In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

Protests were held this weekend in the Black Hills where people gathered to speak out against the arrival of President Donald Trump. Protesters pointed to the treaty violations that eventually paved the way for the stone carvings on Mount Rushmore.

SDPB's Chynna Lockett was near Keystone over the weekend. She reports on some of the fallout.

News: Jun 6 - 12

Jun 12, 2020

In this week's podcast, we talk about the legality of the issues raised around policing and protests, how it's playing out in South Dakota, why addressing it at the federal level may not be the best tact, and much much more.


In The Moment … June 11, 2020 Show 836 Hour 1

As we watch pain and injustice play out once again, it can be difficult to know what to say or write. You know it,  I know it and Kevin Woster knows it. He writes the blog On the Other Hand.

USD Law School Dean Talks Policing & Protests

Jun 9, 2020

In The Moment … June 9, 2020 Show 834 Hour 1

News Special: Policing & Protests In South Dakota

Jun 5, 2020

In this In the Moment news podcast special, we are joined by two of the speakers from the peaceful protest in Sioux Falls, Congressman Johnson, Mayor TenHaken, and Captain Harrison with the Pennington County Sherriff's Office. 

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Tony Harrison Talks Policing & Protests

Jun 5, 2020

In The Moment … June 5, 2020 Show 832 Hour 1

America's law enforcement officers have come under scrutiny since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. Four officers lost their jobs and now face varying charges in relation to Floyd's death. Thousands of officers press on around the nation amidst cries for reform. Tony Harrison is a Captain with the Pennington County Sherriff's Office and National Trustee for the South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police and we welcome him to the program to visit about policing in South Dakota and Rapid City, in particular. 

Paul TenHaken, Mayor Of Sioux Falls

Jun 3, 2020

In The Moment … June 3, 2020 Show 830 Hour 2

Being elected mayor of any city brings challenges but who could have predicted being that mayor during a pandemic followed by large peaceful protests calling for police reform paired with unrest and looting? Paul TenHaken is the mayor of Sioux Falls and is experiencing just that. He joins us today with insight as to how leading South Dakota's largest city given the circumstances has been.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jun 3, 2020

In The Moment … June 3, 2020 Show 830 Hour 2

COVID-19, protests, civil unrest, and election results. Just another typical week in South Dakota! Well, not really, and that's why we've called in the Dakota Political Junkies. We welcome Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University in Aberdeen, and Tom Dempster, former assistant majority leader of the South Dakota State Senate. Hello, Tom.

SDPB News: June 3

Jun 3, 2020

The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Protesters in South Dakota face new penalties if lawmakers can agree on a final version of Senate Bill 176. The protest bill started out with specific safety zones and an emergency clause. Lawmakers amended the bill as it moved through the capitol.

South Dakota lawmakers want the governor to approve a bill that offers limited immunity to people in drug overdose emergencies.  House Bill 1082 protects a person from drug prosecution when they call authorities to help someone in serious danger of overdosing.

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.

Ukraine On The Brink Of Civil War

Feb 24, 2014

Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protestors who stood up for months against his rule. Yanukovych himself has reportedly fled to the pro-Russian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put Yanukovych on trial, after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and family and cracked down on protestors.

Thailand In A Political Crisis

Feb 3, 2014

Reynold Nesiba, professor of economics at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, spent January in Thailand where he led a J-Term course on the "Political Economy of Thailand." Thailand's elections ended yesterday without any major incidents of violence, even though anti-government protestors stopped candidates from registering, blocked delivery of ballot boxes and prevented people from casting their votes. For more than three months, protestors have shut down the government district in Bangkok and other parts of the capital. Dr.

South Dakota Peace and Justice Center

Oct 11, 2012

Karl Kroger, President of the South Dakota Peace and Justice Center visits with SDPB's Karl Gehrke about the Center's reaction to two scheduled executions later this month in the state.  Joining Kroger is long-time Peace and Justice Center member Mark Sanderson of Sioux Falls.  Sanderson is organizing the group's vigils which will take place during the scheduled executions of Eric Robert and Donald Moeller.