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In The Moment ... Domestic Violence In South Dakota

The Compass Center

In The Moment... February 23, 2017 Show 036 Hour 1

We begin our conversation about sexual violence and domestic violence in the state with Michelle Markgraf, executive director of the Compass Center. We talk about how some victims take years to break the cycle of domestic abuse, how it’s never a good idea to close the door on someone who is struggling to leave an abusive relationship, and more.

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Lee Strubinger talks about the challenges of crossover day in the Statehouse. We look at the sense of urgency in Pierre and what legislation remains on the table. We also look ahead at possible legislative summer studies that aim to address the challenges of the repealed IM22.

  • This segment starts at 21:00.

Nate Wek brings the story of Matthew Mors from Yankton, an 8th grader who plays for the high school varsity basketball team. He’s an athlete inspired by his father’s work ethic and not afraid to call his shot.

  • This segment starts at 29:36.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster joins us to talk about Heather Wilson and Clint Roberts. Wilson has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of the Air Force. Roberts is a South Dakota political legend with a dry wit, strong work ethic, and a deep love of ranching and South Dakota. Roberts recently died, and Woster brings insights from his memorial services.

  • This segment starts at 38:58.