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In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 2

From the latest execution in South Dakota to the state legislature's efforts to hold the South Dakota Department of Education accountable for improving student test scores, the Dakota Political Junkies have much to discuss.

Mike Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University, make up this week's panel.

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In The Moment ... October 16, 2019 Show 680 Hour 2

Over the last several days, we've seen the drama play out within the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office. What is the responsibility of a public servant to maintain transparency?

Plus, a new batch of FEC reports shows Senator Mike Rounds is not raising as much money as other 2020 U.S. Senate incumbents.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis visit about these topics and more.

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In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

South Dakota's Congressional delegation is calling for transparency after yesterday's announcement that House Democrats are seeking a formal impeachment inquiry with respect to President Donald Trump's phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.

And, closer to home, the South Dakota Democratic Party's financial woes continue as their treasurer has announced his retirement.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis discuss this week's issues.

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In the Moment ... September 4, 2019 Show 651 Hour 2

Why is the South Dakota Democratic Party closing their offices in Rapid City and Sioux Falls?

What's the latest on the proposed uranium mine near Edgemont?

And what is former Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether's big announcement this afternoon?

Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper and Northern State University professor of Political Science Jon Schaff discuss in our weekly Dakota Political Junkies roundtable.

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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.

Arts & Lifestyle: Aug 10 - 16

Aug 16, 2019
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Dr. Holm visited us to discuss his book Life's Final Journey: A Guide for Aging and Dying With Grace. Lori talked with Reverend Constanze Hagmaier, the new ELCA bishop. Jon Schaff joined Lori Walsh for an in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln. And we hear music by Rashell Riser.

 

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In The Moment ... August 13, 2019 Show 636 Hour 2

Author and political scientist Jon Schaff joins SDPB's Lori Walsh for an in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln during the Brown Bag Book Club. We get beyond Lincoln as a talking point and explore what understanding his statesmanship offers Americans today. Schaff's new book is Abraham Lincoln's Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy. Schaff is a regular contributor to In The Moment's Dakota Political Junkies.

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 24, 2019 Show 622 Hour 2

State finance leaders say South Dakota could face a revenue shortfall in fiscal year 2020. 

Congressman Dusty Johnson wants to see the U.S,/Mexico/Canada trade agreement come to the house floor for ratification before August.

A new poll shows Governor Kristi Noem's disapproval rating is up.

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Jun 12, 2019
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In The Moment ... June 12, 2019 Show 594 Hour 2

It's that time of the week where we bring in the Dakota Political Junkies. Today we have Jonathan Ellis with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Schaff, political science professor at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

Today the discussion includes the Keystone KL Pipeline and Hemp/2019 Farm Bill.

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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 ... April 24, 2019 Show 561 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson recently made a trip the the U.S./Mexico border and South Dakota journalists travel to Washington D.C. in the ongoing quest for SNAP benefit data the USDA deems confidential.

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Schaff take on these issues among others. 

Dakota Political Junkies: Interim Studies

Apr 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 3, 2019 Show 548 Hour 2

The South Dakota Legislature will conduct interim studies of industrial hemp and the meth epidemic as they look ahead to the 2020 session.

And, Representative Scyller Borlum is traveling the state and talking with people about how to make education in rural South Dakota more accessible.

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In The Moment ... March 13, 2019 Show 534 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jon Schaff visit about news from the State Capitol in Pierre on the 39th and final day of the 2019 South Dakota Legislature.

Items include the Keystone XL bills, money for nursing homes, hemp, and more.

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

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson votes with House Democrats to block President Trump's emergency declaration. South Dakota's U.S. Senators vote on a Abortion Survivors Bill. Plus, the latest from the state legislature.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle join In The Moment.

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

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In The Moment ... February 6, 2019 Show 510 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies take a look at the background of gun law legislation.

This week's panelists are Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter with the Rapid City Journal, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Schaff visit about news coming out of the 2019 legislative session in Pierre.

They also discuss President Trump's recent Tweet that has many upset at his reference to Wounded Knee in a barb directed at Senator Elizabeth Warren and her husband.

Dakota Political Junkies: A New Farm Bill

Dec 13, 2018

In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 2

U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds are rallying behind a new farm bill that passed yesterday in the Senate. Thune, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says input from the state's farmers and ranchers helped craft the bill that passed by a vote of 87-13.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle discuss the new farm bill along with appointments to Governor-elect Kristi Noem's staff.

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In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 1

Jon Schaff, is political science professor from Northern State University in Aberdeen. From time to time, he lectures on George McGovern. He joins us today with more on this once presidential candidate.

Dakota Political Junkies: Transition In Pierre

Nov 14, 2018
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In The Moment ... November 14, 2018 Show 460 Hour 2

Governor-elect Kristi Noem's transition team, new Republican leadership in Pierre and a remembrance of former lawmaker Roger Hunt highlight this week's Dakota Political Junkies conversation.

Former State Representative and South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Famer Noel Hamiel joins Northern State University Professor of Political Science Jon Schaff.