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End-of-life planning, those still dying of COVID, and the misuse of Lakota Language

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On today's show

Why are so many South Dakotans dying nearly a year after the availability of a vaccine for COVID-19? What's being done to prevent even one more preventable death? Dr. Shankar Kurra from Monument Health is with us for discussion.

Smithfield Foods is going to be fined more than $13,000 for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 at its Sioux Falls plant. The pork processing giant will also work with third-party experts to develop an infectious disease preparedness plan at all of its processing facilities. SDPB's Arielle Zionts has more.

It might seem as if a windfall could provide relief for financial insecurity. But when that windfall comes in the form of an inheritance, it arrives with layers of emotions and potential pitfalls. So how do you plan to leave something behind for people you love in a way that helps rather than hurts? Rick Kahler has more.

Rapid City native Dave Collins just might have been the fastest player during his era of playing professional baseball. We take a moment to get to know him better.

Let's talk language now, and how the ways we look at language and linguistics can drastically misrepresent culture. Francis Whitebird is our guest for this. He's presenting at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center on Thursday.

Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by Francis Whitebird at noon MT on Thursday, November 18, at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center in Deadwood.

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