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Sixteen high school girls’ basketball teams open state tournament play in South Dakota today (Thursday, March 9th).  Class “A” schools play four first-round games in Brookings—the Class “B” tournament is going on in Huron.  

If there’s any pressure on the Warner High School girls’ basketball team, the Monarchs aren’t showing it at their Wednesday shoot-around.  All of the teams get an hour to get the feel of the shiny floor of the Huron Arena, and Warner’s practice is loud and full of laughter.

In The Moment ... March 8, 2017 Show 045 Hour 2

The 92nd South Dakota Legislative Session wraps up this week as lawmakers make their final decisions and wait for word from the Governor's office regarding vetos. The Dakota Political Junkies join us Wednesdays to explore the top political stories in the state. This week we welcome Jon Hunter (publisher of the Madison Daily Leader) and Seth Tupper (enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal.)

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In The Moment ... March 8, 2017 Show 045 Hour 1

The Players’ Tribune” shares the stories of professional athletes in long-form stories, podcasts, and digital features. Steve Zwemke talks with deputy editor Sean Conboy about bringing fans closer than ever to the games they love.

Protesters in South Dakota face new penalties if lawmakers can agree on a final version of Senate Bill 176. The protest bill started out with specific safety zones and an emergency clause. Lawmakers amended the bill as it moved through the capitol.

South Dakota lawmakers want the governor to approve a bill that offers limited immunity to people in drug overdose emergencies.  House Bill 1082 protects a person from drug prosecution when they call authorities to help someone in serious danger of overdosing.

House Restores Pre-IM 22 Campaign Finance Limits

Mar 7, 2017
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South Dakota lawmakers want limits on campaign donations… to stay at the level they were before Initiated Measure 22.

Voter-approved IM 22 reduced the amount of cash people can put into South Dakota elections. Earlier this session, lawmakers repealed it. Now the South Dakota House of Representatives has amended a bill to revert to the old campaign finance caps.

The South Dakota House approves a bill that reschedules and recognizes a marijuana derivative as medicine.
Senate Bill 95 makes cannabidiol, or CBD, a schedule four drug. It also removes the substance from the state definition of marijuana. CBD is commonly used to treat epilepsy in children.
State Representative Thomas Holmes voted in favor of the bill.

In The Moment ... March 7, 2017 Show 044 Hour 2

SDPB’s Gary Ellenbolt hits the road for the state basketball tournaments. But first he checks in with In the Moment for a preview.

Lee Strubinger follows the quest to wrangle out-of-state money during South Dakota elections. He joins us from the SDPB Rapid City studios to talk about what didn’t succeed in the Statehouse this session and why.

Hugh Weber returns with another helping from the Potluck Society. Today we meet a local writer who dishes up encouragement through the power of podcasts.

In The Moment ... March 7, 2017 Show 044 Hour 1

We begin today by shining the spotlight on agriculture in the Midwest. “Letters to a Young Farmer ” is a collection of essays about growing food with respect for the earth. The book is published by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, which is devoted to creating a healthy and sustainable food system. Visiting with Doug Hamilton of Prairie Public Broadcasting is the center’s CEO, Jill Isenbarger.

Whiteclay Liquor Stores For Sale

Mar 7, 2017
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Clean streets, beautiful store fronts, tourist traffic, Lakota entrepreneurs and community development. This is the future some Nebraskans see if efforts to buy-out the liquor stores in the reservation border town of Whiteclay are successful. 

And as this grass-roots movement for community revitalization moves forward comes word that a hearing to decide if the stores in Whiteclay will have their liquor licenses renewed has been postponed until next month. 

Racing Magpie Artists Tell Their Stories

Mar 6, 2017
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An art gallery in Rapid City is trying to open a conversation about contemporary Native American art.

The historic Aby's Feed and Seed building catches the eye of many who drive down a busy street in Rapid City. But the mill doesn’t offer bags of grain to locals anymore. Now it’s the home to the Racing Magpie gallery.


SDPB Community Calendar is brought to you with support from the SD Arts Council.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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