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What's Driving Vaccine Hesitancy In South Dakota?


In the Moment, May 6, 2021 Show 1043.

  • SDPB's Jackie Hendry joins us with an recap of the MMIW day of recognition held on Wednesday, May 5 on the steps of the state capitol building.

  • Windy days and abundant spring tree growth is causing allergy suffers to seek medical advice. Dr. Ben Meyerink is a family medicine physician with Avera. We talk about the season and what you can do to alleviate symptoms.

  • A new SDSU Poll is providing a more complete picture of the pandemic in South Dakota. The South Dakota COVID Impact Survey explores the far-reaching impact of COVID, the importance of messengers in the vaccination effort, and the pattern of political polarization in nearly every COVID-related policy question. The SDSU Poll is a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University. We're joined by Filip Viskupic, Ph.D., and David Wiltse, Ph.D.

  • Senior Holli Jark reflects on how the pandemic has affected her senior year at Warner High School.

  • Craig Mattick joins us to preview an In Play podcast featuring South Dakota LPGA legend Kris Tschetter.

  • Larry Rohrer talks with David Hersrud from Sturgis. Hersrud is a life-long music enthusiast who has amassed a vinyl, CD, and .mp3 collection and still listening to several new releases each week. We preview albums from Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, and Tom Jones.