In The Moment ... GEAR UP Audit Update

May 23, 2017

In The Moment ... May 23, 2017 Show 099 Hour 2

The South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit released the special review of the Mid Central Educational Cooperative on Friday. The co-op was responsible for doling out GEAR UP, a federally funded program meant to help low-income students prepare for college. A more than four million dollar contract with Mid-Central was canceled after an initial audit into the co-op found problems with how they documented expenses. Not long after, According to the Attorney General's office, the home of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis was set on fire after Scott murdered their four children and Nicole before taking his own life. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack the recently released audit.

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Laurie Knutson, Karla Santi, Erin Srstka, Twila Peterson
Credit Lori Walsh

Embe is a place for empowering women in leadership both at home and in their communities. Today we talk with Laurie Knutson, CEO of EmBe and others about women in leadership and mentorship. Our guests include: Karla Santi, CEO of Blend Interactive, Twila Perkinson, Child Life Specialist with Avera McKennan, and Erin Srstka, JDAI Coordinator for Minnehaha County.

Hugh Weber

SDPB contributor Hugh Weber returns with another helping of The Potluck Society. Today we meet community organizer Marshall Pollard.