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Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 14, 2019
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In The Moment ... August 14, 2019 Show 637 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis (Sioux Falls Argus Leader) and Mike Card, Ph.D (University of South Dakota) join us for a look at the top state political headlines. Today we talk about gun free zones, red flag laws, and what those surveillance balloons are really up to.

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In The Moment ... July 17, 2019 Show 617 Hour 2

South Dakota has a $19.4 million surplus for Fiscal Year 2019. The Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same sex marriage. Plus, South Dakota Congressional delegates confront racism, accusations of racism, and election season rhetoric.

The Dakota Political Junkies are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Jonathan Ellis, columnist and investigative reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader

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Jun 26, 2019
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In The Moment ... June 26, 2019 Show 604 Hour 2

"Removing the Stain" of the Wounded Knee Massacre, a judgement against the Argus Leader, and the Board of Regents meets today to discuss intellectual diversity.

Joining us today is Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper and from the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls is investigative reporter and columnist Jonathan Ellis.
 

Argus Leader Denied Food Stamp Data By SCOTUS

Jun 24, 2019
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The US Supreme Court is siding with businesses and the federal government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information. That ruling tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader it can’t have data related to federal food assistance.

The paper was seeking to learn how much money goes annually to every store nationwide that participates in the government's $65 billion-a-year food assistance program, previously known as food stamps.

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Jun 12, 2019
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In The Moment ... June 12, 2019 Show 594 Hour 2

It's that time of the week where we bring in the Dakota Political Junkies. Today we have Jonathan Ellis with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Schaff, political science professor at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

Today the discussion includes the Keystone KL Pipeline and Hemp/2019 Farm Bill.

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May 22, 2019
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In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 2

Government transparency, high taxes, and former Senator Tom Daschle joins a cannabis investment company.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and Jonathan Ellis join guest host Stephanie Rissler for this week's roundtable. 

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In The Moment ... May 1, 2019 Show 566 Hour 2

A South Dakota lawmaker is accusing Congressman Dusty Johnson of intimidation. It's just one of the topics addressed by the Dakota Political Junkies.

This week's panelists are Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. 

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In The Moment ... April 25, 2019 Show 562 Hour 1

It's a quest to open records that has taken editors from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Court heard arguments in Food Marketing Institite v. Argus Leader this week. Argus Leader journalist Jonathan Ellis and South Dakota Newspaper Association president David Bordewyk share an update.

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In The Moment ... April 24, 2019 Show 561 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson recently made a trip the the U.S./Mexico border and South Dakota journalists travel to Washington D.C. in the ongoing quest for SNAP benefit data the USDA deems confidential.

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Schaff take on these issues among others. 

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In The Moment ... April 17, 2019 Show 558 Hour 2

2018 gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton has announced a new bi-partisan leadership program.

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jonathan Ellis visit about the program as well as the latest on CBD oils in South Dakota, American Indian voting-rights, Paul Erickson and more.

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In The Moment ... March 27, 2019 Show 544 Hour 2

S0uth Dakota's Democratic Party has new leadership, the Trump Administration announces a Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System, and a look at flooding from both sides of the state.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal discuss the issues.

  Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 2

A university free speech bill has been revived, legalized sports betting in South Dakota could go to the 2020 ballot, and Governor Noem proposes bills in anticipation of Keystone XL protests.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader talk about the issues.

  Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... January 23, 2019 Show 500 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies analyzed the South Dakota legislative session. From the lawsuit of a lobbyist to the civics education and concealed carry, we'll hit the highlights before this afternoon's budget address.

Today we were joined by Jonathan Ellis, with the Sioux Falls "Argus Leader" and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown "Public Opinion."

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In The Moment ... October 29 2018 Show 449 Hour 1

A lot has changed over the last century when it comes to pheasant hunting in South Dakota. While it still is family tradition for most, it has also turned into the economic boom that we know today?

Jeremy Fugleberg is editor of the Sioux Falls Business Journal. You can find his reports on the 100th South Dakota pheasant season at argusleader.com

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Oct 10, 2018
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In The Moment ... October 10. 2018 Show 439 Hour 2

Today we discussed the Cook Political Report listing South Dakota's gubernatorial race as a toss-up, year-round E-15, and Seth Tupper interview with the author of a new biography on former U.S. Senator Ben Reifel.

Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter, joined In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City.

And Dana Ferguson, Argus Leader watchdog and political reporter, joined us from Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... September 5, 2018 Show 415 Hour 2

Noel Hamiel, former South Dakota Legislator and member of South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, and Dana Ferguson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader watchdog/government reporter, joined this week Dakota Political Junkies to analyze the top political headlines of the week.

From presidential interference in a balloon launch to accusations of campaign finance violations, the Dakota Political Junkies have plenty of state political stories to discuss.

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In The Moment ... August 22, 2018 Show 406 Hour 2

The South Dakota state Republican majority caucus asks lawmakers to sign a memo detailing expectations for the upcoming session. 

Joining In The Moment for insight is Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, an Jonathan Ellis, columnist and reporter for Argus Leader Media. 

 

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In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Jon Hunter discuss the scheduled execution of Rodney Berget, Senator Mike Rounds' Tuesday visit to Sioux Falls, the latest poll in the U.S. House race between Dusty Johnson, Tim Bjorkman and George Hendrickson and Governor Daugaard's request for a special session of the State Legislature.

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In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week it is in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge.

Today we welcome in Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter. We also have the managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, Roger Whittle. 

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In The Moment ... July 11, 2018 Show 376 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week most relevant events in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge.

Argus Leader watchdog government reporter, Dana Ferguson, and Watertown Public Opinion managing editor, Roger Whittle joined the show this week.

The Junkies convene every Wednesday at 12:06 p.m Central/11:06 a.m. Mountain on In The Moment. 

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In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jonathan Ellis join In the Moment host Lori Walsh to talk about the latest political stories in South Dakota.

Today we remember journalist David Kranz. We also talk about visits from Trump Administration officials and their reception in South Dakota.

Retired Sioux Falls Argus-Leader editor David Kranz has died.  The veteran reporter and manager retired from his media career in 20-10.  The Journalist-in-Residence at the University of South Dakota, Chuck Baldwin, worked for Kranz for several years. 

“If I had to guess, I would think he would have been most proud of his efforts to treat everyone fairly.  Which of course—I think it was in the Thune-Daschle race, and the Republican blogs had so-called information on how biased David was.  That was just not David—he was very proud of giving people equal treatment and being fair.”

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In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

One week from today, voters should know the winners of the primary races in South Dakota. Last night on SDPB-TV, GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Kristi Noem and Marty Jackley squared off in a televised debate. Joining us now for analysis are Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle,  Managing Editor, Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Reporter and Columnist, Argus Leader Media.

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May 2, 2018
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In The Moment ... May 2, 2018 Show 328 Hour 2

Paul Ten Haken won yesterday's runoff election in Sioux Falls over Jolene Loetcher to become mayor-elect of South Dakota's largest city.  Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss the results as well as our statewide campaigns. 

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In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 2

Dana Ferguson is a watchdog government reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. She discusses the latest developments in the Sioux Falls mayoral race along with the rest of the state's political news.

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In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 2

Numbers matter. Today we look at dollar signs and polling numbers with the Dakota Political Junkies. Plus, we look behind the point spread to see if the poll itself tells us anything about the nature of the race for governor. Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with Argus Leader Media and Noel Hamiel, former state representative and member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame are this week's Dakota Political Junkies.

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In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Dana Ferguson join us for a look at the week in politics. Today we discuss transparency in government and the "winners and losers" of the 2018 Session.

In The Moment ... March 7, 2018 Show 291 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jonathan Ellis discuss the week's top political headlines. Today's topics include state lawmakers' decision to not review sexual harassment and code of conduct policies this session and a government transparency bill that was defeated by lawmakers.

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In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader join us today for the weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment.

The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Argus Leader in its open records dispute with the City of Sioux Falls.

The city relied on state law to claim it could keep secret the details of a settlement with a contractor. The case involved sub-par metal siding on the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Argus Leader sued to gain access to the settlement. A lower court ruled for the city, and the Argus leader appealed.

At oral arguments in January, Argus attorney Jon Arneson said the city's interpretation of state law defeats the intent of open records laws.

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