Democrats

Building South Dakota Fund

Mar 4, 2013

State House Majority Leader David Lust and Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff talked about the bipartisan economic development package announced last Thursday.  If passed, the deal would set up a new "Building South Dakota" fund, eventually funded with at least $15 million, to make investments in a variety of areas, including education, roads and bridges, housing and loans to local to local businesses.  This segment begins with a legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks.

Sequestration And South Dakota

Feb 28, 2013

State Senator Deb Peters of Hartford and State Representative Susan Wismer of Britton discuss the possible effects of sequestration on South Dakota.  Peters is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee while Wismer is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.  Their interviews follow today's Dakota Digest piece by SDPB reporter Charles Michael Ray and a legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 27, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about the waning days of the 2013 South Dakota Legislature, sequestration and the latest speculation on Tim Johnson's Senate seat and the 2014 election.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 20, 2013
Raven Industries

Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Seth Tupper of the Mitchell Daily Republic handled this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment.  They discussed the impact sequestration could have on Ellsworth Air Force Base, Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin's speech at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention and whether it raises speculation that she could be a candidate for Senate in 2014, and state lawmakers' consideration of Medicad expansion.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 13, 2013

Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter/columnist Jonathan Ellis reacted to last nights State of the Union address as it relates to South Dakotans.  They also talked about the 2013 legislative session which is in its sixth week, Craig Lawrence's election as the new state GOP chairman and how Republicans and Democrats are preparing for the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

Democrats' Economic Development Priorities

Jan 28, 2013

State Senate Minority Leader Jason Frerichs of Wilmot joined Dakota Midday from the State Capitol Monday to discuss his party's economic development plan for the 2013 session in Pierre. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 23, 2013

David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Denise Ross, web editor for the Mitchell Daily Republic, handled this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment.  They talked about Governor Dennis Daugaard's pick of Craig Lawrence as chairman of the state Republican Party, State Senator Stan Adelstein's abandonment of plans to impeach Secretary of State Jason Gant and the latest news from the state legislature.  A legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks served as a lead-in.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 16, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discussed the first week of the 2013 legislative session and clues as to whether U.S. Senator Tim Johnson will run for a fourth term in 2014.

Dakota Political Junkies Review 2012

Dec 19, 2012

SDPB's Dakota Political Junkies, Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, spent time reviewing the top political stories of 2012.  The passing of Bill Janklow, George McGovern and Jim Abdnor topped both of their lists.

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 12, 2012

Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about charges against Daniel Willard for robocalls that broke state election law, Senator John Thune's possible ascension as the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Senator Tim Johnson's plans for 2014 and the 2013 legislative session in Pierre.

Budget Preview With Hunhoff And Rave

Dec 4, 2012

State Representative Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton and State Senator Tim Rave of Baltic visit with Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke just prior to Governor Dennis Daugaard's budget address.  Hunhoff and Rave talked about what they'd like to hear from the Governor and about their legislative goals for the 2013 session.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 28, 2012

Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader look ahead to next week's budget address from Governor Dennis Daugaard.  They also discuss possible effects of the looming "fiscal cliff" on South Dakota.  Woster also gives an update on Monday's house fire that took the lives of four people in Rapid City.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 21, 2012

Denise Ross, web editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic, and Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter and news analyst discuss topics that include the newly elected Republican and Democrat Senate and House leaders, Senator John Thune's reelection as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the third-ranking spot in the Senate, U.S. Representative Kristi Noem's opting out of a leadership role after serving as one of the freshmen liaison to the House leadership and the 2014 elections.

"The Eighteen-Day Running Mate"

Oct 10, 2012

Bloomberg Television researcher Joshua Glasser is the author of "The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis."  Glasser's book is the first to uncover the full story behind Eagleton's rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate in 1972.  SDPB's Karl Gehrke speaks with the author on Dakota Midday.

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