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In The Moment ... October 10. 2018 Show 439 Hour 2

Today we discussed the Cook Political Report listing South Dakota's gubernatorial race as a toss-up, year-round E-15, and Seth Tupper interview with the author of a new biography on former U.S. Senator Ben Reifel.

Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter, joined In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City.

And Dana Ferguson, Argus Leader watchdog and political reporter, joined us from Sioux Falls.


In The Moment ... September 19, 2018 Show 425 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week it is in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge.

Today we welcome in Jon Hunter, the publisher of the Madison daily Leader, and Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal Enterprise Reporter.

The main topics discussed in the show were the potential changes in policy that would put at risk state hemp farmers and the proposed changes to South Dakota Board of Regions freedom of speech policy. 

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In The Moment ... September 4, 2018 Show 414 Hour 1

What's the state of South Dakota's rivers and waterways? An investigative series from South Dakota News Watch says river quality is at risk.

Bart Pfankuch has spent nearly 30 years as a reporter and editor. A former editor for the Rapid City Journal, he is now an investigative reporter for South Dakota Newswatch.

He joined In The Moment to discuss the threat on water quality in South Dakota.


In The Moment ... August 29, 2018 Show 411 Hour 2

Seth Tupper, reporter from the Rapid City Journal, and Jon Hunter, publisher from the Madison Daily Leader, joined In The Moment to analyze the top political headlines of the week. 

Today the conversation was centered around the newspaper tariffs, the gubernatorial race and orphan natural gas wells.  


In The Moment ... August 15, 2018 Show 401 Hour 2

Can a state legislator replace himself on the November ballot? And, what kind of spending restrictions are candidates dealing with this election year?


We'll have our Dakota Political Junkies take on those questions and others. Joining today's In The Moment Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal.


And former South Dakota lawmaker and member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, Noel Hamiel. 

In The Moment ... July 25, 2018 Show 386 Hour 2

Noel Hamiel, Former State Legislator and member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, and Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter, joined this week's Political Junkies segment.

We remembered journalists Denise Ross, Roger Kasa and David Kranz.

They also brought the latest update on Maria Butina.


In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jonathan Ellis join In the Moment host Lori Walsh to talk about the latest political stories in South Dakota.

Today we remember journalist David Kranz. We also talk about visits from Trump Administration officials and their reception in South Dakota.


In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter join us to talk about the top political headlines in South Dakota. We discuss Marsy's Law, education funding, and the Legion Lake Fire reporting by Tupper.

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Apr 18, 2018

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter visit about Attorney General Marty Jackley's appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., along with the rest of the political news in the state. 

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Dana Ferguson join us for a look at the week in politics. Today we discuss transparency in government and the "winners and losers" of the 2018 Session.


In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader join us today for the weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment.


In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Roger Whittle with the Watertown Public Opinion and Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal join the show today to talk state politics.

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.

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. 

Denise Ross from the Black Hills Knowledge Network and Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal lend their voices to the weekly Midday segment Dakota Political Junkies. Some topics of discussion include the memorable face palm from one South Dakotan, the GOP's platform, figures missing at the GOP national convention, and agriculture's role in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives between Kristi Noem and Paula Hawks.

By Victoria Wicks
Editorial policies of the Rapid City Journal drew a small protest this weekend. Members of Peace & Justice and Occupy Rapid City, along with Native activists, stood in front of the Journal’s headquarters on Main Street to protest a fifteen dollar fee for political letters to the editor and the management’s decision not to print a column about Indian boarding schools.