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In The Moment … December 17, 2020 Show 963 Hour 1 In just a decade, South Dakota voters went from rejecting medical marijuana use, to passing it in a statewide initiative. Guest: SDPB's Lee Strubinger, politics and public policy reporter, speaks to New Approach South Dakota Executive Director Melissa Mentele.

   

Supreme Court Report with Mike Thompson

Dec 17, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 17, 2020 Show 963 Hour 2 The Supreme Court of the United States is in session and hears various cases each week. Today we discuss a second try effort by the Trump Administration that would regulate census numbers based on citizenship. We also talk about a case that's a vehicle for discussing the separation-of-powers doctrine.  Guest: Mike Thomson, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Sioux Falls. 

   

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 16, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 16, 2020 Show 962 Hour 2

You & Your Democracy: Episode 9

Dec 16, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 16, 2020 Show 962 Hour 2

Congressman Dusty Johnson

The Problem Solvers Caucus is a bipartisan group that hopes to wake stimulus negotiations. The proposal includes another round of stimulus checks, boosted unemployment insurance, and needed aid to cities and states. South Dakota's US Representative Dusty Johnson is part of that group and joins SDPB's Lori Walsh with a look into what this is and the role he plays inside of it.

NPR

In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 1

In a new study published by South Dakota State University, large numbers of South Dakotans reported stress, damaged friendships, fatigue, loss of sleep, and depression as a result of the election. So, how are South Dakotans responding to the strictly partisan interpretation of voter fraud allegations in other states?

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 9, 2020 Show 957 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem delivered her budget address before the South Dakota Legislature at the State Capitol in Pierre yesterday. The governor noted the state's 19-million-dollar surplus at the end of fiscal year 2020 and an unemployment rate of 3.6% - down from 11% in April.

The governor also opened her address by doubling down on her COVID-19 policies which have become national news.

You & Your Democracy Ep 7.

Dec 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 9, 2020 Show 957 Hour 1

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb.org/yourdemocracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with Patrick Gainey from the social studies department at Spearfish High School. He begins by asking why does democracy demand our participation?

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

Supreme Court Report with Mike Thompson

Dec 9, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … December 8, 2020 Show 956 Hour 2

"Government is not free to disregard the First Amendment in times of crisis." Those are the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Today we check in with Mike Thompson for an update on the actions of the nation's highest court and the cases that impact us all.

Mike Thompson is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Sioux Falls.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

SDPB

SDPB's Lori Walsh welcomes South Dakota Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and what we can expect in the days ahead. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

The Economics of COVID-19

Dec 7, 2020

In The Moment … December 7, 2020 Show 955 Hour 2

Joe Santos, Ph.D., professor of economics and the Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking and Regulation with the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University joins us with a conversation about the economics of COVID-19.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 2

As Congress struggles to produce a viable COVID stimulus package, South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson brings forth a compromise with his Problem Solvers Caucus. Is it more than a symbolic gesture? If so, what's wrong with a symbolic gesture to get things going? We tackle this and more with the Dakota Political Junkies.

Mike Card is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota. Jon Hunter is the publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

You & Your Democracy Ep. 10

Dec 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 2

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb dot org slash your democracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with retired Rapid City Area School District social studies teacher, Dorothy Brewick about the Preamble to the Constitution as a living document. Part 3 of 3 begins by Chuck asking Dorothy if the preamble is still viable and relevant today.

Yankton's Debate Over Mask Ordinance

Nov 30, 2020
City of Yankton

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 2

The city of Yankton is, like many other communities, in the middle of a debate over a mask ordinance while trying to combat growing COVID-19 statistics.

Let's find out how Yankton's battle is progressing as we welcome their City Manager Amy Leon to the program.

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Terry Liggins

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 1

As America prepares to transition to a Biden administration, there's talk in some circles of things getting "back to normal." In May, Governor Noem championed a "back to normal" pandemic plan. Is "normal" what we should strive for?

For many people "normal" means no healthcare, living paycheck to paycheck, being afraid of law enforcement, or no access to childcare.

What kind of progress goes beyond the symbolic? What kind of "normal" focuses on tangible solutions? 

