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Dakota Political Junkies

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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!

Dakota Political Junkies

Mar 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 10, 2020 Show 770 Hour 2

The coronavirus has South Dakotans thinking twice about holding events, school, and even opening the doors of their businesses. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul Ten Haken promises a BIG announcement at 1 o'clock today. And the remaining days of the 2020 legislative session. The Dakota Political Junkies are back. We welcome Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University. 

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

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 26, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 26, 2020 Show 761 Hour 2

Every Wednesday, two “Dakota Political Junkies” join us to discuss the top political headlines of the week. Today, we're joined by Mike Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University.

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

News: Feb 8 - 14

Feb 14, 2020
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In this week's news podcast, SDPB's Seth Tupper joins us for a discussion about the South Dakota economy, the Dakota Political Junkies talk SD's top political headlines, SDPB's Victoria Wicks brings us a special report, and Kevin Woster talks the future of local newspapers in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 2

The tension between South Dakota lawmakers and the Board of Regents shows itself in proposed legislation. A bill seeking to make divorce harder to come by in the state takes heat from those who practice family law. Plus, should the South Dakota congressional delegation provide an annual, in-person update to lawmakers in Pierre?  Jonathan Ellis is a reporter for the Argus Leader, and Mike Card is associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. 

Political Junkies: Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 22, 2020 Show 738 Hour 1

A new poll looks at the approval rating of Governor Noem. A South Dakota lawmaker says consolidation in higher education might help bring down tuition rates. And a bill addressing transgender healthcare hears testimony in Pierre. The Dakota Political Junkies join us for a look at some of the state's top political headlines.  Jon Schaff is a professor of political science at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Jonathan Ellis is a reporter and columnist with Argus Leader Media.  

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 27, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 27, 2019 Show 709 Hour 2 Congress avoided another government shutdown, but South Dakota congressional delegates were not united in their support of the latest continuing resolution. South Dakota state senator Lyn DiSanto has resigned. We talk about her controversy and legacy. Plus, a look at Governor Kristi Noem's meth campaign and state government spending on a motivational conference.  Today we welcome Dakota Political Junkie Seth Tupper to In the Moment for a look at top political headlines. Seth Tupper is an enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal.

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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.

News: Aug 17 - 23

Aug 23, 2019
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Coverage of the Frank Lamere Presidential Forum. A federal judge will hear arguments on the merits of a lawsuit brought by tribes against President Trump. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. How can you better protect your data? – We have you covered.  And we hear from the two Rapid City businesswomen selected for this year’s Native American 40 under 40 award.