Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... September 23, 2019 Show 664 Hour 1

Jufitri Joha, President of the Malaysian Youth Council and Chairman of the Malaysian National Federation of Youth Workers, joins Olawale Afelumo, pastor of the Inspiration Life Community Church located in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, as In The Moment host Lori Walsh continues conversing with delegates of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

The group is in western South Dakota, guests of the Dacotah Territory International Visitors Program. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 1

The data on the dangers of vaping is relatively new and incomplete. Electronic cigarettes have been on the market for a decade and people are now trying to understand the risks.

Kevin Woster writes about vaping ... what we know and what we don't know ... online for his On the Other Hand blog. 

Josh Clayton

Aug 28, 2019

In The Moment ... August 28, 2019 Show 647 Hour 2

South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth behaviors related to drinking and drug use, sexual activity, and eating habits. The lack of information about what young people are actually doing can impair efforts at the state and local levels to prevent dangerous or unhealthy behavoirs.

Dr. Joshua Clayton is the South Dakota State Epidemiologist. He joins In The Moment to explain the problem.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Thousands of soccer players and fans descend on Sioux Falls this weekend. The city hosts a regional youth soccer tournament. Organizers say no other sporting event in Sioux Falls has a larger economic impact. This isn’t the first time the city welcomes soccer teams from the region. Sioux Falls prepares for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Midwest Championships.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Political parties court different demographics, and one crucial group of voters includes young people. Many have the chance to vote in their first presidential election this year. College students studying media at the University of Sioux Falls are watching the presidential race, and they’re learning to balance their journalism training with their Constitutional rights. 

Eagle Butte Explores Culture And Art At Graffiti Jam

Jul 5, 2016

Artists from around the world are shaking their spray paint cans in preparation for the second annual RedCan Graffiti Jam. Hosted by the Cheyenne River Youth Project, or CRYP, the three-day event brings together graffiti and Lakota culture in creativity and fellowship.

Dakota Midday: Leadership SD

Nov 17, 2015

Leadership South Dakota aims to build the next generation of state leaders.

The program sends participants to different locations across the state like the State Capitol in Pierre, South Dakota State University in Brookings, and Oglala Lakota College in Kyle.
Students spend time getting to know the people and organizations in these communities.

South Dakota voters increased the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8.50 last year.  Shortly after, the state legislature passed a bill to keep youth minimum wage at the original rate. A referendum petition has enough signatures to prevent the bill being enacted and put before a public vote.

Dakota Midday: SDSU Hosts West River Nurse Camp

Apr 20, 2015
South Dakota State University

By the time many students are in middle and high school, they’re starting to consider more seriously what they would like to do for a career. South Dakota State University’s annual Jackrabbit Nurse Camp gives them the opportunity to find out what it would be like to be a nurse. The camp takes place in June in Rapid City and Sturgis. Sandra Mordhorst, instructor at SDSU West River Department of Nursing, joined Dakota Midday and discussed the summer nurse camp. For more information click here.

Lakota Youth Summit Explores Talents

Apr 17, 2015
Courtesy Lakota Children’s Enrichment

A Youth Summit is scheduled to take place on the Pine Ridge Reservation this Saturday. Hosted by the non-profit Lakota Children’s Enrichment, the gathering will offer guidance in everything from gardening to art to spoken word poetry.

If you’re looking for someplace to have good food…expand your mind…and lay down some grooves…by speaking out poems or creating some art…Rockyford High School’s the place to start.

What's Next After Tribal Nations Conference?

Dec 8, 2014

Last week, President Obama announced an initiative aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth.  Josie Raphaelito, Program Manager at the Center for Native American Youth attended the event.  Marilyn Fox, a Native Youth Ambassador and high school student on the Standing Rock Reservation, had the opportunity to speak at the conference.  They joined Dakota Midday guest host Joe Tlustos to visit about the initiative's next steps.

Limitless Horizons

This summer 19-year-old Aberdeen pilot Matt Guthmiller became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. On May 31, Guthmiller took off from Gillespie Field near San Diego in a prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36.

Wicoti Tiwahe - Family Camp

May 1, 2014
image from family camp in gregory county
Brian Gevik / SDPB

A non-profit organization on the Rosebud Indian Reservation hopes that a revival of traditional Lakota life skills and values will give kids with an alternative to alcohol, drugs and gangs.

The Native American Advocacy Program offers outdoor experiences designed to help preserve Lakota culture and language. In today's Dakota Digest, SDPB's Brian Gevik reports from a Gregory County youth camp where young people learn the old ways.

The Joys of Mentoring Kids

Mar 20, 2014

DakotThere are currently eleven hundred adults in the Sioux Falls area mentoring kids as a part of Lutheran Social Services’ Mentoring Services. But with more than 500 young students on a growing waiting list, the organization has launched a campaign to recruit 500 additional men and women willing to serve as mentors over the next three years. Kerri DeGraff and David Benson are both serving as mentors in Sioux Falls.

FRONTLINE: Generation Like

Feb 13, 2014

Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another - in ways never before possible.  But is that real empowerment or do marketers still hold the upper hand?  In "Generation Like," author and FRONTLINE correspondent Doug Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.  "Generation Like" can be seen Tuesday, February 18, at 9:00 p.m.

Youth Incarceration

Dec 18, 2013

Sarah Bryer, director of the National Juvenile Justice Network and Greg Sattizahn, state court administrator for the Unified Judicial System, discussed youth incarceration.  Law enforcement officials say incarcerating youth that break the law may do more harm than good.  Many states are adopting a new way of thinking when it comes to dealing with young people that break the law. Law enforcement officials now say instead of putting kids behind bars, new alternatives are needed, and a gentler approach may actually get better results.

Whitney Petitions I.O.C.

Feb 26, 2013

Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Editor Stu Whitney penned a satiric open letter to the International Olympic Committee's executive board in response to the news that wrestling will be eliminated from Olympic competition starting in 2020.  Whitney talked about the importance of wrestling as part of an athletic culture in South Dakota and much of the Midwest.