The Shift: Sharing the Arts Across South Dakota

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Arts South Dakota is a statewide arts service and advocacy organization headquartered in Sioux Falls, and they work with artists in our largest cities, on reservations, and in our smallest towns. Jim Speirs is Executive Director. He's on an arts road trip this month and joined us from the road in Rapid City.

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The Shift: Rural Economic Development on SD Focus

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Our April 20 episode of South Dakota took a closer look at economic development in rural parts of South Dakota. Host Stephanie Rissler held a panel discussion.

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The Shift: Sioux Falls Likely To Receive Another Legislative District in Next Decade

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Every ten years state lawmakers must draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. Observers say as population grows in more urban areas, Sioux Falls may receive another legislative district in 2021, following the census.

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The Shift: The Economics of Art

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Art is often a selling factor for businesses looking to expand to a community. Many people attending performances spend money at local stores and restaurants. Organizations around the state are taking action to measure the economic impact of art.

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The Shift: Rural Health Care

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SDPB's Kealey Bultena sat down with Kailyn Nielsen, a Certified Nurse Practitioner who works at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Health Service in Viborg, to discuss the challenges of providing quality health care in rural South Dakota communities.

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The Shift: Rural Brain Drain...or Gain?

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SDPB's Lori Walsh spoke with Ben Winchester, a senior research fellow at the University of Minnesota Extension about the notion of the "rural brain drain", which quickly turned into a conversation about rural brain gain.

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The Shift: Centerville Superintendent Tim Hagedorn

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SDPB's Kealey Bultena traveled to Centerville for a live broadcast from the school library as part of The Shift reporting project. She talked with school superintendent Tim Hagedorn about how the school is addressing population shift in its small town.

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The Shift: Coming Home Again

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Alex Dean is web engineer tasked with building Ted.com. A native of Wessington Springs, Alex traveled the world before returning to the town eight years ago. Potluck Society host Hugh Weber caught up with Alex for a conversation about designing a life he loves in his hometown.

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The Shift: A Conversation with Eileen Briggs

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Eileen Briggs was named a Bush Foundation fellow in 2016. Since then, she's also taken on a new role with the foundation leading the Bush Foundation, Native Nation Building Initiative. She joined on In the Moment as part of The Shift reporting project.

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The Shift: Arts and Extracurriculars in Schools

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The population sizes around South Dakota affect the way students learn. Arts education and extra-curricular activities differ in rural and urban communities.

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The Shift: Hurley

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SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt takes a look at how one South Dakota town has dealt with losing population in recent years.

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The Shift: Small South Dakota Towns Weather Different Fates

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SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt looks at how two SD towns are facing their population shift.

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The Shift: Small School Survival Game

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The superintendent of the Centerville School District says it's important to provide programs to keep students from going to larger school systems.

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The Shift: Healthcare Delivery to Rural SD Cities

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New technology and organizational partnerships are making healthcare delivery more accessible in rural areas East River.

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The Shift: What We Are Working On

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SDPB's news team sat down to talk about the projects we have under way and what viewers and listeners can expect in coming weeks.

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