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In The Moment ... November 8, 2017 Show 216 Hour 2 

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Dana Ferguson join us for a look at the state's top political headlines. Today we discuss early signs of what's in store for the 2018 South Dakota ballot and how national news of Democrat victories may (or may not) impact South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 2

We begin the hour with state politics. This week we welcome Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson, watchdog reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. We discuss the “Me Too” hashtag and its impact on Pierre, the statues of the Mid-Central Educational Coop saga, and more.

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In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 2

Roger Whittle (Watertown Public Opinion) and Dana Ferguson (Argus Leader Media) discuss the latest headlines in state political news. Today we talk about the consequences of a tasteless meme, and the role of religion in the upcoming race for governor.

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In The Moment ... September 6, 2017 Show 171 Hour 2

South Dakota State Senator Billie Sutton joins us for a look at his campaign to become South Dakota’s 33rd governor. We talk about his platform, grassroots economic development in the state, and his plan to tackle corruption in state government.

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 2

Roger Whittle is Managing Editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. Dana Ferguson is a political watchdog reporter with the Argus Leader. This week on the Dakota Political Junkies we discuss hate groups in America and the role of public officials to address their actions publicly. We also talk tax reform and news from DakotaFest.

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In The Moment ... August 2, 2017 Show 147 Hour 2

We welcome Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Seth Tupper with the Rapid City Journal. This week we discuss the power of a typo to derail a ballot measure and more.

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

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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 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.

UPDATE: Sioux Falls Reporter Subpoenaed By AG Jackley

May 15, 2017
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UPDATE:

Attorney General Marty Jackley is no longer subpoenaing a Sioux Falls newspaper reporter to testify in the criminal case against a marijuana entrepreneur helping the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe open a marijuana resort.

The Argus Leader’s Dana Ferguson is a state government and politics reporter for the paper. She went on a tour of the marijuana facility in 2015 with other media and state lawmakers. That’s why Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office wanted to subpoena the reporter, to verify information she gathered on the tour.

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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.

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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 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 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...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

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.

Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter) and Dana Ferguson (Sioux Falls Argus Leader watchdog state government and political reporter) join Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the politics of Black Elk Peak, the competitiveness of statehouse elections, and more.

  The Dakota Political Junkies are a rotating panel of the most experienced and insightful political reporters and editors in the state. Seth Tupper looks at the town of Cottonwood (population: 12) as it survives a dissolution vote.

Jon Hunter is publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. Dana Ferguson is a watchdog state government and political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. This week the Dakota Political Junkies weigh the influence of the Tom Daschle endorsement of Hillary Clinton. We also talk about more trouble in IHS and how Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem are addressing it and how state Democrats are using IHS woes as political fodder during an election year.

Dana Ferguson is a watchdog state government and political reporter with Argus Leader Media. Kevin Woster is a reporter for KELO-TV, Rapid City Bureau.

Together they represent this week's Dakota Political Junkies and talk with Midday host Lori Walsh about the week's political headlines.

Today's topics include accusations about Flandreu's tribal marijuana crop and memories of the plane crash that shook the state 23 years ago this week.

Kevin Woster (KELO-TV Rapid City bureau) and Dana Ferguson (Sioux Falls Argus Leader) joined Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to hash over the week's South Dakota political headlines. From the ongoing debate about Medicaid expansion, to the gender imbalance in the South Dakota state legislature, the Political Junkies clarify and illuminate the issues of the day.