Vermillion

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... October 7, 2019 Show 674 Hour 2

Do you love history ... and being scared? If so, you're a lot like the crew from 605 Magazine!

From haunted houses old and new to walking ghost and cemetery tours, the October issue of 605 Magazine mixes history and "creepy" into a fun read from cover to cover.

605 Magazine publisher Alana Snyder and Sales and Marketing Director John Snyder scare up stories from the latest issue on In The Moment.

Jackie Hendry

South Dakota is no stranger to public art on a monumental scale. From the four presidential faces on Mt Rushmore to the Dignity statue overlooking the Missouri River, these pieces become part of a state’s broader identity.  

 

Last Out / Scott Mann

Jul 17, 2019

In The Moment ... July 17, 2019 Show 617 Hour 2

The battlefield might be enemy territory, and it might be in your own living room. Former Green Beret Scott Mann brings the battlefield to the stage in the play Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret. The show stops this weekend in Vermillion on its American tour.

Last Out seeks to help veterans and veteran families navigate the military journey and to help civilians understand the battle that for many never ends.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... June 6, 2019 Show 590 Hour 2

In March, after a nationwide search, Matt Collinsworth was selected to be the director of the National Music Museum in Vermillion. The museum houses some of the world's most premier colletions of musical instruments.

Collinsworth brings with him an extensive resume. He says its a distinct honor to be invited to join the museum's distinguished staff. 

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... June 5, 2019 Show 589 Hour 2

The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream this week.

Chaya Gordon-Bland, managing artistic director, and Madeline Sayet, stage director, visit about the production and the festival.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... May 7 2019 Show 570 Hour 2

Sheila Gestring has been president of the University of South Dakota for almost one full year. She's the second USD graduate and female to serve in that position.

Gestring is committed to the growth of both USD and the city of Vermillion. She joins In The Moment to touch on the school's future. 

Jackie Hendry

Love is in the air, and not just for sweethearts. February 14th is also Library Lovers’ Day. The modern library is more than a quiet building full of books. It’s a hub of information and a resource center for its community.  At the Vermillion Public Library, they’re hoping a blind date of sorts can spark an ongoing love for the library.

Dome Bound!

Nov 6, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... November 6, 2018 Show 455 Hour 1

Football fans from across South Dakota will fill the DakotaDome in Vermillion for the 2018 South Dakota High School Football Championships beginning Thursday.

SDPB's Steve Thum and Nate Wek preview the championship game for all seven classes.

Fans can also check out the action on SDPB-TV or at SDPB.org.

Searching The Vanished Towns Of South Dakota

Oct 10, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 10. 2018 Show 439 Hour 1
 

SDPB's Stephanie Rissler has been on the road in search of vanished towns in South Dakota along with the history behind them.

She joined In The Moment today from our studio in Vermillion with insight on the documentary.

The Great American Read: Jerry & Norma Wilson

Oct 9, 2018
Andrew Bork

In The Moment ... October 24. 2018 Show 447 Hour 1

Over the summer, we traveled the state to talk to our hometown authors. We asked them about reading and writing and the books that stay with you throughout a lifetime. 

Jerry and Norma Wilson are both writers and life partners. This past summer, we visited them at their house in Vermillion. A house that was built by their own hands with a specific purpose. They shared the story behind their residence and how its location in Southeast South Dakota has affected their work.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 29, 2018 Show 369 Hour 1 

It's time to move forward. During the 2018 South Dakota legislative session in Pierre, lawmakers approved a proposal for a $9.5 million building project for the National Music Museum in Vermilion. At the time of the approval, the project was already funded through the generosity of private donors.

Patricia Bornhofen and Rodger Kelly of the National Music Museum detail the plans.

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In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 2

Donovan Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics. It's a real estate and economic development consulting firm based in Washington D.C. He visits Vermillion for the Missouri Valley Historic Preservation Conference May 16 - 18, where he'll give the keynote speech. The conference is open to the public.

15th Biennial Indian Law Symposium

Mar 20, 2018
University of South Dakota

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 2

Professor Frank Pommersheim of the University of South Dakota Law School delivers opening remarks Wednesday evening at the 15th Biennial Indian Law Symposium. "The Challenges of Culture, Governance and Respect in Indian Country" is the theme of the symposium hosted by USD's Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) chapter.

