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In The Moment ... Human Trafficking

The New Colossus

In The Moment... February 2, 2017 - Show 022, Hour 1

Discussion of one bill in Pierre offers compelling testimony into the fight against sex trafficking. SDPB's Kealey Bultena brings you the voice of a woman who says she is human trafficking survivor. Plus hear from State Senator Deb Soholt, who has decades-long career in women's health.Senate Bill 102 requires women seeking abortion receive written information about help if they are in an abusive situation. Proponents say traffickers force women to have abortions. No one spoke against the measure in committee.
• This conversation begins at the start of the show.

Then the founders of The New Colossus talk about their mission to prevent sex trafficking. Polly Dean and Ashley Statema say eliminating human trafficking is a real goal (#zeroispossible). Statema and Dean work to educate students about the behaviors and communications that lead to trafficking so they can recognize situations that could become unsafe.
• This discussion starts at 6:25.

Next South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley weighs in on how law enforcement's perspective on sex crimes has shifted. He talks about work amongst agencies and across state lines, and Jackley discusses how local officials try to eliminate the fear victims have in seeking their help.
• Hear from the Attorney General beginning at 20:25.

Finally Pat Hammond discusses her work with Rahab's Rope, a mission for women involved in India's sex trade. Listen to Hammond describe connecting with women who live lives of prostitution and inspiring them to consider their work. She also details how experiences cross continents.
• This conversation starts at 27:40.

At the end of the broadcast in a related discussion, Kevin Woster talks about his latest SDPB work capturing how the Rapid City community is responding to a brutal stabbing. Read his latest blog about the killing, the community, law enforcement, and remembering the woman who died On the Other Hand.
• Listen to this discussion at 39:00.

Chris is a producer for In the Moment.
Kealey Bultena grew up in South Dakota, where her grandparents took advantage of the state’s agriculture at nap time, tricking her into car rides to “go see cows.” Rarely did she stay awake long enough to see the livestock, but now she writes stories about the animals – and the legislature and education and much more. Kealey worked in television for four years while attending the University of South Dakota. She started interning with South Dakota Public Broadcasting in September 2010 and accepted a position with television in 2011. Now Kealey is the radio news producer stationed in Sioux Falls. As a multi-media journalist, Kealey prides herself on the diversity of the stories she tells and the impact her work has on people across the state. Kealey is always searching for new ideas. Let her know of a great story! Find her on Facebook and twitter (@KealeySDPB).
Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.