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South Dakota Democratic Leadership Talk 2021 Goals

Jan 12, 2021

In The Moment January 12th, 2021 Show 971 Hour 1

The South Dakota Legislative Session kicks off today with Governor Kristi Noem's State of the State speech. State Democrats hold fewer seats in the state legislature than they did last session.  

Guests: Representative Jamie Smith, Minority Leader of the House, and Senator Troy Heinart, Minority Leader of the Senate.


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.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 1, 2019 Show 628 Hour 1

As Democrats try to drum up support for their presidential campaigns, what would George McGovern think of the Democratic Party in 2019?

Rapid City Journal columnist Noel Hamiel offered his thoughts on the topic in a July 21 editorial. Now journalist Kevin Woster offers insight as well, including thoughts from McGovern's grandson.

Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog for SDPB. 

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 1

Next week voters decide which candidates represent the Republican Party in the general election. Let SDPB help you become better informed. Watch the Republican Gubernatorial Primary debate at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV (streamed at Listen to the radio replay Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Central during In The Moment.

The winner of the Republican Primary goes on to face Democrat Billie Sutt0n, a State Senator state from Burke.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

A new organization called Rural Forward is poised to address those issues in time for the mid-term elections and beyond.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle is one of the founding leaders of the project. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1987 and then in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005.

Ben Nesselhuf Leaving SD Democratic Party

Jul 3, 2013

Ben Nesselhuf, outgoing Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party, resigned the position yesterday to become the campaign manager for Jim Mowrer who is running for the United States House of Representatives in Iowa's 4th District, a seat currently held by Republican Steve King. Nesselhuf talks about his time in office and the future of the Democratic Party in South Dakota.

Dems Say Lawmakers Are Considering Workers' Wellbeing

Feb 23, 2013
Victoria Wicks

At the state legislature this session, bipartisan discussions about economic development have become more focused on the good of the workers, according to Bernie Hunhoff, Democratic leader in the House of Representatives. Hunhoff made his remarks at a weekly legislative news conference Friday.
He says legislators met after a social event Thursday evening and discussed ways of improving conditions for individual workers while also building the state’s economy.

S.D. Resources Need Comprehensive Study

Feb 15, 2013

At a weekly legislative news conference Friday, Democratic Party leaders responded to questions about South Dakota’s ability to sustain resources in light of climate change.

Representative Bernie Hunhoff says large projects such as uranium mining in the southwestern part of the state and a proposed refinery in the southeast are not studied comprehensively.

Hunhoff says salespeople come in and pitch a project, and the state’s response to it is piecemeal.