Virtual Gatherings For Challenging Topics

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South Dakota Humanities Council

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 2

Speakers' Bureau gatherings are currently being offered online only. Patrick Hicks is a Humanities Scholar. His programs offer everything from lessons on the history of Auschwitz to writing poetry. 

Then, we hear from Lawrence Diggs. He is one of the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau presenters who has embraced virtual gatherings during the pandemic. He offers programs on everything from prison recidivism to representative democracy. 

Mindfulness Through Writing

Sep 10, 2019

In The Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 1

An adjunct instructor in counseling and psychological education at the University of South Dakota, Kaiya Asorge has always loved to write.

This Saturday from 1:00 t0 3:00 p.m., Ansorge will introduce people to the practice of mindfulness through writing at the Prairie West Branch Library in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 490 Hour 2

Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks is a new feature on In The Moment. It's a look at the power and presence of poetry in South Dakota and beyond.

Hicks is a novelist, essayist and poet. He's Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University. His poetry books include Adoptable and This London.

Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks airs Fridays on In The Moment in the 11:00 a.m. Central hour.

Writing as Meditation: The Benefits of Journaling

Dec 20, 2018
Jackie Hendry

Life can be hectic - and for many people, the holiday season can bring a seemingly endless list of to-dos and deadlines. But what if you could find a little peace by picking up a pen? The health benefits of writing and journaling are gaining more attention in research, but for some people this is nothing new. 

There’s an extensive record collection in the corner of Kaiya Ansorge’s living room. Sometimes, she sifts through the albums to find just the right sound for the day. Today she pulls out “Whipped Cream and Other Delights” by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.


In The Moment ... December 4, 2018 Show 473 Hour

100 poems by 100 poets inspired by the life and work of Bob Dylan - they're the basis of a new book published by New Rivers Press called Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan.

Editors Thom Tammaro and Alan Davis discussed the book with Doug Hamilton on Prairie Public's Main Street program.

lori walsh

Every day it seems our capacity for hope is challenged. Author Anne Lamott's new book is "Almost Everything: Notes on Hope." She joins SDPB's Lori Walsh for a conversation about laughter, paradox, and writing the book you need to live in the world.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2

When 13 year-old Briana's dad dies suddenly, she is faced with another unexpected turn of events: She now has not one heart but two. The second heart nestles inside her and speaks to her in her father's voice.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

The 41st Great Plains Writers Conference kicks off on March 23 at the University Student Union at South Dakota State University.

This literary event features readings, workshops, roundtables and manuscript consultations by award-winning novelists, poets and memoirists.

We're joined by Christine Stewart for more.


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.


In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

In a world thrumming with joy and agony, sometimes the only thing you can do is pick up a pen. Fortunately, sometimes that's also the best thing you can do. Denice Turner offers a Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State University this afternoon. She's the author of the memoir "Worthy." She joins us now for a preview of "Tasting Life Twice: On Life-Writing and Wellbeing"

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 26, 2017 Show 102 Hour 1

You can hear live music on In the Moment every Friday. Today we welcome Bridget Boen. She grew up in Nebraska and has been living the nomadic musical life for a while. For now, she's settled in Sioux Falls, and we're glad she did. Find her at www.bridgetboen.com.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 10, 2017 Show 047 Hour 1

The state basketball tournaments are underway and, no surprise, a winter storm is making news at the same time. In the moment producer Chris Laughery caught up with meteorologist Todd Heitkamp for an update on not one but 2 systems affecting South Dakota.

Kealey Bultena is out of the office next week, but this time she's not hitting the road for SDPB. She's on a mission to deliver wheelchairs to those in need.

Chris Laughery brings you an update from this week's SDPB Arts Calendar.

Jonathan Weiner

Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Weiner discusses the scientific adventure of writing about evolutionary biologists and how evolution happens before our very eyes. Weiner is the author of The Beak of the Finch and Planet Earth among other titles. He visits the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Thursday as part of the South Dakota Humanities Council's 100 Years of Pulitzer initiative.

