Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 17, 2012

Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic talk about former Senator George McGovern who has been admitted into hospice care.  They also discuss last Friday's debate between Representative Kristi Noem and challenger Matt Varilek, a judge's order that Secretary of State Jason Gant include an opposition statement from Senator Stan Adelstein in the ballot issues guide among other topics.

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 10, 2012

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talk about the latest television ads in South Dakota's U.S. House race between first-term Republican Kristi Noem and Democrat Matt Varilek.  They also preview tomorrow's Vice Presidential debate and comment on former Senator Larry Pressler's endorsement of President Obama.

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 4, 2012

This week we’re joined by Kevin Woster, columnist with the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis, columnist/reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Discussion topics this week include the Presidential debates, Senator John Thune’s potential leadership moves after the fall elections, Democratic U.S. House candidate Matt Varilek’s suspension of his campaign’s television ads and the feud between State Senator Stan Adelstein and Secretary of State Jason Gant.   

Kealey Bultena

Just more than one month stands between voters and Election Day 2012. As people peruse political flyers and competing candidate handouts, most notice the political party line. Not everyone wants voters focused on labels, though, and a Sioux Falls gathering is designed to distract from partisan politics.

They call it the No Party Party. Lively chatter proves festive conversation isn’t banned. Rather political party labels are off-limits.

Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 26, 2012

Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter and Mitchell Daily Republic Web Editor Denise Ross discuss the status of the Farm Bill after the U.S. House adjourned before taking a vote.  The Dakota Political Junkies also talk about new poll numbers in the House race between Representative Kristi Noem and challenger Matt Varilek and a recent Noem TV ad which has received the "Pants on Fire" award from Politifact.

Understanding Muslim Societies

Sep 25, 2012

Marc Lynch, Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Washington University, is one of the world's leading experts on Middle Eastern studies and societies.  Lynch publishes frequently about the politics of the Middle East and was one of the first to anticipate the impact of new social media on Arab politics.  He'll deliver the speech, "Understanding Muslim Societies," at the South Dakota State University McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center Thursday at 7 p.m.

Kealey Bultena

In one week, northwest Iowa hosted two of the men who hope to win November’s presidential election. First, President Barack Obama hosted a rally in Sioux City. On Friday, Governor Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in a nearby college town. Thousands of people found their way to Romney’s event in Orange City.

The crowd leaps up as a band ushers in presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He strides out on a stage built in the middle of Northwestern College’s gymnasium.