Understanding Child Well-Being In South Dakota

Posted by Lori Walsh on

South Dakota's pint-sized population is growing. The state's child population has swelled by 15,403 since 1990. More kids means a greater need for resources to help each one of those kids reach their full potential. To help you make sense of the numbers, SDPB's Josh Haiar created this overview of the South Dakota Profile in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 Kids Count Data Book.


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.


"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.)


"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.)