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The state Senate leader's priorities, and band named 'Buffalo Galaxy'

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Joshua Haiar

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On today's show

South Dakota continues to see rising COVID-19 numbers and are starting to lose children to this pandemic. The state has been sitting idle at 56 percent of the population being fully vaccinated. Dr. Shankar Kurra with Monument Health talks about what health professionals are up against these days.

Diplomatic talks continue this week regarding Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. however, is not central to those talks since then-President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. Meanwhile, the U.S. has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran and Iran has ramped up uranium production. What happens under a Biden administration, and can that be simply undone by the next president? Tim Schorn is the director of international studies and associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. He joins us from SDPB's Vermillion studios to explain.

South Dakota Senate President Pro Tempore Lee Schoenbeck joins us today as the 2022 Legislative session begins. We talk with him today to get a better sense of his priorities, and how the relationship is with members of the house, and Governor Kristi Noem.

We take a moment to look back on this day in 1971. Senator George McGovern gave a speech on television expressing his opposition of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. This ended up being a big part of his campaign for President in 1972.

Images of the Past today allows us to get to know the Severson family who lived in a dugout for 8 years while building their log cabin. 3 generations and several other families lived in this cabin up until 1964. SDPB's Brian Gevik has more.

This Thursday, Minneapolis based bluegrass band Buffalo Galaxy begins a tour across South Dakota. The band begins in Sioux Falls and then heads west. We are joined today by Zach Tauer, he plays banjo and he will talk about the tour and their music.

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