Tech Industry Veteran Victoria Darling

Jan 16, 2015

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" (Amos Aesophe, Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick) welcomed Victoria Darling to Tech Radio. Darling has been in the technology industry for more than 20 years, including a recent stint managing six buildings and staffing needs for Electronic Arts (EA) as they ramped up from 100 employees to over 1000 in about four years. After two and a half decades of writing resumes on the side for friends and clients of nonprofit agencies, she took her love of writing and technology and ventured out on her own to write resumes and Linkedin profiles full time.

Huff Speaks To Veterans Writing Group

Feb 6, 2014
Black Hills Veterans Writing Group

Captain James Huff (U.S. Navy - Ret.) will give a presentation to the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group on Saturday morning.  Huff received a direct commission in U.S. Naval intelligence in 1968.  Concurrent with his Veterans Administration career, he served 28 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer in the active reserve and served three tours of active duty.  He volunteered for recall to active duty during the first Gulf War (1990-91) and commanded a U.S.

Words Are Also An Art Of Healing

Sep 27, 2013

When most people think of art they might think of a painting on a wall or a piece of music.  But art can also mean writing.  Words are an inspiration and also a sense of healing for those who write and those who read. In this segment we hear the written words of Kristine Stewert, SDSU Associate Professor of English; Patrick Hicks, Writer in Residence at Augustana College and Cowboy Poet Kip Sorlie and learn how writing helps them heal.

Great Plains Emerging Writer

Mar 25, 2013

Minneapolis poet Gary Dop is the inaugural winner of the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize, a new award designed to showcase emerging literary artists from the region by the South Dakota State University English Department and Great Plains Writer's Conference.  Dop's debut poetry collection, "Father, Child, Water," is forthcoming in 2015 from Red Hen Press of Los Angeles.  His essays have been heard on All Things Considered from NPR News.

Meyers To Write In France

Mar 7, 2013

Kent Meyers, Black Hills State University Associate Professor of Humanities, is leaving to spend five weeks as a writer-in-residence in two French cities.  Meyers, who is currently on sabbatical from BHSU to work on his next novel, will spend four weeks as a writer-in-residence in Clermont-Ferrand.  He'll spend his final week in the city of Grenoble.  While the majority of his time will be spent working on his next novel, Meyers will also meet with French school, civic and government groups to discuss his work as well as American literature in general.

"Greet The Dawn: The Lakota Way"

Nov 30, 2012

"Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way," the latest children's book collaboration between the South Dakota State Historical Society Press and nationally renowned illustrator S.D. Nelson, has won a Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Illustrator.  Written and illustrated by Nelson, its the second book the Press has published from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member.  "Greet the Dawn" is aimed at young readers and offers them a way to take a moment and appreciate their natural surroundings and to revel in the joy that each day brings.

"Through Dark Spaces"

Nov 30, 2012

Black Hills Writers Group president Karen Hall's new book is "Through Dark Spaces," her second Hannah Morrison mystery.  In "Through Dark Spaces," which takes place in Deadwood and Lead, Hannah has quit her job at the refinery and started her own consulting company, Morrison Engineering.  The book also introduces a new cast of interesting characters.  Hall also visits about the Black Hills Writers Group's new anthology, "Granite Island, Amber Sea: Writings from the Black Hills and Plains."

"The Christmas Plains"

Nov 30, 2012

The mad joys and wild emotions of Christmas are captured in Joseph Bottum's new book, "The Christmas Plains."  His memoir of growing up on the South Dakota plains include the sweet, comic, sentimental and serious snapshots of the holiday.  Bottom is one of the nation's most widely published essayists and poets, with work appearing in magazines and newspapers from the Atlantic to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and National Review.  Bottum is the former editor in chief of the journal First Things and former literary editor of the Weekly Standard, where he remains a contributing

NaNoWriMo writers write a novel in a month

Oct 23, 2012

By Victoria Wicks
The month of November is time to go to work for would-be novelists across the nation. It’s National Novel Writing Month, called NaNoWriMo for short. Groups in South Dakota are gearing up to encourage each other while they attempt to write fifty-thousand words in thirty days.
Laura Floyd has written a novel every year for four years, and she’s been the statewide coordinator for three. She says she has helpers—she calls them minions—in various locations in South Dakota.