In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 2

This weekend marked the 141st anniversary of the The Battle of Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of Little Bighorn. We begin hour two of In the Moment by putting the battle into context. First, author and Black Hills State University instructor Donovin Sprauge sat down with us last year at this time. He's a family descendant of both Crazy Horse and Chief Hump. He's working on a book about the two men. Donovin Sprague is also an archivist with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

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The defamation trial between Beef Products Incorporated and ABC continues at the Union County Courthouse in Elk Point. BPI claims almost $2 billion in damages due to ABC News reports on its lean, finely textured beef product. South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Jeremy Ludemann reports on last week’s developments in the case.

Pine Ridge Based Food Truck Serving Traditional Taste

Jun 24, 2017

A new food truck on Pine Ridge is serving up traditional food. The business offers a taste of the reservation to tourists and fresh meals to locals.

A glossy black food truck sits on a gravel lot outside of a convenience store. An image of a blue buffalo runs across the side next to bold white letters the read ‘Tatanka Trail Burgers and More’. Employees inside lean through a window and listen for customer’s lunch orders.

Trina Janis is a co-owner of the business. She opened the truck with her partner in late April.

After a laundry list of ballot measure questions during the last election, a legislative summer study commission is taking a closer look at whether that process is too easy and what changes may or may not be needed.

The Initiative and Referendum Task Force has wrapped up two days of meetings in Pierre.

Why is this committee meeting in the first place?

South Dakota’s lone US House Representative says the Ways and Means committee plans to release its blueprint of federal tax reform in several weeks.
 
Congresswoman Kristi Noem says the finer details are still being debated.
 
A federal tax overhaul is second on a list of reforms the Republican led House, Senate and Whitehouse want to accomplish during their majority held in all three branches… that, along with healthcare reform.
 

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Biotechnology is a booming business, and South Dakota companies are competing with organizations around the globe. Local scientists pioneer medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and research. We talk with a researcher-turned-business developer about what he sees for area investors and scientists. Christoph Bausch  is chief science officer for S-A-B Biotherapeutics in Sioux Falls. He grew up on a Nebraska farm, and his parents worked in medicine. Bausch says he left the Midwest to chase a science career at companies around the country.

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In The Moment ... June 23, 2017 Show 121 Hour 1

From England to Australia to Hill City, South Dakota, Richard Grewar finds musical influence from across the globe. His latest album is called Cold Feet. He plays at Fernson's on 8th in Sioux Falls tomorrow night. See him in Rapid City on July 7th at Pure Bean Southwest. Richard Grewar joins us for Moment in Sound.

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South Dakota’s United States Senators say their health care plan is better than the Affordable Care Act. Thursday Senate Republicans released a draft of the highly-anticipated health care overhaul bill.

US Senator Mike Rounds says the Better Care Reconciliation Act is more moderate than the US House health care overhaul bill. He says it's a draft until the congressional budget office scores the bill.

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In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 1

Adam Pertman is President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, author of "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America.” He joins us for a conversation about SB 149, a bill aimed at providing protections for faith-based adoption agencies in South Dakota.

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