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SDPB News: Aug 31

Aug 31, 2020
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How many recovered jobs are out there in the state? Plus, how has one South Dakota company become one of the nation's top solar contractors? 

This and more in today's SDPB News Podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Meet the Candidates: Al Leber

Jul 21, 2020

In The Moment … July 21, 2020 Show 863 Hour 1

Al Leber is a retired school superintendent and long-time administrator. He's hoping to focus on education issues at the State Capitol in Pierre. Leber is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 17. Leber is a resident of Vermillion and he joins us for an installment of our "Meet the Candidates" series.

 

Vermillion Mayor: Kelsey Collier-Wise

Jul 9, 2020

In The Moment … July 9, 2020 Show 855 Hour 2

Kelsey Collier-Wise is the new mayor of Vermillion. We invite her to In The Moment today to talk about the city as it continues to deal with COVID-19, especially as the University of South Dakota students are expected to arrive on campus next month. And we'll take the opportunity to ask about Vermillion's Home Rule Charter. 

 

SDPB News: May 27

May 27, 2020
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The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Mayor Jack Powell

Apr 8, 2020

In The Moment ... April 8, 2020 Show 791 Hour 1

As South Dakota braces for the impact of coronavirus in the state (the state count from yesterday shows 320 confirmed positive cases, with 98 people now recovered) individual cities and counties are making their own decisions about how to keep their economies running and their people safe. And they do this under extraordinary circumstances and extraordinary pressure.  Jack Powell is the mayor of Vermillion, South Dakota. He joins us for an update from his town.  

NPR Tiny Desk

Mar 6, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 6, 2020 Show 768 Hour 1

It's time to submit your entry for the NPR 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Over the past five years, nearly 30,000 musicians, including those from South Dakota, have submitted videos to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest in the hopes of being chosen to perform as part of NPR Music's signature music discovery series.  With us on In The Moment is SDPB Station Relations Manager Katy Beem.

Arts & Lifestyle: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020
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In this week’s South Dakota arts coverage, we discuss an exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum that educates us on both prohibition and women's suffrage. This is exhibit is free, open to the public, and focuses both on the national and local levels of both these historic issues.

Plus, contributing to wildlife and conservation efforts is a great way to begin the New Year. Stephanie Arne tells us how.

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In The Moment ... January 10, 2020 Show 731 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

It was on the 43rd anniversary of Tommy Bolin's death that the National Music Museum installed a pop-up exhibit honoring the late guitarist at the Dakota Brickhouse in Vermillion. The famed guitarist was a member of bands like Deep Purple, the James Gang and Zephyr, in addition to his own Tommy Bolin Band. Guitarist T. Wilson King of Vermillion played a selection of Bolin's songs at the installation of the new exhibit and he joins us from our Vermillion studio to visit about Bolin's connection to this region.

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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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