Special: Iran Conflict - Impacts On SD

Jan 15, 2020
Bajun Malavwalla

A Democratic Forum, "The Conflict with Iran: Impacts on South Dakota," was held Friday in Sioux Falls. The panelists joined SDPB's Steve Zwemke on Sunday for a conversation on the subject.

Michael Saba, State Representative of District 9, retired military intelligence officer Bajun Mavalwalla, and foreign U.S. service officer Russell Hanks all have extensive experience in the region. They gave their assessments of the current situation and how they see the U.S./Iran relationship playing out over the next several days and months.

News: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020

The assassination of General Soleimani comes only weeks after the House passed a $738 billion military budget that omitted a number of provisions that would have limited the President's military powers to go to war with Iran, and the release of the "Afghanistan Papers," which reveal we've made little progress during our 19-year occupation in the region. Dr.


In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

What is the status of impeachment? Why are we seeing this delay in the articles being sent to the senate? How is congress reacting to the situation in Iran?  Lisa Hager is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University join us.  

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University


In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

What were the top news stories of 2019? What lies ahead for the next legislative session in Pierre? And what is South Dakota's congressional delegation saying about the situation between the U.S. and Iran? It's our first Dakota Political Junkies get together of the new year. We welcome Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Sioux Falls Argus Leader Investigative Reporter and Columnist Jonathan Ellis.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 2

Tim Schorn On Iran

Sep 17, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment .. September 17, 2019 Show 660 Hour 1

Tehran says no direct negotiations with the U.S. are on the table. President Trump stops short of directly blaming Iran for a major attack on Saudi Arabian oil installations. 

Tensions In Gulf Of Oman

Jun 18, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 18, 2019 Show 598 Hour 2

Tension has been high in the Gulf of Oman. Last week, two oil tankers were damaged in the Gulf through an act of sagotage. Meanwhile, the U.S. has been putting pressure on Iran to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal further.

Tim Schorn, Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, unpacks the issues and events.

In The Moment ... August 13, 2018 Show 399 Hour 1

As the New York Times' Tehran Bureau Chief, Thomas Erdbrink is one of just a few Western reporters allowed to work in Iran.

Tonight is the first of a two-night FRONTLINE series called "Our Man in Tehran," in which Erdbrink opens the front door to an Iran you may not know.

He shares encounters inside the closed society of Iran and visits with the country's people about the challenges of living under theocratic leadership. 

Thomas Erdbrink joined In The Moment with a preview of tonight's show. 

In The Moment ... May 8, 2018 Show 332 Hour 1

As the world poises to hear from President Donald Trump about whether or not he will pull America out of the Iran nuclear accord, we broaden our view of the map by welcoming former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler to In the Moment.

His 2017 book Neighbours in Arms is part memoir, part history lesson, part sounding call for nuclear disarmament. The book takes readers behind the scenes during the years of the Pressler Amendment and the debate over what to do about Pakistan's quest for nuclear arms.

In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

FRONTLINE's "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia" looks at war in the Middle East, going far beyond headlines about a battle to defeat ISIS to look at what's at stake in the battle for dominance that kills indiscriminately.

FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith talks to political and military leaders from both countries, gains access to Yemen for a look at devastation, and listens to experts on the violence . . . including those who are struggling to survive it.

South Dakotans in Congress are standing against the nuclear deal with Iran. Lawmakers are back in Washington, DC after a recess, and leaders are grappling with how to handle support and disapproval of the agreement.

Thursday United States Senate Democrats blocked a vote of disapproval on the Iran nuclear deal. Still Senator Mike Rounds says he does not support the compromise.

Iran's Nuclear Program

Nov 26, 2013

Iran and six world powers including the U.S.  announced early Sunday that they had reached an interim agreement that would for the first time roll back portions of Iran’s nuclear program. In return, some economic sanctions against Iran would be eased.