In The Moment … July 28, 2020 Show 868 Hour 1

During Spring Break, 2020, South Dakota colleges and universities made the urgent pivot to remote learning to prepare for a pending pandemic. How important is it for students to get back into the classroom this fall instead of learning remotely? Brian Maher is the executive director of the South Dakota Board of Regents and he joins us today with that big-picture conversation.

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SDPB News: July 21

Jul 21, 2020

Will South Dakota universities and colleges require masks this coming semester? This and more in today's SDPB News Podcast.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 15, 2020

In The Moment … July 15, 2020 Show 859 Hour 1

It's that time of the week where we welcome the Dakota Political Junkies. Let's welcome Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and, in Aberdeen, Northern State University professor of Political Science Jon Schaff. 


Out-of-state residents are still unable to qualify for the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship. Under current law, only state residents are eligible to receive the scholarship if they meet certain Board of Regents requirements and ACT thresholds. House Bill 1078 expands eligible students to residents of states South Dakota has reciprocity with. Senator Alan Solano says he opposes expanding the program to non-South Dakotans.

Creating A Center For Security And Counterfeiting

Jan 17, 2014

Dr. Jon Kellar and Dr. Grant Crawford of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology join Innovation to discuss the creation of a Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is the lead institution for the project. Collaborating with other faculty from the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University, these university-based researchers will work on new projects to address the most pervasive and destructive security and counterfeiting problems.

Adam Hoppe of the SDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is the project director on the proposal that got $12 million from the state for translational research activity. It's a collaboration among researchers from SDSU, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the University of South Dakota as well as Sanford Health and Avera Health. They'll use advanced imaging techniques and computation analysis to develop plants that are more productive and disease resistant and will look at ways to use new materials to repair and replace damaged tissues.