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Dakota Political Junkies

Mar 6, 2013

Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter David Montgomery and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter tackled the final week of the 2013 legislative session on this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment.  They followed the daily legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks.

Building South Dakota Fund

Mar 4, 2013

State House Majority Leader David Lust and Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff talked about the bipartisan economic development package announced last Thursday.  If passed, the deal would set up a new "Building South Dakota" fund, eventually funded with at least $15 million, to make investments in a variety of areas, including education, roads and bridges, housing and loans to local to local businesses.  This segment begins with a legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks.

Sequestration And South Dakota

Feb 28, 2013

State Senator Deb Peters of Hartford and State Representative Susan Wismer of Britton discuss the possible effects of sequestration on South Dakota.  Peters is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee while Wismer is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.  Their interviews follow today's Dakota Digest piece by SDPB reporter Charles Michael Ray and a legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 27, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about the waning days of the 2013 South Dakota Legislature, sequestration and the latest speculation on Tim Johnson's Senate seat and the 2014 election.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 20, 2013
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Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Seth Tupper of the Mitchell Daily Republic handled this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment.  They discussed the impact sequestration could have on Ellsworth Air Force Base, Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin's speech at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention and whether it raises speculation that she could be a candidate for Senate in 2014, and state lawmakers' consideration of Medicad expansion.

Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 13, 2013

Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter/columnist Jonathan Ellis reacted to last nights State of the Union address as it relates to South Dakotans.  They also talked about the 2013 legislative session which is in its sixth week, Craig Lawrence's election as the new state GOP chairman and how Republicans and Democrats are preparing for the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

"Cliffhanger"

Feb 12, 2013

Writer/Director Michael Kirk returned to Dakota Midday to talk about his new FRONTLINE documentary, "Cliffhanger," which premiers Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.  Based on interviews with key players including Speaker of the House John Boehner, White House adviser Gene Sperling and former Obama Chief of Staff William Daley, Cliffhanger investigates how a clash of politics and personalities led to one of the most bitter high-stakes standoffs in modern American history - a duel at the edge of the "fiscal cliff."

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 30, 2013

Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Seth Tupper of the Mitchell Daily Republic joined host Karl Gehrke in this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment.  They talked about the "Sentinel" bill passed by the South Dakota House and open government legislation among other issues.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 23, 2013

David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Denise Ross, web editor for the Mitchell Daily Republic, handled this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment.  They talked about Governor Dennis Daugaard's pick of Craig Lawrence as chairman of the state Republican Party, State Senator Stan Adelstein's abandonment of plans to impeach Secretary of State Jason Gant and the latest news from the state legislature.  A legislative update from SDPB reporter Victoria Wicks served as a lead-in.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 16, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discussed the first week of the 2013 legislative session and clues as to whether U.S. Senator Tim Johnson will run for a fourth term in 2014.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jan 2, 2013

Denise Ross, web editor for the Mitchell Daily Republic, and David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, discuss last night's "Fiscal Cliff" deal and the upcoming 2013 South Dakota Legislative Session which convenes next week.

Dakota Political Junkies Review 2012

Dec 19, 2012

SDPB's Dakota Political Junkies, Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, spent time reviewing the top political stories of 2012.  The passing of Bill Janklow, George McGovern and Jim Abdnor topped both of their lists.

Sen. Peters Discusses Budget

Dec 4, 2012

State Senator Deb Peters of Hartford joined Dakota Midday to discuss the budget process and the beginning of the legislative season just moments before Governor Dennis Daugaard delivered his budget address on Tuesday.

Rep. Munsterman On Budget

Dec 4, 2012

State Representative Scott Munsterman discussed what he thinks Governor Daugaard's budget address will sound like Tuesday afternoon.  The Brookings Republican sat down with Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke Tuesday morning.

Budget Preview With Hunhoff And Rave

Dec 4, 2012

State Representative Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton and State Senator Tim Rave of Baltic visit with Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke just prior to Governor Dennis Daugaard's budget address.  Hunhoff and Rave talked about what they'd like to hear from the Governor and about their legislative goals for the 2013 session.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 28, 2012

Kevin Woster of the Rapid City Journal and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader look ahead to next week's budget address from Governor Dennis Daugaard.  They also discuss possible effects of the looming "fiscal cliff" on South Dakota.  Woster also gives an update on Monday's house fire that took the lives of four people in Rapid City.

Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 21, 2012

Denise Ross, web editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic, and Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter and news analyst discuss topics that include the newly elected Republican and Democrat Senate and House leaders, Senator John Thune's reelection as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the third-ranking spot in the Senate, U.S. Representative Kristi Noem's opting out of a leadership role after serving as one of the freshmen liaison to the House leadership and the 2014 elections.

Tony Post , Executive Director of the South Dakota Republican Party discusses the work the Republican party is doing to get out the vote. He also discusses how both social media and traditional door knocking have a role in modern campaigns. Ben Nesselhuf, Chair of the South Dakota Democratic Party discusses the work his party is doing in the last week of the campaign to get out the vote. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 19, 2012

Mitchell Daily Republic Editor Seth Tupper and Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter David Montgomery discuss Mike Rounds' announcement that he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2014 U.S. Senate run.  They also talk about a lawsuit to remove Representative Brian Gosch from the election ballot, the latest on the Kristi Noem/Matt Varilek congressional race and Attorney General Marty Jackley's investigation into robo calls and e-mails critical of Republican leaders. 

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