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Dakota Political Junkies

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In The Moment … July 22, 2020 Show 864 Hour 1

A few GOP legislators are at odds with Governor Kristi Noem regarding tribal checkpoints ... and the issue of reopening our schools - why does it have to be so political? For that, we bring in our Dakota Political Junkies. We're joined by Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and up in Lake County, we have Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter.

 

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Jul 1, 2020
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Jun 10, 2020
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In The Moment … June 10, 2020 Show 835 Hour 2

The discussion on policing continues as we take a look at issues locally with the Dakota Political Junkies. That, along with some news involving members of the South Dakota Legislature. Our Dakota Political Junkies this time around are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and, Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota.

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May 20, 2020
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In The Moment … May 20, 2020 Show 821 Hour 2

South Dakota Tribes are not budging on their COVID-19 checkpoints. Meanwhile, more and more South Dakota businesses are re-opening. Is it too soon? And could the rate of these re-openings and the current business climate have an impact on local elections? It's good to have the Dakota Political Junkies back for more discussion. Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen is with us. And Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, is back for more!

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Apr 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 22, 2020 Show 801 Hour 2

How does the national media report on South Dakota, especially during the current pandemic? How do we balance civil liberties and personal responsibility as protests increase in cities under lockdown? And what does the future hold for our weekly newspapers? We've invited the Dakota Political Junkies to speak on these topics. Michael Card is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and Jon Hunter is the publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

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Apr 1, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 1, 2020 Show 786 Hour 2

Political Junkies: Mar 3

Mar 4, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 4, 2020 Show 766 Hour 2

This week's Dakota Political Junkies are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and former South Dakota State Senator, Tom Dempster, who represented District 9 for four terms. They join us for a dicussion about this week's top political headlines.

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

Political Junkies: Feb 19

Feb 19, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 19, 2020 Show 756  Hour 2

There's a lot happening at the State Capitol in Pierre this week so we've placed calls to our Dakota Political Junkies for their appraisal. Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter, and columnist at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader are this week's Dakota Political Junkies.

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

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In The Moment ... January 29, 2020 Show 743 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 continues to lead headlines across the state. Legislation creating a so-called "modified Red Flag law" has been filed in the State Senate. And, the Board of Regents' director is pushing a bill creating needs-based scholarships. The Dakota Political Junkies will touch on these topics and more this morning.  We welcome the University of South Dakota Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Card, and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter. 

 

Political Junkies: State Of The State

Jan 15, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 2

South Dakota is open for business! Governor Kristi Noem highlighted the state's business climate during her State of the State address yesterday in Pierre. She also touched on industrial hemp, meth treatment, and agriculture in her speech delivered in front of the South Dakota Legislature.

The Dakota Political Junkies are ready to discuss the governor's address. Joining us are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and former South Dakota State Senator, Tom Dempster, who represented District 9 for four terms.

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Dec 4, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 4, 2019 Show 712

Governor Kristi Noem, in her budget address Tuesday, announced $9 million in reductions to state agencies. "Money is tight this year," prefaced Noem.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the governor's proposed 2021 budget. They also visit about the resignation of Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan. County Commissioners approved a $35,000 payment in exchange for his resignation.

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In The Moment ... October 30, 2019 Show 690 Hour 2

The South Dakota Democratic Party will elect a new chair in early December. Whitney Raver has officially announced her run for South Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, make up this week's panel.

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In The Moment ... October 23, 2019 Show 685 Hour 2

A legislative committee agrees that more funding is needed for court and treatment services. The committee met Tuesday as they continued their study of imprisonment alternatives. They couldn't agree, however, on whether ingesting controlled substances should be a felony.

Noel Hamiel, columnist with the Rapid City Journal and former South Dakota legislator, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, serve as this week's Dakota Political Junkies.

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In The Moment ... October 2, 2019 Show 671 Hour 2

Former legislator Dan Ahlers is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020.

And, does free speech push the rule of law?

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel, former legislator and Rapid City Journal columnist, and Jon Hunter, Madison Daily Leader publisher, dive into the issues.

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In The Moment ... September 18, 2019 Show 661 Hour 2

Should the state of South Dakota have seen the warning signs about investors of the former STAR Academy property near Custer? Does the public have the right to know why Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan has been out of the office for weeks?

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Mike Card talk these South Dakota political headlines and more.

