U.S. Senator John Thune

In The Moment ... December 6, 2017 Show 234 Hour 1 

U.S. Senator John Thune joins In the Moment for an update on tax reform efforts in Washington. We discuss strategy, the potential impact of tax cuts on 2018 Farm Bill negotiations, and what the Senator believes are inaccurate media characterizations of the GOP plan.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 2 

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Roger Whittle join us for a look at the state's top political headlines. Today we discuss the death of state representative Craig Tieszen, allegations of sexual misconduct against Gene Abdallah, and the political fundraising of U.S. Senator John Thune.

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In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 1

U.S. Senator John Thune stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about the 2018 Farm Bill and the intense political work that needs to be done. With a president whose trade decisions have caused anxiety in farm country and a Congress locked in battles over tax reform and healthcare, we started by talking about what it takes to gather the support for effective farm legislation. We also talk forest management, crop subsidies, and the politics of pushing farm legislation forward.

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In The Moment ... August 9, 2017 Show 152 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a rotating panel of some of the most insightful and experienced political journalists in the state. Today we welcome Denise Ross and Jonathan Ellis for a conversation about tax reform, the leadership of U.S. Senator John Thune, the ABC settlement with BPI and more.

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South Dakotans have re-elected United States Senator John Thune over Democratic challenger Jay Williams. He acknowledges that the nation is fractured. Thune says he’s making a commitment to all of his constituents.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Roger Whittle discuss South Dakota's U.S. House and Senate races including Democratic House candidate Paula Hawks' announcement that she was sexually assaulted while attending college. Democratic candidates Hawks and Jay Williams trail Republican Incumbents Kristi Noem and John Thune in fundraising by large sums.

The Political Junkies also discussed problems with the Affordable Care Act. Recently, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said, "The Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable."

Victoria Wicks

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has changed the name of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak.

Governor Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Senator John Thune have each issued a brief news release expressing dismay at the decision.

But activists who have worked on the name change for more than a year are gratified to see results.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks is covering this story and has more on this latest decision.

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