Political Science

PoliSci Profs: COVID & Our Political Institutions

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In The Moment … May 14, 2020 Show 817 Hour 1

Is government shrinking or growing? How is the American presidency changing? And how is the pandemic peeling back the curtain of the capacity of the administrative branch? It's been quite a year in national politics. Helping us sort through the noise and think more broadly about the times we are living in, we welcome Lisa Hager and David Wiltse back to In the Moment.  Wiltse is an Associate Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University. Hager is an Assistant Professor of Political Science, also at SDSU. 

Political Junkies: The "Back to Normal" Plan

Apr 29, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 806 Hour 2

PoliSci Profs: COVID & Your Rights

Apr 9, 2020

In The Moment ... April 9, 2020 Show 792 Hour 1

Since the first coronavirus cases were documented on U.S. soil, Americans have been looking to China, the Republic of Korea, and Italy for insight into what was ahead and how to manage it. South Dakotans have their eyes on New York City, Louisiana, and California as well as places like Sioux Falls and Beadle County. All of these places have different restrictions in efforts to contain the contagion.

COVID-19 & The Democratic Primaries

Mar 19, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 19, 2020 Show 777 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting brings you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and how it is impacting South Dakota public health, supply chains, and economy. We're also talking about the politics of the pandemic.

How is COVID-19 affecting the democratic primaries?

Lisa Hager is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, he's an associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State 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

Syria Update With Tim Schorn

Feb 25, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 25, 2020 Show 760 Hour 2

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. 

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2

Local reaction to the State of the Union address, the impeachment process continues, and a look into the ongoing legislative session in Pierre. It's Wednesday and time for our weekly get together with the Dakota Political Junkies. 

Joining us are Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, and former South Dakota State Senator Tom Dempster.

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In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

What is the status of impeachment? Why are we seeing this delay in the articles being sent to the senate? How is congress reacting to the situation in Iran?  Lisa Hager is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University join us.  

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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The United States House of Representatives has begun the historic debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

We're joined by David Wiltse, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Lisa Hager, Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University for perspective on the day.

They join us from the Jeanine Basinger Studio on the SDSU campus.

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In The Moment ... November 14, 2019 Show 700 Hour 1

Yesterday marked the first day of public hearings for the impeachment inquiry regarding President Donald Trump. South Dakota Public Broadcasting is airing the public hearings live on SDPB Radio and SDPB TV.  

NPR has brought you coverage and analysis, but today we'd like to offer a South Dakota perspective. Lisa Hager is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, he's an Associate Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University.

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In The Moment ... October 10, 2019 Show 677 Hour 1

There's been a lot of talk lately regarding impeachment. But what exactly would have to happen for a president to be impeached?

David Wiltse, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Lisa Hager, Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, discuss the topic as they join from the Jeanine Basinger Studio on the SDSU campus.

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In The Moment ... April 11, 2017 Show 069 Hour 1

Dan O’Brien and his wife, Jill, created Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997 with the mission of preserving the Great Plains by returning buffalo to their native habitat. O’Brien is the author of novels and memoirs, including “Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch.” He speaks at Augustana University tonight in Sioux Falls. His presentation is “Buffalo, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Toward a More Sustainable Use of North American Grasslands.”

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In The Moment ... March 16, 2017 Show 051 Hour 1

Rounds for Senate

On Wednesday members of the Government Audit Operations Operations met in Pierre to discuss the EB-5 program. Lawmakers reviewed written responses from former Republican Governor Mike Rounds and current Governor Dennis Daugaard to questions asked by the committee. Rounds is running for U.S. Senate and Daugaard is seeking re-election. Democrats have been making EB-5 an issue in the fall campaign and trying to link it to Rounds.

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Israel and Hamas held a brief cease-fire on Thursday as fighting went into a tenth day. The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so that supplies could be delivered to Gaza.

Air strikes and rocket fire quickly resumed following the cease-fire. The nearly two weeks of cross-border fighting has so far killed more than 220 Palestinians in Gaza and one Israeli, according to officials.

High School Students Compete Over Constitution

Nov 26, 2012

This week students from four South Dakota high schools converge on the state capitol to fight it out over the U.S. Constitution.

The South Dakota “We the People” High School State Competition gives students a chance to showcase their understanding of the Constitution.

Lennis Larson  is one of the coordinators of the program and a retired government teacher from Spearfish.   

He says the program intends to help promote civic confidence and responsibility among high school kids.