In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 1

Last week, the first ever Interfaith Day was held in the capitol rotunda in Pierre on the second legislative day in 2018.

Members from the state's Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha'i, Roman Catholic and Episcopalian faiths joined Lutherans in Interfaith Day.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 2

According to the U.S. Department of State, resettling refugees "reflects our own tradition as a nation of immigrants and refugees. It is an important, enduring and ongoing expression of our commitment to international humanitarian principles."

In the Moment welcomes Betty Oldenkamp, CEO of Lutheran Social Services in South Dakota for a conversation about refugee resettlement in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 1

Klaire Lockheart is an artist from South Dakota. Her work explores the conflicting role of feminine expectations in society. You can see her exhibition "A is for Apron" now through February 2nd at the Ritz Gallery in Grove Hall at SDSU. You can meet the artist at a reception this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 2

Dr. James Murphy is an assistant Professor of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University. He's been selected as the 2018 J.P. Hendrickson Faculty Scholar and will deliver the 2018 Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.

His lecture is titled, "Standing, Kneeling, Respecting and Protesting: Liberal Arts Education and Clashes Over National Symbols"

1881 Courthouse Museum

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 2

He's one of history's often overlooked generals. This week's Images of the Past features General George Crook. Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, shares the story of a Civil War general and the desperate struggle for survival for the men who followed him.

House Passes Bill To Extend LRC Comment Period

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Jenifer Jones / SDPB

The South Dakota House of Representatives is passing a bill that gives the Legislative Research Council more time to draft and provide written comments for ballot measure petitions.

The idea for the bill came out of a legislative summer study committee that looked at the initiative and referendum process.

Critics worry the bill impedes the public’s ability to pass its own legislation.

The Legislative Research Council provides analysis of state statutes, fiscal impacts and further research for the legislature, but also helps with drafting petitions for circulation.

The state wants to catch and prosecute any fraudulent gamblers and cheaters in Deadwood. Larry Eliason, Executive Secretary for South Dakota Commision on Gaming says there's a gap in state law.

The House State Affairs committee is passing a bill that seeks to clear up any confusion surrounding ballot measure questions. One critic says the change creates a system where a yes vote means no and vice versa.

Flight Club Takes Off At Roosevelt High School

7 hours ago
Jackie Hendry

The halls of Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls are abuzz with new technology. Nathan Hofflander, adviser of the school's Flight Club and head of The Volaré Project, is using drones to keep students engaged in the classroom.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry visited with members of the club and stopped by their unique fundraising event. 

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

The Senate Judiciary committee wants more time to consider the Attorney General’s bill that requires companies notify the state in case of a data breach where personal information is obtained.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota is the last state in the union to put into statute this requirement.

He says the bill is necessary because state residents haven’t been impacted by large scale data breaches. until now.

In The Moment ... January 12, 2017 Show 255 Hour 1

Following the success of the Music Unwound program "Dvořák and America" last season, the South Dakota Symphony orchestra presents a program focusing on the relationship between Aaron Copland and the dynamic Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.

South Dakota Symphony Conductor and Music Director Delta David Gier invited Joseph Horowitz into the SDPB studios to talk about the music program, the visual elements, and the story of Copland and Mexico.

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