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Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 21, 2021

In The Moment … January 21st, 2021 Show 975 Hour 2

We have a new president. A Heavily guarded inauguration ceremony went smoothly as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

How will the country look different under his administration? How is he approaching the pandemic? Are South Dakotans in for any big changes?

And, in one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump raised eyebrows in South Dakota with the pardon of Paul Erickson who was sentenced to seven years in prison last year for defrauding investors.

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 26, 2020

In The Moment … August 26, 2020 Show 889 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem is on the schedule to speak today during the Republican National Convention. Meanwhile, COVID-19 is infiltrating our schools and universities before fall classes have much of a chance to get off the ground. Are we experiencing a "second wave" of the coronavirus? The Dakota Political Junkies return to our regular time and we welcome Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. Also appearing today is Michael Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 5, 2020

In The Moment … August 5, 2020 Show 874 Hour 1

Back to school, masks, and "in-artfully crafted campaign e-mails" are part of today's Dakota Political Junkies round table.  Plus, Kennedy Noem leaves the governor's staff and we remember former Attorney General Mark Meierhenry. We're joined by Michael Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota.  Also with us is Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 22, 2020

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.


South Dakota's "Home Rule Charter"

Jul 20, 2020

In The Moment … July 20, 2020 Show 862 Hour 1

South Dakota's constitution and laws provide for five types of charters for a city. One of them is Home Rule Charter. This allows the voters of a city to enact a charter that allows the city to engage in activities the citizens desire that is not prohibited by the national or the state constitution and laws or the city charter.

Julia Hellwege and Michael Card are political science professors from the University of South Dakota and are involved.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 8, 2020

In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 1

President Donald Trump's visit to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore is still generating news. Governor Kristi Noem accompanied the president and first lady back to Washington, D.C., on Air Force One. Meanwhile, NEWSMAX is calling Noem "The Iron Lady of the Prairie" in the July issue of their magazine.  Today we discuss the governor's COVID-19 response... and a GOP for Biden office in Madison. 


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Jun 24, 2020

In The Moment … June 24, 2020 Show 845 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies

May 27, 2020

In The Moment … May 27, 2020 Show 825 Hour 2

Education is receiving a major bump in South Dakota via federal CARES act funding... and we're less than a week away from the South Dakota Primary and other municipal elections. The Dakota Political Junkies convene for our weekly discussion on state politics. We welcome Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, joins for today's conversation. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Apr 22, 2020

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.


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. 



In the Moment ... August 28, 2019 Show 647 Hour 2

There are two Democrats in line to run for South Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House. U.S. Senate candidate Skyler Borglum has a plan to take on the national debt. And, posters for the American Identitiy Movement have been posted around the University of South Dakota campus.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis and Mike Card discuss these topics and more.

In The Moment ... April 20, 2017 Show 076 Hour 2

We continue our conversation about how shifting demographics impact South Dakota communities. SDPB's Kealey Bultena is in Sioux Falls with Dr. Tad Jacobs from Avera for a conversation about how healthcare systems strive to meet the increasingly specialized needs of growing populations. 

Every 10 years state lawmakers draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. SDPB's Lee Strubinger takes a look at legislative redistricting and how it may impact the two major parties in the state going forward.

USD political science professor Mike Card joins Dakota Midday to talk about the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.