Dakota Political Junkies

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.

Have a story idea? Send an e-mail to InTheMoment@SDPB.org.

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. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 4, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 4, 2019 Show 712

Governor Kristi Noem, in her budget address Tuesday, announced $9 million in reductions to state agencies. "Money is tight this year," prefaced Noem.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the governor's proposed 2021 budget. They also visit about the resignation of Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan. County Commissioners approved a $35,000 payment in exchange for his resignation.

News: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019
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This week’s South Dakota news features a new generation of programs that pay landowners to plant for pheasants, a new team of social workers to help meet kid’s personal needs, and more. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 27, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 27, 2019 Show 709 Hour 2 Congress avoided another government shutdown, but South Dakota congressional delegates were not united in their support of the latest continuing resolution. South Dakota state senator Lyn DiSanto has resigned. We talk about her controversy and legacy. Plus, a look at Governor Kristi Noem's meth campaign and state government spending on a motivational conference.  Today we welcome Dakota Political Junkie Seth Tupper to In the Moment for a look at top political headlines. Seth Tupper is an enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal.

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In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 2

From the latest execution in South Dakota to the state legislature's efforts to hold the South Dakota Department of Education accountable for improving student test scores, the Dakota Political Junkies have much to discuss.

Mike Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University, make up this week's panel.

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In The Moment ... October 30, 2019 Show 690 Hour 2

The South Dakota Democratic Party will elect a new chair in early December. Whitney Raver has officially announced her run for South Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, make up this week's panel.

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In The Moment ... October 23, 2019 Show 685 Hour 2

A legislative committee agrees that more funding is needed for court and treatment services. The committee met Tuesday as they continued their study of imprisonment alternatives. They couldn't agree, however, on whether ingesting controlled substances should be a felony.

Noel Hamiel, columnist with the Rapid City Journal and former South Dakota legislator, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, serve as this week's Dakota Political Junkies.

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In The Moment ... October 16, 2019 Show 680 Hour 2

Over the last several days, we've seen the drama play out within the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office. What is the responsibility of a public servant to maintain transparency?

Plus, a new batch of FEC reports shows Senator Mike Rounds is not raising as much money as other 2020 U.S. Senate incumbents.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis visit about these topics and more.

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In the Moment ... October 9, 2019 Show 676 Hour 2

South Dakota lawmakers have begun writing a bill that would legalize industrial hemp next year. An anti-uranium summit is taking place in Rapid City, and Senator Mike Rounds was in Sioux Falls yesterday where he discussed the bitter mood in Washington, D.C.

Dakota Political Junkies Mike Card, Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal, discuss the issues.

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In The Moment ... October 2, 2019 Show 671 Hour 2

Former legislator Dan Ahlers is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020.

And, does free speech push the rule of law?

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel, former legislator and Rapid City Journal columnist, and Jon Hunter, Madison Daily Leader publisher, dive into the issues.

News: Sep 21 - 27

Sep 27, 2019
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South Dakota does not publicly fund preschool education, but there are efforts to ensure excellence in early learning throughout the state; we talked with the Preschool Levels of Excellence team to learn more.

In 2014 Jolene's Law Task Force was convened to study the impact of child sexual abuse in South Dakota. This week we had a conversation with the task force about protecting our children and building communities that help prevent child abuse and build resilience. 

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In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

South Dakota's Congressional delegation is calling for transparency after yesterday's announcement that House Democrats are seeking a formal impeachment inquiry with respect to President Donald Trump's phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.

And, closer to home, the South Dakota Democratic Party's financial woes continue as their treasurer has announced his retirement.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis discuss this week's issues.

News: Sep 14 - 20

Sep 20, 2019
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Welcome to this week’s news podcast. This week you’ll hear about The Oglala Lakota Tribe becoming the first in the region to pass laws adding protections for LGBT people, House Minority Whip Erin Healy and House Speaker Steve Haugaard join us to talk pre-k, the Political Junkies discuss STAR Academy and more.

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In The Moment ... September 18, 2019 Show 661 Hour 2

Should the state of South Dakota have seen the warning signs about investors of the former STAR Academy property near Custer? Does the public have the right to know why Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan has been out of the office for weeks?

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Mike Card talk these South Dakota political headlines and more.

News: Aug 31 - Sep 6

Sep 6, 2019
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This week we bring you everything from non-meandering waters to industrial hemp production. It was a week that celebrated the state's great places, and dove deeper into the long-term impact of spring flooding and erratic weather. 

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In the Moment ... September 4, 2019 Show 651 Hour 2

Why is the South Dakota Democratic Party closing their offices in Rapid City and Sioux Falls?

What's the latest on the proposed uranium mine near Edgemont?

And what is former Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether's big announcement this afternoon?

Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper and Northern State University professor of Political Science Jon Schaff discuss in our weekly Dakota Political Junkies roundtable.

News: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019
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Democratic State Representative Michael Saba discusses new ways to bring money into South Dakota. Rosebud and the Fort Belknap Indian Community have sued President Trump for violating treaties. South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth. A Sanford Health researcher talks vaping. Hemp crop insurance is on the way despite Governor Noem’s opposition.

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In the Moment ... August 28, 2019 Show 647 Hour 2

There are two Democrats in line to run for South Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House. U.S. Senate candidate Skyler Borglum has a plan to take on the national debt. And, posters for the American Identitiy Movement have been posted around the University of South Dakota campus.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis and Mike Card discuss these topics and more.

News: Aug 17 - 23

Aug 23, 2019
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Coverage of the Frank Lamere Presidential Forum. A federal judge will hear arguments on the merits of a lawsuit brought by tribes against President Trump. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. How can you better protect your data? – We have you covered.  And we hear from the two Rapid City businesswomen selected for this year’s Native American 40 under 40 award.

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In The Moment ... August 21, 2019 Show 642 Hour 2

The Minnehaha County Democrats, in a press release today, say a candidate will step forward to run against Representative Dusty Johson in 2020. Could it be Whitney Raver?

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jon Schaff also discuss this week's industrial hemp hearings and the Frank La Mere Native American Presidential Forum.

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.

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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