Independence Day

Independence Day Celebration Recap

Jul 6, 2020
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In The Moment … July 6, 2020 Show 852 Hour 2

This weekend, fireworks returned to Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration featuring President Donald Trump. The Pennington County Republican Party planned events in Rapid City. Protesters took to the street to speak out against the president and against treaty violations.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting had reporters across the state working to bring you coverage of the event. SDPB's Lee Strubinger was at Mount Rushmore. SDPB's Seth Tupper was in Rapid City. 

SDPB

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.