Pommersheim specializes in the field of American Indian Law.

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

The Vermillion Literary Project's Writing Festival is coming up on March 22. Marcella Remund and Avery M. Guess join In The Moment to provide a preview.

March For Our Lives Vermillion

Mar 20, 2018

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

On March 24, students and adults plan to take to the streets for March Four Our Lives. Vermillion march organizers are one of 500 groups receiving a grant from Everytown for Gun Safety. The goal is to send a message about ending gun violence and mass shootings in schools.

Event organizers Ellie Pyles and Katie Meirose discuss the event.

Jackie Hendry

For a group of Vermillion high schoolers, a winning robotics team takes passion, perseverance, and a really dedicated mom.

In January, the team ranked 8th in the world at a competition in Omaha. Last weekend, the students won the state robotics championship. During a team practice earlier this month, students set their sights on their next goal – a ticket to the world championship in Kentucky this spring.

These teenagers in the Rolfes family basement aren’t just socializing. They’re part of the robotics team and they’re practicing...stacking cones.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

He followed the Missouri River for more than 2,000 miles. He wrote about his journey. He found himself a new "River Family." And he wrote a book about his journey. Larry Campbell is the author of "Rolling Down the River." He's speaking at the Vermillion Rotary Club today. But first he stops by In the Moment.

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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.

Andrew Bork / SDPB

In The Moment ... May 4, 2017 Show 086 Hour 2

First responders and medical professionals are assessing their performance during a mock helicopter crash. They held the drill Tuesday morning. Crews began by pretending they had Avera helicopter on the Sanford landing pad...and people were hurt. SDPB's Kealey Bultena shows you how it unfolded.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 2

Cellist Marta Simidtchieva is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Simidtchieva is associate professor of cello at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she also is a member of the LeClaire Piano Trio and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She visits Vermillion today and joins SDPB's Susan Hanson in the studio for a conversation about 20th Century cellists.

In The Moment ... April 20, 2017 Show 076 Hour 2

We continue our conversation about how shifting demographics impact South Dakota communities. SDPB's Kealey Bultena is in Sioux Falls with Dr. Tad Jacobs from Avera for a conversation about how healthcare systems strive to meet the increasingly specialized needs of growing populations. 

Every 10 years state lawmakers draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. SDPB's Lee Strubinger takes a look at legislative redistricting and how it may impact the two major parties in the state going forward.

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In The Moment ... April 18, 2017 Show 074 Hour 2

Meghann Jarchow is coordinator for the Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota. Earth Day events across the nation bring awareness and action to today’s environmental challenges as well as highlighting solutions. Jarchow joins us to preview community Earth Day efforts in Vermillion.

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.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 7, 2017 Show 067 Hour 1

It's Friday and it's time for our weekly Moment in Sound. This week we welcome Mark Petričić on the bayan . You can see him in concert tonight at the National Music Museum in Vermillion at 7 p.m. Central time. Also ... a preview show at the Muenster University Center in the Pit Lounge.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 4, 2017 Show 064 Hour 1

USD's IdeaFest celebrates research, creative scholarship, and academic engagement. It runs tomorrow and Thursday on the campus in Vermilion. This year's faculty keynote address is from Professor Brennan Jordan. He's Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at USD. He joins In the Moment with a preview.

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In The Moment ... April 3, 2017 Show 063 Hour 1

The Siouxland Heritage Museums presents "World War I: The Great War Exhibit." It opens April 6 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls. Bill Hoskins is director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums. He joins us to talk about the exhibit and the legacy of the war in South Dakota. Then Bob Bosse (SDPB Director of Television) is with us to talk about upcoming WWI programming on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... March 30, 2017 Show 061 Hour 1

Paige Carda is executive director of REACH Literacy. She joins us to talk about tonight’s Brewhaha celebration of literacy and storytelling.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 17, 2017 Show 052 Hour 1

Responders Prepare For Health Disaster

Oct 20, 2016
Levi Gutz

Officials in Clay County want to be ready for potential health disasters, like a major deadly flu outbreak or a biological attack.   Emergency responders held a large practice drill in Vermillion Thursday.

The drill is one of several periodically held at specific locations across the state where medications or vaccinations can be distributed to the public during an emergency.

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