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In The Moment ... September 26. 2018 Show 430 Hour 2

There's a growing new market for some of the state's corn crop – and it's right here in South Dakota.  The U.S. Agriculture Department expects a record corn crop this year.

About half goes to make ethanol , and another thirty percent gets exported.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger reported the last 20 percent is going to feed animal in a growing number of concentrated livestock operations.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 2

A special session of the South Dakota Legislature is underway today at the State Capitol in Pierre. Governor Dennis Daugaard called for the gathering of the state's lawmakers to deal with legislation on internet sales tax collection. Lawmakers will also consider requiring the marketplace to pay sales taxes.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger reports from the State Capitol building. 

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In The Moment ... August 13, 2018 Show 399 Hour 1

Black Hills residents can take a sigh of relief as the rumble of motorcycles from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally subsides.

The state is reporting that rally traffic is up from last year, as are felony drug arrests.

However, the number of fatalities are down.

SDPB’s Lee Strubinger joined In The Moment for a look at this year’s Rally Tally

 

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In The Moment ... July 31, 2018 Show 390 Hour 2

Last week the Black Hills Forest Service signed a post-Pine Beetle Epidemic initiative meant to strengthen the forest against future infestations and wildfires.

Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Mark Van Every says the Black Hills Resilient Landscape Project should prevent another infestation going forward.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger sat down with Van Every for a look at the project, and current forest health. 

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In The Moment ... May 21, 2018 Show 341 Hour 2

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is entering the final months of his second and last term as governor.

Daugaard joined SDPB TV's Stephanie Rissler on South Dakota Focus last week for a recap of his time as the state's chief executive.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for a recap of the interview...

Today we're bringing you special coverage from South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Our topic ... South Dakota: The Next Generation.

Coming up this hour, reports from SDPB's Lee Strubinger, Chynna Lockett, Gary Ellenbolt, and Nate Wek. We look at millennials running for office, community builders coming home to change the place they grew up. We bring you stories of creativity and initiative, lofty ideals and grass roots plans.

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 2

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty at Fort Laramie.

To commemorate the anniversary, tribal and government officials will convene at the historic site in eastern Wyoming. Many members from South Dakota's nine tribes are expected to attend.
 

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Senator John Thune says Congress will start marking up the 2018 farm bill early next month.

Washington lawmakers have between now and September 30 to finalize and reauthorize agreements on conservation, commodities and SNAP benefits--otherwise known as food stamps.

Senator John Thune traveled to Rapid City and Sioux Falls this week for round-table discussions with farm and ranch leaders across the state.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack those discussions.

In The Moment ... March 27, 2018 Show 305 Hour 1

We begin the hour with a look at news from Pierre. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from the Black Hills Bureau.

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

As the 93rd legislative session ends, with it come several changes to the initiated measure and referred law process.

With those changes come increased information disclosure requirements from those circulating petitions.

Joining us to unpack those bills, and other laws that passed this year is SDPB's political reporter Lee Strubinger.

We look back at our favorite music releases of 2017, with audio clips of the most memorable songs curated by three of SDPB's music producers/hosts.

We welcome Steve Zwemke, host of No Cover, No Minimum Radio, Karl Gehrke, host of Jazz Nightly, and SDPB reporter (and occasional music critic) Lee Strubinger.

Karl Gehrke's 2017 picks:

Pop/Rock:

Charly Bliss– Guppy

Alvvays – Antisocialites

The Replacements – For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 

Waxahatchie– Out in the Storm 

Jazz:

Tony Allen – The Source 

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 1 

SDPB's Lee Strubinger and SDPB's Brian Gevik offer updates on the Legion Lake Fire, including a look at what's being done to save the historic structures of Custer State Park.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 1 

Last week, the Governor gave his annual budget address and outlined his budget proposal. He's recommending a cautious budget this coming fiscal year, due to lower than expected tax collections.

After the speech, SDPB's Lee Strubinger asked several lawmakers about how lower than anticipated revenue generation will shape the coming session.

In The Moment ... December 6, 2017 Show 234 Hour 2 

SDPB's Lee Strubinger covered Governor Dennis Daugaard's FY19 Budget Address in Pierre. He provides a recap on today's show.