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In The Moment ... August 21, 2019 Show 642 Hour 2

The Minnehaha County Democrats, in a press release today, say a candidate will step forward to run against Representative Dusty Johson in 2020. Could it be Whitney Raver?

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jon Schaff also discuss this week's industrial hemp hearings and the Frank La Mere Native American Presidential Forum.

News: Aug 3 - 9

Aug 9, 2019
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This week we had Jon Hunter with the Madison Daily Leader and Jon Schaff, Political Science professor at NSU as our Politcal Junkies; we discussed the Pentagon launching surveillance balloons over South Dakota and the American Civil Liberties Union’s concerns over privacy, and the Jon Hunter’s report shinning a light on South Dakota’s need for more mental health professionals. We hear from folks at the new addiction treatment center, Project Recovery, and what they’re seeing regarding addiction in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies: Surveillance Balloons

Aug 7, 2019
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In The Moment ... August 7, 2019 Show 632 Hour 2

The Pentagon is launching balloons over the Midwest, including South Dakota, for drug surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union has conveyed concerns over privacy.

South Dakota voters could be deciding on a medical marijuana measure in November, 2020, if proponents gather enough signatures by this November.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jon Schaff discuss these issues and more.

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In The Moment ... July 31, 2019 Show 627 Hour 2

The message "In God We Trust" will greet South Dakota students when they return to school next month and Seth Tupper writes about Senator Mike Rounds' multifaceted fundraising apparatus.

Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter discuss this week's political news. 

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In The Moment ... July 17, 2019 Show 617 Hour 2

South Dakota has a $19.4 million surplus for Fiscal Year 2019. The Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same sex marriage. Plus, South Dakota Congressional delegates confront racism, accusations of racism, and election season rhetoric.

The Dakota Political Junkies are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Jonathan Ellis, columnist and investigative reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader

In the Moment News: July 1-7

Jul 3, 2019
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Representative Jean Hunhoff discusses the mental health task force she chairs. State Representative Nancy Rasmussen explains the Special Education Interim Study Committee. Representative Lee Qualm and Representative Oren Lesmeister talk industrial hemp. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on freshman state legislator Scyller Borglum’s announcement to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Political Junky Jon Hunter discuss this week in South Dakota politics. 

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In The Moment ... July 3, 2019 Show 609 Hour 2

Scyller Borglum will challenge Senator Mike Rounds next summer and a petition drive for a referendum on House Bill 1094 has failed.

Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter joins Lori Walsh for In The Moment's weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment. 

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In The Moment ... June 19, 2019 Show 599 Hour 2

A picture has created havoc during this year's Girls State and petition drives are underway to subvert South Dakota's current Initiated Measure process.

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Hunter join Lori Walsh for the weekly political roundtable.

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In The Moment ... May 29, 2019 Show 584 Hour 2

The ACLU is asking a federal court to step in and prevent South Dakota from enforcing the new "riot boosting" law ... and a feather in the cap at graduation causes a stir.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jon Hunter dig into the issues in SDPB's weekly political roundtable. 

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In The Moment ... May 15, 2019 Show 576 Hour 2

South Dakota High School students propose a deeper look at "In God We Trust." U.S. Senator John Thune calls for trade deals that fuel economic growth. Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh to discuss this week's political headlines.

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In The Moment ... May 1, 2019 Show 566 Hour 2

A South Dakota lawmaker is accusing Congressman Dusty Johnson of intimidation. It's just one of the topics addressed by the Dakota Political Junkies.

This week's panelists are Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. 

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In The Moment ... April 23, 2019 Show 560 Hour 1

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Apr 10, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 10, 2019 Show 553 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem was in Watertown Tuesday to talk about job development. While she was there she announced the reopening of the state's Emergency Command Center in anticipation of another winter storm.

Meanwile, Senator John Thune is working to battle those annoying robo-calls.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the issues. Roger Whittle joins from a snowy Watertown while Jon Hunter joins from a lightning-struck Madison. 

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2019 Show 539 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion get together for In The Moment's weekly politics roundtable.

They discuss Governor Kristi Noem's signings of Capitol carry and "In God We Trust" legislation along with last night's Augustana Boe Forum that featured Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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

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In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 2

A university free speech bill has been revived, legalized sports betting in South Dakota could go to the 2020 ballot, and Governor Noem proposes bills in anticipation of Keystone XL protests.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader talk about the issues.

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

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