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South Dakota's 97th legislative session is underway

Joshua Haiar
The South Dakota Capitol

In the Moment airs live at 12CT/11MT. That audio is then attached to this webpage soon after the show airs.

On today's show

The South Dakota state legislature has kicked off. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for a look a Governor Kristi Noem's State of the State address and legislator reaction to her calls for action.

"When the Body Attacks Itself" is the title of tonight's On Call with the Prairie Doc® show on SDPB TV. Dr. Jill Kruse hosts the show along with a panel that will discuss autoimmune diseases like lupus, and several forms of arthritis.

Dakota Political Junkies, Jonathan Ellis and Tom Dempster, join us to discuss the latest news out of Pierre.

Anatomy of a cut: Former forester Dave Mertz helps explain the Bull Springs Timber Sale in the Black Hills National Forest. We talk about the difference between overstory removal and the selection of individual trees for harvesting. We explore the changing ecosystem after a cut. And we discuss the controversy over sustainable forestry in the Black Hills National Forest.

And more.

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