Moment In Sound: Wayward

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In The Moment ... February 21, 2020 Show 758 Hour 1

Postcard From The Prairie

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In The Moment ... February 21, 2020 Show 758 Hour 1

Eliza Blue lives on a ranch near Bison with her husband and children. Like most South Dakotans, she appreciates the promise of a good thaw, even if at this time of year warm days slip back into windswept cold all too soon. Here Eliza Blue tells the story on Postcards from the Prairie.  

Poetry From Studio 47: Bill Holm

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In The Moment ... February 21, 2020 Show 758 Hour 1

Each week, In The Moment, features Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today's feature is Bill Holm

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Environmental concerns kept Fourth of July fireworks away from Mount Rushmore for the past 11 years, but now they’re coming back, because a governor talked to a president. 

President Donald Trump made that clear Jan. 15 while signing a trade deal with China. A crowd of dignitaries was on hand, and Trump took time to recognize some of them. 

Congressman Dusty Johnson has a potential challenger from his own party, and he’s decided to meet that challenge where it arose: West River.  

Johnson, a first-term Republican, is from Mitchell. But he launched his re-election campaign Wednesday exclusively in Rapid City and also said he’s putting his campaign headquarters there. 


The Senate Education Committee unanimously passes a bill to allow for the creation of community-based schools centered on Native American language and culture curriculum.

The approval comes after a lengthy amendment process to bring the Governor’s office and Department of Education on board.

Statehouse: Feb 20

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The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. Today you'll hear about Senate Bill 6, and why SD lawmakers are keeping ingestion of a controlled substance a felony.



  Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Senate Committee Denies Ingestion Penalty Reduction

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South Dakota will remain the only state in the country with a felony level ingestion charge.

A senate committee is rejecting a proposal that reduces the charge to a class one misdemeanor for the first two charges of ingesting a controlled substance within ten years.


The state has 939 people in prison with a charge of ingestion. Ten percent of those have ingestion as their highest charge. The bill creates a felony for the third offense within ten years, which would reduce the number of people put in prison and jail.

In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 2

Last night Democratic candidates took the stage in Nevada to try to win votes and clarify the party's vision for the future. One of South Dakota's favored Democrats is former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle. Tonight Rebecca Kuehl presents her research into the speeches of Senator Daschle at 7 p.m. inside the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. She is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program coordinator at South Dakota State University.

In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® can be seen on Thursday nights at 7 Central 6 Mountain on SDPB TV. Tonight's topic is "Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression." He joins us today ahead of the show with a preview.


Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City


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