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A federal judge has blocked the state from enforcing Senate Bill 180 (approved during the 2020 South Dakota legislative session).  The court ruling says paid petition circulators do not have to register in a state database. The law was challenged by Dakotans for Health. Victoria Wicks reports on the case. 

Senator Mike Rounds joins us for an update on the new mission at Ellsworth AFB. We also discuss bipartisan infrastructure framework.

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We talk with journalist Chris Vondracek about his coverage of three U.S. Marshals Service officials facing criminal obstruction of justice and contempt of court charges in South Dakota. The genesis of the case is one deputy marshal's refusal to reveal her vaccination status.

Richard Two Bulls talks about the 53rd Art Show at the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School which runs through August 15. He also talks about the addition to a SDPB boutique studio at the school and what that means moving forward.

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South Dakota health officials plan to increase the state's stagnating COVID-19 vaccination rate through new ads. Augustana University plans to add a Division I men's ice hockey team. 

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, June 16, 2021 Show 1071.

More than 54 percent of South Dakota is now impacted by severe drought. State Climatologist Laura Edwards joins us with an update.

Genna Scott profiles Jacey Hupp, a rodeo athlete who overcame an eye injury to qualify for the college national rodeo finals in Casper, Wyoming.

Dakota Political Junkies Tom Dempster & Jon Schaff join us to discuss new leadership in the state Democratic Party and early insight into who might challenge Governor Noem in 2022.

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Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is giving $6 million to a Rapid City organization supporting Native Americans. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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In the Moment, June 15, 2021 Show 1070.

Mark Walker is a former South Dakota journalist who now reports for the Washington bureau of the New York Times. His team reporting (on the CDC's response to the coronavirus threat) was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the National Reporting category.

Meghann Jarchow is an associate professor at the University of South Dakota. Through a collaboration, "Land Use Explorer" kits have been created for kids to better understand the land where they live. She joins us with more.

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Legislation to repeal federal laws targeting Native Americans gains unanimous support in the U.S. Senate. A new Sioux Falls organization has emerged to support entrepreneurs and startups in the city. 

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

In the Moment, June 14, 2021 Show 1069.

The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Friday. Author Louise Erdrich has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her latest book "The Night Watchman." We hear Erdrich's inspiration for the book. 

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson discusses the role of the Problem Solvers Caucus in the great American infrastructure debate. 

The June SDPB Spotlight shines on South Dakota's rodeo traditions. Today we talk with father and son stock contractors Steve and Brent Sutton about their lives and careers in rodeo.

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The South Dakota National Guard has a new, state-of-the-art readiness center in Rapid City. Yankton and Lawrence counties are now part of an automated breathalyzer system for their sobriety programs. 

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, June 11, 2021 Show 1068.

On Thursday, Governor Kristi Noem announced that the state has entered the Cooperative Interstate Shipping agreement. This program gives South Dakota meat processors the ability to sell their products across state lines. Dustin Oedekoven is the state veterinarian, he joins us with more.

Remembering Leonard Crow Dog. SDPB's Lee Strubinger reports on the legacy of a Lakota medicine man who recently passed away.

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Smithfield Foods has a tentative agreement with its union after a three-month negotiation at the Sioux Falls pork plant. Members of South Dakota college rodeo teams are getting ready for next week's college national finals. 

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

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Smithfield Foods has a tentative agreement with its union after a three-month negotiation at the Sioux Falls pork plant. Members of South Dakota college rodeo teams are getting ready for next week's college national finals. 

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

In the Moment, June 10, 2021 Show 1067.

Reporter's Notebook with Danielle Ferguson. Ferguson is an investigative reporter for South Dakota News Watch. We discuss her latest story on how eliminating the food tax in South Dakota would benefit lower income families.

SDPB's Megan Feighery reports on "Rainbow Capitalism" and the business of Pride in South Dakota.

How can businesses create inclusive environments and practices? We explore how business owners are connecting with LGBTQ communities.

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A South Dakota labor leader says he expects Smithfield and the Sioux Falls workers' union to reach a contract negotiation this week, but if not, to expect a strike. The U.S. Air Force is selecting Ellsworth Air Force Base to be the first to house B-21 bombers. 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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Farmer groups are considering their role in reducing carbon emissions, including the possibility of "carbon banking." Community theaters across the state are beginning summer performances after the pandemic shut down events last year. 

