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In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 2

Last night Democratic candidates took the stage in Nevada to try to win votes and clarify the party's vision for the future. One of South Dakota's favored Democrats is former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle. Tonight Rebecca Kuehl presents her research into the speeches of Senator Daschle at 7 p.m. inside the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. She is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program coordinator at South Dakota State University.


Greg Michna of the SDSU Mechanical Engineering Department about how he and his colleague Stephen Gent are modeling the flow of argon through neutrino detectors destined for the Sanford Underground Laboratory.

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Four faculty researchers in South Dakota State University School of Design are looking for ways to manage stormwater that can reduce runoff. Landscape architecture instructor Jeremiah Bergstrom says it’s about using soil and plants to capture water in a distributed disconnected network throughout the landscape.

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In The Moment ... February 13, 2020 Show 753 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting explores the Future of Faith in South Dakota as part of an ongoing conversation series here on In the Moment. We've talked about people leaving the Christian church, and people finding faith for the first time. We've talked with non-believers and people who have spent a lifetime following a journey of faith, sometimes to unexpected places.

Abby Mikel

In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2


Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger of the SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management is working on two projects related to managing bobcats in South Dakota in collaboration with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.  The first project uses information about bobcats harvested (through trapping or hunting) to identify distinct bobcat populations in the state and to see how they interact with each other.  A second project will use camera surveys, habitat sampling, and occupancy modeling to examine how features in the landscape affect bobcat populations in heavily agricultural eastern South Dak


The United States House of Representatives has begun the historic debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

We're joined by David Wiltse, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Lisa Hager, Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University for perspective on the day.

They join us from the Jeanine Basinger Studio on the SDSU campus.


In The Moment ... December 16, 2019 Show 720 Hour 1

Americans consume. That's what we do. For today's Morning Macro with Joe Santos, we look at how the U.S. Consumer drives macroeconomic activity.  Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University.  


Up to 14% of children from birth to age 5 experience some kind of social or emotional difficulty that can impact their development. The South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is working to better identify those children and train professionals to serve their needs through specialized curriculum and play therapy. 

Dr. Christen Carotta and Dr. Staci Born are assistant professors in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University. They discuss the partnership and what they've accomplished in the first of a five-year project. 


  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. 

Dallas Cowboys Sign SDSU's Taryn Christion

Jul 25, 2019
SDSU Athletic Department

Sioux Falls Roosevelt grad and South Dakota State University quarterback Taryn Christion has signed with the Dallas Cowboys. The announcement came on Wednesday after the Cowboys released veteran wide receiver Allen Hurns.

Christion signed with the Seattle Seahawks in an undrafted free agent role following the 2019 National Football League draft, but was released. Before signing with Dallas, Christion had also worked out with the Arizona Cardinals.

New Community College opens in Sioux Falls

Jul 24, 2019
University of South Dakota

Three of South Dakota’s Public Universities are teaming up to provide the first community college in the state. The Community College for Sioux Falls officially opened Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony on campus and statements from university and city officials. 

The presidents of the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Dakota State University were all seated next to each other at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Community College for Sioux Falls.


In The Moment ... May 14, 2019 Show 575 Hour 1

Trade battles between the U.S. and China have escalated, South Dakota farmers are feeling the crunch.

Evert Van der Sluis is an agricultural economist with South Dakota State University. He joins us today with perspective.

In The Moment ... March 28, 2019 Show 545 Hour 1

The South Dakota State University women's basketball team has a senior class with deep roots in the state. They face the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA basketball tournament Friday night in Portland.

KDLT Sports Director and co-host of Calling All Sports, Mark Ovendon, looks at how SDSU got to this point.

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Nate Wek: Sweet 16!

Mar 27, 2019

In The Moment ... March 27, 2019 Show 544 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek visits about the South Dakota State Women's Basketball team and their appearance in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

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Nursing Education Center Creates Home For Students

Mar 26, 2019
Chynna Lockett

  Higher education can be complicated, especially when life gets busy. Family responsibilities or working a fulltime job makes finding time for classes a challenge. A program through South Dakota State University, is trying to make the journey a little easier for some students...and help pave their way to success. The Native American Nursing Education Center creates a sense of belonging and increases retention rates for Native students.


Jason Sternhagen is a Research Associate and Laboratory Manager in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at South Dakota State University. He’s also the Robotics Club advisor.

Joel Quanbeck is current president of the club and Sterling Berg is the prior president. Both are students on the team that qualified for the Land O’Lakes Bot Shot final four. They travel to Minneapolis April 7 where they’ll square off in a game of HORSE.

SDSU Welcomes Speaker Owusu

Jan 28, 2019
Iowa State University

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 1

The South Dakota World Affairs Council is hosting a symposium in Brookings Monday (1/28). "Africa: Diversity, Myths, Successes, and Challenges" is the title of the keynote by Francis Owusu, professor and chair of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University.

Owusu speaks with SDPB's Jackie Hendry.

Professor Charlie Fenster is in the Department of Biology and Microbiology in the College of Natural Sciences at SDSU. He is studying pollinators in an agricultural context. The more pollinators in a field the better the yield.

New technology at SDSU makes it so a simple breathalyzer test could monitor blood sugar. No pain, and it’s reusable. Professor in Electrical Engineering Qiquan Qiao leads the sensor research team and Doctoral student Tawabur Rahman has been working on the sensor since 2016.

In The Moment ... January 24, 2019 Show 501 Hour 2

SDSU's Wokini Initiative is working to change the number of Native American students that attend college and those that drop out. SDPB's Jackie Hendry is with us for part 2 of this series.


In The Moment ... December 17, 2018 Show 481 Hour 2

Making a Living is a monthly webcast that is business related. This month host Jackeline Severin talks about Angel Investors. She joins us today with a recap.


In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 1

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team will once again face the Bison of North Dakota State. SDPB's Nate Wek speaks with head coach John Stiegelmeier.


In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us once again. This time college football and volleyball is the focus.


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.

In The Moment ... September 18, 2018 Show 424 Hour 1

Jenny Roger, assistant editor at the Washington Post, is coming to Brookings this Thursday for a lecture on the present status of journalism in the U.S.

This event will take place at the South Dakota Art Museum. She will talk about the challenges and opportunities for rebuilding trust with the press in the contemporary political climate.

Today Jenny Roger joined In The Moment with a preview of her lecture.

In the Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

For perspective on trade and how it impacts South Dakota farmers and consumers, we welcome agricultural economist Evert Van der Sluis.

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 ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

Evert Van der Sluis is an Economics Professor at South Dakota State University. He joins In The Moment to continue the conversation on soybean tariffs.

Menachem Miodovnik

Apr 16, 2018

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is worse than it was 25 years ago.

Dr. Menachem Miodovnik is a perinatalogist who works in the area of maternal health. He's giving the Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecture at South Dakota State University this evening at 5:30 (free & open to the public) in the University Student Union , Heroid Crest Room.