On The Other Hand

Oct 8, 2020

In The Moment … October 8, 2020 Show 919 Hour 1

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota continue to rise, many people are making tough decisions about staying home, getting tested, and staying isolated from loved ones. Kevin Woster has been living the COVID life after recent exposure to the virus. You can read about his experiences on his blog at  

Randy Bury & The Good Samaritan Society

May 21, 2020

In The Moment … May 21, 2020 Show 822 Hour 1

Federalism & State Governments In A Pandemic.

Apr 27, 2020

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 2

SDPB News: March 23

Mar 23, 2020

The SDPB "Statehouse" Podcast is SDPB's daily news podcast. We bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines over 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. Enjoy.


Working On A COVID-19 Therapeutic

Mar 11, 2020

In The Moment ... March 10, 2020 Show 770 Hour 1

SDPB is bringing you the latest information on the coronavirus and COVID-19, including research into the nature of human disease.  Eddie Sullivan, Ph.D. is president and CEO of South Dakota's SAb Biotherapeutics and joins In the Moment to discuss the complexity of finding a solution. 

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Dr. Hoffman Talks COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020
Sanford Health

In The Moment ... March 11, 2020 Show 771 Hour 1

The South Dakota Department of Health has announced the first confirmed cases of COVID-19. And though most South Dakotans were not surprised by the announcement, now is the time to remind you about basic preparedness.  Dr. Wendell Hoffman is an infectious disease doctor with Sanford Health. He joins us to talk about the virus, when to call your doctor, and precautions that help the most vulnerable among us. 

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

SD's Plans For A Coronavirus Outbreak

Feb 26, 2020

In The Moment ... February 26, 2020 Show 761 Hour 1

Sioux Falls Hosts A Cyber Security Conference

May 6, 2016

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.

Jim Gathany CDC

The South Dakota Department of Health  is reporting the first human West Nile cases of the season. As of July 3, three human cases if West Nile virus had been reported in Hughes, Codington, and Lincoln Counties. Last year there were 149 human cases of West Nile, including three deaths.

H1N1 Flu Back In South Dakota

Jan 6, 2014

The lethal H1N1 flu has returned to South Dakota. But health officials currently classify the spread of H1N1 at a low level in South Dakota. It is widespread in 10 states - Wyoming, Kansas, Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health, says the virus is a similar strain to the lethal mutation of influenza that swept across the state and nation in 2009-10.

Etubics Corporation has received a $1.03 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to move a vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) developed by a Sanford researcher to clinical trials. The vaccine was engineered by Sanford Research's John Lee and his team in collaboration with Etubics. Dr. John Lee discusses the vaccine.

West Nile Virus Detected In South Dakota

Jul 15, 2013
South Dakota Public Broadcasting

The state Health Department reported the first human West Nile virus detection earlier this month: a Buffalo County child in the 10 to 19 age group. In June, mosquito pools in Brookings and Hughes counties were South Dakota's first West Nile virus detections of the season. In 2012 the first positive mosquito pool was detected July 2 and the first human case was reported July 13. 203 human cases were reported last year with 3 deaths. Since its first human WNV case in 2002, South Dakota has reported more than 2,000 cases, including 29 deaths.