Election

PoliSci Profs: Claims Of Election Fraud

Nov 19, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 19, 2020 Show 945 Hour 1

Election results are in, but President Trump and a number of his supporters are standing by their false claims of a fraudulent election. Multiple fraud claims have made their way to court, but those cases have shown no voter fraud and no change in measurable results. That does not mean Trump's legal team is done trying.

Lisa Hager is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, he's an Associate Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University.​​

On the Other Hand: Leaders & Close Elections

Nov 12, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 12, 2020 Show 940 Hour 1

How close is too close for a vote count? How do leaders help voters come together and move on? SDPB's Kevin Woster considers a little history as we navigate the present. You can find his work on our website at sdpb.org/woster. 

Senator Mike Rounds On The Election

Nov 4, 2020

In The Moment … November 4, 2020 Show 935 Hour 1

Mike Rounds will continue to represent South Dakota in the US Senate. The unofficial results of last night's election have him winning re-election over Democrat Dan Ahlers 68% to 32% (36 points). He joins us with his take on the results of the election and the work ahead.

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

Congressman Dusty Johnson On The Election

Nov 4, 2020

In The Moment … November 4, 2020 Show 935 Hour 1

Republican Dusty Johnson is going to continue being South Dakota's lone representative in the U.S. Congress. The unofficial results from last night's election have him defeating Libertarian challenger Randy Luallin 82% to 18% (64 points). He joins us with his take and the work ahead.

  

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

WCPO

Unofficial election results show sports gambling in Deadwood headed for approval.

But that’s not the final step. Now the issue goes to the Legislature.

The measure was Amendment B on Tuesday’s ballots. With about 80 percent of the votes counted by late Tuesday night, the yes votes stood at 58 percent, and the no votes at 42 percent.

Mike Rodman supports the amendment. He’s with the Deadwood Gaming Association.

NPR

As we await election results, clashes in political ideologies between coworkers or managers can create a negative work environment.

Cheri Raymond is an Employment Law Attorney with Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & LeBrun in SiouxFalls.

Raymond says some states protect a person’s right to free political expression but it is not specifically protected in South Dakota.

She says the First Amendment applies only in cases of government interference in protected speech and does not apply to private employers.

NPR

In the state’s second largest county absentee voting has been extremely heavy this year. Pennington County received more than 37,000 absentee ballots, nearly double that from 2016.

Given that influx an absentee ballot board has been at work since 7 am, opening ballots and putting an official stamp on them and getting them ready to run through the tabulators.

The ballots won’t get tallied until after the polls close, which is 7 pm local time.

Peggy Seljeskog is an absentee ballot supervisor. She’s been working as an election official for 25 years.

PoliSci Profs: Election 2020

Sep 10, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … September 10, 2020 Show 899 Hour 1

SDPB News: Sep 2

Sep 2, 2020
SDPB

How do state lawmakers plan to spend coronavirus relief money sent by the federal government since late March? Plus, how are South Dakota health officials talking about recent coronavirus-related deaths despite seeing large amounts of new cases appearing in the state? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 18

Aug 18, 2020
SDPB

What might be factors in getting a city-wide mask mandate in Sioux Falls? Where is federal aid money going to for South Dakota schools? 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 12

Aug 12, 2020
SDPB

What's the latest policy from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on members attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally? Plus, could South Dakota soon be seeing mass testing for COVID-19? 

Listen & subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Meet the Candidates: Roger Chase

Aug 3, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … August 3, 2020 Show 872 Hour 1

We open the week with two candidates for the South Dakota House of Representatives as our Meet the Candidates series continues. Up first is Roger Chase, a Republican running for re-election in District 22 which includes Beadle and Kingsbury Counties. Chase is an insurance broker and farmer from Huron and he was first elected to his current seat in 2016. He's seeking a third term.

Meet the Candidates: Mark Willadsen

Jul 20, 2020
LRC

In The Moment … July 20, 2020 Show 862 Hour 1

Mark Willadsen is seeking his 4th consecutive term in the South Dakota House of Representatives. He's been on the Commerce and Energy Committee and has chaired the House tax committee. If elected, he would represent District 11 which is in Minnehaha county. He joins us today as part of our Meet the Candidates series.

