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In The Moment: Governor Noem Will Deploy National Guard To Secure The Border

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Governor Kristi Noem has announced a private donation that will fund deployment of the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico. State Sen. Reynold Nesiba, D-Sioux Falls joins us with his perspective on the deployment and how it is being funded.

The South Dakota Department of Health is drafting rules for the state's medical marijuana program. SDPB's Jackelyn Severin reports on Monday's town hall.  

Governor Noem says she will deploy as many as 50 members of South Dakota's National Guard to Texas to help secure the border with Mexico. SDSU political scientists Lisa Hager, Ph.D., and David Wiltse, Ph.D., join us with perspective for this week's Dakota Political Junkies conversation.

John Nguyen's last day as SDPB's Morning Edition host was Friday. During his farewell party he artfully described the manner in which he eats a jelly donut.

SDPB's Brian Gevik reports on live music at the rodeo for our June Spotlight on South Dakota rodeo traditions.  

Robert Penn, a protégé of Oscar Howe and member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, died in 1999. For the first time, a major exhibition of his work is on display in western South Dakota at the Dahl Arts Center. Wokiksuye: A Remembrance of Robert Penn can be seen through August 21.