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In The Moment ... June 5, 2017 Show 107 Hour 1

The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies is a nonprofit education and research center located at Wingsprings, near Mission, South Dakota. Craig Howe runs the organization, otherwise knows as CAIRNS. He joins us today to talk about the exhibition "Tapu Sa Win," currently showing at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

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South Dakotans can now report tips about illegal drugs through text messages. Project Stand Up is a statewide campaign that collects anonymous tips about drug crime. Authorities say the program is part enforcement and part deterrent.

With one word and five numbers, people who suspect illegal drug activity can report it. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says cell phone users text "drugs" to 82257.

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In The Moment ... May 11, 2017 Show 091 Hour 2

"Deadwood Pioneer: A Face From the Past" premiers on SDPB-TV on May 22nd at 9 p.m. Central, 8 Mountain. It’s the story of human remains discovered during a construction project in Deadwood and the five year investigation into the origins of the Deadwood Pioneer. Our guests are SDPB television producer Chad Anderson and Deadwood City Archivist Mike Runge.

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In The Moment ... May 10, 2017 Show 090 Hour 1

South Dakota fills with the greens and yellows and blossoming pinks of Spring. Erik Helland joins us today to answer your questions. He's owner and president of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls.

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In the Moment ... April 26, 2017 Show 080 Hour 1

As cooler weather sweeps the state, Erik Helland with Landscape Garden Centers joins us to talk gardening and answer questions from listeners.

Calamity Jane might be an icon of the American West, but she lived life as a pioneer and a woman, not a myth. Mary Jane Bradbury invites audiences to learn about the real Martha Canary by portraying prominent Deadwood madam Dora DuFran.  Bradbury joins us to tell the story of two friends at a frontier in time for women.

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Law enforcement officers soften their stern authority to better serve people experiencing mental health crises. Training in Sioux Falls tests their ability by simulating real-life scenarios. Twenty-five officials learn new policing strategies in Crisis Intervention Training.

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In The Moment ... March 29, 2017 Show 060 Hour 1

We begin the hour by talking about the future of altruistic whistleblowers. We talk with Cody Drolc about the legacy and complexities of Edward Snowden and what advancements in insider threat detection might mean for democracy and transparency in government.

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More state and local law enforcement authorities are talking about their feelings. It’s happening in part through a course on emotional intelligence. The State of South Dakota mandates it during training for city police, county officers, and state troopers.

Almost nothing is visible in the blackness when a trainer’s voice echoes through the dark. He instructs recruits to use a light technique of their choice. He gives the command, and recruits pull their guns and prepare to shoot.

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In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 1

How much time do you spend contemplating your kidneys? That most likely depends upon whether or not you've ever had a problem. It's National Kidney Month. Avera's Jerry Schrier is with us for more.

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about fine arts programming with the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Today we talk about this weekend's All-State Band.

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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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Pennington County Jail officials in Rapid City have expanded public visitation access to inmates.

Along with the traditional on site access, friends and family can now visit through mobile or computer devices.

The process is similar to a Skype or Face Time session. Jail officials say increased visitation has shown to lead to better inmate behavior.  

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In The Moment ... February 16, 2017 Show 032 Hour 1

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the new host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. She talks with Lori Walsh about taking the helm of a legacy program on NPR, how an intimate conversation creates a driveway moment, and how the role of American journalists hasn’t changed as much as some people think.  

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Police And Citizens Brainstorm Solutions

Jul 22, 2016
Erin Mairose

A community forum Thursday night brought law enforcement and Sioux Falls residents together.  The meeting sought to end stereotypes and stigmas held by some Sioux Falls residents and the local police department. 

During the meeting a panel of law enforcement officers answered questions about policies, handling protests, discrimination, and recruiting future officers. One question is about implicit biases. Trooper Julian Beaudion says his solution is to have a professional mindset.

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Erik Bringswhite is a former Rapid City gang member who now works to stop meth use in South Dakota.  Bringswhite uses Lakota culture and spirituality to reach out to those who are struggling with addiction.

Bringswhite is a meth prevention coordinator with the Oglala Sioux Tribe.   He stopped by the Rapid City studio for an interview with a group of individuals working to curb the use of the addictive drug in the state.

Rally In Support Of SF Police

Jul 15, 2016
Erin Mairose

Fatal shootings across the country in recent weeks have left police officers and civilians dead.  Thursday night people gathered in Sioux Falls to show appreciation for the local police force. 

