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." 

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds says President Donald Trump supports efforts to adjust the federal tax code and legislation designed to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

On NPR's Here and Now, Rounds said he met with the President yesterday. The Senator says there are other items on the President's agenda in addition to tax and healthcare changes. 

Lee Strubinger / SDPB


South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says he plans to retire on December 31st. The Fort Pierre resident has worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office since 1995.

Seiler was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2015 to become South Dakota's top federal prosecutor.  He previously served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Tribal Liaison for the District of South Dakota. 

Seiler says there won’t be a lot of downtime following retirement.

Phones connected with the Midcontinent Communications network have been restored after about a three hour outage Monday morning. 

Paige Pearson Meyer is the director of media and public relations for the Sioux Falls-based company. 

"We experienced a fiber cut mid-morning between Yankton and Sioux Falls that affected our phone services throughout our footprint."

Pearson Meyer says backup equipment also failed Monday morning.