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Small businesses, ties to T. Denny, and Woster talks suicide

George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878)
A sketch of a growing business district in the 19th century

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On today's show

Nearly 99% of businesses in South Dakota are considered small. We explore the tradition of Small Business Saturday with Jamie Wood. Wood is the Small Business Association state district director. She joins us to talk about what small businesses need from their communities and what they bring to local economic development.

Governor Kristi Noem is adding her voice to the debate over logging levels in the Black Hills National Forest. SDPB's Lee Strubinger has the latest.

It took nearly two years, but warrants in the T. Denny Sanford child porn investigation are now pubic. Sanford is a billionaire and philanthropist. He has never been charged with a crime related to the investigation. Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis join us for a conversation about transparency, standards for publishing in journalism, and the political challenges for those close to Sanford.

We Take A Moment to remember the power of Buddy' Redbow's music. SDPBTV broadcasts the documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World this Friday, November 26, at 7:30 p.m. CT / 6:30 p.m. MT. Today we remember another modern Native musician — Buddy Redbow. The SDPB documentary Redbow is available online at sdpb.org. Redbow was born at the crossroads of old and new culture. You'll hear Redbow's music here, along with thoughts from newspaperman Tim Giago and music producer Milt Lee.

Earlier this year, Kevin Woster's health troubles led him to wonder out loud if his life was worth living. That led Mary Woster (who is also active in Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America) to remove her husband's guns from the house. Today, Kevin Woster joins us for a look at the return of one of his shotguns to his home.

SDPBTV brings you an Masterpiece All Creatures Great and Small marathon as part of our holiday programming. SDPB's Heather Benson joins us to discuss the power of a rural story and how the program resonates with South Dakotans. The new season of the program launches in January on SDPBTV. The marathon broadcast of season one kicks off Friday, November 26 at 1 p.m. CT / Noon MT.

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