Governor Kristi Noem is asking lawmakers to put a hold on repealing presumptive probation.

The Senate Judiciary committee is voting on the bill Thursday morning.

Repealing presumptive probation was a key issue for Attorney General Jason Ravnborg during his campaign.

Noem says she understands why…

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South Dakota is one of eight states in the country where clergy are not included in mandatory reporting laws surrounding child abuse.

State lawmakers are passing a bill to the house floor that adds clergy to the list.

Democratic state representative Erin Healy is the prime sponsor of the bill. She says she’s concerned about the vulnerability of children.

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In The Moment ... February 20, 2019 Show 519 Hour 2

Noel Hamiel, Former State Legislator and member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, and Jon Hunter, publisher from the Madison Daily Leader, joined In The Moment to analyze the top political headlines of the week.

Today’s conversation was centered around sports betting in Deadwood and transgender legislation.

 

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

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In The Moment ... February 20, 2019 Show 519 Hour 2

You can attend a free workshop on salary negotiation skills for women this Thursday, February 21 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. MDT at the Black Hills State University Center in Rapid City.

The workshop is presented by the American Association of University Women. Kathy Johnson, Ph.D. and Leslie Magnusson, the main presenter of the curriculum for the workshop, joined us for a preview.

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In The Moment ... February 20, 2019 Show 519 Hour 1

How do assumptions about gender impact public policy? Is gender, in fact, binary?

Today we welcome Anne Dilenschneider to the program. She is a counselor who has worked with transgender people for 27 years and has completed international specialty training in gender health.

We were also joined by 17-year-old Oliver Dickman and his mother Jessica Martin.

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

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In The Moment ... February 20, 2019 Show 519 Hour 1

Senate Bill 93 seeks to modernize South Dakota's current graduated drivers licensing system. Marilyn Buskohl is the Manager of Public and Government Affairs of AAA South Dakota and she joins us to discuss SB93 and teen driving safety.

Adria Botella

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By the summer of 2021, The Butterfly House in Sioux Falls hopes to be 3 times larger. Audrey Willard is CEO and joins us today to discuss the expansion and the rebranding.

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In The Moment ... February 20, 2019 Show 519 Hour 1

This Friday 2/22/19 at 12pm MT, Helene Duhamel gives a lecture on the history of the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. This takes place at the Journey Museum and Learning Center on New York Street in Rapid City. Sheriff Kevin Thom and Helene Duhamel join us wth a preview.

State Affairs Republicans Defeat Pre-K Council Bill

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House Republicans are rejecting a bill that establishes an early childhood development council.

Proponents say it would help the state pool resources to help more South Dakota children get into pre-k education.

The vote rejecting a bill to set up a pre-k education council was along party line votes, with the committee’s two Democrats voting in favor of the bill.

In The Moment ... February 19, 2019 Show 518 Hour 1

Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians presents the state of Indian Nations address to members of Congress and other officials. The speech outlines the goals of tribal leaders, the opportunities for success and advancement of Native peoples, and priorities to advance nation-to-nation relationships with the United States.

Click here for a link to the full  audio and transcript of the address.

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Tuesday's In the Moment looks at a million dollar gift to the state home for veterans. We also talk about South Dakota ag issues and preview the upcoming Aquinas Lecture.

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