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In The Moment ... October 7, 2019 Show 674 Hour 2

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association welcomed President Donald Trump's announcement last week that he is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to follow the law and maintain the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Lisa Richardson, Executive Director of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, talks about the changes and what this means for corn growers and ethanol producers in the state.

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In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

South Dakota's Congressional delegation is calling for transparency after yesterday's announcement that House Democrats are seeking a formal impeachment inquiry with respect to President Donald Trump's phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.

And, closer to home, the South Dakota Democratic Party's financial woes continue as their treasurer has announced his retirement.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis discuss this week's issues.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 29, 2019 Show 648 Hour 1

President Donald Trump has changed how presidents communicate with reporters, preferring impromptu Q&A sessions before boarding Marine One over formal press conferences. Those sessions, filled with the pulsing of helicopter rotor blades, often dominate the daily news cycle. Should they?

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster discusses how reporters cover the president on his blog, On the Other Hand.

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The Renewable Fuel Standard is a federal program authorized in 2005 requiring fuel sold in the United States to contain a certain amount of renewable fuel.  A waiver program was put in place to help small refineries disproportionately affected by these programs.  Some South Dakota corn producers say recent expansion of the waiver program under the Trump administration is having a negative impact on the state’s ag industry.

Scott Stahl is the Vice President of South Dakota Corn Growers.  He says South Dakota has benefited from the renewable fuel industry.

SDPB

In The Moment ... July 30, 2019 Show 626 Hour 1

South Dakota farmers affected by trade issues and adverse weather can now begin receiving payments as part of the Trump Administration's $16 billion farm aid package.

How were the figures determined, what's the process for receiving paymets and how are they being disbursed?

Kevin McNew, chief economist with the Farmer's Business Network visits about the impact of the new farm aid package.

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In The Moment ... May 7 2019 Show 570 Hour 2

President Donald Trump's decision to put tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports last year shocked the system. Over the weekend, the president Tweeted that he would impose levies on additional goods, placing even more focus on the conflict between the world's two largest superpowers.

Correspondent and producer Laura Sullivan previews the FRONTLINE/NPR joint investigation Trump's Trade War. It airs Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV and at pbs.org/FRONTLINE.

In the Moment ... May 6, 2019 Show 569 Hour 1

All signs have been pointing toward progress for trade talks with China. But this weekend, ahead of upcoming trade talks, President Donald Trump signaled on Twitter that more tariffs on Chinese goods are pending.

South Dakota State University professor Joe Santos says trade between nations has always been conentious. He joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. Read his blog at schooleddotblog.com

Environmentalists have been quick to sue President Donald Trump for issuing a new permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The president issued a new permit that bypasses the U.S. State Department on March 29.

One week later, two pipeline opponents filed a complaint in Montana federal court.

That new permit has kicked off a flurry of activity in Montana federal court.

Feds say the president is within his rights to sign a new permit, and the project will still be subject to federal review.

Lee Strubinger

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

South Dakota farmers have been receiving payments from the Federal Government to cover losses incurred by the current trade war with China - more than $19 million.

But, in an investigative report by South Dakota News Watch's Bart Pfankuch, one agriculture industry official says the assistance is just a "Band Aid" that won't cover financial losses resulting from the disrupted market.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 2

President Donald Trump made a whirlwind stop in Sioux Falls Friday to join Republican gubernatorial candidate Kristi Noem on the campaign trail.

Tuesday, Sanford Health introduced former Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin as a new administrator.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss these items and more.

Lori Walsh

President Donald Trump made his first appearance in South Dakota today. He stopped in Sioux Falls for a private fundraising event in support of U.S. Representative Kristi Noem’s bid for South Dakota Governor. 

Air Force One touched down at the Sioux Falls Airport shortly after 3 p.m. A group of about 50 supporters greeted the president, who shook a few hands before heading to the motorcade.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 1

President Donald Trump arrives in Sioux Falls tomorrow afternoon. He's here for a private fundraising event for Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem is the Republican candidate for South Dakota governor.

SDPB's Kevin Woster has his ear to the ground and writes about early reaction to the event on his blog.

In The Moment ... May 8, 2018 Show 332 Hour 1

As the world poises to hear from President Donald Trump about whether or not he will pull America out of the Iran nuclear accord, we broaden our view of the map by welcoming former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler to In the Moment.