South Dakota state government will have to tighten its belt once again as they head into the 2018 legislative session.

On Tuesday, Governor Dennis Daugaard outlined his vision to fund state government through the rest of his time in office. This upcoming session is his last as governor.

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 1

The Workforce Housing Task Force is sending six bills to the legislature for consideration next session. The group was tasked with figuring out ways the state can help South Dakota communities develop affordable housing in rural areas. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger has the report.

In The Moment ... November 20, 2017 Show 224 Hour 2

TransCanada has doubled the number of crewmembers working to clean up the area where the Keystone Pipeline leaked more than 200 thousand gallons of crude oil. Company officials say the incident is under control and the area presents no threat to public safety. But local leaders are still concerned. SDPB's Lee Strubinger has the report.

In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Congressional Republicans want to make one of the largest overhauls of the federal tax law in decades. The estate tax is on the chopping block. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack how the debate is playing out in the state.

The Federal estate tax has been around since 1916.

In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 2

Extreme natural disasters in the 1930s spurred conversations about supporting American farmers in innovative and desperately needed ways. Farm Bills are messy, complicated, and oft-criticized omnibus legislative packages. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for some historical perspective on the Farm Bill and how it impacts you.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

The Government Accountability Task Force met for the final time yesterday. They're a summer study group tasked by the state legislature to take a closer look at campaign finance issues and limits in South Dakota. Yesterday, the task force passed along several proposals for the legislature to consider next session. Joining us to unpack those bills is SDPB's Lee Strubinger.

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In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

South Dakota Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson is backing two ballot measure questions he hopes will reach voters next November. One proposes an increase in the tobacco tax to help lower tuition for the state's four technical institutes. Another seeks to limit out of state money for ballot measure questions. Representative Mickelson sat down with SDPB's Lee Strubinger to talk about the upcoming legislative session, the race for governor and those ballot measure questions.

In The Moment ... October 3, 2017 Show 190 Hour 1

Last week Congressional Republicans released their blueprint for tax reform. Some lawmakers are calling the blueprint the largest tax reform in thirty years. Other observers say it's just a starting point, but desperately needed. Overall, South Dakotans stand to benefit from the reform.
SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for more.

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In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 1

Rapid City officials are looking again at the Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center complex. The facility is no longer compliant with disability requirements. Two years ago, Rapid City residents voted against building a new arena. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us to talk about what the mayor and city are considering.

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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.

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In The Moment ... September 7, 2017 Show 172 Hour 1

Should the Law School at the University of South Dakota relocate to Sioux Falls? A committee continues to seek input about the option, and SDPB's Jackie Hendry was in the room for the second meeting, yesterday in Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 1

Reducing campaign finance limits was a main part to a voter approved ethics reform package that got repealed during the last state legislative session. Contribution limits were returned to the caps that existed before the last election. As a concession lawmakers set up a summer study group to take a look at campaign finance limits and come up with possible legislation to consider next session. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from in Rapid City to tell us more about what direction future campaign finance in the state may look like.

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In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 1

Mike Diedrich is VP Governmental Affairs from Regional Health. He joins us to discuss the future of healthcare in South Dakota, implications of the Affordable Care Act, and more.

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In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 2

What do you wish you knew about autism? What are the next keys to unlocking the complex puzzle for families? Dr. Suma Jacob is a double board-certified psychiatrist. She is the director of the Autism Research Program at the University of Minnesota. She joins us for a conversation about autism and genetic research.

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In The Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 1

Where should we put the state's only law school? Declining applicants, smaller classes, and concerns about life after law school are just a few reasons the University of South Dakota is taking the relocation of the Law School into consideration. While the proposed move would land the school just an hour north of Vermillion in Sioux Falls, the question resulted in a five-hour task force panel that ended in plans for the next meeting. SDPB's Jackie Hendry covered the proceedings, and she's here with highlights.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 1

Most biographers pay little attention to food. A new book seeks to remedy that. Laura Shapiro is the James Beard award-winning author of "Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories," an account of the relationships six famous women had with food. She joins us to talk about food, gender, and why telling our own food stories.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 1

Adam Pertman is President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, author of "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America.” He joins us for a conversation about SB 149, a bill aimed at providing protections for faith-based adoption agencies in South Dakota.

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