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In The Moment ... Calvin Coolidge In The Black Hills

Lee Strubinger
Seth Tupper

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 2

Credit SDPB

This week's Dakota Political Junkies features Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal. We talk about the 2018 gubernatorial primary options, the power of Pennington County Republicans, and whether or not a Sioux Falls mayor has the chance at statewide office.

Journalist and author Seth Tupper (https://sethtupper.com/) explores presidential politics in South Dakota with his new book, "Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills." The book is available for pre-order from The History Press. Tupper joins us to discuss the power of waking up at five in the morning, President Coolidge's dramatic announcement from the Black Hills regarding his political future, and how the geography of the Hills signaled a shift in the president's personality. 


Bridget Watson Payne is the author of "How Art Can Make You Happy." It's a collection of quotes and essays – reflections on artistic themes that add joy to life. The book was released this week. The author spoke with Erik Deatherage from North Dakota's Prairie Public.