SDPB News: July 20

Jul 20, 2020
SDPB

The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Meet the Candidates: Mike Weisgram

Jul 14, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 14, 2020 Show 858 Hour 1

Another Republican running for the South Dakota House of Representatives is Mike Weisgram. A longtime business owner, this is Weisgram's first attempt at running for a legislative seat. He's a candidate in District 24 which includes Hughes, Hyde, Stanley and Sully Counties. Weisgram lives in Ft. Pierre where he is a member of the City Council.

Meet the Candidates: Rocky Blare

Jul 14, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … July 14, 2020 Show 858 Hour 1

Rocky Blare is the Republican candidate for District 21 House of Representatives. Blare represented his district as a Senator in the last two legislative sessions. District 21 includes Bon Homme, Gregory, Charles Mix, and Tripp Counties in south-central South Dakota. Blare is an insurance agent from Ideal and we welcome him for Meet the Candidates.

Meet the Candidates: Timothy Reed

Jul 8, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 2

SDPB's Meet the Candidates series is designed to allow you the opportunity to get to know those that are running for the South Dakota State Legislature this fall. Democrat Timothy Reed wants to be in the state senate to represent district 14 which is Minnehaha county.

Meet the Candidates: Hugh Bartels

Jul 8, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 2

Hugh Bartels would like your vote this fall to continue representing District 5, Codington County. Hugh is a Republican running for state representative and joins us now as we continue our Meet the Candidates series.

In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

Meet Toni Miller, a Democrat running for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 9 (Minnehaha County). Miller is an RN and works in-home health care.

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NPR

In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

Meet Adam Jewell, a Libertarian running for the South Dakota Senate in District 5 which covers Codington County. Jewell works in manufacturing.

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SDPB News: June 23

Jun 23, 2020
SDPB

The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Election Day Results

Jun 3, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … June 3, 2020 Show 830 Hour 1

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio inside SDPB's Black Hills Studio for an update on yesterday's primary elections. 

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News Special: South Dakota Primary

May 29, 2020
SDPB

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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Senator Mike Rounds

May 28, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 826 Hour 1

The South Dakota primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd. This week we are spending time with the candidates. Today we welcome U.S. Senator Mike Rounds. He is challenged in the Republican primary by Scyller Borglum. Rounds has served in the U.S. Senate since 2015. Before that, he was South Dakota's 31st governor from 2003 to 2011. He's also been a state senator and a business leader. 

Jackie Hendry

After overwhelming approval from voters, the Sioux Falls School District is moving forward with plans funded by a $190 million dollar bond. Those plans include building new facilities and improving existing ones. 

Sioux Falls School District

Sioux Falls voters overwhelmingly approve a bond that will fund construction of three new schools. The $190 million bond will also fund security and other improvements on the district’s other campuses. 

The Sioux Falls School District needed at least 60% affirmative votes to pass the bond. In the end, nearly 85% of voters support funding the construction of new facilities.  

Victoria Wicks

In The Moment ... March 9, 2017 Show 046 Hour 2

We take a look at South Dakota's 92nd legislative session with SDPB's Kealey Bultena and Lee Strubinger. From deregulation to the philosophy of inflation projections in Pierre, Bultena and Strubinger analyze the session and discuss the work that is left to be done.

bluezones.com

In The Moment... February 28, 2017 Show 039 Hour 1

We begin the hour with Adam Grant. He’s the author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." The book is a New York Times bestseller and NPR and Amazon best book of 2016, now available in paperback. " It’s a conversation about the trailblazers, the ground-breakers, and those among us who re-imagine and re-create everything from technology to their own careers.

SD Secretary of State

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says South Dakota voters broke record numbers this year.

She says the number of registered voters reached an all-time high, when compared to previous election years in South Dakota.

Krebs says the total election night turn out came in just under 70 percent.

Voters Approve Broad Package Of Election Reforms

Nov 9, 2016

South Dakota voters have passed Initiated Measure 22. 

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