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Why Are School Mask Policies So Contentious?


South Dakota News Watch reporter Bart Pfankuch opens his reporter's notebook with a story on South Dakota's bounty program.

On-Call with the Prairie Doc® airs Thursday nights on SDPB-TV. Dr. Jill Kruse joins us with a preview of the show where the focus is on nephrology.

School board meetings have taken an ugly turn across the country as board members and parents find themselves at odds over mask mandates. The Rapid City School Board met last night. SDSU Political Science Professors David Wiltse and Lisa Hager look at all sides of the issue in the weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment.

SD HOF Inductee Walter Panzirer is one of the Class of 2020 being enshrined this weekend at Oacoma. Panzirer has been a public servant and is a trustee of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

"Better Serving Small Businesses and Underserved Communities" is the theme for the second day of the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week Virtual Summit (September 13-15). The sessions fit into the overall theme of "Celebrating Resilience and Renewal."

The Hill City Rangers have Smokey Bear as their school mascot. SDPB's Nate Wek explains how the school was able to use the iconic symbol.

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Steven is a producer for In the Moment.
Joshua is the business and economics reporter with SDPB News.
Cara Hetland is the Director of Radio and Journalism Content for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.