In The Moment ... April 10, 2019 Show 553 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek discusses spring projections for migrant birds and how flooding and a random snow storm could affect them. 

Wek visits with Dr. David Swanson, Professor of Biology and Ornithology at the University of South Dakota.

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"Cloddy" Chronicled In New Book By Son

Mar 12, 2019

In The Moment ... March 12, 2019 Show 533 Hour 2

Dwane Clodfelter was a pioneer in the integration of college basketball in the 1950's and 60's. His 1958 USD Coyotes team won the Division II National Championship with two black athletes, brothers Cliff and Jimmie Daniels of Brooklyn, New York, when many universities were not integrated.

Jay Elsen

In The Moment ... March 7, 2019 Show 530 Hour 1

The Summit League Basketball Tournament begins Saturday at the Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota State University's men and women are both seeded first. Meanwhile, the University of South Dakota women are the second seed and ranked 25th nationally.

Jay Elsen is calling games for Midco Sports Network. He joins In The Moment with a Summit League Tournament preview.

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.

Susan Hanson

In The Moment ... January 17, 2019 Show 497 Hour 2

Artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez creates artistic cultural narrative from a feminist point of view. She joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about art and poltics, subversion and submission, research and revelation.

Artist Talk
January 17, 2019
2pm-3pm room 172, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts

Artist Reception
January 17, 2019

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.

USD Hosts First 1BlueString Music Festival

Sep 24, 2018
Jackie Hendry

College campuses are often considered ground zero for risks of sexual assault, but many are becoming centers of conversations around consent and prevention. On Friday, the University of South Dakota hosted a music festival to highlight a population that’s often ignored in those conversations

Bridget Diamond-Welch is the director of USD’s I CARE. It’s a group of university staff, students, local law enforcement and others who are on the front lines of responding to sexual assault on campus.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 5, 2018 Show 415 Hour 1

SDPB Nate Wek joined In The Moment with his weekly update on South Dakota sports and recreation. 

This past week marked the kick off for college football nationwide. University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University were to start their season by playing against FBS teams. Yet, due to climatological factors only one of the two games happened.

Where's Streveler, Eh?

Aug 10, 2018
Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In The Moment ... August 10, 2018 Show 398 Hour 1

Former University of South Dakota Coyotes standout quarterback Chris Streveler is enjoying his first season of professional football as a member of the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke visits with Streveler about life and football north of the border.

Susan Hanson

In The Moment ... August 6, 2018 Show 394 Hour 1

South Dakota has the highest suicide rate in the Midwest. We rank 9th nationwide.

In the quest to understand this and to work toward changing it, the USD Center for Brain and Behavior Research is holding a public forum on Suicide Prevention, Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. CST at the USD Health Science Center.

Dr. Lee Baugh, associate director of the Center for Brain and Behavior Research, joined In The Moment with a preview of the event. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 2

Art can be meditation, expression, activism, and escape. It can also be a career. The Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute in Vermillion helps guide the next generation of artists interested in American Indian culture.

Internationally renowned artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neil Ambrose Smith are in Vermillion for the Institute.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 1

Walk around the campus of the University of South Dakota this week, and you'll see groups of high school juniors gathering around the American flag, listening to lectures from state leaders and canvasing for their own campaigns. The American Auxiliary Girls State week is underway.

Girls State Governor Ruhama Tereda details the experience.

USD Announces Sheila Gestring as New President

May 1, 2018
Jackie Hendry

After a nation-wide search, the University of South Dakota has a new president. USD's current chief financial officer Sheila Gestring takes over for outgoing President James Abbott in June. 

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 1

Galen A. Brown's service in Vietnam informed 50 years of his art. Now the artist is honored with a retrospective of his artwork at the Day Gallery in the Warren Lee Center for the Arts at the University of South Dakota.

The show is called "Shapes and Shadows" runs March 5 through April 4 with a reception on March 23rd.

We're joined by Kay Adkins Brown, curator of the collection.

