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Going green with SoDak350, plus review of Steinbeck's 'Bombs Away'

Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team
Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team, by John Steinbeck

On today's show …

Nominations close for the Governor’s Awards in the arts on Nov. 15. We talk with Arts South Dakota Executive Director Jim Speirs about the award and what it means for artists and the state.

For years, South Dakota lawmakers resisted a call to expand Medicaid in the state. Now, voters have mandated it must be done. Deb Fischer Clemens is a contract lobbyist for Avera. She joins us to help explain what happens next.

A South Dakota grassroots organization wants to help you make the most of the Inflation Reduction Act. Arlene Brandt-Jenson is the administrative coordinator for SoDak350. The group is cohosting an event called Go Green to $ave Green this weekend in Sioux Falls.

The unofficial ballot count from Tuesday's election tells us Gov. Kristi Noem's efforts to fight off a challenge from Democrat Jamie Smith were successful. Longtime South Dakota journalist Kevin Woster shares his insight from the 2022 election.

Plus, Dr. Rodney Rice, emeritus professor of humanities at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, discusses a little-known John Steinbeck book "Bombs Away." The book was commissioned by the U.S. Air Force as a propaganda and recruitment piece. Dr. Rice talks about Steinbeck and the nature of propaganda.

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