Holding signs and flags, people walk along a busy street and gather outside the Sioux Falls police station. One of those rallying here is Carol Miller.

“I think the cops do a wonderful job and it’s a scary job and then need support,” says Miller.

Marty Jackley

State Attorney Marty Jackley joins Dakota Midday to continue Tuesday's discussion on law enforcement.

He discusses the protocols and investigations that go into South Dakota officer-involved shootings. He also talks about citizens' views of law enforcement and how these event effect it.

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A law taking effect Friday puts safety before arrests. The law gives limited immunity for certain alcohol-related offenses to people who get help for themselves or another person in need of medical attention. One sponsor of the bill believes it could help prevent alcohol poisoning on college campuses.

Youth Trooper Academy Provides Unique Experience

Jun 25, 2016

This week in Pierre, the fifth annual Youth Trooper Academy hosts 24 teens from across the state. The Academy has become a competitive and popular experience for those seeking realistic Highway Patrol training and lifelong leadership.

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A Pierre man is alive because first responders used a medication to reverse the effects of a drug overdose. Officials credit the drug Narcan for saving the man’s life.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says emergency crews responded to a call in Pierre Monday night for a man who needed medical attention.

Officials with the South Dakota Highway Patrol are trying to recruit more women. Currently in the state there are five female troopers and two in training. Seminars are planned in June for women to learn about the agency. Trooper Deanna  Johnson says the goal is to show that women can be successful in the Highway Patrol.

State Observes National Police Week

May 17, 2016

This week South Dakota is reflecting on the contributions of law enforcement in its communities. It’s National Police Week, and officials in Pierre are hosting events to honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Dusty Pelle is with the Pierre Police Department. He says that this week is important for the public to realize the serious role police play in the community.

Since the late 1970s there has been a 15,000 percent increase in SWAT team raids in the United States. Tonight on SDPB-TV, tune in for the Independent Lens feature documentary “Peace Officer.” (8 p.m. CT, 7 p.m. MT)

It’s a look at the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence. He founded the state of Utah’s first SWAT team and then, 30 years later watched SWAT officers as they surrounded his son-in-law, who stood with a gun to his head in his own driveway.

Rapid City Police Work To Increase Force Diversity

Apr 18, 2016

In Rapid City the police force is made up primarily of Caucasian men. Police officials want the force to better reflect the diversity in the community.

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A school safety plan at a southeast South Dakota district includes allowing people who are not law enforcement access to firearms on school property. The Tri-Valley school board Monday approved the first reading of a sentinel program.

Nearly 900 students in kindergarten through the 12th grade attend Tri-Valley school in Colton. The building sits outside of town across from a field.

Technology changes every job, and with every change, comes challenges. Kelly Fuller is the Chief of Police in Deadwood. His department has been researching the use of body cameras for law enforcement officers. Chief Fuller discusses the technical specifics of the cameras and how law enforcement officers today strive for transparency, accountability, and officer safety.

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A Sioux Falls Police officer says a weekend shooting involving federal authorities is one example of local law enforcement collaborating with other agencies. The FBI is leading an investigation into a South Carolina murder suspect killed by a US Marshal Saturday in Sioux Falls.  

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South Dakota drivers get new license plates starting in January, and inmates at the state penitentiary are making them. The current design is a decade old, and state officials want to update them because of aging and concerns about their reflectivity. Prisoners started producing license plates in 1929. Now current inmates are preparing to make 1.5 million plates for 2016.

Former Middle School Teacher Gets 25 Years In Child Porn Case

Nov 16, 2015

Former Rapid City middle school teacher Andrew Hipakka was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempted enticement of a minor on the internet.  
 
The case involves 100-thousand images of child pornography over a two year period and Hipakka’s recorded live chat videos of minors he convinced to perform sex acts over the internet.  Federal Judge Jeffrey Viken also sentenced Hipakka to a lifetime of supervised release.   
 
Viken calls Hipakka a predator.   Prosecutors say this case lead to arrests around the country and world.

Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and football legend is speaking in Sioux Falls at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.  Alan Page spent 22 years on the state's high court.  Page grew up in Canton, Ohio and first gained fame as a defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970's. He put himself through law school while playing professional football.  Alan Page believed education is key to success. He runs the Page Educational Foundation which has awarded $12 million in grants to 6,000 students of color at Minnesota post-secondary schools in the last 26 years.

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