Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 3, 2018

In The Moment ... October 3. 2018 Show 435 Hour 2

We're just a month away from the November election.

In today’s show we visited about the race for governor along with South Dakota's congressional reaction to this week's announcement of a new trade deal with Canada, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Jon Hunter, Publisher of the Madison Daily Leader and Jonathan Ellis, Investigative Reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, joined this week’s Dakota Political Junkies. 

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In The Moment ... October 1. 2018 Show 433 Hour 1

The House and Senate Conference Committee failed to reach a compromise by the deadline last night, leaving the 2018 Farm Bill on the table and some funding set to expire.

Meanwhile, NAFTA makes a comeback under a new name, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Dr. Evert Van der Sluis, Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University, joined In The Moment to explain the repercussions of the latest news.

In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 1

Canadian Consul General Paul Connors is based in Minneapolis. He recently visited South Dakota to visit with Governor Dennis Daugaard. We spoke with him last week after that visit. We talked about the role of a consul general, Canada's 150th birthday, and, most importantly, the economic partnership between South Dakota farms and businesses and our neighbor to the north.

In The Moment ... August 17,2017 Show 158 Hour 1

Twenty-five years ago, agreement was reached on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’s a trade pact that gradually eliminated most tariffs and trade barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Has NAFTA been good or bad for the U.S.? Has it been good or bad for South Dakota? Today we welcome Russell Green. He’s a Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics for Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.