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In The Moment: How We Talk About Labor After The Pandemic


A federal judge has blocked the state from enforcing Senate Bill 180 (approved during the 2020 South Dakota legislative session).  The court ruling says paid petition circulators do not have to register in a state database. The law was challenged by Dakotans for Health. Victoria Wicks reports on the case. 

Senator Mike Rounds joins us for an update on the new mission at Ellsworth AFB. We also discuss bipartisan infrastructure framework.

Smithfield Foods and the union (UFCW Local 304A) are closer to reaching a contract for meatpacking workers, potentially avoiding a work stoppage. We talk with Kooper Caraway, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO about how the pandemic has shifted the statewide conversation about organizing. Also joining us in the studio: Jesus Gonzalez, a reporter at ¿Que Pasa? Sioux Falls. It's a nationally recognized media and communications organization that serves as an information lifeline to the regional Latino community.

We hear some Poetry from Studio 47: Christine Stewart "Wonder Woman Relaxes."  

On the Other Hand with Kevin Woster: Woster discusses the fire that destroyed Bear Butte Lodge and his thoughts on how Governor Kristi Noem could use the loss as an opportunity to support the Rosebud Tribe. 

The South Dakota High School Rodeo is nearing the championships tomorrow in Ft. Pierre. We'll check in with SDHSRA Board Members for an update. 

Chris is a producer for In the Moment.
Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Steven is a producer for In the Moment.
Jackie is based out of SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.