South Dakota Game Fish & Parks has asked the state Supreme Court to define what constitutes public interest. The high court heard arguments on Tuesday, April 25. GF&P maintains that townships in Day County did not serve the public interest when they vacated roads leading to certain public lands or water. A Fifth Circuit judge ruled for the townships, and GF&P appeals.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Buffalo Chip Campground became an incorporated city after the Meade County Commission authorized an election in May 2015. The city of Sturgis and local landowners challenged the incorporation, and a Fourth Circuit judge nullified it. He found that the Meade County Commission erred when it allowed the election to go forward. Meade County appealed that decision to the South Dakota Supreme Court, who heard arguments on Tuesday, April 25.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

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In The Moment ... April 25, 2017 Show 079 Hour 1

Deborah LaVine's film, "Wild Prairie Rose" shows at the Black Hills Film Festival. LaVine joins us for a conversation about directing, filming in Beresford, and unexpected insight into what makes a good life.

The Black Hills Film Festival kicks off this weekend in Hill City. We begin the hour by talking with Chris VanNess about festival highlights.

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In The Moment ... April 25, 2017 Show 079 Hour 2

Last hour, we talked with author Kent Nerburn about his book "Neither Wolf Nor Dog." The book was adapted by filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson and shows this week at the Black Hills Film Festival. Simpson sat down with Bill Thomas of Prairie Public to talk about taking the book from page to screen.

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The South Dakota Supreme Court had a majority of female justices for one case on Tuesday, April 25.

Justice Steven Zinter disqualified himself from a case involving incorporation of Buffalo Chip Campground as a city.

Retired Justice Judith Meierhenry sat in on oral arguments, joining Justices Janine Kern and Lori Wilbur to make a 3-2 majority of women.

Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced this historic event to the audience in the courtroom:

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad you've joined us.

In this week's episode, we meet Kylee Leonetti and Christian Jensen of Kylee and Christian Creative. Kylee and Christian Creative is a Minneapolis-based film & production company that recent completed production on a film titled, "The Potluck Society: An OTA Journey." In anticipation of its May 5th premiere, in Milbank, SD, we sit down to share the story of these incredible storytellers.

I hope you'll enjoy!

 

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Fifteen people are being indicted in South Dakota for the illegal trafficking of hundreds of migratory birds. Officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service say it’s one of the largest cases of bird trafficking they’ve uncovered.
 
They are charged with trafficking eagles and other migratory birds.
 
The indictments are a result of a two-year investigation into bird trafficking. They say roughly 250 eagles, and over one-hundred hawks and owls have been trafficked during this time.
 

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In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 2

Cellist Marta Simidtchieva is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Simidtchieva is associate professor of cello at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she also is a member of the LeClaire Piano Trio and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She visits Vermillion today and joins SDPB's Susan Hanson in the studio for a conversation about 20th Century cellists.

Victoria Wicks

Saturday's March for Science in Rapid City was part of an international Earth Day movement.

Scientists typically don't get involved in politics, but according to national news feeds, they're feeling threatened by proposed federal budget cuts to the EPA, NASA, and other science-based programs.

Some Rapid City signs referred to politics: "Science Trumps Opinion," "Science Is Not an Alternative Fact," "Save the EPA."

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In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 1

April is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Today we bring you insight from a new theatre company in Sioux Falls. It's called the Good Night Theatre Collective. The company presents their first full-length production this weekend at the ICON Lounge in Sioux Falls. It's called "Ball: a Musical Tribute to my Lost Testicle." It's creator survived testicular cancer and wrote the musical during chemotherapy treatment. Ruth Sturm and Max Wotjanowicz join us.

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