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In The Moment: Expert Roundtable Analyzes Noem Sending National Guard To Border

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State Climatologist Laura Edwards is with us today for an update on drought conditions in South Dakota.

We look at suicide prevention in South Dakota with Bridget Swier. Swier is the communications and outreach director at the Front Porch Coalition in Rapid City.

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. We convene a roundtable from the University of South Dakota to discuss the nature of private funding for military action. Our guests are Shane Nordyke, Ph.D., Kurt Hackemer, Ph.D., and Timothy Schorn, Ph.D. Nordyke teaches National Security Policy. Hackemer will provide historical context, and Schorn will speak as a political scientist and retired Guard member.

Justin Tupper, vice president of the United States Cattlemen's Association, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry. Tupper is from St. Onge, South Dakota. Senator John Thune asked Tupper to display his talent as an auctioneer.

Pests and disease are usually the result of a stressed plant. There are some beneficial insects though. Erik Helland of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls explains how to stay ahead of the things that want to attack your plants on this week's South Dakota Home Garden.

Indigenous performs tonight at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City. Front man Mato Nanji joins us as well as Black Hills Blues Society president Deb Lux.