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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced legislation to protect Mount Rushmore from alteration. The proposal comes just before President Donald Trump comes to the Black Hills for a large fireworks display at the monument - and while some Americans are reconsidering our country's founding and expansion.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is considered a shrine to American democracy, a top vacation destination, and, to some, a desecration of a sacred mountain.

In The Moment … June 1, 2020 Show 828 Hour 2

South Dakota's U.S. Congressman Dusty Johnson joins us next. He's been working to alleviate the challenges COVID-19 has brought to the meat supply chain. Today we start out by discussing the protests across the America.

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News Special: South Dakota Primary

May 29, 2020
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The South Dakota primaries are Tuesday, June 2. In this week's podcast, you'll hear from Sen. Mike Rounds and Scyller Borglum, Rep. Dusty Johnson's challenger Liz Marty May, and the three candidates vying for the Minnehaha County State's Attorney position. 

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Dusty Johnson: The Federal Response To The Pandemic

May 12, 2020

In The Moment … May 12, 2020 Show 815 Hour 1

Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force warn members of a Senate Committee today of the stark dangers of moving the country toward a fully "open" economy too quickly and without proper support. The U.S. unemployment rate rises to Depression-era numbers. Meanwhile, testing for Sars-Cov-2 continues at a rate much lower than the projected need. Plus, how are ranchers surviving the drop in prices and income?  Congressman Dusty Johnson joins us today for insight into the federal response to the pandemic. 

Dusty Johnson Talks "Payroll Protection Program"

Apr 27, 2020

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 1

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Mar 24, 2020

In The Moment ... March 24, 2020 Show 780 Hour 2

Congressman Dusty Johnson joins us today for an update on Congressional efforts to blunt the impact of the coronavirus in the U.S., which includes negotiating an economic stimulus package. 

Congressman Dusty Johnson has a potential challenger from his own party, and he’s decided to meet that challenge where it arose: West River.  

Johnson, a first-term Republican, is from Mitchell. But he launched his re-election campaign Wednesday exclusively in Rapid City and also said he’s putting his campaign headquarters there. 

News Special: Congressman Johnson

Dec 30, 2019
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Dusty Johnson was elected to Congress during a turbulent time in American history. Months later he would vote no as the U.S. House of Representatives debated articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. 

For an In the Moment special, Congressman Johnson sat down with host Lori Walsh for an in-depth conversation about impeachment. He also discusses the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the National Defense Authorization Act, and his plan for addressing the high cost of prescription drugs in America.

 

Congressman Johnson Discusses Impeachment

Dec 27, 2019

Dusty Johnson was elected to Congress during a turbulent time in American history. Months later he would vote no as the U.S. House of Representatives debated articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump.

Congressman Johnson sits down with SDPB's Lori Walsh for an in-depth conversation about impeachment. He also discusses the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the National Defense Authorization Act, and his plan for addressing the high cost of prescription drugs in America. 

News: July 27 - Aug 2

Aug 2, 2019
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After recent hearings on SNAP benefit eligibility requirements, the USDA issued a rule to reform the process; Representative Johnson discusses these changes. Kevin McNew, chief economist with the Farmer's Business Network, talks the impact of the new farm aid package. The CEO of Blue Dasher Farms explains “Regenerative Ag.” The senior advisor for South Dakota's Department of Agriculture discusses the 2019 Agricultural Economic Contribution Study. And, as always, the political junkies discuss this week's political news. 

In The Moment ... July 31, 2019 Show 627 Hour 1

In the second part of our conversation with Representative Dusty Johnson on In The Moment he discusses international trade and what can be done about robocalls. 

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In The Moment ... July 30, 2019 Show 626 Hour 2

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson is in South Dakota for the August work period. Johnson is Ranking Member of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrituion and Oversight.

After recent hearings on SNAP benefit eligibility requirements, the USDA issued a rule to reform the process. Johnson discusses changes in broad-based categorical eligibility.

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In The Moment ... July 24, 2019 Show 622 Hour 2

State finance leaders say South Dakota could face a revenue shortfall in fiscal year 2020. 

Congressman Dusty Johnson wants to see the U.S,/Mexico/Canada trade agreement come to the house floor for ratification before August.

A new poll shows Governor Kristi Noem's disapproval rating is up.

Dusty Johnson Introduces FEEDD Act to Congress

Jun 18, 2019

Wet weather threatens regional corn and soybean production and the state’s livestock producers are concerned about providing feed for their cattle.

South Dakota’s Congressional Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced the FEEDD  Act, a bill allowing farmers to harvest cover crops, used to hold soil in place, earlier in the year.

Johnson says plant prevention insurance claims are made when farmers are prevented from planting crops and they are expected to plant a cover crop on the unutilized acres.

