Steve Zwemke

In The Moment's Best Music Of The Year Special

Dec 14, 2020

In The Moment … December 14, 2020 Show 960 Hour 1

It's almost 2021, and that means it is time for the annual In The Moment Best Music of the Year Special.

Guests: Karl Gehrke, SDPB's Jazz Nightly host, and Lee Strubinger, SDPB's political reporter

Songs You'll Hear:

Arts & Lifestyle: Jun 13 - 19

Jun 19, 2020

In this week's arts podcast, SDPB's Steve Zwemke sits with Immigrant Union's Brent DeBoer - Enjoy.

605 Magazine: March 2020

Mar 3, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 3, 2020 Show 765 Hour 2

The March issue of 605 Magazine takes readers across the state for food and drink. The annual Bar and Restaurant issue features American classics to a new Sioux Falls establishment opened by a family from El Salvador. SDPB's Steve Zwemke visits with John and Alana Snyder of 605 Magazine to discuss the issue.

News: Feb 8 - 14

Feb 14, 2020

In this week's news podcast, SDPB's Seth Tupper joins us for a discussion about the South Dakota economy, the Dakota Political Junkies talk SD's top political headlines, SDPB's Victoria Wicks brings us a special report, and Kevin Woster talks the future of local newspapers in South Dakota.

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 2

For the third consecutive year, our SDPB music aficionados have put together lists of songs they think should be on your radar. They're ready to share some of their favorite jazz, indie, country and rock songs from 2019.


Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Moment In Sound With Rochelle Riser

Aug 16, 2019

In The Moment ... August 16, 2019 Show 639 Hour 1

Like many musicians, Rochelle Riser packed for Nashville. But for Riser, it served a dual purpose as she sought to further her education.

For the last week, Riser has been in South Dakota and, tomorrow, she performs at Miner Brewing Company in Hill City as part of her lengthiest tour to date.

The singer/songwriter joins SDPB's Steve Zwemke for Moment in Sound.

Football State Championships By The Numbers

Nov 14, 2018
Kent Osborne / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Today, November 8th, is the first day of the South Dakota State High School Football Championships.  By Saturday night, seven teams will have titles in seven classes.  S-D-P-B brings you its annual feature, the Football Championships by the Numbers. 

The Great American Read Finale Airs Tonight

Oct 23, 2018

In The Moment ... October 23. 2018 Show 446 Hour 2

The votes have been counted. Tonight, tune in to SDPB-TV to find out what book lovers have chosen for America's Best Loved Novel. The Great American Read finale airs tonight at 7 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. MDT.

In honor of the conclusion of a summer of reading and voting, we've decided to let you know which books a few of us voted for. Here are some highlights from the SDPB family.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of young American men and women risked their lives in the defense of China. Led by Army pilot Claire Chennault, they crossed the Pacific using false identities only to wind up on a rundown air base in the jungles of Burma.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with author Sam Kleiner about "Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan."

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 2

When In the Moment launched in January of 2017, one of the early, key offerings of the program was a Friday segment called Moment in Sound. Since then, Fridays have become a showcase for local musicians and those just passing through the state. We've featured spoken word artists, classical soloists, singer-songwriters, Norwegian folk singers, and masters of jazz.

NCAA Hockey In Sioux Falls

Mar 26, 2018
Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

In another first for South Dakota, the Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls was the site for the NCAA Men's Hockey West Regional over the weekend where upsets ruled the day.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs got by Air Force 2-1 in Saturday's championship game.  UMD moves on to the NCAA Frozen Four in two weeks at St. Paul, Minnesota.

In The Moment co-producer Steve Zwemke returns with insights on the tournament and hockey in South Dakota.

In the Moment ... February 14, 2018 Show 277 Hour 1

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with senior NOVA producer Evan Hadingham about the new NOVA special "Great Escape at Dunkirk."

The program airs February 14 on SDPB-TV.

We look back at our favorite music releases of 2017, with audio clips of the most memorable songs curated by three of SDPB's music producers/hosts.

We welcome Steve Zwemke, host of No Cover, No Minimum Radio, Karl Gehrke, host of Jazz Nightly, and SDPB reporter (and occasional music critic) Lee Strubinger.

Karl Gehrke's 2017 picks:


Charly Bliss– Guppy

Alvvays – Antisocialites

The Replacements – For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 

Waxahatchie– Out in the Storm 


Tony Allen – The Source 

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2 

Musician Brendan Gayken joins SDPB's Steve Zwemke to talk about the band Lemmons and their 2017 release "American Television." Gayken plays bass for Lemmons, but he's also an intern at SDPB. We talk about the South Dakota Music scene, experimental and indie music, and artistic collaboration.


In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

South Dakota State University in Brookings was the site of the third in the series of Daschle Dialogues.  Former NBC News anchor and South Dakota native Tom Brokaw joined former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle to discuss everything from today's political discourse to 9/11 and the South Dakota way of life.  Steve Zwemke brings you extra cuts from the full conversation.

In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Hour 2

The South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees were announced on Friday. The list includes eight bands along with popular venues, a Huron radio station, a west-river DJ and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Mylan Ray is a member of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and currently serves as the Hall's spokesman. He joins us for a recap. Induction events are going to be held April 13-14, 2018 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... July 21, 2017 Show 139 Hour 1

SDPB’s Steve Zwemke talks with musician Bo DePena. His latest EP is called “Long Road to Denver.” He plays at noon at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls.

Today, we bring you a Postcard from the Prairie  from Eliza Blue. Find more from Eliza at

in The Moment ... July 18, 2017 Show 136 Hour 1

U.S. Army Major Chris Mercado had virtually no computer background when he decided technology might help save lives. “The Military Times name the South Dakota native Soldier of the Year for his work with Objective Zero. It's a nonprofit dedicated to saving veterans lives . . . one swipe at a time.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 4, 2017 Show 086 Hour 1

SDPB's Steve Zwemke sits down with Minneapolis indie band "Night Moves" ahead of their concert this week at Total Drag in Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... March 8, 2017 Show 045 Hour 1

The Players’ Tribune” shares the stories of professional athletes in long-form stories, podcasts, and digital features. Steve Zwemke talks with deputy editor Sean Conboy about bringing fans closer than ever to the games they love.

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In The Moment ... February 3, 2017 - Show 023, Hour 1

Football fans tend to get … ahem … attached to their teams, even if their teams are far from local. SDPB’s Steve Zwemke is a lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan. Former SDPB intern Travis Berg cheers for the New England Patriots. Together they provide a (mostly) friendly preview of Super Bowl 51.

In The Moment ... January 25 2017 Show 016 Hour 2

Guests:Denise Ross & Roger Whittle, Dakota political junkies; National Weather Service; Sandye Kading, Republican national committeewoman for South Dakota; SDPB's Steve Zwemke, talks about Moment In Sound