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In The Moment ... August 9, 2017 Show 152 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a rotating panel of some of the most insightful and experienced political journalists in the state. Today we welcome Denise Ross and Jonathan Ellis for a conversation about tax reform, the leadership of U.S. Senator John Thune, the ABC settlement with BPI and more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 9, 2017 Show 152 Hour 1

What's the role of music in literacy? What's the role of hip hop in American culture? REACH Literacy in Sioux Falls hosts a Music Master Class, the hip-hop edition,  this Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prairie Berry East Bank in Sioux Falls. We’re joined by REACH Literacy executive director Paige Carda and Dr. Derrick Robinson, Assistant Professor of Education Leadership at the University of South Dakota.

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Before the Affordable Care Act went into effect, South Dakota had as many as 17 individual health insurance providers. Now the state has two, Avera and Sanford.

Conservative state leaders say that happened because Obamacare forced insurers out of the marketplace.

However, the CEO of Avera Health Plans says the state’s market isn’t big enough to host 17 individual health providers.

“Before the Affordable Care Act, South Dakota had 17 insurers offering individual health insurance policies. Now we just have two,” says Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Victoria Wicks

Meat goats and tomatoes are the subjects of tours coming up in Custer on Thursday, Aug. 10. Participants will tour Pleasant Valley Farm and Windsong Valley Garden.

The Custer event is the third in a series of six South Dakota Specialty Producers tours.

Rhoda Burrows is a horticulture specialist for SDSU Extension.

Victoria Wicks

There is a difference between science and science fiction, of course. But the two converge at events like Comic Con. At the Denver Comic Con this summer, real scientists included three students and a lecturer from the physics department at the School of Mines and Technology.

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In the Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 2

Garrison Keillor brings the Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour to the Washington Pavilion on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Keillor hosted the radio variety show "Prairie Home Companion” from 1974 to 2016 before retiring to spend more time writing. He writes a column for the Washington Post. Host Lori Walsh spent time with Garrison Keillor last week. They talked about writing, radio, and the never-ending delights of the Minnesota State Fair.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 1

Where should we put the state's only law school? Declining applicants, smaller classes, and concerns about life after law school are just a few reasons the University of South Dakota is taking the relocation of the Law School into consideration. While the proposed move would land the school just an hour north of Vermillion in Sioux Falls, the question resulted in a five-hour task force panel that ended in plans for the next meeting. SDPB's Jackie Hendry covered the proceedings, and she's here with highlights.

Lee Strubinger

The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is underway and that means the Black Hills tourism season has moved into its final busy month. 

Tourism officials say the numbers are down from the two previous years. Those two summers had big anniversaries, the 75th for the Sturgis Rally and the Park Service celebrating its 100th year.
 
However, tourism is changing in the Black Hills to meet changing tastes. 

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In The Moment ... August 7, 2017 Show 150 Hour 2

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