

On Call with the Prairie Doc® Preview

Jan 28, 2021
On Call With The Prairie Doc

In The Moment … January 28th, 2021 Show 980 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® airs on South Dakota Public Television (SDPB) and the Prairie Doc® Facebook page each week at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

House Bill 1014 | In Their Own Words

Jan 28, 2021
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In The Moment … January 28th, 2021 Show 980 Hour 1

The Legislature and state agencies are involved in a lot of tedious work some of which regulates licensing and other procedures for a variety of professions in South Dakota. The House Commerce and Energy committee held a hearing on HB 1014, a bill to revise agency procedures. It demonstrates some of the technical work during session as well as the value of communications and compromise.  

Sen. Rounds Talks Cybersecurity & Big Tech

Jan 28, 2021
PBS

In The Moment … January 28th, 2021 Show 980 Hour 1

On Friday, Senator Mike Rounds voted to confirm General Austin Lloyd as the next Secretary of Defense. Does that mean anything different as to how cybersecurity is approached in the U.S.?  We're going to visit about big tech companies and anti-trust implications. And, this is our first visit with Senator Rounds since the riots at the U.S. Capital Building on January 6th. What have we learned from that? Guest: Senator Mike Rounds 

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 28

Jan 28, 2021
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The state House of Representatives is advancing a bill that prohibits sex designation corrections on birth certificates. And, after receiving national scrutiny for hosting the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally during the pandemic, Western South Dakota will host its biggest wintertime gathering. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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In The Moment … January 27th, 2021 Show 979 Hour 2

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In The Moment … January 27th, 2021 Show 979 Hour 1

Today we bring you proceedings from the Senate Health and Human Services committee. The committee has supported the Department of Health's request to keep certain restrictions regarding COVID-19 in place. Restrictions were agreed to during the emergency legislative session last year, but scheduled to sunset, or automatically be removed this spring. 

 

 

 

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 27, 2021
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In The Moment … January 27th, 2021 Show 979 Hour 1

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 27

Jan 27, 2021
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House lawmakers have revived a bill that denies the right to amend the “sex” designation on a birth certificate. Plus, a Senate committee approves a plan to create and fund Oceti Sakowin schools. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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In Their Own Words

Jan 26, 2021
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In The Moment … January 26th, 2021 Show 978 Hour 2

For today's "In Their Own Words" segment, we take you inside the Senate Education Committee as members first round of testimony on Senate Bill 68. It's a bill that would establish community school guidelines with flexible curriculum emphasizing native language and cultural interests. A similar bill was approved in the Senate last year but failed in the House. 

COVID-19 Impact On South Dakota Nonprofits

Jan 26, 2021
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In The Moment … January 26th, 2021 Show 978 Hour 1

Understanding how the pandemic has impacted us here in South Dakota is a vital part of the recovery effort. Today we're looking at some of the trends for nonprofit organizations in the state through the lens of the "COVID-19 Impact on South Dakota Nonprofits Survey Analysis" from Benchmark Data Labs.  Guests: 

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 26

Jan 26, 2021
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Governor Kristi Noem is introducing a bill that bans abortions on fetuses with Down Syndrome. South Dakota saw fewer tourists last year, but despite that state officials remain optimistic. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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Images of the Past

Jan 25, 2021
Old Main - Augustana College, Sioux Falls
Center for Western Studies

In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 2

When Augustana College moved from Canton to Sioux Falls in 1918, it already had a long history of moving from one mid-western town to another. On today's 'Images of the Past," we'll look at the very first years of the school now known as Augustana University and how it became a permanent fixture in Sioux Falls. Guest: Liz Cisar, collections assistant at the Center for Western Studies on the Augustana University campus. 

  

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Shankar Kurra

Jan 25, 2021

In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 1

More than 58 thousand South Dakotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But as variants of the virus emerge, getting shots into the arms of more people is a crucial part of slowing the spread of the disease. Is the supply of vaccine doses keeping up with the demand? Guest: Dr. Shankar Kurra with Monument Health.  

 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

  

Say Hello To The Interim Game Fish & Parks Secretary

Jan 25, 2021
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In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 2

For many South Dakotans, time outdoors has been essential to living a full life during the pandemic. Guest: Interim Secretary of the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department, Kevin Robling.  

  

Benson & Blue Talk "All Creatures Great And Small"

Jan 25, 2021
PBS

In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 1

The limited-run PBS Masterpiece adaptation continues on SDPB-Tv with dramatic decisions and blossoming romance. One of the ways the books series has been updated for modern viewers is with the fullness of the series' female characters. Rancher, writer, and shepherdess Eliza Blue, and farmer and SDPB social media coordinator Heather Benson have been watching the series. They join us for an update and insight into how the story does, and doesn't, reflect life in rural South Dakota.  

 

In Their Own Words

Jan 25, 2021
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In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 1

One of the traditions in the opening days of the legislature is to hear a report on the "State of the Tribes". The Chairman of the Standing Rock Tribe, Mike Faith, spoke on behalf of the nine tribes in South Dakota. His message speaks of partnerships with the state of South Dakota and other government entities and supporting efforts to strengthen their unique cultural identity. 

 

SDPB Reporters Talk This Week In Pierre

Jan 25, 2021
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In The Moment … January 25, 2021 Show 977 Hour 1

The first month of the South Dakota legislative session is highlighting new challenges (particularly around pandemic-related issues) and some familiar battles (think: transgender discrimination). For our weekly SDPB journalist roundtable, we dive in to topics old and new.  Guests: Jackie Hendry, host of South Dakota Focus on SDPB-TV, Seth Tupper, SDPB's business and economic development reporter, and Lee Strubinger, SDPB's politics and public policy reporter. 

  

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 25

Jan 25, 2021
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Beginning tomorrow, a legislative committee will hear a bill that prevents people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.  Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

  

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In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 2

In Their Own Words

Jan 22, 2021
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In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 1

During the opening days of the legislative session, department secretaries meet with legislators during committee session to give an overview of their department, review the past year and discuss legislative plans for the session. The Department of Social Services provides a wide variety of safety net programs for South Dakotans ranging from Medicaid to behavior health concerns and foster care and adoption.

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In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 1

This week, as America welcomes a new president, you've been hearing on these airwaves thoughts about the Catholic faith of President Joe Biden.

Guest: Bill Walsh served as a campaign advisor to both Edward Kennedy and to South Dakota's first Catholic governor, Dick Kneip.

Washington Pavilion

In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 1

This weekend, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls (with COVID precautions in place). The program includes the world premiere of a piece called "Already Yesterday or Still Tomorrow," inspired by the global pandemic. It also features the orchestra's Principal Horn Daniel Kitchens as soloist in Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2.   Guests: Music director and conductor Delta David Gier, alongside Daniel Kitchens. 

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 22

Jan 22, 2021
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Some South Dakota superintendents share their thoughts on virtual learning. Plus, the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says President Joe Biden taking office is a welcome relief. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. 

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Why Bernie Hunhoff Is Searching For Missing Cycads

Jan 21, 2021
Bernie Hunhoff

In The Moment … January 21st, 2021 Show 975 Hour 2

Cycad fossils were so prevalent in Fall River County a century ago that, in 1922, Fossil Cycad National Monument was declared for a 320-acre section. However, excavation and theft led to the eventual closing of the monument in 1957. Guest: Bernie Hunhoff, Editor-at-Large for South Dakota Magazine. 

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