Chris Laughery

Thadd Giedd is the license holder and lead organizer of TEDx Sioux Falls. He is joined today by Vaney Hariri, the co-founder of Think 3D Solutions and professional podcaster Sarah Werner.

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April 5th TechRadio

Apr 5, 2019

Kent, Joel, Jeff, and Amos talk about the tech news and innovations of the day.

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Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 18, 2019 Show 537 Hour 2

How will technology change with 5G? And what is the future of rural internet in South Dakota?

Jackelyn Severin recaps a recent panel discussion she hosted on Making a Living and she brings listeners up to speed. 

Much chatter this week about the world-wide Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp outage - why server configurations are scary, another ElderTech installment on FaceBook privacy settings, and much more. 

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On today's TechRadio we talk to Amos and Jeff about MWC news, Amazon, and Tesla...

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Biomedical engineering applies creative problem solving to a wide variety of medical issues. It's expected to be one of the fastest growing career fields in South Dakota.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry reports that the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are partnering to offer a new four-year bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering.

Old Dominion University

In The Moment ... February 7, 2019 Show 511 Hour 1

A new study of users of rural wireless internet suggests investment in new mobile technology is essential for economic development and quality of life in non-urban regions of the United States.

Researchers from the University of South Dakota and Old Dominion University in Virginia surveyed rural South Dakota residents during the last half of 2018 to get their perception of the coverage capacity and speed of internet access.

Lemonly's John T. Meyer, Mac Guru Joel Broveleit, and BIT's Jeff Litterick join host Kent Osborne for a disucssion of the latest tech news.

Much Facebook news was discussed and listener questions were answered about antivirus and malware programs as well as the dark web.


Today on Techradio we spoke about a broadband initiative announced by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. We also discussed the tech news of the day and offered tips for following up on tech gifts to the elderly.

Panelists answer listener questions and review the year, then look forward to 2019.

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

The newest member of the Sioux Falls Police Department is neither man nor woman, but it has a name thanks to area school children. Agent 605 was chosen over Boomer and Trax in an effort to give the SFPD's new bomb robot an identity.

Sgt. Terry Matia discusses the contest which helped the robot, which was funded by a Homeland Security grant, find a name. 

Troubling privacy concerns, Apple updates, and some surprising Edge news on the Dec. 7th Techradio

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 2

Joseph Bottum, Ph.D. recently wrote an article in The Senator that alludes to the computerization of society. Is it a good thing or is it not so good? What does that do to our smaller South Dakota towns and does it impact its population?

He joins us today to talk more about this.

The panel of experts discuss the news of the day, address online privacy, and highlight some of their favorite gift ideas heading into Black Friday.

FRONTLINE "Last B-24" Premieres Wednesday

Nov 6, 2018

In The Moment ... November 6, 2018 Show 455 Hour 2

Seventy-four years ago, an American B-24 Liberator known as the "Tulsamerican" fell from the sky while returning from a mission over Europe. It eventually sank into the Adriatic Sea. Seven crew members survived the crash. Three men were never found.

NOVA writer Owen Palmquist describes the effort to find out what happened to the missing airmen as he previews "Last B-24." It premieres Wednesday night at 8:00 Central on SDPB-TV.

USD Hosts 2018 Symposium On Data Harnessing This Thursday

Nov 6, 2018

In The Moment ... November 6, 2018 Show 455 Hour 2 

The 2018 Symposium on Data Harnessing at USD explores opportunities for better analysis, modeling and prediction using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and supercomputing.

Dr. Thomas Tiahrt, Symposium Co-Chair and POET Professor of Business Analytics at USD's Beacom School of Business, joined us for a preview of this year's Symposium.

Amos, Joel, and John T join Kent in a rolling discussion of Facebook and junk news.   Also Joel rolls out news on new Mac software and hardware.

October 19th Techradio

Oct 23, 2018

Kent and the panel discuss self driving cars, a proper security posture that includes - s l o w i n g   d o w n - and an upcoming Hack Sioux Falls event.


Techradio 10/05/18

Oct 5, 2018

Lots of interesting tech happenings from the week.  

Join TechRadio host Kent Osborne as he welcomes Joel, Jeff, and special guest Thad Giedd for an hour of tech talk.

Join panelists William Bushee, Amos Aesophe, John T. Meyer for another edition of Techradio.  In our second segment we were joined by the e-sports coordinator for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for an interesting discussion of the benefits taking the club esport mainstream.

Join the panel of tech experts as we discuss the news of the day and answer listener questions.

On todays TechRadio our panel talks about Lawmakers call on Amazon and Google to reconsider ban on domain fronting . We talk cloud storage and computing with Tim Barry, and more.

On the July 6, 2018 edition of TechRadio the geeks talk about the Apple Stores 10th Birthday, cave rescue tech, take an antivirus question from a listener, and find out what is Amos' new favorite game.

Hear About The Science Of Swords

Jun 8, 2018

In The Moment ... June 8, 2018 Show 354 Hour 2

Dr. Michael West presents "The Science of Swords" on June 19 as part of the STEAM Cafe held every third Tuesday of each month.  Dr. West is Department Head of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Metallurgical Engineering Department.

West integrates blacksmithing into his curriculum.  He joins Innovation to preview his STEAM Cafe presentation.

The FBI seized control of a botnet and asks us all to reboot our routers and make sure that the firmware in them is up to date.  We talk about the latest news of the day including an unplausable Alexa problem.

Special guest William Bushee stopped by to discuss Arduino Day - what arduino is and why there is a day - and how you can get involved. Arduino makes single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical and digital world and there will be demos and fun for all ages May 12th in Sioux Falls.

We also talked about several "F8" announcements from Facebook including their plan to disrupt dating, expand VR with Oculus GO, and further develop Instagram stories on Facebook.  

Thad Giedd, Client Specialist, Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses the Accelerator Program for 2018 and how your small business can grow.