News: Sep 21 - 27

Sep 27, 2019

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South Dakota does not publicly fund preschool education, but there are efforts to ensure excellence in early learning throughout the state; we talked with the Preschool Levels of Excellence team to learn more.

In 2014 Jolene's Law Task Force was convened to study the impact of child sexual abuse in South Dakota. This week we had a conversation with the task force about protecting our children and building communities that help prevent child abuse and build resilience. 

September is Hunger Action Month. Jenn Folliard, SDSU Extension Family, and Community Health Field Specialist, discussed with us the team's efforts and provided an overview of food insecurity in the state.

Katherine Gunn paid a steep price for alerting the world about illegal intelligence actions which led to the invasion of Iraq and the ousting of Saddam Hussein. Her story is also told in the book The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War by South Dakota author Marcia Mitchell. Mitchell joined In The Moment to visit about her book. She was the first female member of a South Dakota Governor's cabinet, serving as Secretary of Labor for Governor Richard Kneip. 

These headlines and more on this week's In the Moment news podcast.