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State Senators are passing a Senate Concurrent Resolution that commends Republican US Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for voting to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October.

Not all Republican senators voted in favor of the concurrent resolution, however.

Concurrent resolutions carry no force of law, but rather are used to authorize interim studies, joint rules, sessions or committees, to instruct a department of state government, or petition federal agencies.

Missing At Christmas

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Adria Botella

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A group of snowmobilers went missing over the Christmas break when they became stranded in the Snowy Range Mountains of Wyoming.

Miah Christensen, his sons Zach and Cole, and Bob Bruining, all from Sioux Falls, were rescued on December 26. Christensen joins In The Moment to tell the group's unique Christmas story.

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The executive staff of the high school activities association has recommended that their board of directors postpone six-man football in South Dakota for the next classification cycle which is 2021. SDPB's Nate Wek joins us with more.


In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Schaff visit about news coming out of the 2019 legislative session in Pierre.

They also discuss President Trump's recent Tweet that has many upset at his reference to Wounded Knee in a barb directed at Senator Elizabeth Warren and her husband.

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Daniel Kelly is a ultramodern thinker when it comes to his art. Take his concert series All the World's a Song for instance.

The engaging concert brings together the words of Shakespeare and Jazz.

Kelly brings All the World's a Song to the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish Friday night at 7:30.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 1

Sioux Falls is lucky enough to be one of the stops for the St. Olaf Choir 2019 Winter Tour. This performance is Saturday night 1/19/19 at 7 inside Our Savior's Lutheran Church on W. 33rd Street. Anton Armstrong has been the conductor of this ensemble for nearly 3 decades. He joins us to discuss the choir and the upcoming tour.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 1

A discussion about food insecurity in South Dakota and that nearly 40% of families don't qualify for federal assistance. Does the current federal government shutdown affect Feeding South Dakota? Matt Gassen is CEO of the organization, he joins us today with more.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World

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In The Moment ... January 15, 2019 Show 495 Hour 1

Link Wray, Charley Patton, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson ... they're among the Indians who rocked the world.

The award winning RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World explores a missing chapter in the history of American music by traversing the Indigenous influence.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World premieres on Independent Lens Monday night. Producer Christina Fon previews the program scheduled for 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Call For Select Committee Into Pourier Residency Fails

Jan 15, 2019
Jenifer Jones / SDPB


House lawmakers in South Dakota are voting against forming a select committee to investigate the residency of District twenty seven’s Peri Pourier.

The house voted sixty-two to five against a call for a committee.

The call for a select committee to inquire about Representative Pourier’s residency was brought by Representatives Steve Livermont and Sam Marty.

Of the four-way race for two seats in District 27, Peri Pourier came in with the most votes, and Livermont in second. That edged out incumbent Elizabeth May, who is Representative Marty’s sister.

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee is working to clarify the sales on big-game animal parts. South Dakota's restriction on campaign material in and near polling places will remain. Senate Health and Human Services committee will reconsider a bill that regulates cannabidiol (CBD) as a Schedule 4 drug.  Meaning it's only by prescription. An interim study bill on extraordinary cost fund for special education is moving through committee.


Monday's In the Moment features a conversation with Governor Kirsti Noem. Plus, "My Country No More," explores the devastating long-term impact of the North Dakota oil boom.

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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