In The Moment ... Shifting Population, Shifting Power

Apr 24, 2017

In The Moment ... April 20, 2017 Show 076 Hour 2

We continue our conversation about how shifting demographics impact South Dakota communities. SDPB's Kealey Bultena is in Sioux Falls with Dr. Tad Jacobs from Avera for a conversation about how healthcare systems strive to meet the increasingly specialized needs of growing populations. 

Every 10 years state lawmakers draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. SDPB's Lee Strubinger takes a look at legislative redistricting and how it may impact the two major parties in the state going forward.

Dr. Michael Card is a professor at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He joins us for a closer look at how population shifts in the state change the balance of power. 

Mike Walsh is a captain with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department. He joins the program to discuss how shifts in population challenge public safety in the communities surrounding South Dakota's largest city. ​