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South Dakota's surplus: Is it really a good thing?


On today's show...

University of South Dakota professors Lindsey Jorgensen, Ph.D., Au.D., and Jennifer Phelan, Au.D., recount the lives they touched on their medical mission to Guatemala.

A recent state advisory committee looked at voting access in communities across the state. That committee's chair, Travis Letellier, walks us through its findings and recommendations.

South Dakota ended our 2023 fiscal year with a surplus. What does that mean? How could that affect South Dakotans?

Jon Hunter and Mike Card, our Dakota Political Junkies, discuss the benefits of spending while also keeping a healthy rainy day fund tucked away.

In the face of statewide heat advisories, Erik Helland invites us to take a rest under a shady tree. The president and owner of Landscape Garden Centers talks about the benefits of planting trees — from temporary shade to a lasting legacy.

We discuss striking the right chord at the right time with Michael Hill. The executive director of the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills previews "Festival Favorites" and explores instilling a love for music in kids.

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.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.