In The Moment ... Dr. Amy Elliott Co-Chairs Working Group

Jun 28, 2017

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.

Lt. Scott Sitts & Asst. Chief Don Hedrick
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An increase in juvenile disturbances on Thursday nights in Rapid City has law enforcement officials calling on parents for partnership in prevention. Rapid City Assistant Police Chief Don Hedrick and Lt. Scott Sitts join us from the SDPB studios at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

The mayor of Sioux Falls says slumping sales tax revenue prompts him to cut the city's capital improvements budget by more than 45-million dollars. The plan broadly covers infrastructure like roads and buildings. The CIP is a rolling roadmap. The method allows leaders to adjust for different economic circumstances while planning for the next five years. SDPB's Kealey Bultena breaks down the latest proposal in the state's largest city. 

Rob Oliver is the current president of Augustana University in Sioux Falls. He retired from the banking industry in 2004 and joined the Augustana faculty as an associate professor and chair of the department of business administration.  At the end of July, Oliver retires after 25 years of service to Augustana.