Tech Radio: Dec 4

Dec 4, 2020

In The Moment … December 4, 2020 Show 954 Hour 1

Today we gather our tech experts to explore some of the week's top tech headlines.


Amos Aesoph is Chief Information Security Officer at Xigent Solutions in Sioux Falls.

Jeff Litterick is a network engineer with the Bureau of  Information & Technology in Pierre.

Heather Benson is SDPB's social media specialist.

Kent Osborne is SDPB's Director of Digital.

Tech Radio: TikTok & "The Social Dilemma"

Sep 18, 2020

In The Moment … September 18, 2020 Show 905 Hour 2

From the future of TikTok to a surprise launch from Apple, we talk tech this hour. We're also going to explore the message of one of the most popular documentaries on Netflix: "The Social Dilemma." Our panelists for today's tech radio:  John T Meyer is co-founder and CEO of Lemonly in Sioux Falls Jeff Litterick is a network engineer with the Bureau of Information & Technology in Pierre  Heather Benson is SDPB's social media specialist. 


STEAM Café: Katrina Donovan

Sep 14, 2020

In The Moment … September 14, 2020 Show 901 Hour 1

Materials are objects that are created from matter and have been utilized by society for many years. This is the subject for the next STEAM Café which is tomorrow evening at 6 at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City. Katrina Donovan is a lecturer at South Dakota Mines and will lead this conversation.

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Tech Radio: Sep 4

Sep 4, 2020

In The Moment … September 4, 2020 Show 896 Hour 1

We've got a full panel of tech experts joining us today to walk through the headlines. First, we welcome Amos Aesoph, chief information officer at Xigent solutions in Sioux Falls. Jeff Litterick is a network engineer with the Bureau of Information and Technology joining us from Pierre. And SDPB's own Kent Osborne.

Science and Technology reporting is brought to you by SDN Communications, your business broadband provider. Learn more at

Bush Fellow: Beau White

Jun 25, 2020
Bush Foundation

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 1

We're taking time this week to meet the 2020 Bush Fellows and we welcome two more to In The Moment today. Beau White is one of the first people from the Pine Ridge Reservation to graduate college with an engineering degree. His passion is building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math among Native Americans.

Tech Radio: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

In The Moment … May 29, 2020 Show 827 Hour 2

Tech Radio answers your toughest computer and tech questions. SDPB Director of Digital. Heard alternating Fridays.

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Tech Effects Of So Many Working From Home

Mar 12, 2020
SDN Communications

In The Moment ... March 12, 2020 Show 772 Hour 1

So you've been asked to work from home, study from home, communicate with loved ones from home. Does South Dakota have the online infrastructure to help the economy keep going during a pandemic? How do you get up and running with online work or school quickly and efficiently?  Jake VanDewater is vice president of engineering, operations & IT at SDN Communications. He's with us to walk us through some of the basics.   

Ethics, History, & Medical Care

Mar 5, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 5, 2020 Show 767 Hour 2

In a time when the world grapples with the tiny details and sweeping questions about illness and wellness, healthcare and humanity, Augustana University announces a new medical humanities and society minor.  Joining us in the Kirby Family Studio we have Augustana professors Ann Pederson and Peg Preston. Also with us is Madigan Moore a senior pre-med student at Augustana University.  

Watch the full interview by clicking here.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 2

Overall church attendance is in decline, and the number of Americans uaffiliated with any religion grew by 30-million in the past decade. So, what's the future of faith in South Dakota?

SDPB looks into the empty churches and the blossoming churches. Faith leaders from different traditions talk about interfaith communication.

In The Moment ... November 5, 2019 Show 694 Hour 1

Over the last four decades, automation has eliminated more jobs than have been lost to plants going offshore. The fear is now that AI could greatly quicken that trend.

FRONTLINE's new documentary, In the Age of AI, explores the promise of AI and the commercial applications of deep learning. Both fascinating and frightening, In the Age of AI is a powerful look at how this new technology is already changing our world.


In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 2

SDPB continues our Future of Farming conversation with Van C. Kelley, Department Head of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University. The ABE Department focuses on identifying and improving food production systems and available resources for an "enhanced agricultural future."

Kelley joins In The Moment from the Jeanine Basinger Studio in Brookings to discuss new technologies, applications, and methods that have been emerging in agriculture.


In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 2

Manufacturing is the largest wealth generating industry in South Dakota, and with new technologies lowering the cost and increasing the rate of production, many experts project these numbers only to climb. However, the industry doesn't only produce a lot of wealth, according to 2019 BLS information, around 1 in 10 South Dakotans work in the industry.

Getting Kids Away From The Screens This Summer

May 22, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 2

As kids are preparing their summer breaks and what that may look like in their minds, the adults that care for them are shaping their own thoughts. Sometimes, technology dictates what people do with their time.

Tricia Bates is a family life educator for Avera Health. She discusses the importance of children getting outside to play as opposed to sitting in front of a screen.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

In The Moment ... March 20, 2019 Show 539 Hour 2

Over the past few decades, computers have become an integral part of so many aspects of our daily existence.

On Tuesday, March 26, jazz historian and critic Ted Gioia discusses the effect of technology on music over the last 40 years during a noon lecture titled "Computers, Technology and the Crisis in Music."

