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Independence Day Celebration Recap

Jul 6, 2020
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In The Moment … July 6, 2020 Show 852 Hour 2

This weekend, fireworks returned to Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration featuring President Donald Trump. The Pennington County Republican Party planned events in Rapid City. Protesters took to the street to speak out against the president and against treaty violations.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting had reporters across the state working to bring you coverage of the event. SDPB's Lee Strubinger was at Mount Rushmore. SDPB's Seth Tupper was in Rapid City. 

SDPB's Lee Strubinger

In the Moment host Lori Walsh unpacks her Fourth of July playlist for a look at how music and patriotism collaborate and collide.

SDPB News: July 4

Jul 4, 2020
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Thousands of attendees waited hours for a glimpse of President Trump and to watch the fireworks show at Mount Rushmore.  Hear what happened in this 4th of July special SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

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In The Moment … June 23, 2020 Show 844 Hour 2

The USMCA & South Dakota Farmers

Jan 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 22, 2020 Show 738 Hour 1

SDSU: Serving Native Students

Jan 15, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 1

President Trump recently signed the 2020 Ag Appropriations Bill, which includes a new provision for Native American students in higher education. The New Beginning for Tribal Students provision offers matching federal funds to land grant universities that dedicate resources to Native students. 

Corn And Ethanol Producers Upset With Trump Admin

Oct 17, 2019
USDA

South  Dakota corn growers and ethanol producers are frustrated that the Trump administration has rolled back the promise of an ethanol deal that was made earlier this month. The deal would have increased the demand for renewable fuels. 

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal program that requires transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels (ethanol). RFS sets the amount of ethanol that refiners must blend.  

News: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019
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Democratic State Representative Michael Saba discusses new ways to bring money into South Dakota. Rosebud and the Fort Belknap Indian Community have sued President Trump for violating treaties. South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth. A Sanford Health researcher talks vaping. Hemp crop insurance is on the way despite Governor Noem’s opposition.

News: Aug 17 - 23

Aug 23, 2019
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Coverage of the Frank Lamere Presidential Forum. A federal judge will hear arguments on the merits of a lawsuit brought by tribes against President Trump. Political Junkies talk the state’s top political headlines. How can you better protect your data? – We have you covered.  And we hear from the two Rapid City businesswomen selected for this year’s Native American 40 under 40 award.

SDPB

In The Moment ... March 14, 2019 Show 535 Hour 1

An act of statesmanship?

Kevin Woster writes that U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson showed "courage of conviction" when he voted against President Trump's emergency declaration with respect to the U.S./Mexico border.

Read more in Woster's SDPB blog, On the Other Hand.

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Schaff visit about news coming out of the 2019 legislative session in Pierre.

They also discuss President Trump's recent Tweet that has many upset at his reference to Wounded Knee in a barb directed at Senator Elizabeth Warren and her husband.

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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch the remarks live.

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Lori Walsh

Almost two hours before the president's arrival, a lone protester stood on the intersection of Russell Street and West Avenue. She wore  a Nike brand tank top, and her sign echoed the recent controversial Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Ashley, who preferred not to give her last name or have her photo taken, drove from Brookings because she wanted to make her voice heard. She explained the Nike ad was an inspiration to her to speak out on the things she thinks are wrong with the country right now.

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 ... December 7, 2017 Show 235 Hour 1 

Timothy Schorn, Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota joins the program to discuss President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 2

He was a Georgetown-educated doctor with a passion for rural healthcare. Dr. Ayaz Virji is Chief of Staff for Johnson Memorial Health Services and Medical Director at Primary Care Clinic in Dawson, Minnesota. Dr. Virji delivers a Wolf Talk at Northern State University in Aberdeen on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. We talk about the 2016 election, the racism and hatred this Muslim physician has experienced in small-town America, and the potential path to interfaith healing.

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In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 2

This week the Trump administration continues to roll back environmental protection policy. We talk with filmmaker James Jacoby about FRONTLINE: War on the EPA. It’s a look at how Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and what happens next in American environmental policy.

Michael Henry

In The Moment ... May 19, 2017 Show 097 Hour 1

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 12, 2017 Show 070 Hour

From bulbs to pruning, Julie Hoffman answers your Spring gardening questions. Hint: don’t clean out your flower beds too soon! Julie is with East River Nursery in Huron.

dailymail.co.uk

In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 1

In 2015 Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying  laser technology on loan from NASA that could map the terrain under the dense rainforest canopy. He was looking for a lost civilization. What he discovered was life-changing. Douglas Preston's new book is called THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A True Story.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... February 7, 2017 Show 025 Hour 2

The legal showdown over President Trump’s immigration executive order continues. Today we talk about what the order means in South Dakota. Paul Turman, vice president for academic affairs for the South Dakota Board of Regents joins the show to discuss the impact on state universities.