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The economy's peaks & valleys: Give credit where credit is due

Rosa Jundt
Rosa Jundt

On today's In the Moment...

For Monday Macro, our crash course in macroeconomic theory dives into credit. Not credit cards or scores, but giving or taking credit for the economy's performance.

When the economy flourishes, everyone is a parent claiming credit for it. When it flounders, then it's suddenly an orphan. Joe Santos, Ph.D., is here to talk about what he calls "orphanomics."

We'll also look ahead to the warmer weather spring will bring. But will rising temps lead to flooding when our record-breaking winter snowfall begins to melt? Laura Edwards is South Dakota's state climatologist and brings her predictions to In the Moment.

Kevin McNew is the chief economist with the Farmers Business Network. He brings listeners a report on what his organization's members want regarding new land and what happens when the price tag puts land purchases out of reach.

SDPB's C.J. Keene pops into the new Oyate Health Center to explore where art and healing intersect.

Plus, we'll listen to lawmakers debate a bill that would regulate a certain type of vehicle. Should cars and trucks share the road with golf carts on certain highways?

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.