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 25, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 25, 2020 Show 949 Hour 1

Joining us are Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 

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

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

You & Your Democracy: Ep. 6

Nov 25, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 25, 2020 Show 949 Hour 1

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb.org/yourdemocracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with Dorothy Brewick, retired Rapid City Area School District Social Studies teacher. This discussion is part 2 on the Preamble to the Constitution. In the last episode, they made it through the insure domestic tranquility portion of the document. Chucks asks Dorothy to pick up where they left off.

Watertown Mayor Talks City's COVID Safety Efforts

Nov 24, 2020
City of Watertown

In The Moment … November 24, 2020 Show 948 Hour 2

City leaders around the state are walking a tightrope as COVID-19 disrupts much of our daily lives. Today we check in with Watertown and that city's efforts to keep citizens safe, healthy, and at work. Sarah Caron is Watertown's mayor.

Find the In the Moment Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

Vermillion's Mayor Talks Impact of COVID

Nov 23, 2020

In The Moment … November 23, 2020 Show 947 Hour 1

Over the next week, we're going to be checking in with city leaders across South Dakota to get updates on how their communities are dealing with COVID-19 as it affects their schools, businesses, health care facilities, and more.

One city in the southeastern part of the state that already has a mask ordinance in place is Vermillion. Joining us with details and a closer look at Vermillion's battle with COVID-19 is Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 18, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 18, 2020 Show 944 Hour 2

We just heard from Governor Kristi Noem as she shared her thoughts on COVID-19 in South Dakota and how to keep residents safe.

Meanwhile, talks of mask mandates and ordinances have ramped up in the state.

And, in a war of words between USA Today and the governor's office, who's facts are genuine?

You & Your Democracy: Ep. 5

Nov 18, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 18, 2020 Show 944 Hour 2

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb.org/yourdemocracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with Dorothy Brewick, retired Rapid City Area School District Social Studies teacher. Today is the first of a 3 part series and Chuck begins by asking Dorothy, what is the preamble to the Constitution?

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

FRONTLINE, American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil

Nov 17, 2020
PBS

In The Moment … November 17, 2020 Show 943 Hour 1

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 10, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 10, 2020 Show 939 Hour 1

President Trump has mobilized legal teams to challenge last week's election results in several states. Governor Kristi Noem, who hit the campaign trail hard for the president supports his lawsuits. Meanwhile, Senator John Thune says claims of fraud against Joe Biden in the general election are unfounded.  Joining us for this special edition of the Political Junkies is former South Dakota lawmaker Tom Dempster. Also with us is Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter. 

The Electoral College With Mike Card

Nov 10, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 9, 2020 Show 939 Hour 2

How does the electoral college work and how does it affect South Dakota voters? Mike Card is an associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. He joins us today to break this down and help us get a better understanding of it. 

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

You & Your Democracy: Ep. 8

Nov 10, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 10, 2020 Show 939 Hour 1

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb.org/yourdemocracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with John VanBenthusen an associate professor of political science at Black Hills State University. He begins by asking what is executive power? 

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

A Dive Into The Supreme Court

Nov 5, 2020

In The Moment … November 5, 2020 Show 936 Hour 2

The Supreme Court was established by the United States Constitution and came about with the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789. Its first assembly was in 1790. Today we begin a series of conversations about what the Supreme Court is and dig into its rich history. Helping us do that is Mike Thompson, associate professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Sioux Falls.

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

SDPB

In The Moment … November 5, 2020 Show 936 Hour 1

It was an arduous road to Election Day 2020, and America awaits news of the results in swing states. Meanwhile, election lawyers are preparing their court cases, and hospitals capacity groans under the weight of new COVID-19 cases.  It's a lot to process in America. Kevin Woster joins us today to talk about the collective anguish of an American election. 

 

SDDP

n The Moment … November 5, 2020 Show 936 Hour 1

The votes in South Dakota have been counted and the unofficial results are in. Today we welcome leadership from the South Dakota Democratic Party to In the Moment. Pam Cole is the executive director of the South Dakota Democratic Party. Nikki Gronli is the vice-chair of the party. 

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

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 4, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 4, 2020 Show 935 Hour 2

Let's talk the election. We are joined by Jonathan Ellis, Investigative Reporter and Columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

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

 

South Dakota GOP Chairman On The Election

Nov 4, 2020
SDGOP

In The Moment … November 4, 2020 Show 935 Hour 2

Dan Lederman is the Chair of South Dakota's Republican Party and joins us with his take on the election results here at home. 

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

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