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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A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's the owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

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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.


"Library of the Mind" by Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks joins "In the Moment" on Monday, July 24 at 12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT

"The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb" by Sam Kean

Sam Kean joins "In the Moment on Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT