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In The Moment ... May 24, 2017 Show 100 Hour 1

As top programmers compete in Rapid City at the International Collegiate Programming Contest this week, cyber attacks continue to make headlines across the globe. The recent Wanna-Cry malware wreaked havoc in more than 150 countries. U.S. Senator Mike Rounds serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on cyber security. He joins us now to talk about cyber acts of war, how to revitalize American policy and strategy and more.

Dakota Midday: Jay Williams's Congressional Campaign

May 16, 2016

Jay Williams is campaigning against Senator John Thune in this year’s Congressional election. He joins Dakota Midday to discuss his campaign platform, inspiration gleaned from the South Dakota visit of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and his goals in the David & Goliath race against Senator Thune. 

Thune, Pope May Be At Odds Over Climate Change

Sep 9, 2015
John Thune

Pope Francis is set to give an historic address before a joint session of congress near the end of this month.   Given his recent statement on climate change and the environment it’s possible he will touch on this issue when speaking before lawmakers.  The pope says countries like the United States have to do more to reduce the impacts of climate change. He says too often the focus is on profit rather than protecting the environment.   

Senator Mike Rounds Opposed To WOTUS

May 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, is expected to finalize the Waters of the United States Act, or WOTUS by the end of the week. U.S. Senator Mike Rounds opposes the act. He explains that the rule has a significant effect on local control of water.

$50-Million Gilt Edge Superfund Cleanup Sought

Jan 22, 2015
Amy Varland

The EPA is planning to spend an extra $50-million to reduce acid mine drainage at a former strip mine in the Northern Black Hills that is now a Superfund Site.

South Dakota’s new U.S. Senator Mike Rounds is now chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Regulatory Oversight.

The committee oversees both the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers–the Subcommittee that Rounds chairs has oversight of federal programs like EPA Superfund sites.    

Johnson Announces Retirement

Mar 26, 2013

Senator Tim Johnson announced that he is stepping down from his post in the U.S. Senate at the end of this term.

Johnson began his career with seven years of service in the State Legislature.   He then jumped to the U.S. House in 1987.  Ten years later he landed a seat in the U.S. Senate.    He is the current chair of the Senate Banking Committee.