Dakota Political Junkies

News: Aug 10 - 16

Aug 16, 2019
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In this weeks news, SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on Hand County potentially seeing another animal feedlot operation that may complicate things there. Tuesday marked the last day of the nest predator bounty program, and we’ll hear reactions from SDPB's Michael Zimny. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. Lori talks with Laurie Gill, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Could gratitude decrease stress? And, The National Farmers Organization says the country's farmers deserve better when it comes to the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.

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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.

News: Aug 3 - 9

Aug 9, 2019
Josh Haiar

This week we had Jon Hunter with the Madison Daily Leader and Jon Schaff, Political Science professor at NSU as our Politcal Junkies; we discussed the Pentagon launching surveillance balloons over South Dakota and the American Civil Liberties Union’s concerns over privacy, and the Jon Hunter’s report shinning a light on South Dakota’s need for more mental health professionals. We hear from folks at the new addiction treatment center, Project Recovery, and what they’re seeing regarding addiction in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies: Surveillance Balloons

Aug 7, 2019
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In The Moment ... August 7, 2019 Show 632 Hour 2

The Pentagon is launching balloons over the Midwest, including South Dakota, for drug surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union has conveyed concerns over privacy.

South Dakota voters could be deciding on a medical marijuana measure in November, 2020, if proponents gather enough signatures by this November.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jon Schaff discuss these issues and more.

News: July 27 - Aug 2

Aug 2, 2019
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After recent hearings on SNAP benefit eligibility requirements, the USDA issued a rule to reform the process; Representative Johnson discusses these changes. Kevin McNew, chief economist with the Farmer's Business Network, talks the impact of the new farm aid package. The CEO of Blue Dasher Farms explains “Regenerative Ag.” The senior advisor for South Dakota's Department of Agriculture discusses the 2019 Agricultural Economic Contribution Study. And, as always, the political junkies discuss this week's political news. 

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In The Moment ... July 31, 2019 Show 627 Hour 2

The message "In God We Trust" will greet South Dakota students when they return to school next month and Seth Tupper writes about Senator Mike Rounds' multifaceted fundraising apparatus.

Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter discuss this week's political news. 

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In The Moment ... July 24, 2019 Show 622 Hour 2

State finance leaders say South Dakota could face a revenue shortfall in fiscal year 2020. 

Congressman Dusty Johnson wants to see the U.S,/Mexico/Canada trade agreement come to the house floor for ratification before August.

A new poll shows Governor Kristi Noem's disapproval rating is up.

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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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In The Moment ... July 10, 2019 Show 612 Hour 1

Representative Dusty Johnson confronts the opioid crisis on college campuses, State Senator Lynne DiSanto receives a no-trespass notification from the Box Elder Police Department, and statistics show that Native Americans are under-represented in federal jury pools in western South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Noel Hamiel join In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City.

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In The Moment ... July 3, 2019 Show 609 Hour 2

Scyller Borglum will challenge Senator Mike Rounds next summer and a petition drive for a referendum on House Bill 1094 has failed.

Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter joins Lori Walsh for In The Moment's weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment. 

In the Moment News: June 24-30

Jun 28, 2019
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South Dakota state representative Tim Reed explains the five interim task forces that will focus on mental health. South Dakota House Speaker Steve Haugaard and State Senator Reynold Nesiba discuss the implications of marijuana legalization and the opioid crisis on the Northern Plains. Linda Turner goes over this year's Special Education Report. Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jonathan Ellis talk about "Removing the Stain" of the Wounded Knee Massacre, among other news. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks reports on the hearing of death row inmate Charles Rhines.

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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.
 

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In The Moment ... June 19, 2019 Show 599 Hour 2

A picture has created havoc during this year's Girls State and petition drives are underway to subvert South Dakota's current Initiated Measure process.

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Hunter join Lori Walsh for the weekly political roundtable.

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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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In The Moment ... June 5, 2019 Show 589 Hour 2

What happened to funding for the Mni Wiconi Water Project? How devastating is the impact of flooding in Pennington County? What are the results of Tuesday's municipal election in Rapid City?

Rapid City Journal Enterprise Reporter Seth Tupper joins SDPB's Lori Walsh to discuss these issues.

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In The Moment ... May 29, 2019 Show 584 Hour 2

The ACLU is asking a federal court to step in and prevent South Dakota from enforcing the new "riot boosting" law ... and a feather in the cap at graduation causes a stir.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jon Hunter dig into the issues in SDPB's weekly political roundtable. 

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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 15, 2019 Show 576 Hour 2

South Dakota High School students propose a deeper look at "In God We Trust." U.S. Senator John Thune calls for trade deals that fuel economic growth. Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh to discuss this week's political headlines.

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In The Moment ... May 8, 2019 Show 571 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the debate over Initiated Measure 24's constitutionality and the Oglala Sioux Tribe's ban on Governor Kristi Noem coming to the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Former legislator and South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Famer Noel Hamiel and Watertown Public Opinion managing editor Roger Whittle are this week's panel.

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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 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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Apr 10, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 10, 2019 Show 553 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem was in Watertown Tuesday to talk about job development. While she was there she announced the reopening of the state's Emergency Command Center in anticipation of another winter storm.

Meanwile, Senator John Thune is working to battle those annoying robo-calls.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the issues. Roger Whittle joins from a snowy Watertown while Jon Hunter joins from a lightning-struck Madison. 

Dakota Political Junkies: Interim Studies

Apr 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 3, 2019 Show 548 Hour 2

The South Dakota Legislature will conduct interim studies of industrial hemp and the meth epidemic as they look ahead to the 2020 session.

And, Representative Scyller Borlum is traveling the state and talking with people about how to make education in rural South Dakota more accessible.

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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 20, 2019 Show 539 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion get together for In The Moment's weekly politics roundtable.

They discuss Governor Kristi Noem's signings of Capitol carry and "In God We Trust" legislation along with last night's Augustana Boe Forum that featured Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

  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 13, 2019 Show 534 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jon Schaff visit about news from the State Capitol in Pierre on the 39th and final day of the 2019 South Dakota Legislature.

Items include the Keystone XL bills, money for nursing homes, hemp, and more.

  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 ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson votes with House Democrats to block President Trump's emergency declaration. South Dakota's U.S. Senators vote on a Abortion Survivors Bill. Plus, the latest from the state legislature.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle join In The Moment.

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

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