Dakota Political Junkies

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 12, 2017 Show 132 Hour 1

Rahzel is a legend in the world of beatboxing and hip-hop. He has two Grammy awards to his credit. Rahzel was the Morning Fill Up guest at the Garage in Rapid City earlier today. Morning Fill-up is sponsored by the Numad Group with support from the Bush Foundation. Rahzel joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid.

In the Moment ... Taxes in South Dakota

Jul 5, 2017
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In the Moment ... July 5, 2017 Show 127 Hour 2

More than 62 percent of South Dakota’s general fund comes from sales and use tax revenue. When those projections fall short, lawmakers must make emergency adjustments when crafting the state's budget. Kim Rueben is a senior fellow in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She directs the State and Local Finance initiative. She joins us to talk about the state's tax policy. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/author/kim-s-rueben

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 2

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must create an indicator of English Language Proficiency for k-12 students. More than 80 different languages are spoken in homes across South Dakota. Some school districts have very few English language learners, but in districts like Huron, nearly 1 in 4 students speak a language other than English at home. And as the population of Sioux Falls grows and diversifies, the need for resources increases.

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In the Moment ... June 21, 2017 Show 119 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Seth Tupper join us to talk about the top political headlines in the state. Today we tackle the Rapid City billboard debate, bentanine taxation, and the ongoing conversation between voters and lawmakers regarding voter-initiated ballot measures.

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In The Moment ... June 14, 2017 Show 114 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... June 7, 2017 Show 109 Hour 2

We begin hour two of the program with the Dakota Political Junkies. Joining us today is Dana Ferguson with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Also with us is Roger Whittle, editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. We discuss the accessibility of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation, Democrat Billie Sutton’s entry into the 2018 gubernatorial race, and more.

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In The Moment ... May 31, 2017 Show 104 Hour 2

The race for governor in 2018 just got more interesting. The Dakota Political Junkies discuss South Dakota state Senator Billie Sutton’s announcement of his intentions to run for governor. Today we welcome Jon Hunter, Madison Daily Leader publisher and Seth Tupper Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter.

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In The Moment ... May 24, 2017 Show 100 Hour 2

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joins us for an update on Project Stand Up. It's a statewide coordinate campaign that allows for anonymous tips regarding drug crime. We’ll discuss early results from the program as well as Jackley’s thoughts on messages from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Roger Whittle join In the Moment. From recent updates on GEAR UP to the current trial in Flandreau, the Junkies offer updates and analysis on the week’s top political headlines.

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In the Moment ... May 17, 2017 Show 095 Hour 1

Jonathan Ellis and Denise Ross tackle the top political stories of the week. Today we talk the political impact of low sales tax revenues and more.

Walter Brooks is a member of the Board of Directors for the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation and Visitor’s Center in North Omaha. He visits Vermillion this week for the cultural series at the historic AME Allen Chapel. We talk about the compelling history of one of the nation’s complex civil rights activists.

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In The Moment ... May 10, 2017 Show 090 Hour 2

Alex Meyer. He's a junior art and theater major at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. He recently earned a second place award at the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Alex is joined by Augustana professor Dr. Richard Swanson, who wrote the play which inspired Alex's set design. We talk about creation stories, following your passion to find your career, and about "stories among chaos."

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 2

This week's Dakota Political Junkies features Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal. We talk about the 2018 gubernatorial primary options, the power of Pennington County Republicans, and whether or not a Sioux Falls mayor has the chance at statewide office.

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In The Moment ... April 26, 2017 Show 080 Hour 2

We tackle the top political headlines in the state with Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Dana Ferguson.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 18,2017 Show 075 Hour 2

Each week on Wednesdays, we invite some of the top political journalists in the state to join us as part of the Dakota Political Junkies. Today we have Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis, from the Argus Leader. We talk about early indicators for the tone of the 2018 race for governor and more.

April is National Poetry Month. Today we celebrate with a few of the Dakota Women Poets. 

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In The Moment ... April 12, 2017 Show 070 Hour 2

We begin the hour with Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Noel Hamiel. Today we talk ethanol, land-owner rights, and how not to sacrifice journalistic standards for the sake of speed. Jon Hunter is publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. Noel Hamiel is former publisher of the Mitchell Republic and a member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 5, 2017 Show 065 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Denise Ross join us to talk about recreational marijuana and its potential as a ballot measure, which lawmakers might deserve a “furniture” rating in Pierre, and other top South Dakota political headlines of the week.

