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In The Moment ... Preparing For Protests

Morrisa Maltz

In The Moment ... March 21, 2017 Show 054 Hour 2

Chief Justice David Gilbertson

Prior to the 92nd session of the South Dakota legislature, we welcomed South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson for a preview. Now, as the session comes to a close, we welcome him back to the program for a recap. We talk about HB1183 and mental health legislation set to change the way citizens with mental health issues interact with the criminal justice system.

Pending approval, the Keystone X-L pipeline will pass across the state of South Dakota, through Buffalo, Murdo and Winner. The pipeline will also crosses Lake Oahe, just under the Cheyenne River Reservation. A protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock in North Dakota went on for months. That's prompted the state to prepare for potential demonstrations. It starts with one piece of legislation. SDPB's Lee Strubinger walks through the maze that is Senate Bill 176.



The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society has announced that Johnny Lang will headline this summer's JazzFest at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.  The three-day event, which is free to attend, also includes acts like the Robert Cray Band, Hadden Sayers and Burlap Wolf King.  Rob Joyce is the executive director of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.  He joins us with more details on this year's lineup and other things JazzFest-goers can look forward to this July.


Hugh Weber

Hugh Weber returns for this week’s helping of The Potluck Society. Today we talk about the quest for perfection and how creative individuals in the region approach being “Perfectly Imperfect.”


Chris is a producer for In the Moment.