Gioia is the author of the forthcoming Music: A Subversive History. SDPB Jazz Nightly host Karl Gehrke visits with Gioia for In The Moment.

In The Moment ... March 4, 2019 Show 527 Hour 2

Girls looking at careers in STEM fields, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics, have an opportunity to listen to experts and, perhaps, find mentors along the way during the Women in Science Conference Tuesday at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

Amy Parkin, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, and Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg, associate professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at NSU, visit about the conference and their respective fields.

The Impact Of 5G Mobile Broadband In South Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 1

From precision agriculture to autonomous cars, the impact of 5th Generation mobile broadband technology is virtually unlimited.

South Dakota is positioning itself to lead the way to the future. FCC Chairman Brendan Carr recently visited the state. SDPB's Jacquelyn Severin joined In The Moment in Sioux Falls for a recap.

Making A Living Recap - Cloud Usage

Oct 9, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 9. 2018 Show 438 Hour 1

The Cloud is becoming more pervasive in our day to day lives. More than likely you've used it without even knowing it.


The cloud is also transforming technology and business. For the latest Making a Living program SDPB's Jackelyn Severin sat down with three panelists to discuss cloud storage and security.











U.S. Defense Department

In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 1

Former President of South Dakota School of Mines, and current US Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson returned to the Black Hills for a lecture at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

The speech was sponsored by the Classics Institute at Dakota University. Secretary Wilson spoke on Computers and War--examining the changes brought to warfare by the technology revolution.

She took us back to July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Jackie Hendry

Technology continues to change how we communicate and how we work. It's also changing how we learn. One South Dakota university is facing the challenge head-on with a new digital initiative and partnership with Apple.

Most of the student’s filing into the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan didn’t know much about their school’s new initiative. They only had a name: Digital DWU.

But curiosity turned to excitement when junior Aaron Ahmadu took the stage and performed a rap about changing times.

Jackie Hendry

Dakota Wesleyan University becomes the first campus in South Dakota to supply each student with an iPad starting this fall. The university announced its digital initiative and partnership with Apple on Tuesday. 

Students gather in the Sherman Center on the Dakota Wesleyan campus and wait for what they’ve been told is an announcement about the future of their education. Most of them only know the name of the initiative: Digital DWU.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... February 12, 2018 Show 275 Hour 1

Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang takes on the tech industry in her new book "Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley."

She joins us for a conversation about how women got locked out of the industry after strong initial participation and what's at stake in the quest for representation in an industry that defines the future of humanity.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 2

Dakota Wesleyan University hosts an upcoming youth night with the goal of helping attendees turn away from technology and social media to simply be present in the world. We’re joined by Sean Binder, incoming director of Storm Mountain Center in Rapid City, and Eric Van Meter, campus pastor of DWU.

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 2

What explains the recent mania for toppling statues in America? It might have something to do with the Internet. Joseph Bottum heads the cyber-ethics program at Dakota State University in Madison. He's a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He wrote a piece in the September 25th issue of the magazine called The Joy of Destruction. He joins us for more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 21, 2017 Show 160 Hour 2

A new Honors program at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology invites highly motivated students to seek a deeper education, one that's tied closely to the challenges of the real world. We're joined by Dr. Scott Kenner and Dr. Demitris Kouris from SDSMT.

Shon Anderson is with B9Creations, an international 3D printer company based in Rapid City. He joins us to talk about building an international business from the Black Hills of South Dakota and building a culture of innovation and imagination.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Biotechnology is a booming business, and South Dakota companies are competing with organizations around the globe. Local scientists pioneer medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and research. A researcher-turned-business developer outlines his assessment for area investors and scientists in an extended interview.

South Dakota Biotech's annual summit brought professionals together for the discussion, and some future scientists help equip fellow kids.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The International Coding Competition in Rapid City and recent international hacking events have prompt people to consider coding. It provides the scaffold for computers and smartphones and apps. Educators must decide how kids can learn code, what they should understand, and when they should start.

Take a peek inside this coding classroom. The room is warm. It’s afternoon. The school year draws to a close, and sixth-grader Adysen Moet plays a video game.

The world final of a computer programming competition is coming to Rapid City. The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) happens May 20-25, 2017. Groups of college seniors and first-year grad students use their computer skills and critical thinking abilities against the best from around the globe.

Richard Gowen is President of Excellence in Computer Programming, Inc. He discusses the caliber of the competition and its impact on people outside the computer science community.

Jolley School Opens STREAM Lab

Apr 11, 2017
Levi Gutz

A school in Vermillion is looking at a new way to educate students. State officials opened a new science and technology lab for elementary grades.

Jolley Elementary School teachers and students cut the ribbon for the new STREAM lab. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Art and Mathematics. Inside the lab there are stations with educational equipment. One group is running a machine through creating a circuit board while another is programming a robot to navigate a maze.

Innovation: Mel Ustad

Jan 13, 2017

Mel Ustad joined Innovation to discuss the programs in place to help science and technology companies grow in South Dakota. Ustad is the Director of Commercialization at the Governor's Office of Economic Development.


Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Sioux Falls middle schoolers are playing music with a world-renowned rock orchestra violinist. Mark Wood is in town to perform Saturday night. More than 2,700 students are set to accompany him.