Living Roots: A Conversation with Farmer Bryan Jorgensen

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SDPB brings you coverage of this years "Uncertain Bounty." In the Moment welcomed Bryan Jorgenson back to the program. Jorgenson first joined us on the air in July. Here is that conversation about conservation, cover crops, and the heritage of farming and ranching in South Dakota.

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What Would You Say?

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When the news is grim and we grapple with complex social problems, we pause to consider what we might say in the face of tragedy and heartbreak. We fuel ourselves for the challenge by slowing down, if only for a weekend. Lori Walsh talks with Carrie Sanderson, director of the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment at the University of South Dakota.

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Coming Home to Jan Karon

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Author Jan Karon has sold more than 40 million books. As the 14th book in the Mitford series is released, In the Moment host Lori Walsh spent time with Karon talking about the universality of story, how the writing journey has changed the author's life, and how Mitford has changed how we view ourselves.

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Terry LaFleur and a Citizen's Duty

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Several South Dakotans have announced their desire to serve as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota. As each candidate stops by In the Moment, we share the details of their conversations here. This week: Terry LaFleur.

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Love, Legacy, and the Quilters of South Dakota

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Mary Fitzgerald's new book about South Dakota quilt-makers inspires Lori Walsh to consider the fiber artists in her family with new appreciation. We talk about the women who came before us and the art they left behind.

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The Agricultural Revolution that Begins in Your Backyard

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Author David Montgomery joins In the Moment to talk about an agricultural revolution with roots in South Dakota. Host Lori Walsh considers how even a small patch of backyard earth yields a bounty of nourishment and memory.

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The Camden 28: Standing Against The Vietnam War

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A conversation with anti-war activists Frank Pommersheim and Anne Dunham inspires Lori Walsh to consider what her own father thought about war and those opposed to it.

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The Generosity of Her Crooked Heart

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A new musical era has begun for Rachel Ries as she expands her sound and allows ‘Her Crooked Heart’ to take the lead. You just heard an excerpt from the new EP: ‘To Gentlemen’ that was called ‘Loving You’.

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Truth, Controversy, and the Story of Who We Are

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As Tim Giago is honored with the 2017 Native American Journalists Association's Medill Milestone Achievement Award, he joins Lori Walsh on In the Moment for a conversation about the role of community journalism and the future of newspapers in South Dakota.

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Billie Sutton and the Moments That Change Our Lives

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Several South Dakotans have announced their desire to serve as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota. As each candidate stops by In the Moment, we share the details of their conversations here. This week: Billie Sutton.

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We Only Protect What We Care About

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A conversation about prayerful walking raises reflections on care for the natural world, care for those in our lives, and care for our own selves. Lori Walsh talks with Sharon Day about the Nibi (Water) walks.

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In Search of a More Beautiful Question

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In times of crisis and national tension, answers don't always come easily. On In the Moment, the questions are often more significant than the answers. Lori Walsh talks with philosopher and author Joseph Bottum about faith in public life as states look for answers to questions on religious freedom.

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On Autism, Puzzles, and Being a Good Aunt

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We talk about the latest developments in Autism research with Dr. Suma Jacob of the University of South Dakota, and I contemplate the beautiful puzzle of my nephew anew.

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Ben Jones, Kim Il Sung, and Boys Who Would Be Marines

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As Americans turn their gaze from North Korea to Washington D.C. to the latest app on their smartphones, South Dakotans continue to quietly join the military in a desire to serve their country. In the Moment host Lori Walsh discovers some things never change.

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On Love and Lemon Bars

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Author and food historian Laura Shapiro says we should each consider our our food history, so Lori Walsh considers lemon bars. Laura Shapiro is a James Beard Award-winning author. Her new book is called “What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories”.

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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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Meet me in the Hills! In the Moment heads to the South Dakota Festival of Books for a live broadcast from the Deadwood Mountain Grand. It's my favorite event of the year, and much reading awaits. I'm currently deep into the sweetness of "Braiding Sweetgrass." Here are a few other titles waiting on the nightstand.