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Music & cultural understanding, COVID relief fraud, and Democrats in South Dakota

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Buffalo Trail: The Impending Storm, 1869 / Albert Bierstadt (painter), 1830 - 1902

In the Moment is SDPB’s daily news and arts program.

The grassroots organization Dakotans for Health is hosting a "Democracy Rally" this weekend in Sioux Falls. They're hoping to gain enough petition signatures to get several measures on the ballot for the 2022 election. We talk with Rick Weiland about Medicaid expansion, redistricting, and recreational cannabis.

A year ago, the race was on to dole out $450 million in COVID relief grants to South Dakota businesses and nonprofits. The process was far from perfect. SDPB's Arielle Zionts has the latest.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra's renowned Lakota Music Project takes the stage in the Mary W. Sommervold hall at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls this weekend. We talk with Maestro Delta David Gier about a musical bridge for cultural understanding.

For five decades, Leigh Dunker was the state's most decorated horseshoe pitcher. SDPB's Nate Wek has the story for this episode of South Dakota Almanac.

What does it take to remain a Democrat in a state like South Dakota? Persistence. Kevin Woster gets to know Democrat Jay Davis for his latest On the Other Hand column.

South Dakota musician and orchestra teacher Jon Bakken is on a quest to amplify the best albums and best musicians of South Dakota. We talk with Bakken about the Autumn 2021 issue of his zine Tiger Meat.

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