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In The Moment ... New GOP Leadership, Mental Health In Schools, Indian Community

In The Moment ... February 13, 2017 Show 029 Hour 2

South Dakota Republican Party elected Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has been elected by the South Dakota Republican Party to lead the SDGOP for the next two years. Chair Lederman will begin his term immediately and has called a Special Central Committee Meeting to be held at the end of February to adopt a budget and goals for 2017.

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South Dakota educators are working to keep students healthy intellectually and emotionally. The Sioux Falls School District employs counselors to work with students who have diagnosed disorders and kids who experience challenging life events. Celeste Uthe-Burow is the student support services coordinator with Sioux Falls public schools. She says kids learn best based on their feelings. Uthe-Burow says students need to feel good about themselves, feel socially involved and accepted, and feel emotionally able to regulate their thoughts and actions. SDPB's Kealey Bultena talks with Celeste Uthe-Burow about helping kids feel ready to learn. 

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Gary Enright from the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer jojns the show for Images of the Past. The subject will be “Native Americans and Community Celebrations”. This will feature a series of photographs from the early 1900’s when native American people participated in nearly all local community celebrations, a historical practice which has disappeared from most towns in the Midwest.

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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.