On The Generosity of Musicians & The Influence Of Country Music

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As we prepare for "Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns" we take a moment to honor the South Dakota artists and traveling troubadours who share their stories with public radio listeners.

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"We Looked Over Our Shoulders And Learned To Run"

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On violence, community, and talking about the things that terrify us.

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Mato Wayuhi Will Not Simmer Down

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South Dakota Oglala Lakota musician (and filmmaker) Mato Wayuhi releases a new album featuring a provocative music video.

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Last Out with Scott Mann

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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. He spoke with Lori Walsh on In the Moment and then shared a social video about what the interview meant to him.

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Understanding Child Well-Being In South Dakota

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The 2019 Kids Count Data Book reveals progress in the well-being of South Dakota children, along with a few glaring challenges. We help you make sense of the numbers.

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Poetry from South Dakota

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From Badger Clark to Christine Stewart, each South Dakota poet laureate brings a fresh look at who we are and how poetry enriches our lives. In the Moment welcomes outgoing state poet laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh and incoming poet laureate Christine Stewart.

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Woodward, Bernstein, And The Future Of The American Press

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The Boe Forum brought Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to the state. What happened next was a distinctly South Dakota event.

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The Cave You Fear To Enter: Money And Macroeconomics

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How's your relationship with money? Yeah. We thought so. In the Moment is here to help you have a better conversation about everything from your personal net worth to the national debt.

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America Chooses The Best Loved Book And Everyone At PBS Can Now Exhale

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Voters chose Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" as the most beloved book in America. Which is a lot better than what might happen when you ask the Internet to decide.

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"Try To Remember Everything"

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The Festival of Books conversation with Alice Sebold is about to disappear. Here's why that's a good thing.

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A Guitar On His Back In Vietnam

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Folk musician Jim Groth tells the story of how live music chases away the shadows, if only for a moment.

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Denise Ross, Cancer, And Getting The News On The Air

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Journalist and Dakota Political Junkie Denise Ross has died after an extended battle with cancer. Sometimes you don't want to write about it. And that's okay too.

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Surviving The News With CNN’s Alisyn Camerota

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A fierce and frazzled broadcaster lands a coveted spot on a cable news morning show, only to have her journalistic moral compass battered by incompetent producers, the blood-sport of Twitter, and the chaos of an increasingly surreal presidential campaign. Breezy fiction? Sure. Incisive commentary on modern journalism? Yeah baby!

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It's Not About The Earrings (I Hope)

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Does gender play a factor in South Dakota's gubernatorial campaign? SDPB's Lori Walsh has a few things to say about Kristi Noem's hair.

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The Story of Brady Jandreau, The Story of Us

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In the Moment host Lori Walsh shares thoughts on the generosity of South Dakota actor Brady Jandreau.

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I have always been a devoted scribbler in the margins of books. As a reader, I underline and highlight. I add questions marks and exclamation points. I argue with the author. But where are the margins in a radio program like In the Moment? 

You have to create them. 

Welcome to In the Margins. It’s a place for behind-the-scenes. It’s a place for expanding the conversation.

It’s a place for just one more question.

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"Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church" by Megan Phelps-Roper.

"Our History Is the Future; Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance" by Nick Estes

Megan Phelps-Roper and Nick Estes join In the Moment live at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood, Friday, October 4 at 11 CT / 10 MT.

Also reading:

"Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don't Seem to Matter" by Lee Hartley Carter (In the Moment guest on Thursday, September 12.)

and

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (This one's just for me, because sometimes you just need read a book without thinking about interviewing the author.)