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What did we sacrifice to stay "Open for Business?" Plus, "The Death of the Novel"

SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment, April 8, 2021 Show 1023

  • Tribes who share the geography of the state of South Dakota have weathered the pandemic alongside their neighbors. Tonight's South Dakota Focus explores checkpoints, vaccination, and protection of elders in tribal communities. Host Jackie Hendry joins us with a preview.

  • South Dakota's economy is bouncing back quickly from the disruption of COVID-19. What did we sacrifice to stay "Open for Business?" Callum Williams, senior economics writer at "The Economist" talks about international attention on the state's pandemic response.

  • For today's "You and Your Democracy," Chuck Parkinson asks the question, "Why does foreign policy matter in South Dakota?" He talks with Tim Stratford, managing partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s Bejing office; Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, former USTR Assistant Trade Representative; and most senior former U.S. trade official working as a member of the U.S. business community in China

  • Plus, we welcome author and philosopher Joseph Bottum for a look at an upcoming reading and presentation. His latest book is called "The Death of the Novel."