Technology

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.

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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.

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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.

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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
sdreadytowork.com

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.

Innovation: Students Learn About Manufacturing

Dec 9, 2016
SDPB/Cara Hetland

Ten middle school teams were recently paired with different manufacturing companies to learn about different advanced manufacturing careers. The teams of six students spent a half day at their assigned company filming and interviewing various employees to find out what they liked about their jobs. By the end of January, the teams will submit their videos for a contest, explaining what they think is cool about manufacturing. The winners will enjoy an awards ceremony.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

National health experts are looking to South Dakota strategies as they discuss rural health care. The US Department of Health and Human Services showcased Avera’s telemedicine efforts with viewers around the country. It was part of an effort about National Rural Health Day.

Avera’s eCare services use high-quality video and audio to connect Sioux Falls physicians with small town hospital staff. This allows doctors and nurses to collaborate on treating rural patients in real time.

Universities Seek Funding For New Research Buildings

Oct 5, 2016
Charles Michael Ray

Universities across South Dakota are proposing building projects to enhance research and development capabilities.    The South Dakota Board of Regents is submitting funding proposals to the governor's office for the projects.  The outcome of the process could lead to new facilities at various university campuses and even a major new building in Rapid City.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Educators in Sioux Falls say they want computer science classes to equip kids with technology skills and context in the digital community. The Sioux Falls School District implemented a new curriculum one year ago; that move ended keyboarding classes for students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Middle school curriculum coordinator Sandy Henry says in the spring the district assessed 1,140 sixth graders. She says the average they could type was 23 words per minute.

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Cardiologists in Rapid City are using a new pacemaker that is fully implanted inside a person’s heart. The FDA only recently approved the technology. Doctor Kelly Airey with Rapid City Regional Hospital performed the first procedure to place the pacemaker.  Her patient is impressed.

Paul Baldwin has had two traditional pacemakers to normalize and regulate his heartbeat. When his latest device’s battery was up for replacement, he talked with Dr. Kelly Airey about his options. Baldwin says she recommended a tiny pacemaker that’s self-contained within his heart.

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If you’re listening to this show in the Black Hills right now there is chance you can also hear the rumble of a loud motorcycle. It’s the Sturgis Rally – and the thundering gas powered bikes are swarming the hills. Next we take a look at a much quieter form of transportation. A solar car race. 

SDPB’s Jim Kent stopped by Wind Cave National Park for the closing hours of the American Solar Challenge Road Rally…on a very overcast Saturday morning as rain moved into the Black Hills.

SQL Saturday, Tesla car fatal and Windows 10

Jul 1, 2016

In this edition of Techradio host Kent Osborne spoke with Joshua Warne, founder of the (605) SQL User Group, about SQL Saturday. The event is Saturday July 23rd at the University Center (Avera Hall) in Sioux Falls from 8:00am-5:00pm. More information can be found at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/539/EventHome.aspx.

And the "Computer Guys" Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesoph joined Osborne to discuss a fatal Tesla car crash, Apple and Windows 10.

  

Erin Mairose

A camp in Sioux Falls this summer is teaching kids how to program electronics and video games. Using computer code, kids learn how to program a motion sensor, range finder, and a laser to create a homemade security system.

15 middle school boys eagerly punch computer keys, and plug electronic pieces into a microcontroller board. They are learning how to upload code onto their device to create certain effects, such as a motion sensor that emits different sound depending on how far away it detects an object.

Sioux Falls Hosts A Cyber Security Conference

May 6, 2016
Ayehu

New Cyber Security guidelines put in place by the National Institute of Standards and Technology aim to better protect the country from cyber attacks.

Officials say foreign cyber attacks could target US businesses and critical infrastructure such as power plants and dams.

SDN Communications is holding a conference in Sioux Falls this week to teach area businesses and organizations about the importance of cyber security.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

South Dakotans list agriculture as the number one driver of economic development. That’s according to a recent survey that polled people nationally and gathered data in three separate states. Some people’s perceptions of the economy don’t jibe directly with information from businesses. 

A Wells Fargo and USA Today survey polled South Dakotans to find out which sectors they think contribute to a healthy economy. The top responses in order were agriculture, health care, education, construction, and retail.

Teachers from around South Dakota are collaborating to find new ways to engage students in problem solving. A conference on Technology and Innovation in Education wrapped up this week. One of the dozens of sessions focused on helping students break into a box by thinking outside of it.

Dr. Julie Mathiesen, Director of TIE - Technology & Innovation in Education. TIE is based in Rapid City but provides services across the state and region. In order to help schools and educators stay current with technology there is an annual conference starting Sunday in Sioux Falls. This year is the 30th anniversary of the organization and is expanding to include a full spectrum of Learning Services. 

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