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In The Moment: Menno And White River Were Flooded In 2019, Now They're Taking On Drought


Dusty Johnson is South Dakota's U.S. Representative. He's also the latest winner of a Democracy Award given to him and his office in the category of transparency and accountability. He joins us today with details.

SDPB's Richard Two Bulls talks about a new trial being conducted by the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health in regards to COVID-19.

The spring of 2019 flooding took place across South Dakota. Curt Ulmer is from Menno and Jennifer Strait is from White River. We spoke with them in 2019 and today we catch up with them during a drought where situations are much different. 

Bishop Peter Muhich of the Catholic Dioceses of Rapid City and Bishop Donald DeGrood of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls issued a joint statement saying COVID vaccinations are "not a universal moral duty." Does that contradict directions from Pope Francis? How are Catholics called to consider vaccination in a public health emergency? SDPB's Kevin Woster offers insight for this "On the Other Hand" segment.   

Twin Cities Hip-hop artist Nur-D visits with Apolonia Davalos in this episode of Music Matters, a digital series from SDPB and Levitt at the Falls. The series features artists who have performed this year at Levitt at the Falls.

Chris is a producer for In the Moment.