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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.

 

 

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  • 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.

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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

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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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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.

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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

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

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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.  

Governor Kristi Noem plans to sue  the National Park Service for refusing a fireworks show this summer at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial.

Governor Noem made her announcement at a speech before  the Watertown Rotary Club on Thursday. 

“I’m going to file a lawsuit against the administration to get the fireworks back,” Noem said.  

The governor says the document allowing last year’s July fireworks event included a multi-year agreement.  

Tell Us A Story: Guns In South Dakota, Ep 3

Apr 29, 2021
SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In April, SDPB is spotlighting Guns in South Dakota. We're talking policy and politics, hunting and heritage, fear and fascination. We're also inviting you to share your stories -- with your friends and family, and with us. 

Here is Katie’s story.

“Hi, this is Katie from Sioux Falls. My first real memory of Guns is off when my third grade classmate was shot and killed by his babysitter using my classmates mother's dog and gun that she kept in her bedside table. 

Tell Us A Story: Guns In South Dakota, Ep 3

Apr 29, 2021
SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In April, SDPB is spotlighting Guns in South Dakota. We're talking policy and politics, hunting and heritage, fear and fascination. We're also inviting you to share your stories -- with your friends and family, and with us. 

Here is Katie’s story.

“Hi, this is Katie from Sioux Falls. My first real memory of Guns is off when my third grade classmate was shot and killed by his babysitter using my classmates mother's dog and gun that she kept in her bedside table. 

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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 Warner High School Senior.

"I’m Holli Jark and I’m a senior at Warner High School.

I definitely pictured my senior year a lot differently. Hanging out with friends from other teams after games and having a lot more get togethers with students, you know just having a good time and being pretty carefree and COVID definitely had a very large impact on that.

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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 Sioux Falls, Roosevelt High School Senior.

"I’m Carlee Hetland and I’m a senior at Roosevelt High School.

COVID put a lot of differences into my senior year. A lot of things were taken away and if they weren’t taken away, then they were adjusted and different than how they would usually be.

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The South Dakota Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of a voter-approved measure to legalize recreational marijuana. Plus, state health officials highlight the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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

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State Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of a voter-approved measure to legalize recreational marijuana.  

However, some say the legal challenge is a way to ban marijuana.  

South Dakota voters passed Amendment A by 54 percent.  

A few weeks after the 2020 election, Governor Kristi Noem and two law enforcement leaders challenged the law on several constitutional grounds.  

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Health Clinic

In one South Dakota county, state data tells only part of the story about COVID-19 vaccinations. Efforts by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe have played a big role and don’t show up in the local numbers.  

Moody County is a lesson in collaboration when it comes to the coronavirus vaccine and handling the pandemic during the past year. 

 

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The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether a voter approved measure legalizing marijuana is constitutional. Realtors say the pandemic has shifted home sales to a seller's market. 

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

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The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on whether a voter approved measure legalizing marijuana is constitutional. 

Those challenging the amendment say it violates a recent law that limits constitutional changes to only one subject. The state’s high court has yet to interpret the provision.  

South Dakota voters legalized recreational AND medical marijuana last year when they passed Amendment A. Both of the measures involve cannabis and its uses, but those appealing to the state Supreme Court say they are two separate issues. 

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