Dakota Political Junkies

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 25, 2020
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In The Moment … November 25, 2020 Show 947 Hour 1

Joining us are Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 

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

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Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 18, 2020
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In The Moment … November 18, 2020 Show 944 Hour 2

We just heard from Governor Kristi Noem as she shared her thoughts on COVID-19 in South Dakota and how to keep residents safe.

Meanwhile, talks of mask mandates and ordinances have ramped up in the state.

And, in a war of words between USA Today and the governor's office, who's facts are genuine?

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 10, 2020
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In The Moment … November 10, 2020 Show 939 Hour 1

President Trump has mobilized legal teams to challenge last week's election results in several states. Governor Kristi Noem, who hit the campaign trail hard for the president supports his lawsuits. Meanwhile, Senator John Thune says claims of fraud against Joe Biden in the general election are unfounded.  Joining us for this special edition of the Political Junkies is former South Dakota lawmaker Tom Dempster. Also with us is Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 4, 2020
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In The Moment … November 4, 2020 Show 935 Hour 2

Let's talk the election. We are joined by Jonathan Ellis, Investigative Reporter and Columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

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

 

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 29, 2020
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In The Moment … October 28, 2020 Show 930 Hour 1

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 21, 2020
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In The Moment … October 21, 2020 Show 925 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 30, 2020
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In The Moment … September 30, 2020 Show 913 Hour 2

Last night's Presidential Debate was a donnybrook. Was there a winner? And we take a closer look at Amendments A and B and Initiative 26. Our Dakota Political Junkies are University of South Dakota Professor of Political Science Mike Card, and former South Dakota State Senator Tom Dempster.

Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 23, 2020
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In The Moment … September 23, 2020 Show 907 Hour 2

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In The Moment … September 9, 2020 Show 898 Hour 2

A new report looks at how many cases of COVID-19 might be linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Brookings City Council enacts a short-term mask mandate. Plus, the mayor of Sioux Falls solidifies the city's support of law enforcement.  Today we welcome Jonathan Ellis and Kevin Killer for our weekly state politics roundtable. Jonathan Ellis is a reporter and columnist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Kevin Killer is a former state lawmaker and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.  

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In The Moment … September 2, 2020 Show 894 Hour 1

COVID-19 is filling the news. There's COVID-19 in our schools and on our campuses. COVID-19 cases are popping up at a rate more rapid than our recoveries. And, COVID-19 continues to play out in the political arena. It's a good time to gather our Dakota Political Junkies. 

 

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 26, 2020
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In The Moment … August 26, 2020 Show 889 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem is on the schedule to speak today during the Republican National Convention. Meanwhile, COVID-19 is infiltrating our schools and universities before fall classes have much of a chance to get off the ground. Are we experiencing a "second wave" of the coronavirus? The Dakota Political Junkies return to our regular time and we welcome Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. Also appearing today is Michael Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 19, 2020
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In The Moment … August 19, 2020 Show 884 Hour 1

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 12, 2020
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In The Moment … August 12, 2020 Show 879 Hour 1

Joe Biden has a running mate, Sturgis-bound traffic is being turned away at a Cheyenne River Reservation checkpoint, and a new face won't be chiseled into Mt. Rushmore - at least we think! The Dakota Political Junkies discuss these topics ... and what's up between Governor Noem and Vice President Pence? Jon Schaff is a Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and Jon Hunter is publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 5, 2020
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In The Moment … August 5, 2020 Show 874 Hour 1

Back to school, masks, and "in-artfully crafted campaign e-mails" are part of today's Dakota Political Junkies round table.  Plus, Kennedy Noem leaves the governor's staff and we remember former Attorney General Mark Meierhenry. We're joined by Michael Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota.  Also with us is Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 

Political Junkies: Back To School

Jul 29, 2020
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In The Moment … July 29, 2020 Show 869 Hour 1

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 22, 2020

In The Moment … July 22, 2020 Show 864 Hour 1

A few GOP legislators are at odds with Governor Kristi Noem regarding tribal checkpoints ... and the issue of reopening our schools - why does it have to be so political? For that, we bring in our Dakota Political Junkies. We're joined by Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and up in Lake County, we have Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter.

 

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 15, 2020
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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. 

 

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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. 

 

Dakota Political Junkies

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

Dakota Political Junkies

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

Dakota Political Junkies

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

Dakota Political Junkies

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

Dakota Political Junkies

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

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