South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association

In The Moment ... April 21, 2017 Show 077 Hour 1

South Dakota music legend Nick Schwebach joins us as we celebrate his induction into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award. We’ll talk music and friendship as Schwebach plays live for our weekly Moment in Sound segment.

US Attorney Names Point Person For Election Fraud Complaints

Oct 24, 2016
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The US Attorney’s office in South Dakota is naming a District Election Officer to field any complaints of election fraud this year.

The district officer works with other federal agencies to insure a fair election.

It's been a big week for video on Facebook.  The social networking giant announced it will test a "dedicated place" where users can go when they want to watch a video, whether it's a saved video, a video from a friend or a followed page, or from any other video publisher on Facebook.

Next week, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in the second round of United States v. Nosal.  This time around, the main question is whether accessing an account using a shared password is an unauthorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Dakota Midday: Aging Happy, Healthy And Wise

Oct 7, 2015

Seniors are often confronted with issues and legal questions which can be complicated and confusing.  To help answer questions in person, SDSU Extension invites senior South Dakotans to attend the October 8 "Healthy, Happy and Wise" annual conference in Salem.  With approximately 14.3% of South Dakotans age 65 and older, the state has the seventh oldest population of any state in the nation.  SDSU Extension Food Safety Field Specialist Lavonne Meyer is coordinating Thursday's event.  She joined guest host Joe Tlustos on Dakota Midday.

Ashley Madison Hack, Bank Card Skimmers & Flash

Aug 21, 2015

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" tackled several issues in this program.  They talked about the hack and possible problems for the site's users, the slow demise of flash ads, back-to-school technology and bank card skimmers which have surfaced on Sioux Falls ATM machines.  Plus, "The Computer Guys" answered listener questions as always.

Sioux Falls Police Department

Authorities in Sioux Falls say officials found card skimmers on two bank ATM machines. Thieves place the devices to capture financial information so they can gain access to accounts. Police say this is the first time they’ve found credit card skimmers in the area. 

Officials say they believe no one’s card information is compromised after skimmers recorded sensitive material at two ATMs in the southwest part of the city.

Walker, Former US Senate Candidate In Jail Awaiting Trial

Jul 17, 2015

Clayton Walker is a former US Senate candidate who was kicked off the ballot for allegedly forging some of the signatures needed on his campaign petition.  He is now in jail awaiting trial.
Walker is set to stand trial on July 20th on felony charges including 12 counts of election petition violations.  
But he was arrested after failing to show up for pretrial hearings.  He is now in custody until the July 20th trial.

Bosworth Gets Probation, No Jail Time

Jul 1, 2015
Annette Bosworth

Former South Dakota US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth was sentenced to three years of probation and 500-hours of community service in a Hughes County court on Wednesday .
 Bosworth is a South Dakota Physician and was convicted in May of six counts each of perjury and filing false documents during her 2014 campaign for the US Senate.
Bosworth was given two years for each count but that sentence was suspended so she won’t serve jail time.

Individuals who use a fake license to get a job face stiffer fines under a bill pending in the state legislature. On Tuesday the state Senate passed Senate Bill 97. Republican State Senator Al Novstrup says this bill rides piggyback on past legislation.

"Five years ago, this legislature passed a bill, to make it illegal to buy a false degree. In other words, the mill degree industry was being regulated by us. And the attempt was to make a real degree have value and to punish those people that would buy a degree for any particular profession," State Senator Novstrup says.

State officials warn of another phone scam targeting South Dakotans. This time it involves the court system. The Unified Judicial System and the Attorney General’s office say criminals are trying to get personal information and banking details from people by lying about legal consequences.