Roger Whittle

Dakota Political Junkies

May 22, 2019
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In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 2

Government transparency, high taxes, and former Senator Tom Daschle joins a cannabis investment company.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and Jonathan Ellis join guest host Stephanie Rissler for this week's roundtable. 

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In The Moment ... May 8, 2019 Show 571 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the debate over Initiated Measure 24's constitutionality and the Oglala Sioux Tribe's ban on Governor Kristi Noem coming to the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Former legislator and South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Famer Noel Hamiel and Watertown Public Opinion managing editor Roger Whittle are this week's panel.

Dakota Political Junkies

Apr 10, 2019
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In The Moment ... April 10, 2019 Show 553 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem was in Watertown Tuesday to talk about job development. While she was there she announced the reopening of the state's Emergency Command Center in anticipation of another winter storm.

Meanwile, Senator John Thune is working to battle those annoying robo-calls.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the issues. Roger Whittle joins from a snowy Watertown while Jon Hunter joins from a lightning-struck Madison. 

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2019 Show 539 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion get together for In The Moment's weekly politics roundtable.

They discuss Governor Kristi Noem's signings of Capitol carry and "In God We Trust" legislation along with last night's Augustana Boe Forum that featured Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson votes with House Democrats to block President Trump's emergency declaration. South Dakota's U.S. Senators vote on a Abortion Survivors Bill. Plus, the latest from the state legislature.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle join In The Moment.

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

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In The Moment ... January 23, 2019 Show 500 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies analyzed the South Dakota legislative session. From the lawsuit of a lobbyist to the civics education and concealed carry, we'll hit the highlights before this afternoon's budget address.

Today we were joined by Jonathan Ellis, with the Sioux Falls "Argus Leader" and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown "Public Opinion."

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In The Moment ... January 2, 2019 Show 486 Hour 2

The upcoming legislative session doesn't convene until next week but there's already news coming out of the Capitol.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle (Watertown Public Opinion) and Jonathan Ellis (Sioux Falls Argus Leader) talk about transparency in Pierre and they look back at some of the top stories of 2018.

Dakota Political Junkies: A New Farm Bill

Dec 13, 2018

In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 2

U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds are rallying behind a new farm bill that passed yesterday in the Senate. Thune, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says input from the state's farmers and ranchers helped craft the bill that passed by a vote of 87-13.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Roger Whittle discuss the new farm bill along with appointments to Governor-elect Kristi Noem's staff.

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In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Roger Whittle join us for a look at the week's top political headlines. Today we discuss new Democratic leadership in the state legislature and South Dakota campaign finance laws.

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 24, 2018
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In The Moment ... October 24. 2018 Show 447 Hour 2

We're two weeks out from the 2018 election.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Roger Whittle joined In The Moment today for a look at a governor's race that's capturing national attention, anticipation for independent polling numbers, and some insight into this year's ballot questions.

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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.

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In The Moment ... August 22, 2018 Show 406 Hour 2

The South Dakota state Republican majority caucus asks lawmakers to sign a memo detailing expectations for the upcoming session. 

Joining In The Moment for insight is Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, an Jonathan Ellis, columnist and reporter for Argus Leader Media. 

 

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In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week it is in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge.

Today we welcome in Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter. We also have the managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, Roger Whittle. 

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In The Moment ... July 11, 2018 Show 376 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week most relevant events in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge.

Argus Leader watchdog government reporter, Dana Ferguson, and Watertown Public Opinion managing editor, Roger Whittle joined the show this week.

The Junkies convene every Wednesday at 12:06 p.m Central/11:06 a.m. Mountain on In The Moment. 

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In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

One week from today, voters should know the winners of the primary races in South Dakota. Last night on SDPB-TV, GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Kristi Noem and Marty Jackley squared off in a televised debate. Joining us now for analysis are Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle,  Managing Editor, Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Reporter and Columnist, Argus Leader Media.

In The Moment ... May 9, 2018 Show 333 Hour 2

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In the Moment ... April 4, 2018 Show 308 Hour 2

Today we welcome Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and J.J. Perry to the program.

Roger Whittle is Watertown Public Opinion managing editor. J.J. Perry is Executive Editor for Aberdeen American News.

In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 2

Roger Whittle, Managing Editor, Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Reporter/Columnist, Argus Leader Media, join us for a look at the week's top headlines in state politics. Today's topics include efforts to curb refugee resettlement in the state as well as calls from state lawmakers for school districts to train armed "sentinels."

 

In The Moment ... January 24, 2018 Show 262 Hour 2

Jon Hunter ("Madison Daily Leader" publisher) and Roger Whittle ("Watertown Public Opinion" managing editor) discuss the state's top political headlines of the week. Today we talk about legislation making its way through the Statehouse, including attempts to address lawmaker salaries, require lawmaker drug testing, and more.

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In The Moment ... January 3, 2018 Show 248 Hour 2

Today's political junkies include Jon Hunter from the Madison Daily Leader and Roger Whittle from the Watertown Public Opinion. Topics include the upcoming elections later this year along with the start of the legislative session here in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and Seth Tupper join us for a look back at the top news stories in the state for 2017.

From tech school dominance to the Legion Lake Fire, we unpack the stories that resonated this year.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 2 

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Roger Whittle join us for a look at the state's top political headlines. Today we discuss the death of state representative Craig Tieszen, allegations of sexual misconduct against Gene Abdallah, and the political fundraising of U.S. Senator John Thune.

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In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Roger Whittle with the Watertown Public Opinion and Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal join the show today to talk state politics.

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 2

We convene our roundtable of the Dakota Political Junkies for our weekly conversation about state politics. This week we welcome Jonathan Ellis from Argus Leader Media and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. We talk about the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats switching teams, and more.

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In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 2

Roger Whittle (Watertown Public Opinion) and Dana Ferguson (Argus Leader Media) discuss the latest headlines in state political news. Today we talk about the consequences of a tasteless meme, and the role of religion in the upcoming race for governor.

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In The Moment ... September 6, 2017 Show 171 Hour 2

South Dakota State Senator Billie Sutton joins us for a look at his campaign to become South Dakota’s 33rd governor. We talk about his platform, grassroots economic development in the state, and his plan to tackle corruption in state government.

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 2

Roger Whittle is Managing Editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. Dana Ferguson is a political watchdog reporter with the Argus Leader. This week on the Dakota Political Junkies we discuss hate groups in America and the role of public officials to address their actions publicly. We also talk tax reform and news from DakotaFest.

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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.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 2

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must create an indicator of English Language Proficiency for k-12 students. More than 80 different languages are spoken in homes across South Dakota. Some school districts have very few English language learners, but in districts like Huron, nearly 1 in 4 students speak a language other than English at home. And as the population of Sioux Falls grows and diversifies, the need for resources increases.

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In The Moment ... June 7, 2017 Show 109 Hour 2

We begin hour two of the program with the Dakota Political Junkies. Joining us today is Dana Ferguson with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Also with us is Roger Whittle, editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. We discuss the accessibility of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation, Democrat Billie Sutton’s entry into the 2018 gubernatorial race, and more.

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