Galen Jons / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spray herbicides on Missouri River sandbars to protect two bird species.

The interior least term is endangered, and the piping plover is threatened. Both bird species like open sand habitats that don’t allow predators to hide in vegetation.

The spraying will take place on certain sandbars from Pickstown to Ponca, Nebraska. A helicopter is used to apply the chemicals. Galen Jons is a natural resource specialist with the Army Corps. He says plants are still using chlorophyll to get energy from the sun.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 2

What makes a great governor for the state of South Dakota. What are the most important issues of our day? And who do you think will serve the state well in the coming years? The race to become the 33rd Governor of the state has begun. Primary elections fall on June 5th of 2018. We've invited each candidate for governor to join us on In the Moment so you can get to know them better. Today we welcome Terry LaFleur.

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In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 2

From trouble on social media to a next-generation bomber, it's time for a closer look at the top stories in the state with our Dakota Political Junkies. Today we welcome Denise Ross and Jonathan Ellis.

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In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 2

If you've walked the corridors of the National Music Museum, brought your brown bag lunch to the concert series, or read about the museum in the New York Times, you've brushed shoulders, in a way, with our next guest. Cleveland Johnson has served nearly five years as the Director of the National Music Museum. He's an Oxford-educated music historian. He's leaving us and heading to the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey.

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In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 1

Tom Dempster likes to talk with his friends and share those conversations with SDPB.  He is a Director of IFAM Capital, and has held elected office for seventeen years, nine years as a Minnehaha County Commissioner, and eight years as a SD State Senator where he served as Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the State Affairs Committee.

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In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 1

The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick continues tonight on SDPB television. It's a documentary more than 10 years in the making and over the course of several months, we at In The Moment have strived to bring you compelling and thought-provoking South Dakota Vietnam stories.

National Weather Service

A Tornado Watch is in effect for parts of northeastern, north central, and east central South Dakota.

The watch expires at midnight central tonight. 

Ryan Vipond is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. He says this evening's storms may produce hail and damaging winds. 

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In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

It was a ship designed to take tourists into space. But in 2014, a test flight proved the deadly risks of private space travel. Lives are at stake in the race to space. Joining us today is John DeLisi, Director of Office of Aviation Safety for the National Transportation Safety Board. He's is Brookings for a talk on the The Spaceship 2 Accident and the NTSB investigation.

Candace Freeland

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

If you've ever been to Mitford, you might not want to leave. The #1 New York Times best-selling Mitford Series has brought delight and comfort to fans around the world and across generations. This week, a new entry into the Mitford Series hits the shelves. It's fittingly called "To Be Where You Are." Author Jan Karon joins us today.

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In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

SDPB's Hugh Weber is the host of The Potluck Society. He joins us for a weekly helping of ideas, innovation, and connection. This week: Anthony Firman from Flandreau.

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