Laurie Gill

Governor Kristi Noem says it's time to take action to fight meth abuse and addiction in South Dakota. The governor laid out plans for treatment and funding in her state budget proposal, asking for more than $3.5 million in dedicated resources. This came just weeks after the state launched a new meth awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to involve all South Dakotans in the fight against addiction.

Suicide Prevention

Sep 10, 2019
SDSP

In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 2

Research shows that the suicide rate in the ag industry is five times higher than the national average. Among the reasons: worries about income, social isolation, and the ever-present stigma related to seeking mental health services. 

News: Aug 10 - 16

Aug 16, 2019
SDPB

In this weeks news, SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on Hand County potentially seeing another animal feedlot operation that may complicate things there. Tuesday marked the last day of the nest predator bounty program, and we’ll hear reactions from SDPB's Michael Zimny. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. Lori talks with Laurie Gill, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Could gratitude decrease stress? And, The National Farmers Organization says the country's farmers deserve better when it comes to the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.

Secretary Laurie Gill

Aug 14, 2019
SDPB

In The Moment ... August 14, 2019 Show 637 Hour 2

Child care, economic assistance programs, and medicaid are just a few examples of what the South Dakota Department of Social Services focuses on. But what programs consume the most dollars? What are the main reasons people find themselves in need of assistance? And what programs could use more help?

 

Laurie Gill is the Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services and joined us today to answer these questions are more.