Chris Laughery

In the Moment ... February 26, 2018 Show 284 Hour 1

The University of South Dakota honors 200 years of Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein with the Frankensten 200! Symposium today and tomorrow at USD.

Featured guest is Joel Pace, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He is an expert on British and transatlantic romanticism. He also serves as associate editor of the journal Symbiosis and has authored books, articles and chapters on romanticism in the Americas and on black romanticism.

Not incidentally, he's also a reggae musician.

In The Moment ... February 22, 2018 Show 282 Hour 2

University of South Dakota graduate Martha Draayer speaks about her personal experience with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy this Friday, February 23 at Noon in the Muenster University Center Pit Lounge on the USD campus.

Draayer joins us to discuss a national debate where the consequences are deeply personal.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... February 6, 2018 Show 271 Hour 1

House Bill 1073 was recently tabled. It's a bill that looks at free speech on South Dakota college campuses. Senate Bill 198 features matching language.

Chuck Baldwin is Journalist in Residence at University of South Dakota. He joins us to talk about the controversial topic of campus free speech.

In The Moment ... December 19, 2017 Show 243 Hour 2

Diane Sevening is an assistant professor in the Department of Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota.

She was recently presented with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education, an organization of professors, teachers, professionals and programs specializing in addiction studies.

She joins us for a conversation about addiction treatment and prevention in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 2 

Each year, economics professor Travis Letellier ends the semester with a lecture (he calls it "The Speech") guiding his students toward the future. SDPB's Jackie Hendry highlights this life-changing lecture for Letellier and his USD students. 

In The Moment ... December 7, 2017 Show 235 Hour 1 

Timothy Schorn, Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota joins the program to discuss President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Friday night you can stop by the National Music Museum in Vermillion to see clarinetist Luis Viquez in concert. That begins at 7 p.m. Viquez is the director of the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He's the assistant professor of music at USD, director of the concert band.

In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 1

Women are using the “me too” hashtag to speak out about sexual harassment, discrimination, and assault. We’ll talk about the resonance of the social media movement in South Dakota with our panel of experts: Lt. Governor Matt Michels, Traci Lund, Human Resources Director for Lewis Drug, Stephanie Pochop, an attorney who specializes in discrimination cases, and Dave Lane, assistant professor of Sociology at the University of South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 2

It's one of the most pressing questions in science today, and the University of South Dakota is on the forefront. The research involves the search to explore and define dark matter. You can learn more at a Dark Matter Day Symposium tonight at USD.  We're joined by USD Professor Dongming Mei for more.

In The Moment ... October 16, 2017 Show 199 Hour 2

America's relationship with Russia is characterized by mistrust and political confrontation. Are we in the midst of a new Cold War?  You can see Tom Brokaw and Robert Legvold discuss The New Cold War this Wednesday at USD. Robert Legvold is one of the country's foremost experts in the former Soviet Union and in Russian policy. He's published numerous articles and books on the subject, including "Return to Cold War." He joins us for a preview.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 1

From the fox hunt to the 16th century opera to a fall recital at the University of South Dakota, today we explore the history of the horn. Dr. Gary Reeves is Associate Professor of Music at USD. He teaches French horn, directs the Concert Band, and helps guide the future music educators of the state. He joins us for live music and conversation.

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

Argus Leader sports journalist Mick Garry joins us for a look at the surprise season of USD Coyote Football.

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

The "Painting Vermillion Red" art exhibit features the work of USD alumnus J. Steven Manolis. He's donated seven paintings to USD, which are valued at $550,000. The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts host three nationally renowned art critics for a symposium today. They'll talk about contemporary art and the art of J. Steven Manolis. We're joined by Anthony Haden-Guest, Bruce Helander, and Elizabeth Sobieski.

In The Moment ... October 3, 2017 Show 190 Hour 1

If anthropology is the study of human society, culture, and development, then why does it often seem at odds with American Indian studies?

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 25, 2017 Show 184 Hour 2