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


The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee unanimously supports a bill authorizing the construction of a precision ag classroom and renovations to Berg Hall at South Dakota State University.

However, the bill was amended to remove a financial appropriation from the legislature. 

Scott Vanderwal is a farmer from Volga and serves as president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau. He supports the amended Senate Bill 183.  Vanderwal says the project affords South Dakota the chance to be a leader in precision agriculture. 

Kealey Bultena

The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee tables a bill relating to nonmeandered waters at the prime sponsor’s request.

Senate Bill 170 requires public use of waters on private property to be managed by the rules set by the Legislature. The measure also mandates respect for private property.

Senator Jeff Partridge of Rapid City sponsors the bill. He praises what he calls a deliberative approach by the Senate with regard to this issue. Partridge makes additional comments about the nonmeandered waters debate before asking committee members to table the bill.