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The power of voice, and the impeachment of Judge McGee

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Andrea D'Aquino
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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

Approval for COVID vaccines in younger children has been delayed. Several states are loosening mask mandates even as the CDC advises the move is premature. What do parents need to know about protecting children younger than five? In South Dakota, where no mask mandates exist, when is the time to mask up? Jeremy Cauwels, MD, from Sanford is with us for a South Dakota COVID-19 update.

SDPB's Seth Tupper joins us for a look at an early South Dakota first impeachment proceedings. We examine an investigation into a South Dakota circuit judge's land deal.

The ability to engage and listen intently often results in a worthwhile discussion. Deb Soholt and Mel Schopp are behind the organization Influential She. They join today to discuss the power of voice.

On this day in 1991, the South Dakota Lions Eye Bank officially opened. We take a moment to learn more about this idea that was spurred by an address from Helen Keller in the mid-1920s.

In today's Images of the Past, a look at the very early settlement days of Sioux Falls and the counties along the eastern edge of South Dakota-Minnesota border. Bill Hoskins is director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums

This Valentine's Day, we bring you music from the Rapid City women's vocal ensemble Bella Vocé. They performed recently in the SDPB Black Hills Studio. SDPB's Max Tushla asked them how the group got their beginning. You'll hear the voices of Judy Hengen and Kakie Dewell.

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Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.