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In The Moment ... March 29, 2017 Show 060 Hour 2

We begin hour two with the Dakota Political Junkies. Seth Tupper (rapidcityjournal.com) and Jonathan Ellis (argusleader.com) join us. We talk about how changes in immigration policies affect the tourism industry in the Black Hills, speeding statistics from the Highway Patrol, and the future of concealed carry legislation.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 22, 2017 Show 055 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... March 15, 2017 Show 050 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a panel of some of  the top political journalists in the state. Today Denise Ross and Jon Hunter join us to explore the recently announced candidacy of current SD Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (she's running against Dusty Johnson for U.S. Representative Krist Noem's seat in the House). We'll also dig in to how to prevent scandals in state government and whether or not new legislation truly addresses the will of the voters.

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In The Moment ... March 8, 2017 Show 045 Hour 2

The 92nd South Dakota Legislative Session wraps up this week as lawmakers make their final decisions and wait for word from the Governor's office regarding vetos. The Dakota Political Junkies join us Wednesdays to explore the top political stories in the state. This week we welcome Jon Hunter (publisher of the Madison Daily Leader) and Seth Tupper (enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal.)

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 1, 2017 Show 040 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and Dana Ferguson join us to discuss “deeply held religious beliefs” as they relate to adoption in the state. We also discuss lawmaker attempts to address refugee vetting and dig in to definitions by talking about shell bills, hoghouse amendments, and what it means when lawmakers smoke a bill out of committee.

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In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2

This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. 

In The Moment... February 15, 2017 Show 031 Hour 2

From the state budget shortfall to questions of unity in the state GOP, the Dakota Political Junkies tackle highlights from the South Dakota political scene. Roger Whittle and Jonathan Ellis are with us.

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SDPB’s Kealey Bultena brings you an update on an abortion bill that passed the state House of Representatives. The bill changes fetal pain charges from misdemeanor to felony.

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In The Moment ... February 8, 2017 Show 026 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader watchdog/government reporter, and Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal Enterprise Reporter weigh in on this week in politics.

In The Moment ... February 1 2017 Show 021 Hour 2

Guests: Jon Hunter, Madison Daily Leader & Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Dakota political junkies; Ray Ring, South Dakota State Representative, talks about introducing a bill to cut sales tax on food; Mike Meyer, field manager for the Sioux Falls Canaries; Rick Knobe, former mayor of Sioux Falls with a tribute to visionary planner Steve Metli

In The Moment ... January 25 2017 Show 016 Hour 2

Guests:Denise Ross & Roger Whittle, Dakota political junkies; National Weather Service; Sandye Kading, Republican national committeewoman for South Dakota; SDPB's Steve Zwemke, talks about Moment In Sound

In The Moment...January 18 2017 Show 012 Hour 2

Guests: Dakota Political Junkies; Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal; Dana Ferguson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader; SDPB's Victoria Wicks, SDPB's Chynna Lockett; Greg Bryan, author with a tribute to Paul Goble

In The Moment...January 11 2017 Show 008 Hour 2

Guests: Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter from the Madison Daily Leader and Jonathan Ellis from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader; Kelly Hepler, South Dakota Secretary of Game Fish & Parks; Miles O'Brien, NOVA producer

Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal) and Dana Ferguson (Argus Leader Media) join Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the top political headlines in the state. This week we discuss recent polling data, the logic behind the ban on ballot selfies, and the resonance of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as he campaigns in South Dakota.

Each Wednesday, Dakota Midday welcomes a rotating panel of the most experienced political journalists in the state. This week Denise Ross (editor, Black Hills Knowledge Network, South Dakota Dashboard) and Jonathan Ellis (Argus Leader Media journalist/columnist) join host Lori Walsh to discuss Initiated Measure 21 and Constitutional Amendment U. Both are 2016 ballot questions.

We also discuss failures in transparency for campaign spending and the challenges of early voting.

Dakota Political Junkies Kevin Woster and Roger Whittle dig in to the 2016 ballot questions with an overview of  Constitutional Amendment R (relating to the authority of the Board of Regents.) Kevin Woster provides insight and comparisons regarding protests over oil pipelines in contrast to turnout for life and death issues in Pine Ridge. We conclude with a remembrance of SD Rep. Dan Dryden of Rapid City.

Roger Whittle is managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. Kevin Woster is with KELO TV's Rapid City Bureau. 

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