Jeremy Ludemann

Local Host, All Things Considered

What started out as volunteering to emcee high school pep rallies has turned into a vocation that has surpassed my wildest dreams. I'm new to these parts and grew up along the coast of South Carolina. I left there to go to The College of Wooster where I got a part-time gig at the campus radio station. I loved it so much that I ended up running the place my senior year.

As a grad student at Ohio University, I spent a good chunk of time at WOUB, the local NPR and PBS station. That experience led me to pursue a career in public broadcasting. 

My goal is to work with colleagues across South Dakota to deliver news and perspectives that matter.

If there's a story that you think is worth telling, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In my spare time, I like to go to sporting events, concerts, state parks, and museums. I'm trying to get to the gym more often, but looks like that New Year's resolution isn't panning out too well (I digress). 

Thanks for tuning in to SDPB, and as Charles Osgood says, "I'll see you on the radio." 

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Officials with the South Dakota Republican Party urge state residents to look into proposed 2018 ballot measures before signing petitions. 

State GOP Chairman Dan Lederman says the party wants voters to understand what they are signing. South Dakota Republicans wrote on its "Don't Sign on the Line" Facebook page that the State's ballot is "continually being used as a mad scientist's laboratory." 

Republicans have often criticized money from out of state sources and have proposed changes to the ballot initiative system.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings along parts of the Big Sioux and Vermillion Rivers. 

Along the Big Sioux, a warning is in effect near Brookings. Warnings are also posted for the Big Sioux near Hawarden, Iowa, and at Akron, Iowa. The warning for the Vermillion is the area near Wakonda. Waters at these locations are forecast to crest above flood stage. 

Jewel Cave National Monument / National Parks Service

Volunteers in South Dakota and the U-S will mark National Public Lands Day on Saturday. Entrance fees at national parks and other public lands are also waived. 

Jewel Cave National Monument hosts volunteers tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Time. Bradley Block is chief of interpretation at Jewel Cave. He says a number of service projects are scheduled. 

Amy Varland

Black Hills State University has received a $785,000 grant to bring computer science classes to rural and under-served regions of South Dakota. 

The grant comes from the National Science Foundation. It builds on a partnership between BHSU, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and five school districts in the Black Hills.