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Fentanyl on the rise, Senator Rounds, and the Custer campsite debate

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Lorenzo Gritti

In the Moment airs live at 12CT/11MT. That audio is then attached to this webpage soon after the show airs.

On today's show

The world has been on alert fearing that Russia may invade Ukraine. President Joe Biden says this is imminent. Mike Rounds is a South Dakota U.S. Senator.

One of the first high-profile bills in the legislative session is already making its way through both houses. Today we listen in to a summary of arguments during the debate on Senate Bill 46 titled “Protect Fairness in Women’s Sports.”

South Dakota medical professionals and law enforcement officers are seeing more fentanyl cases in the state, even as drug-related deaths are down slightly. We talk with Tiffany Wolfgang, director of the state Department of Social Services division of behavioral health, about finding treatment, support, and resources.

We Take A Moment to listen in on a community response to environmental catastrophe. Since January 2013, Custer, South Dakota, has hosted the "Burning Beetle" ceremony. It's an effort to bring people together in the wake of the pine beetle devastation. Today's audio postcard comes from SDPB's Greg Beasley.

The debate over adding campsites to Custer State Park remains heated as citizens accuse the governor and the state GFP of rushing the entire process. Veteran journalist Kevin Woster says it's not only time to reconsider the park, but to reconsider its name. Woster joins us for our weekly "On the Other Hand" conversation.

After their jobs dried up, Kathryn Mientka Farruggia and her husband relocated to the Black Hills. She's a pianist and is set to present the second of a 3 part concert at the Homestake Opera House in Lead.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Chris is a producer for In the Moment.