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The International Coding Competition in Rapid City and recent international hacking events have prompt people to consider coding. It provides the scaffold for computers and smartphones and apps. Educators must decide how kids can learn code, what they should understand, and when they should start.

Take a peek inside this coding classroom. The room is warm. It’s afternoon. The school year draws to a close, and sixth-grader Adysen Moet plays a video game.

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State lawmakers say they need a week to pore over proposed legislation that declares non-meandered bodies of water open to the public, even over flooded private property.
Officials say the legislation could lead to a special session in June, even though there’s no consensus on the bill.

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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joins us for an update on Project Stand Up. It's a statewide coordinate campaign that allows for anonymous tips regarding drug crime. We’ll discuss early results from the program as well as Jackley’s thoughts on messages from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Roger Whittle join In the Moment. From recent updates on GEAR UP to the current trial in Flandreau, the Junkies offer updates and analysis on the week’s top political headlines.

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As top programmers compete in Rapid City at the International Collegiate Programming Contest this week, cyber attacks continue to make headlines across the globe. The recent Wanna-Cry malware wreaked havoc in more than 150 countries. U.S. Senator Mike Rounds serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on cyber security. He joins us now to talk about cyber acts of war, how to revitalize American policy and strategy and more.

Haakon County Deep Borehole Field Test Cancelled By DOE

May 23, 2017

The Department of Energy is cancelling the test of four different sites in the United States to see if they’re feasible for storing nuclear waste.
One of those proposed sites was in Haakon County, in Western South Dakota.
A Rapid City engineering firm was vying for a several million dollar grant to drill a three mile hole into the ground just north of Philip. That spot was one of four in the country the Department of Energy was exploring to see if it was feasible to store nuclear waste underground.

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Steve Bannon made a career as a voice for the anti-establishment. Now he's chief strategist for President Donald Trump. For FRONTLINE's "Bannon's War," producers drew on nearly 30 in-depth interviews with political insiders, Bannon's former associates at Breitbart, authors, and journalists. It tells the story of one man's quest to transform America. You can see it tonight on SDPB-TV at 9 central, 8 mountain. Joining us today to talk about "Bannon's War," producer Gabrielle Schonder.

Tribeca Film Festival Selection Stops in Rapid City

May 23, 2017
Chris Burkard

Good adventure movies have danger, sports and really bad weather. “Under an Arctic Sky” follows a group of surfers in Iceland as they face the biggest storm the country has seen in 25 years. It was a selection for the Tribeca Film Festival and is showing in Rapid City this week.

The trailer for “Under an Arctic Sky” features surfers covered in full body gear riding crystal blue waves. They’re surrounded by snow covered mountains as the Northern Lights dance overhead. Other scenes show the group driving through piles of snow during furious storms.

Play Shares Stories From People With Disabilities

May 22, 2017
Flutter Productions

An organization in Rapid City is telling the stories of people with disabilities… through art. They showcase their experiences as song, dance, and theater.  

The current theater series at Flutter Productions includes three stories so far. One comes from a 70-year-old man. Artistic Director Heather Pickering talks with him.

Stevenson: “My name’s Oredan Stevenson.”

Pickering: “Oredan Stevenson. And Oredan, What do you do at Flutter Productions sometimes?”

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When Shemekia Copeland was eight years old, her father pulled her onstage at the Cotton Club in Harlem to sing. Her latest album, "Outskirts of Love,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. You can see her this Thursday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls, as the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society brings the award-winning blues vocalist to town. She joins In the Moment to talk about giving voice to a new era of blues in America.


SDPB Community Calendar is brought to you with support from the SD Arts Council.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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