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News: Aug 3 - 9

Josh Haiar

This week we had Jon Hunter with the Madison Daily Leader and Jon Schaff, Political Science professor at NSU as our Politcal Junkies; we discussed the Pentagon launching surveillance balloons over South Dakota and the American Civil Liberties Union’s concerns over privacy, and the Jon Hunter’s report shinning a light on South Dakota’s need for more mental health professionals. We hear from folks at the new addiction treatment center, Project Recovery, and what they’re seeing regarding addiction in South Dakota. The Executive Director of the South Dakota Retailers Association joins us to talk about the evolution of retail in South Dakota and the role online shopping has played. USD’s Sustainability and Environment Chair discusses with us the value of native ecosystems and why we should value our grasslands. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Wildlife Division Director talks with us about South Dakota’s growing zebra mussel problem. And SDPB’s Chynna Lockett reports on Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal officials saying they need emergency funding to fix damaged roads.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.