Sioux Falls, SD — Lori Walsh spends each day seeking to transform how we listen to one another. As host to South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s premier talk program, she conducts thought-provoking conversations that advance understanding of issues, identity and connection. She brings to the table a unique combination of art and science as a journalist and an artist, a veteran and a pacifist. She wants communities to form strong and vibrant storytelling networks that employ the tools of journalism to create solutions-based collaborations for local problems. To lead this transformational work, she will weave together technical training, travel, valued connections and personal trauma work. She will build her long-form audio storytelling skills, ensuring the stories are told by the people who lived them. She also will pursue training in nonviolent and compassionate communication to counteract today’s divisive rhetoric.