His 2017 book Neighbours in Arms is part memoir, part history lesson, part sounding call for nuclear disarmament. The book takes readers behind the scenes during the years of the Pressler Amendment and the debate over what to do about Pakistan's quest for nuclear arms.

President Trump is meeting with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, today at the White House. The two leaders are discussing security and economic issues. They’re also holding a press conference featuring two questions from American news outlets and two questions from Nigerian media. Watch the event live.

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In The Moment ... February 13, 2018 Show 276 Hour 2

A new FRONTLINE film looks at the attempted crackdown on MS-13 in Long Island, New York. The documentary explores how the gangs took root in America, the brutal deaths of two girls that signaled an elevation of savagery, and the ensuing crackdown that seemed to target teenagers for acts as simple as writing the area code of their home country in their notebooks.

FRONTLINE'S "The Gang Crackdown" airs February 14 on SDPB-TV at 9 p.m. Central, 8 Mountain on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... September 25, 2017 Show 184 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... September 11, 2017 Show 174 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 1

What makes a successful presidency? How soon should we judge the mark a president makes on the nation? How does a president's legacy change once viewed through the lens of history and perspective? Sean Flynn is a history and political science professor at Dakota Wesleyan University. He recently participated in the five day 20th Century Presidency seminar. He joins us to talk vision. Legislative legacy, and the hallmarks of American leadership.

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2017 Show 142 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Roger Whittle join us to talk about the state’s top political headlines. Today we discuss lawmaker’s attempts to prevent future embezzlement of tax payer dollars as it relates to the continued investigation into Mid-Central Education Cooperative. We also talk about the state’s budget surplus and President Donald Trump’s popularity in the state.

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South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is sending advice to the president’s ‘voter fraud’ commission to consider when the panel looks at closer at elections.

Late last month, Krebs denied the panel access to the state’s voter information.

She says state statute prohibits her from sharing that information.

After he was elected, President Donald Trump claimed his opponent, Hillary Clinton, received 3 million more votes than him due to fraudulent voting.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2017 Show 095 Hour 1

Brooke Gladstone is a Peabody-award-winning journalist and host of “On the Media.” She joins us to discuss her newest book, “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.” It’s a conversation about living in our personal “bubbles,” how stereotypes impact our worldview, and how a consensus regarding reality was always more vulnerable than we thought.

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In The Moment ... March 9, 2017 Show 046 Hour 1

Music lovers have obsessed over “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” since the album release in 1967. Cinema Falls brings the film "Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls on March 14. Today we talk with composer, musician, and Beatles scholar Scott Freiman about how a conversation in a friend’s living room evolved into a film/lecture series that helps listeners experience the Beatles as never before. Learn more at CinemaFalls.com.

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In The Moment... February 28, 2017 Show 039 Hour 1

We begin the hour with Adam Grant. He’s the author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." The book is a New York Times bestseller and NPR and Amazon best book of 2016, now available in paperback. " It’s a conversation about the trailblazers, the ground-breakers, and those among us who re-imagine and re-create everything from technology to their own careers.

South Dakota’s three members of congress say they support President Donald Trump’s temporarily suspend refugees from entering the country.
 
They say safety and a better vetting process are cause for the ban…
 
Congresswoman Kristi Noem says her first priority is the security of the American people. She says she’s concerned about the screening process for refugees, especially, she says, from terrorist hotbed areas.
 
Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds echo concerns about the vetting process.
 

Contention Follows Executive Order Approving Pipelines

Jan 26, 2017
Chynna Lockett

President Donald Trump’s executive order approving two pipelines has sparked both positive and negative reactions across the country. The decision comes while hundreds of campers remain in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

SD Electors Say They Will Vote For Trump

Dec 16, 2016

The South Dakota Electoral College voters say they won’t need intelligence briefings before casting their vote for President-elect Donald Trump.

A spokesperson for Governor Dennis Daugaard and Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels says they believe it’s their job to reflect the will of South Dakota voters.

A spokesperson for Attorney General Marty Jackley says he has no plans of receiving intelligence briefings into alleged Russian meddling with the American election system.

President-elect Donald Trump won the state of South Dakota 61 percent of the vote.