Race, Mobility, And Steven Pinker

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Steven Pinker is an experimental cognitive scientist and one of the world's foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. He's perhaps best known for his books "The Language Instinct" and "The Better Angels of Our Nature." He joined us on In the Moment for a discussion of his newest book, Enlightenment Now.

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Shantel Krebs and the U.S. House Race

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Shantel Krebs grew up as a fourth generation farm kid near Arlington in Kingsbury County. She graduated with a business degree from Dakota State University. She's served as a legislator in the State House and Senate. Her current role is as South Dakota's Secretary of State. She joined us to talk about her candidacy for U.S. House.

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Can South Dakota Be Proud of Kristi Noem?

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Thoughts on Earrings, Intelligence, and (Not Incidentally) Tax Reform

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A "Pretty Much Everything" Potluck

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Design luminary Aaron Draplin joins Potluck Society host Hugh Weber and In the Moment host Lori Walsh in the studio. Chaos, connection, and gratitude ensues.

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Placing "Loving Vincent" on the Map in South Dakota

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"Loving Vincent" is the story of the final weeks of Vincent van Gogh's life. It's vibrant and mysterious and like nothing you've seen before . . . literally. Filmmaker Hugh Welchman talks with In the Moment host Lori Walsh about art, work ethic, and the stories we tell about the geniuses among us.

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Tim Bjorkman and the Race for U.S. House

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Tim Bjorkman is running for U.S. House in 2018. He joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh to talk about the campaign. We talk about his thoughts on Congressional inability to solve complex problems, eliminating the corporate dues system in Congress, and what it means to send your children to war.

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Kristi Noem on Faith, Leadership, and Hard Work

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Kristi Noem joins In the Moment for a conversation about her campaign for governor. We talk about sexual harassment, the perception of corruption in Pierre, and how she worked her way through grief after her father's death.

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Jill Watson on Education, Success, and Avoiding Cognitive Imperialism

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How can teachers build a bridge to academic success in a new culture while honoring the place from which students arrive. In the Moment host Lori Walsh talks with St. Olaf educator Jill Watson.

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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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Removing that Which is in the Way

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Dr. Victoria Sweet's new book is called "Slow Medicine: The Way of Healing." It's a call to place patients ahead of protocol and to allow doctors to get get back to practicing medicine instead of "providing healthcare." Dr. Sweet talks with In the Moment host Lori Walsh.

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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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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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