In The Moment ... “Growing A Revolution” With David Montgomery

Sep 12, 2017

In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 1

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. David Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He's an internationally renowned geologist who studies landscape evolution. His latest book is called "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life." He's coming to Sioux Falls for the 20-17 South Dakota Association Conservation Districts Annual Convention. That's September 17 through the 19. But first he stops by In the Moment.

The State of South Dakota ended the fiscal year 2017 with an 8 million dollar surplus. But it wasn't an easy task for legislators and the governor's office. Four months before the fiscal year's close, anticipated revenue was down and lawmakers had to cut that budget by an additional 25 million dollars. That got SDPB's Lee Strubinger interested in the budget setting process and he joins us now to tell us a bit about what he learned.

Gary Kuecker is from Florence, South Dakota, and was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. SDPB visited with him at the Watertown screening of the upcoming Ken Burns documentary on PBS. He was asked a few questions which included: When did you serve in Vietnam, Did the Vietnam War change you and How has the world changed as a result of the war?