South Dakota News Podcasts

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 21

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At least six South Dakotans received pardons from Donald Trump during the last days of his presidency. Plus, a state senate committee is advancing a bill that continues the Department of Health authority to place people not following COVID-19 guidelines in court ordered isolation.

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


SDPB News Podcast: Jan 20

Jan 20, 2021

Governor Kristi Noem issues an executive order to merge the Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources departments.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 19

Jan 19, 2021

The Department of Revenue begins work to research and implement marijuana regulations in the state.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 15

Jan 15, 2021

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman gives this year's State of the Tribes address.

The 2021 Legislative Session is here. We begin with Governor Kristi Noem’s State of the State. Then hear from Tiffany Sanderson, the state's new Secretary of Education. The state's House and Senate minority leaders join us. Plus, we ask how South Dakota Agriculture producers feel about the merger between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 14

Jan 14, 2021
PBS Newshour

South Dakota's lone congressman explains his vote against impeaching President Trump for a second time. Plus, the state's new chief justice pushes for higher wages for circuit court judges.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 13

Jan 13, 2021

Governor Kristi Noem highlights her priorities for the 2021 legislative session in her State of the State address. This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. 

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 12

Jan 12, 2021

The South Dakota 2021 Legislative Session begins today. A preview into one issue of debate in the next few weeks.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 11

Jan 11, 2021

South Dakota lawmakers go over coronavirus precautions during the 2021 legislative session. The South Dakota State Bar gives an ethics opinion for lawyers providing counsel to clients dealing in marijuana.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 8

Jan 8, 2021

The state Department of Health releases expected COVID-19 vaccine availability times. Plus, a look into Governor Kristi Noem's account on a social-media app where commenters on her posts are condoning the riot at the U.S.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 7

Jan 7, 2021

South Dakota's two US senators and lone congressman talk about pro-Trump extremists breaking into the Capitol building in Washington D.C. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.  Find it on Apple Podcasts or 

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 6

Jan 6, 2021

South Dakota's congressional delegation comments how they might vote ahead of certifying Electoral College votes today.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 5

Jan 5, 2021

South Dakota's remaining death-row inmate is challenging his guilty plea and death sentence from 2001.

SDPB News Podcast: Jan 4

Jan 4, 2021

The 2021 state legislative session is fast approaching and it’s not clear whether legislators are required to show up in person for coronavirus mitigation efforts.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 31

Dec 31, 2020

Monument Health officials in Rapid City say they have vaccinated nearly all of its front-line healthcare workers. The USDA releases the latest numbers on egg and milk production in the state.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 30

Dec 30, 2020

Weather experts sum up a year of weather throughout 2020.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 29

Dec 29, 2020
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The Oglala Sioux Tribe is vaccinating healthcare, nursing home and long-term care facility workers. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify toda

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 28

Dec 28, 2020
Google Earth

The Army Corps of Engineers is gathering public input for updating their master plan for Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 23

Dec 23, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna arrives in South Dakota. This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 22

Dec 22, 2020

Avera Health looking to expand their Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 21

Dec 21, 2020
Sioux Falls Development Foundation / Google Earth

Amazon is building a new fulfillment center in Sioux Falls.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 18

Dec 18, 2020

Preparations for the upcoming legislative session are underway and state lawmakers say they like Governor Kristi Noem's proposed use of one-time money.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 17

Dec 17, 2020
Sanford Health

South Dakota joins nine other states in suing the search giant Google. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg comments on the investigation into his involvement in a fatal pedestrian car crash in September.

Congressman Dusty Johnson

The Problem Solvers Caucus is a bipartisan group that hopes to wake stimulus negotiations. The proposal includes another round of stimulus checks, boosted unemployment insurance, and needed aid to cities and states. South Dakota's US Representative Dusty Johnson is part of that group and joins SDPB's Lori Walsh with a look into what this is and the role he plays inside of it.

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 16

Dec 16, 2020

South Dakota healthcare experts are explaining how the COVID-19 vaccine works in the hopes of easing some people’s concerns in taking it. The state Department of Health expands testing for the coronavirus. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. 

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 15

Dec 15, 2020
Allie Geier-Barlow, Monument Health

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in South Dakota. The state received 7,800 doses from Pfizer-BioNTech. This story and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.


SDPB News Podcast: Dec 14

Dec 14, 2020

South Dakota farmers interested in growing industrial hemp can start making plans for the 2021 growing season. Governor Kristi Noem recommends a 2.4% salary increase for state employees and those in education and community health.

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

SDPB News Podcast: Dec 11

Dec 11, 2020

South Dakota joins in on two election-related cases, one in a lawsuit against four states for recent changes to their election procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as a voting rights case in Arizona.

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

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for December 10th, 2020.

SDPB News: Dec 10

Dec 10, 2020

One political scientist says South Dakota's congressional delegation have acknowledged President-Elect Joe Biden's election victory in less explicit ways. South Dakota health officials outline their plan to distribute initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.