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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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Kids, Genetics, and Privacy: The Future of Medicine

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We're talking about personal genetics. Specifically, how the rapidly evolving field of personal genetics impacts children.My guest here are Liz McMillan, the Sanford Promise Program Director and Lynsey Kortan, physical science teacher at Yankton High School.

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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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Strength-Based Parenting: A Conversation with Dr. Lea Waters

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We all want our children to find happiness and success in life, and it's that very drive that sometimes makes us come a bit unhinged when our kids mess up. Lea Waters is a pioneer in the field of strength-based parenting, and she says it's never too late to see parenting in a new light.

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Rahzel & the Fifth Element: A Beat Boxing Legend

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Rahzel is a legend in the world of beat boxing and hip hop. He has two Grammy Awards to his credit. He can overlay rap vocals onto a back beat and blow the minds of audiences around the world. Plus he's known for his generosity and innovation in the arts.

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Saving Small Town South South Dakota

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Let's take a look at rural identity right here in the mid-west. Bloggers Becky McCray and Deb Brown use economic and social trends from communities all over the globe to help small towns build their identities. They return this year to the RuralX Summit in Aberdeen.

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A Changing Perspective: A Church's Role in Healthcare

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As America debates the role of government in healthcare, we take time today to look at healthcare through a different lens. Dr. G. Scott Morris, who's the founder and chief executive of Church Health in Memphis, is coming to Sioux Falls on July 27 for the Aging Faithfully Conference at Augustana University. Church Health is a faith-based non-profit organization that cares for the working poor.

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A Life Saving Swipe: Major Mercado & Objective Zero

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U.S. Army Major Chris Mercado had virtually no computer background when he decided technology might help save lives. The Military Times named the South Dakota native "Soldier of the Year" for his work with Objective Zero. It's a nonprofit dedicated to saving veterans' lives, one swipe at a time.

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A Discussion on PTSD with Dr. Kari Leiting

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Veterans with PTSD suffer. Their worlds become smaller. Moments of joy slip away, replaced by moments of pain and guilt and fear. If there's one thing I've learned from talking with veterans across the state it is this: Help often comes when someone who loves you helps you cross the threshold to the counselor's office. Asking for help takes courage.

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Sales in South Dakota: Will a New Tax be 'Incoming'?

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62.2% of the state's general funds comes from sales and use taxes. When those revenues fall short of projections, emergency adjustments from lawmakers are required when crafting the state's budget. Kim Reuben is a senior fellow in the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She directs the state and local finance initiative.

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$36 and Change: A Tax Talk with Lieutenent Governor Matt Michels

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Conversations around money (in our personal budgets and in state government) are often tinged by fear and uncertaintly. As we embark on a new fiscal year in South Dakota, we invited Lt. Governor Matt Michels to take the mystery out of money by breaking down the state budget.

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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.