Dakota Political Junkies

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.

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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