Deb Soholt

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 806 Hour 1

We haven't seen a pandemic such as a coronavirus since 1918. It for sure has impacted the way we work, parent, and with the way we do life. We have checked in with some of In The Moment's frequent guests to see how they are and the effect this has had on their lives. Deb Soholt is a South Dakota state senator who represents District 14 which is Minnehaha County.


News: Mar 1 - 6

Mar 6, 2020

We talk with District 14's Deb Soholt, Kevin Woster discusses Governor Noem's home, and more in this week's In the Moment news podcast.

Deb Soholt: Session So Far

Mar 4, 2020
Chris Laughery

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

Deb Soholt is a state senator and represents district 14, Minnehaha County. She joins us to discuss the session so far along with the mental health legislative package.

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

Statehouse: Jan 14, 2020

Jan 14, 2020

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear all about the Governor's State of the State address, and more. 


Deb Soholt Talks 2020 Legislative Session

Jan 14, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem is set to deliver her State of the State address today, which marks the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. 

Deb Soholt is a state senator and represents district 14 which is Minnehaha County. This morning, she joined SDPB's Chris Laughery to discuss the session.

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

Influential SHE Podcast

Sep 30, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 30, 2019 Show 669 Hour 1

It's a podcast that takes a fresh look at a perennial conversation. Deb Soholt and Mel Schopp have launched a new podcast called Influential SHE as part of their new business by the same name. They want to help women increase their influence in ways they didn't understand when they started their own careers and families. Find just a sprinkling of experience from the two women behind Influential SHE.


In the Moment ... September 9, 2019 Show 654 Hour 1

Mel Schopp and Deb Soholt are dedicated to helping women accelerate their influence in the workplace and in communities. They are set to launch the joint venture Influential She on September 16.

Today they sit down with In the Moment host Lori Walsh to talk about their personal journeys and high leverage practices to change the world.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 1

State legislators are studying accessibility to mental health services in South Dakota in a comprehensive, strategic way this summer. State Senator Deb Soholt has spearheaded much of the efforts to address mental health issues in the state. She's also currently chairing the Telehealth and Telemedicine Task Force. The goal of the group is to examine how to best leverage telehealth and telemedicine to meet needs and save lives.

Deb Soholt online

The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee has moved hemp cultivation a step closer to being legal in South Dakota. Committee members heard more than two hours of testimony and discussion on Thursday, Feb. 28, before voting to send HB 1191 to the floor of the Senate.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has more of this story.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... January 24, 2019 Show 501 Hour 1

State Senator Deb Soholt represents District 14. She also chaired the state legislators 2018 Access to Mental  Health Services Interim Study. As state lawmakers seek regionally focused solutions to the challenges, Senator Soholt joins with an update.

SD Legislative Research Council

Hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, is on its way to being clearly removed from a list of scheduled drugs in South Dakota.

The Health and Human Services Committee passed an amended bill on Wednesday, Jan. 23, to clear up concerns of hemp activists who testified last week against Senate Bill 22. They said the bill appeared to criminalize possession of hemp CBD without a prescription.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.


The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will reconsider a bill that regulates cannabidiol, or CBD, a Schedule IV drug in South Dakota.

That means CBD is available only by prescription.

Opponents to Senate Bill 22 say it criminalizes hemp CBD and prevents the state from exploring hemp as a crop. SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed nearly 20 local legislators to its annual legislative breakfast Thursday morning. The event gives legislators a chance to brief chamber members on their priorities for the legislative session. It also allows the chamber to pose individualized questions to state lawmakers representing the Sioux Falls area. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 10, 2018 Show 476 Hour 2

SD Senator Deb Soholt further explains the work of the 2018 Interim Study on access to mental health services in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... December 6, 2018 Show 474 Hour 2

South Dakota Senator Deb Soholt joins us for an update on legislative research and recommendations regarding access to mental health services in the state. We discuss proposed legislation and the work that remains to be done.

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In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 1

Deb Soholt is running for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate out of District 14.  The Republican incumbent is seeking a fourth consecutive term.

Soholt chairs the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 3, 2018 Show 371 Hour 2

The South Dakota State Legislature is conducting a summer study that includes a review of South Dakota's mental health services. State Senator Deb Soholt, representing District 14, joined In The Moment with an update on the study.

Governor Signs Education Funding Bills

Mar 11, 2016
SD Governor's Office

A sales tax hike to benefit education and property tax relief is becoming law along with a major shift in the way South Dakota funds public schools. The changes are part of a three-piece legislative package that overhauls education funding.

Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed sweeping education funding changes into law. He and Republican State Senator Deb Soholt say it’s critical that the new laws increase the sales tax for a boost in teacher pay.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Some lawmakers on South Dakota’s education task force say they hoped for a more specific funding plan. The report from the Blue Ribbon committee includes many precise recommendations. Some members say the final numbers don’t go far enough.

The Blue Ribbon Task force has sent its report to Governor Dennis Daugaard.  In it they make several recommendations to improve education in South Dakota.  The task force calls for at least $75 million in ongoing additional revenue for education, boosting the average teacher salary and changing the funding formula to reflect a student teacher ratio.

Two members of the task force join us to talk about the report.  Democrat Billy Sutton and Republican Deb Soholt.