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According to an announcement by the South Dakota Department of Health, 50 percent of eligible adults in South Dakota are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

In the Moment, May 13, 2021 Show 1048.

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South Dakota businesses are suffering a new problem as the pandemic winds down: worker shortages. 

A top retail official says employers should think creatively to avoid business disruptions. 

Nathan Sanderson is the executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association. He says if businesses don’t have workers, they can’t serve their customers.

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A legislative committee is approving a rule that prevents law enforcement officers from using medical marijuana. 

That rule conflicts with a voter-approved medical marijuana program. The program prevents disciplinary action against licensed professionals for using medical cannabis. 

The Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission is changing the definition of moral conduct by officers and 9-11 dispatchers. That includes preventing marijuana use, which was approved by voters in November. 

Paul Bachand is with commission. 

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In the Moment, May 12, 2021 Show 1047.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell held a free rally Monday at Mitchell’s Corn Palace to promote his new website. Plus, Rapid City schools are upholding their mandate, despite parents and staff voting to lift it. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

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In the Moment, May 11, 2021 Show 1047.

The Rapid City Area School District has surveyed parents about the possibility of ending the mask mandate before the end of the school year. The school board decided to keep the mask mandate. Superintendent Lori Simon joins us with an update.

May is National Stroke Awareness month. Dr. Divyajot Sandhu from Sanford Health joins us to discuss the latest research on strokes, symptoms, and prevention measures.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell held a free rally Monday at Mitchell’s Corn Palace to promote his new website, FrankSpeech.com.

About 1,000 people showed up for the event. Some traveled hours to attend.

The rally featured guest speakers, including 1980s “Saturday Night Live” star Joe Piscopo. Attendees were given a free copy of Lindell’s autobiography, “What Are The Odds,” and his docu-movie, “Absolute Proof: Exposing Election Fraud and the Theft of America.”

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In the Moment, May 8, 2021 Show 1045.

A task force found that 23 percent of South Dakota State Bar members had experienced sexual harassment on the job. We explore the report, the problem, and the call to action for sexual harassment training in South Dakota's legal profession. 

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds talks about B1-B flight operations at Ellsworth Air Force Base after the Air Force wide safety shut-down.

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A healthcare advocacy group has lost a legal fight. The state Supreme Court says voters will decide a ballot question that could affect Medicaid expansion. 

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

 

 

In the Moment, May 7, 2021 Show 1044.

  • Matt Zimmer is back with us talking Jackrabbit football. SDSU is one win away from a first-ever national championship as they take on Delaware this Saturday morning at Dana J Dykhouse stadium in Brookings.

 

 

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A healthcare advocacy group has lost a legal fight.

The state Supreme Court says voters will decide a ballot question that could affect Medicaid expansion. 

The state Legislature is asking voters to make it harder to pass ballot questions that raise taxes or require the state spend 10 million dollars over five years. Those ballot questions would require 60 percent voter approval.

Rick Weiland is with the Dakotans for Health, which opposes the measure. He’s disappointed but respects the court’s decision.

In the Moment, May 6, 2021 Show 1043.

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Governor Kristi Noem says she doesn't have plans to issue a public service announcement urging South Dakotan to get vaccinated for COVID-19. A dozen advocates and relatives of missing and murdered Indigenous women spoke at the the state Capitol in Pierre to call for protection and justice. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

History, Patriotism, And Political Socialization

May 5, 2021

In the Moment, May 5, 2021 Show 1042.

Laura Edwards is the SDSU Extension State Climatologist. She joins to discuss the U.S. Climate Normal Report and its significance to how we view weather along with highlights from the report and how they pertain to South Dakota.

Richard Two Bulls talks with an episcopal priest who has a Native American food kitchen in the twin cities.

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Governor Kristi Noem highlights her efforts for better internet service throughout the state. The South Dakota Board of Regents announces university campuses will implement a "mask optional" policy next week. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

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Governor Kristi Noem says she does not have plans to issue a public service announcement urging South Dakotans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

Our #MMIWinSD Spotlight Conversations, So Far

May 4, 2021

This list will continue to be upated throughout our May Spotlight on #MMIWinSD.

ACLU Indigenous Justice Organizer Candi Brings Plenty offers a legislative update for our #MMIWinSD May Spotlight.

 

Lily Mendoza of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society discusses the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis in South Dakota and previews a May 5th art installation at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

  

The Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis

May 4, 2021
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In the Moment, May 4, 2021 Show 1041.

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State tourism officials expect a busy season as more Americans get vaccinated for COVID-19. Representative Dusty Johnson tours Avera Health's E-Care facility in Sioux Falls to observe their telehealth program. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Johnson And Carr visit Avera E-Care Facility

May 3, 2021
Johnson and Carr visit Avera E-Care Facility.

 

Representative Dusty Johnson toured Avera Health’s E-Care facility in Sioux Falls to observe the telehealth program 

 

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State tourism officials expect a busy season as more Americans get their COVID-19 vaccinations. 

But hospitality businesses are struggling to fill seasonable jobs, despite an increase in the number of temporary work visas. 

 

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State tourism officials say the sharp drop in business they anticipated last year, did not happen.

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

South Dakota Begins To Turn The Corner On COVID

May 3, 2021

In the Moment, May 3, 2021 Show 1040.

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As South Dakota seniors eagerly anticipate graduation 2021, some took time to reflect and share with South Dakota Public Broadcasting how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their last year of high school. Today we hear from a Rapid City Stevens High School Senior.

"My name is Abby Scott and I’m a senior at Stevens High School in Rapid City South Dakota.

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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. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

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  • In the Moment, April 30, 2021 Show 1039.

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Hundreds of acres in the Black Hills National Forest will soon get new seedlings. The goal is to erase some of the scars from a wildfire two decades ago.  

The Forest Service  plans  to plant more than  153,000 ponderosa pine seedlings in a large tract of Jewel Cave National Park.  The Jasper fire burned  about 83,500 acres 20 years ago. 

Crews plan to plant at least 10,000 seedlings each day. They will also spread grass seed across the area by helicopter.  

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Americans' love affair with guns begins at an early age. Sometimes we set aside our childish fascinations and fears as we grow. Sometimes our connections with hunting, shooting, surviving, or protecting, evolve into a more nuanced and mature relationship with firearms.

Often those stories feed into our personal politics as we seek to sort through some of the most challenging issues of modern America, gun rights and gun regulations, gun safety and gun violence.

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