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Governor Kristi Noem is positioning the state for a Joe Biden Administration, acknowledging the democratic presidential candidate won the 2020 election. She’s asking the state legislature to place additional money in reserves and put $50 million into a trust fund for future hardships

The announcement came during the end of the Republican governor’s budget address, when she says the state should safeguard itself in the event of unforeseen economic setbacks…

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Gov. Kristi Noem has an ambitious goal to expand high-speed internet, known as broadband, to “every remaining unserved or under-served South Dakotan.”

She announced the plan Tuesday during her annual budget address.

She said it will cost $200 million. She wants the Legislature to budget $100 million for it, and she said the rest will come from the federal government and internet providers.

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Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 8th, 2020.

Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship | Co Starters

Dec 8, 2020
Zeal

In The Moment … December 8, 2020 Show 956 Hour 1

2020 is the first year for an accelerator program for entrepreneurs, it's called Co Starters. It's brought to you by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship in Sioux Falls and designed to provide structure, support, and resources for entrepreneurs. Brienne Maner is the executive director of Zeal, and Eric Weisser is the co-founder and CEO of Weisser Distributing and will facilitate the program.

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COVID-19 has closed indoor exploration spaces at some of South Dakota’s family-friendly learning destinations, like the Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings and South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre. However, these child-centric institutions have found innovative ways to provide creative and fun learning opportunities to children and families.

SDPB News: Dec 8

Dec 8, 2020
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The South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations says COVID-19 is not the biggest healthcare issue tribes are facing. Chronic wasting disease is discovered in Ziebach County. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB's Michael Zimny

When Mike Jones bought the World’s Largest Pheasant about 10 years ago, he had no idea what he was getting into.

“And if I would’ve known,” he said, “I wouldn’t have gotten involved in it.”

Jones thought holding the deed to the big bird meant he owned it. Officially, he was right. But the statue has been there so long, and it’s become such a symbol of the community, that some people in Huron think it belongs to the public.

“Everybody in town kind of thought it was owned by the city, or that nobody owned it,” Jones said.

NPR

Native Americans in South Dakota are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. But the state Secretary of Tribal Relations says the virus is NOT the biggest healthcare issue tribes are facing.

Secretary David Flute is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and is part of Governor Kristi Noem’s administration. He told the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary Club that his office has received complaints from tribal citizens about lockdowns and checkpoints related to the pandemic.  He says the methamphetamine problem is the biggest healthcare crisis tribal nations in the state are facing.  

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State officials are growing more confident that they’ll spend all of their federal pandemic aid by an end-of-year deadline, but that outcome is still in doubt.

Congress passed the CARES Act in March. The bill included help for state and local governments. South Dakota’s share was $1.25 billion.

The state has spent or obligated about $876 million. The money has gone to state and local government agencies, education, businesses, nonprofits and healthcare.

National Archives

In The Moment … December 7, 2020 Show 955 Hour 1

The Declaration of Independence and America's other founding documents are in the care of the National Archives and Records Administration, but our nation's founding documents are only just the very tip of a very large repository of archived documents and other records.

SDPB News: COVID Update Dec 7

Dec 7, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 7th, 2020.

SDPB News: Dec 7

Dec 7, 2020
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The South Dakota Department of Health is adopting new CDC guidelines for people who have been exposed to COVID-19. A merger between Sanford Health and a Utah-based health system is suspended indefinitely. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: COVID Update Dec 4

Dec 4, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 4th, 2020.

Tech Radio: Dec 4

Dec 4, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 4, 2020 Show 954 Hour 1

Today we gather our tech experts to explore some of the week's top tech headlines.

Panelists:

Amos Aesoph is Chief Information Security Officer at Xigent Solutions in Sioux Falls.

Jeff Litterick is a network engineer with the Bureau of  Information & Technology in Pierre.

Heather Benson is SDPB's social media specialist.

Kent Osborne is SDPB's Director of Digital.

SDPB News: Dec 4

Dec 4, 2020
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The general public can now carry guns into the Custer County Courthouse. A South Dakota company is receiving more federal money to create a treatment for COVID-19. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. 

SDPB News: COVID Update Dec 3

Dec 3, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 3rd, 2020.

