Dakota Political Junkies

Dakota Political Junkies

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In The Moment … July 15, 2020 Show 859 Hour 1

It's that time of the week where we welcome the Dakota Political Junkies. Let's welcome Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and, in Aberdeen, Northern State University professor of Political Science Jon Schaff. 

  

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 8, 2020
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In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 1

President Donald Trump's visit to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore is still generating news. Governor Kristi Noem accompanied the president and first lady back to Washington, D.C., on Air Force One. Meanwhile, NEWSMAX is calling Noem "The Iron Lady of the Prairie" in the July issue of their magazine.  Today we discuss the governor's COVID-19 response... and a GOP for Biden office in Madison. 

 

News: Jun 27 - Jul 3

Jul 3, 2020

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to block the federal government from taking over its law enforcement and forcing the removal of public health checkpoints, and Congressman Johnson joins us to explain why he recently introduced legislation to protect Mount Rushmore from alteration. 

 

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Jul 1, 2020
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In The Moment … July 1, 2020 Show 850 Hour 2

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Jun 17, 2020
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In The Moment … June 17, 2020 Show 840 Hour 2

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Jun 10, 2020
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In The Moment … June 10, 2020 Show 835 Hour 2

The discussion on policing continues as we take a look at issues locally with the Dakota Political Junkies. That, along with some news involving members of the South Dakota Legislature. Our Dakota Political Junkies this time around are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and, Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jun 3, 2020
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In The Moment … June 3, 2020 Show 830 Hour 2

COVID-19, protests, civil unrest, and election results. Just another typical week in South Dakota! Well, not really, and that's why we've called in the Dakota Political Junkies. We welcome Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and Tom Dempster, former assistant majority leader of the South Dakota State Senate. Hello, Tom.

Dakota Political Junkies

May 27, 2020

In The Moment … May 27, 2020 Show 825 Hour 2

Education is receiving a major bump in South Dakota via federal CARES act funding... and we're less than a week away from the South Dakota Primary and other municipal elections. The Dakota Political Junkies convene for our weekly discussion on state politics. We welcome Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, joins for today's conversation. 

Dakota Political Junkies

May 20, 2020
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In The Moment … May 20, 2020 Show 821 Hour 2

South Dakota Tribes are not budging on their COVID-19 checkpoints. Meanwhile, more and more South Dakota businesses are re-opening. Is it too soon? And could the rate of these re-openings and the current business climate have an impact on local elections? It's good to have the Dakota Political Junkies back for more discussion. Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen is with us. And Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, is back for more!

Dakota Political Junkies

May 13, 2020
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In The Moment … May 13, 2020 Show 816 Hour 2

Political Junkies: The "Back to Normal" Plan

Apr 29, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 806 Hour 2

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Apr 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 22, 2020 Show 801 Hour 2

How does the national media report on South Dakota, especially during the current pandemic? How do we balance civil liberties and personal responsibility as protests increase in cities under lockdown? And what does the future hold for our weekly newspapers? We've invited the Dakota Political Junkies to speak on these topics. Michael Card is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and Jon Hunter is the publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

Dakota Political Junkies

Apr 8, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 8, 2020 Show 791 Hour 2

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Apr 1, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 1, 2020 Show 786 Hour 2

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Mar 18, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 18, 2020 Show 776 Hour 2

As South Dakotans seek information regarding COVID-19 in South Dakota, we gather the Dakota Political Junkies for an update on state politics, including government leadership and government partnerships in time of disruption.  Mike Card is a political science professor at the University of South Dakota. Tom Dempster is a former state lawmaker. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Mar 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 10, 2020 Show 770 Hour 2

The coronavirus has South Dakotans thinking twice about holding events, school, and even opening the doors of their businesses. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul Ten Haken promises a BIG announcement at 1 o'clock today. And the remaining days of the 2020 legislative session. The Dakota Political Junkies are back. We welcome Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University. 