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, June 9, 2021 Show 1066.

Tuesday, Clay County voters had to decided on a $41 million bond that would fund construction of a new courthouse, jail, and law enforcement center. Clay County Commissioner Travis Mockler is the chairman, he joins us with the latest.

SDPB's Lura Roti talks to South Dakotans who have decided not to get the COVID vaccine.

In the Moment, June 8, 2021 Show 1065.

Kristi Cammack is the executive director of the South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies. She will discuss the research projects to improve understanding of all things bison. 

The dam building age of America is over, but the legacy of those days remains. Mark Anderson, instructor in South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering joins us to talk about America's aging water infrastructure. 

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South Dakota lawmakers have rejected rules proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem's administration that would have outlined parameters for students who need to use medical marijuana at school. Aberdeen is set to host its first official Pride event later this month. 

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

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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. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

In the Moment, June 7, 2021 Show 1063.

Jim Petrick is a hog producer out of Gayville. He will discuss the recent meat packing cyberattack and the impact it may have in South Dakota.

We explore the ongoing impact of the American Rescue Plan on South Dakota's small business. Jaime Wood with the U.S. Small Business Association joins us.

In The Moment: Rodeo 101 With Dale Christensen

Jun 4, 2021
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  • A judge says South Dakota cannot force the federal government to allow fireworks at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Gov. Kristi Noem wants a fireworks show on July 3. The National Park Service denied her request.
  • Much has been made about what our next normal will be as we struggle to emerge from our pandemic cocoons of anxiety and our surge of a collective reckoning with mortality. Well, how about a great "un-tabooing" of our overall thoughts about wellness? Rick Kahler is a personal financial planner, columnist, and financial therapist.

In the Moment, June 3, 2021 Show 1062.

Dr. Elizabeth Hultgren is an OBGYN at Sanford. She joins to discuss the safety of the COVID vaccine with women who are pregnant or wanting to be.

SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on a new statewide survey that shows South Dakotans overwhelmingly support expanding public health programs.

We're checking in on hemp growers and processors after their first few months of operation in a roundtable that includes operations from Frederick, Winfred and Willow Lake.

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A judge says South Dakota cannot force the federal government to allow fireworks at Mount Rushmore. Smithfield union employees will vote whether to accept a contract from the company today.

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

In the Moment, June 2, 2021 Show 1061.

Should the world's only Corn Palace grow to new heights in hopes of attracting larger events? We talk with Executive Director Doug Greenway about options.

Dr. Andrew Ellsworth previews "On Call with the Prairie Doc®." This week's episode explores hospice and palliative care.

Did Governor Kristi Noem's political profile during the pandemic help her fulfill one of her key campaign promises to bring the "next big industry" to South Dakota? Dakota Political Junkies Tom Dempster and Jon Hunter have analysis.

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South Dakota lawmakers tasked with redrawing legislative districts will focus on the state's two largest cities and Native American reservations. Two nonprofits are helping a Native American arts gallery to open at a new location. 

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

In the Moment, June 1, 2021 Show 1060.

South Dakota State University's Professor Charles Fenster is an evolutionary biologist and director of the Oak Lake Field Station. He joins us to talk about his upcoming Fulbright scholar research in Norway.

South Dakotans report inconsistent access to quality early childhood learning resources across the state. SDPB's Jackelyn Severin reports on SDPB's Coming Home Survey.

Pride Parade Back This Summer | June 1

Jun 1, 2021
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The state's second sanctioned pride parade is back this year. The South Dakota Department of Transportation is creating speed limit zones that can adjust based off traffic and road conditions. 

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

In the Moment, May 28, 2021 Show 1059.

Brenda Wade Schmidt reports on the opening of the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in northeastern Sioux Falls. It's the first federally funded, state-owned and operated veterans cemetery in South Dakota.   

For SDPB's May Spotlight on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Richard Two Bulls reports on Juanita Adams. Adams disappeared in 1978. Her body was discovered in 1980 and not identified until 2011. 

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A medical marijuana program becomes law in about a month, but state officials say medical cannabis won't be available until 2022. Casinos nationwide are struggling to recover from pandemic shutdowns, but the impact is less severe in Deadwood. 

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

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