Dusty Johnson Introduces FEEDD Act to Congress

Jun 18, 2019

Wet weather threatens regional corn and soybean production and the state’s livestock producers are concerned about providing feed for their cattle.

South Dakota’s Congressional Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced the FEEDD  Act, a bill allowing farmers to harvest cover crops, used to hold soil in place, earlier in the year.

Johnson says plant prevention insurance claims are made when farmers are prevented from planting crops and they are expected to plant a cover crop on the unutilized acres.

In The Moment ... June 17, 2019 Show 597 Hour 1

Forage stocks in South Daktoa are running low. How does the soggy spring impact livestock down the road, and what kind of relief is available for farmers and ranchers from Congress?

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson explains the bipartisan efforts in Washington to answer the call for South Dakota producers.

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 2

U.S, Representative Dusty Johnson briefs listeners on flooding and the conversations going on in Congress.

He was in Vermillion Monday to meet with political science students and faculty at the University of South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson votes with House Democrats to block President Trump's emergency declaration. South Dakota's U.S. Senators vote on a Abortion Survivors Bill. Plus, the latest from the state legislature.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle join In The Moment.

  Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

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In The Moment ... February 4, 2019 Show 508 Hour 1

Dusty Johnson is South Dakota's newest congressman. He joins us today to talk about the transistion to Washington D.C. and what he's been up to since he's been there.

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

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In The Moment ... November 5, 2018 Show 454 Hour 2

Dusty Johnson is the Republican candidate for the United Sates House of Representatives. He stopped by the studio in downtown Sioux Falls last week.

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The Republican candidate for South Dakota’s US House seat says he’s angry about an alleged Russian intermediary posing as a first and second amendment rights advocate who gave speeches across the state.
 
That speaker, Maria Butina, was arrested on charges of acting as a foreign agent without registering.

Primary Reaction From The Dakota Political Junkies

Jun 7, 2018

In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

It's all about last night as Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal and Dana Ferguson of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader react to results of South Dakota's primary election.

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In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

Tuesday, South Dakota voters decided several key election questions, including which Republicans move on to the general election in November.

As Lee Strubinger reports, voters also amended a ballot question passed two years ago ... and Rapid City voters approved the city's attempt to build a new arena.

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The South Dakota democratic nominee for US House is kicking off his general election campaign following the primary election.
 
Tim Bjorkman didn’t have a primary opponent, but is now focused on his republican competitor.
 
Bjorkman says he and his opponent, Dusty Johnson, are remarkably different people.
 

Noem, Johnson Win Big In Primary Elections

Jun 6, 2018
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South Dakota Republicans are choosing U.S. Representative Kristi Noem as their candidate for the governor.

Noem edged out Attorney General Marty Jackley in Tuesday’s primary.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem beat the attorney general by over 12,000 votes. Polls indicated the race for governor would be close. The unofficial election night results ended up wider than anticipated by some.

During a watch-party at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls, Noem says she’s overwhelmed by the trust voters put in her.

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

From sheriff endorsements to bowling alley memories, South Dakota candidates are pushing their messages out across the airwaves and to the inboxes and mailboxes of state voters. But not all messages are about hard work and Republican values. There's a dark and distorted side to campaign messaging as well.

SDPB's Kevin Woster wrote about it on his blog. You can read the full version at sdpb.org/woster.

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Each of the three Republican candidates for South Dakota’s lone US House seat has a different idea for representing the state’s ag sector in Washington DC.
 
Those candidates squared off on South Dakota Public Broadcasting TV Thursday night.
 
The debate centered around a host of national issues that effect South Dakota, including the 2018 Farm Bill.
 

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In The Moment ... February 15, 2018 Show 278 Hour 1

Dusty Johnson is the vice president of Vantage Point Solutions in Mitchell and is a former Public Utilities Commissioner.  He was also part of Governor Mike Rounds policy staff.

Dusty Johnson is a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives. He details his campaign on today's show.

Johnson Kicks Off Congressional Campaign

May 17, 2017
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A candidate for South Dakota’s lone US House seat is kicking off his campaign with three stops in the state.

Former Public Utilities Commission head, and one-time chief-of-staff for Governor Dennis Daugaard, Dusty Johnson, says he wants to change the tone in Washington.

Johnson says the political rhetoric in the country does not lend itself to getting things done.

Johnson is poising himself to run an optimistic campaign for next year, leading up to the 2018 June primary.

He admits it’s a style that most candidates don’t take.

Rapid City Local Running For US House

Apr 17, 2017
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One democratic candidate is throwing his hat in the ring for a run at South Dakota’s lone US House seat in Congress.

Chris Martian is a Rapid City resident. He announced his candidacy last week.

Martian has never held public office. That fresh perspective to politics is why he says he’s qualified to hold the seat…

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