Political Junkies: Mar 3

Mar 4, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 4, 2020 Show 766 Hour 2

This week's Dakota Political Junkies are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and former South Dakota State Senator, Tom Dempster, who represented District 9 for four terms. They join us for a dicussion about this week's top political headlines.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 26, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 26, 2020 Show 761 Hour 2

Every Wednesday, two “Dakota Political Junkies” join us to discuss the top political headlines of the week. Today, we're joined by Mike Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

News: Feb 15 - 21

Feb 21, 2020
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In this week's news podcast, you'll hear special reports from SDPB's Seth Tupper and Lee Strubinger, two of our Dakota Political Junkies' view on free speech in South Dakota, and more.

Political Junkies: Feb 19

Feb 19, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 19, 2020 Show 756  Hour 2

There's a lot happening at the State Capitol in Pierre this week so we've placed calls to our Dakota Political Junkies for their appraisal. Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter, and columnist at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader are this week's Dakota Political Junkies.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

News: Feb 8 - 14

Feb 14, 2020
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In this week's news podcast, SDPB's Seth Tupper joins us for a discussion about the South Dakota economy, the Dakota Political Junkies talk SD's top political headlines, SDPB's Victoria Wicks brings us a special report, and Kevin Woster talks the future of local newspapers in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 2

The tension between South Dakota lawmakers and the Board of Regents shows itself in proposed legislation. A bill seeking to make divorce harder to come by in the state takes heat from those who practice family law. Plus, should the South Dakota congressional delegation provide an annual, in-person update to lawmakers in Pierre?  Jonathan Ellis is a reporter for the Argus Leader, and Mike Card is associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. 

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2

Local reaction to the State of the Union address, the impeachment process continues, and a look into the ongoing legislative session in Pierre. It's Wednesday and time for our weekly get together with the Dakota Political Junkies. 

Joining us are Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, and former South Dakota State Senator Tom Dempster.

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In The Moment ... January 29, 2020 Show 743 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 continues to lead headlines across the state. Legislation creating a so-called "modified Red Flag law" has been filed in the State Senate. And, the Board of Regents' director is pushing a bill creating needs-based scholarships. The Dakota Political Junkies will touch on these topics and more this morning.  We welcome the University of South Dakota Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Card, and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter. 

 

News: Jan 18 - 24

Jan 24, 2020
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In this week's news, a panel of SDPB reporters discuss what they have been covering during the legislative session. The South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation President joins us to talk about trade, USMCA, and how South Dakota looks to benefit. And the Dakota Political Junkies joined Lori for a look at South Dakota's top political headlines.

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Political Junkies: Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 22, 2020 Show 738 Hour 1

A new poll looks at the approval rating of Governor Noem. A South Dakota lawmaker says consolidation in higher education might help bring down tuition rates. And a bill addressing transgender healthcare hears testimony in Pierre. The Dakota Political Junkies join us for a look at some of the state's top political headlines.  Jon Schaff is a professor of political science at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Jonathan Ellis is a reporter and columnist with Argus Leader Media.  

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In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

What were the top news stories of 2019? What lies ahead for the next legislative session in Pierre? And what is South Dakota's congressional delegation saying about the situation between the U.S. and Iran? It's our first Dakota Political Junkies get together of the new year. We welcome Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Sioux Falls Argus Leader Investigative Reporter and Columnist Jonathan Ellis.

News: Dec 14 - 20

Dec 20, 2019
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In this week’s South Dakota news, we'll learn about how Governor Kristi Noem wants lawmakers to approve more than three and a half million dollars for intensive meth treatment and enforcement. Her request comes just weeks after the state debuted a campaign called "Meth. We're On It." Some say treatment is not enough.

News: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019
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In this week’s South Dakota news, a civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094, and reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel soon coming to South Dakota?

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 2

Does legislation requiring registration of people circulating petitions chill free speech in South Dakota? A civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094.  Reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel coming to South Dakota?  The Dakota Political Junkies join us to discuss the top political topics of the day. We're joined by Mike Card and Jon Schaff. 

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