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Dec 3, 2020
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In The Moment … December 3, 2020 Show 953 Hour 1

Some losses are hard to explain. Grief is wrapped up in gratitude, loss is woven into love. Kevin Woster writes about one such connection. You can read his work at sdpb.org/woster. He joins us now to remember Sister Marmion MAR-mee-uhn) Howe.

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SDPB News: Dec 3

Dec 3, 2020
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South Dakota health officials expect the initial shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine to reach the state in two weeks. Another state prisoner dies from the coronavirus. This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find SDPB News on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

NPR

Both Pfizer and Moderna are on the cusp of receiving emergency use authorization from the FDA for their COVID-19 vaccines.  

South Dakota health officials expect the initial shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to reach the state in two weeks.   

The CDC recommends frontline healthcare workers be among the first to receive the vaccine.  

Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the state must decide which healthcare workers receive those first doses. 

SDPB News: COVID Update Dec 2

Dec 2, 2020
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Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 2nd, 2020.

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 2

As Congress struggles to produce a viable COVID stimulus package, South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson brings forth a compromise with his Problem Solvers Caucus. Is it more than a symbolic gesture? If so, what's wrong with a symbolic gesture to get things going? We tackle this and more with the Dakota Political Junkies.

Mike Card is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota. Jon Hunter is the publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

You & Your Democracy Ep. 10

Dec 2, 2020
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In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 2

"You and Your Democracy" is a series of short-take civics lessons hosted by Chuck Parkinson. You can find the full series online at sdpb dot org slash your democracy. In today's episode, Chuck talks with retired Rapid City Area School District social studies teacher, Dorothy Brewick about the Preamble to the Constitution as a living document. Part 3 of 3 begins by Chuck asking Dorothy if the preamble is still viable and relevant today.

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In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 2

With hundreds of deaths from COVID-19 in November alone, many South Dakotans find themselves considering how they would like to be cared for in the hospital. The conversations about life, quality of life, and advanced care planning have, quite frankly, changed during the pandemic.

This type of care is important because it gives the patient an option for pain management, and a higher quality of life while they're still pursuing curative measures.

Dr. Gregory Johnson with Good Samaritan Society

Dec 2, 2020
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In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 952 Hour 1

Since the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, all eyes have been on what the pandemic might mean for our elders. America has seen devastating outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. We've also seen frontline health care workers engage in extraordinary efforts to keep residents in care facilities safe from the virus. What happens now as we advance towards a vaccine? What is the toll of isolation and chronic stress on the workers, the residents, and the families of people in care facilities?

Two law enforcement officials are challenging the constitutionality of Constitutional Amendment A. The amendment would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana, as well as require the legislature to pass laws on hemp cultivation and ensure access to medical marijuana. The initiative was filed by Brendan Johnson, former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota.

First, SDPB political reporter, Lee Strubinger, joins Lori Walsh to explain how we got here. Then, Brendan Johnson joins us to go over some of nuances of Amendment A ahead of the court challenge.

In Play with Craig Mattick: A Dominating Trio

Dec 2, 2020

Northwestern, Sioux Falls Christian, and O'Gorman all won state volleyball championships in 2020. Between the three of them, they combined for only two losses on the year. Both Northwestern and Sioux Falls Christian only saw one defeat, and it was against the Lady Knights.

SDPB News: Dec 2

Dec 2, 2020
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The South Dakota Department of Health says they are preparing to receive 7,800 vaccinations as soon as mid-December. Local health leaders are urging caution of COVID-19 spreading ahead of the holiday season. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

South Dakota Gives 2020: Hour 1

Dec 1, 2020

In The Moment … December 2, 2020 Show 951 Hour 1

Today's In the Moment program is dedicated to the South Dakota Day of Giving. With assistance from the Numad Group, SDPB’s Lori Walsh is touching base with several organizations throughout the state to know them better and to learn about giving opportunities.

In hour one, you will hear from:

South Dakota Gives 2020: Hour 2

Dec 1, 2020

In The Moment … December 1, 2020 Show 951 Hour 2

Today's In the Moment program is dedicated to the South Dakota Day of Giving. With assistance from the Numad Group, SDPB’s Lori Walsh is touching base with several organizations throughout the state to know them better and to learn about giving opportunities.

In hour two, you will hear from:

SDPB News: Dec 1

Dec 1, 2020
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Rapid City passes a mask ordinance without penalties for violators. Native American schools in South Dakota are granted alternate options for sports. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

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