Alex Massa: From South Dakota To New Orleans

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Trumpeter Alex Massa was born and raised in the Black Hills, but for nearly five years New Orleans has been his home. He's lived in the Crescent City since early 2013 and his mission has been to learn as much as he can about the music, culture, food and people.

Along with playing in his own bands, Massa has performed with Galactic, the Treme Brass Band, Trumpet Mafia, percussionist Bill Summers, the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys and many others.

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In The Moment ... July 27, 2017 Show 143 Hour 1

SDSU Extension held meetings across South Dakota this week, addressing current problems and developing strategies to handle the state's worsening drought. Today, we dive into the issues drought is bringing South Dakotans. Joining us now ... state Climatologist Laura Edwards and Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Heather Gessner.

In The Moment ... July 27, 2017 Show 143 Hour 2

Senator John Thune told the Washington Post that Republicans are "edging closer and closer" to getting 50 votes for a bare-bones plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As debate continues in the Senate, today we hear from Senator Mike Rounds. We spoke with Senator Rounds yesterday afternoon, when he previewed the procedural challenges of the current debate and laid out his predictions for today.

Extreme Drought Spreads in South Dakota

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The drought has expanded in South Dakota. Officials say extreme drought is spreading to new areas of the state. Forecasts show no major improvements are expected in the next couple of weeks. 

Sections of west central, south central and central South Dakota are now in extreme drought. Some drought areas have seen small improvement due to rainfall but dry conditions are expected to persist.

Kelly Serr with the National Weather Service says it will take widespread precipitation for the state to recover.

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2017 Show 142 Hour 1

The San Antonio human smuggling tragedy that left 10 dead is a stark reminder that the business of selling people is prevalent.

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2017 Show 142 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Roger Whittle join us to talk about the state’s top political headlines. Today we discuss lawmaker’s attempts to prevent future embezzlement of tax payer dollars as it relates to the continued investigation into Mid-Central Education Cooperative. We also talk about the state’s budget surplus and President Donald Trump’s popularity in the state.

Carla White is a local app developer who’s been involved in the creation of nearly 100 different apps.  Her work has been featured in USA Today, Good Morning America, Oprah, Telegraph, BBC, and Successful Living Magazine.  In 2013 Carla published the book Idea to iPhone, which is a beginners guide to developing iPhone apps. Recently Carla came to the studio to talk about her success.

Carla when did you start creating apps?

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In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 2

Today marks a landmark vote in the Senate regarding health insurance in America. This morning we caught up with Senator John Thune for details on what exactly today's procedural vote means and what happens in the days ahead.

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In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 1

Most biographers pay little attention to food. A new book seeks to remedy that. Laura Shapiro is the James Beard award-winning author of "Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories," an account of the relationships six famous women had with food. She joins us to talk about food, gender, and why telling our own food stories.

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South Dakota’s congressional delegation is still intent to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Healthcare leaders in South Dakota say congressional legislative proposals could hurt the state.

Barb Storbeck helps people enroll for health insurance through the exchange set up by the Affordable Care Act.

She says many of her clients were getting health insurance for the first time.

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