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Statehouse: Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
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The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear a report from the Dakota Political Junkies, how House Republicans are advancing a bill they say protects transgender children from undergoing irreversible procedures, and more.

 

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

 

When Ryan Maher looks at the administration of the two state universities in the Black Hills, he sees costly duplication. 

 

Poll: More Disapprove Of Noem Than Approve

Jan 17, 2020

More South Dakota registered voters disapprove than approve of the job Gov. Kristi Noem is doing, according to new poll results. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson delivered his 19th and final State of the Judiciary address Wednesday. Gilbertson joins to further elaborate where he believes South Dakota has improved, and where there is still work to be done.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Jason Ravnsborg is South Dakota's Attorney General. Ravnsborg holds the power of attorney in representing South Dakota in all legal matters. He joined Lori to talk about what he believes should be top of mind for our legislators in 2020.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Today is Interfaith Day in Pierre. Constanza Hagmaier is the bishop of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA and Taneeza Islam is with South Dakota Voices for Peace. They join us to discuss this very special day in Pierre.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Lee Qualm (R) represents District 21 and is the house majority leader. Kris Langer (R) represents District 25 and is the senate majority leader. The two joined us to discuss what they are hoping to see get done during the 2020 legislative session. 

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Troy Heinert (D) represents District 26 and is the senate minority leader, and Jamie Smith (D) represents District 15 and is the house minority leader. They join us to discuss their goals for the 2020 legislative session.

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

Seth Tupper

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., avoided criticizing or defending President Trump on Thursday when Thune fielded questions about impeachment during a visit to Rapid City.

“I think you can argue about whether or not the judgment the president exercised was appropriate,” Thune said, “but it’s pretty hard in my view to see a case where you would argue that this would be an impeachable offense. I don’t think it reaches that level based on what I’ve seen so far.”

Congressman Johnson Discusses Impeachment

Dec 27, 2019

Dusty Johnson was elected to Congress during a turbulent time in American history. Months later he would vote no as the U.S. House of Representatives debated articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump.

Congressman Johnson sits down with SDPB's Lori Walsh for an in-depth conversation about impeachment. He also discusses the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the National Defense Authorization Act, and his plan for addressing the high cost of prescription drugs in America. 

Dusty Johnson Introduces FEEDD Act to Congress

Jun 18, 2019

Wet weather threatens regional corn and soybean production and the state’s livestock producers are concerned about providing feed for their cattle.

South Dakota’s Congressional Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced the FEEDD  Act, a bill allowing farmers to harvest cover crops, used to hold soil in place, earlier in the year.

Johnson says plant prevention insurance claims are made when farmers are prevented from planting crops and they are expected to plant a cover crop on the unutilized acres.

Dusty Johnson Introduces FEEDD Act to Congress

Jun 18, 2019

Wet weather threatens regional corn and soybean production and the state’s livestock producers are concerned about providing feed for their cattle.

South Dakota’s Congressional Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced the FEEDD  Act, a bill allowing farmers to harvest cover crops, used to hold soil in place, earlier in the year.

Johnson says plant prevention insurance claims are made when farmers are prevented from planting crops and they are expected to plant a cover crop on the unutilized acres.

In The Moment ... March 7, 2019 Show 530 Hour 2

Today is the last day for the legislature to pass bills out of both chambers. SDPB's Lee Strubinger and Cara Hetland got together to discuss some of the top issues facing lawmakers.

  Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

SDPB

In The Moment ... February 1, 2019 Show 507 Hour 1

Senate Bill 47 allowing constitutional carry in South Dakota was signed into law Thursday by Governor Kristi Noem.

SDPB Political Reporter Lee Strubinger says other bills dealing with concealed carry are still working their way through the legislature.

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

SDPB

In The Moment ... December 19, 2018 Show 483 Hour 2

We review the top news stories of 2018. A deeper look at the new farm bill and a discussion of Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

We're joined by former South Dakota lawmaker and member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame, Noel Hamiel. And publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, Jon Hunter.

rollingstone.com

In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 1

Jon Schaff, is political science professor from Northern State University in Aberdeen. From time to time, he lectures on George McGovern. He joins us today with more on this once presidential candidate.

Kevin Woster

SDPB's Kevin Woster spent Election Day 2018 driving across the state to see a pair of mules. Woster joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh to talk about good friends and good animals.

In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 1 

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins the program for a look at how South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard fares against President Donald Trump in the polls, the power of a packed ballot, and the residue of negative campaign tactics.

New York Times

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 2

Consider, for a moment, the year 1968. The Tet offensive. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The assassination of Bobby Kennedy. America was embroiled in divisiveness, even as passionate voices such as Kennedy's called out for change. Consider the lessons of history for today.

June 5th marks the 50th anniversary of Bobby Kennedy's death. Bill Walsh joins us today. He's a longtime friend of the Kennedy family, a former campaign advisor for Edward Kennedy, and the former owner of the Franklin Hotel in Deadwood.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

A new organization called Rural Forward is poised to address those issues in time for the mid-term elections and beyond.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle is one of the founding leaders of the project. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1987 and then in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us with insight into South Dakota politics with a visit to the Pennington County Republican Women's Club.

pbs.org

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2 

FRONTLINE investigates the high-stakes battle for control of the GOP in America. We talk with FRONTLINE producer/reporter Gabrielle Schonder about the public and behind-the-scenes rhetoric that stands to redefine the Republican Party.

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

Do women change the way government works? Today we welcome Brooke Blaalid of Ready to Run SD to talk about upcoming training that encourages women to run for office.

https://readytorunsd.org/The Ready to Run SD conference is April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls.

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

As the 93rd legislative session ends, with it come several changes to the initiated measure and referred law process.

With those changes come increased information disclosure requirements from those circulating petitions.

Joining us to unpack those bills, and other laws that passed this year is SDPB's political reporter Lee Strubinger.

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans." Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 1

The controversy in America over language continues.

Augustana University professors Jennifer Gubbels, PhD., and Patrick Hicks, PhD., explore the notion of banned words and how to process recent news stories highlighting them.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 1 

Today we talk misconduct and consequences, and how national revelations of sexual assault and harassment, are offering an opportunity (and a challenge) for political leaders to address the role of power and abuse.

SDPB's Kevin Woster wrote about it in his blog, On the Other Hand. You can find it at sdpb.org/woster.

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago.  The Senate Committee is looking into the circumstances around Comey's dismissal and how they relate to the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. Election.  The White House has given conflicting messages about the reasons for Comey's firing.  Sources close to Comey say the President told Comey to shut down the Russia investigation.

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In The Moment ... May 10, 2017 Show 090 Hour 2

Alex Meyer. He's a junior art and theater major at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. He recently earned a second place award at the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Alex is joined by Augustana professor Dr. Richard Swanson, who wrote the play which inspired Alex's set design. We talk about creation stories, following your passion to find your career, and about "stories among chaos."

In The Moment ... May 5, 2017 Show 087 Hour 1

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