European Union

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

How important is a border? And what's at stake when the scaffolding of peace is rearranged at its foundation?
Today marks 20 years of the Good Friday agreement. That means two decades of peace in a region once plagued by attacks and violence. But the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is making headlines once again, as the European Union prepares for Brexit.

We're joined by Augustana University professors Patrick Hicks and Bill Swart.

Andrew Bork

In The Moment ... October 2, 2017 Show 189 Hour 2

The news from Catalonia has implications not only for Spain, but for the European Union. With so much happening in the news over the weekend, we thought you'd like to learn more about what's happening in Europe ... its history and its international implications. For that, we welcome Augustana Professor Patrick Hicks.

In The Moment ... March 1, 2017 Show 040 Hour 1

We begin our program with SDPB’s political reporter Lee Strubinger. Today he explains Senate Bill 54 as it makes its way through the state legislature. It’s a measure intended to rework the state’s campaign finance requirements.


After delaying shipment of its flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is set to recall all of the Note 7s that have shipped in its home nation and abroad as problems have been traced to the battery.

Earlier this week, Apple was ordered to pay a record sum of 13 billion Euros plus interest after the EU said Ireland illegally the iPhone maker's tax bill.  At the time, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the accusations "baseless."  Since then, a war of words has developed between Cook and Europe's competition chief.

Augustana University

Lori Walsh talks with Augustana University professor Patrick Hicks, a citizen of the European Union. He joins Dakota Midday to talk about the shockwaves from Brexit. From the geographic to the economic impact, Hicks recaps the latest news regarding the UK’s exit from the European Union and talks about what it means for Americans.

Brexit Could Benefit South Dakota Business

Jun 25, 2016

After Thursday’s vote to leave the European Union, the UK’s business future is still hazy. But for South Dakota, one expert thinks this new opportunity could result in further trade abroad.

EU Ambassador Stops In Pierre

Mar 11, 2014

Joao Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, visited Pierre Tuesday morning.  It was one of a handful of stops Almeida is making in the Midwest.  As the most senior official under the authority of the High Representative/Vice-President Baroness Ashton, he helped formulate and execute the EU's foreign policy and played a key role in preparing for the new European External Action Service introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon.  Ambassador Almeida also acted as the EU "Sherpa" for G8 and G20 Summits.