Bill Janklow

Kevin Woster

Feb 1, 2018

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 1

Kevin Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog for SDPB. He discusses a pair of posts on today's show. First, Woster discusses former governor Bill Janklow's role in the world of senior dental care.  Woster then turns the focus to a recent Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) rally he attended at Pine Ridge.

On the Other Hand

In The Moment ... March 9, 2017 Show 046 Hour 1

Music lovers have obsessed over “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” since the album release in 1967. Cinema Falls brings the film "Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls on March 14. Today we talk with composer, musician, and Beatles scholar Scott Freiman about how a conversation in a friend’s living room evolved into a film/lecture series that helps listeners experience the Beatles as never before. Learn more at

In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 1

In 2015 Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying  laser technology on loan from NASA that could map the terrain under the dense rainforest canopy. He was looking for a lost civilization. What he discovered was life-changing. Douglas Preston's new book is called THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A True Story.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray sits down with author and tribal attorney Peter Capossela to discuss his new book, "The Land Along the River: The Ongoing Saga of the Sioux Land Claim."

The two discuss the Pick-Sloan Plan, the Fort Laramie Treaties, brokered deals and broken promises.

2nd Annual Dick Kneip/Bill Janklow Social

Mar 3, 2014

Last year Sioux Falls businessman Mark Nelsen saw an old beer poster depicting a Republican elephant and Democrat donkey looking quite stubborn on one side, but enjoying a brew together on the other side. Taking the poster as inspiration, he brought friends together from both sides of the aisle for a gathering honoring the spirit of bipartisanship at a time of governmental gridlock. On Thursday (3/6), Nelsen is hosting the second Dick Kneip/Bill Janklow Social - named after two former South Dakota governors, one a Democrat, the other a Republican.

Preliminary Plans For SD's 125th Anniversary

Dec 3, 2013

Mike Mueller of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration discussed preliminary plans for the state’s 125th anniversary celebration, the capitol’s stained glass restoration, the new portrait of Governor Bill Janklow and the 2013 Christmas tree display.


Chris Laughery

It’s pretty unusual for a University to display artifacts and papers of a student who had to talk his way into staying enrolled, once officials found out he was a high school dropout.  But, it’s not so unusual when you find out that student was Bill Janklow.  He remained at the University of South Dakota to receive undergraduate and law degrees—and spent his life as one of the most colorful figures in state history.  Now, the school that tried to expel him is displaying some of his artifacts on campus.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt tells us more on today’s Dakota Digest