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Tall Trees Of South Dakota | Images Of The Past

Feb 8, 2021
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 2.

We love our trees in South Dakota - perhaps because we have so few of them in some parts of the state. The tallest and biggest of these trees stand out, and, if we care to think about it, they can remind us of all the historical events and changes that have swirled around them as they've grown over decades and even centuries.  

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Thury

Feb 8, 2021
SDPB

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 2.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been part of life in South Dakota for almost a year now, and every week brings new scientific discoveries about SARS-CoV-2.  

  • Guest: Dr. Chad Thury, Family Medicine physician and Regional Director of Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group.

  

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

SDPB Reporters Talk This Week In Pierre

Feb 8, 2021
SDPB

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 1.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting brings you gavel-to-gavel coverage of the state legislative session, now underway. You can find coverage on our website at sdpb.org or SD.Net. You can also download the Statehouse podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.  

Senate Debates SB 80 | In Their Own Words

Feb 8, 2021
SDPB

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 1.

The Senate debates SB 80, adding specific guidance to the law that outlines the legislative redistricting process. Having passed in committee, this is the second reading and debate from the Senate floor. Here is today's "In Their Own Words." 

In Their Own Words brings you closer to the debates and conversations behind legislative topics. It’s supported by SDN Communications.

South Dakota's Growing Agritourism Industry

Feb 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 1.

Maybe you've seen the ads from the state Department of Tourism: When you're ready to travel, Great Places are waiting in South Dakota.  

  • Guest: Krista Ehlert Ph.D., an assistant professor and an extension range specialist with SDSU Extension.

Business & Community Development reporting on SDPB is supported by SDN Communications. Learn more at SDN Communications.com

SDPB News Podcast: Feb 8

Feb 8, 2021
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A bill to establish rules for sports gambling in Deadwood is headed to the Senate floor. A state lawmaker is testing positive for COVID-19. 

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

Reddit Takes On Wallstreet | Tech Radio

Feb 5, 2021
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February 6th, 2021

GameStop has become well known for the simple fact that the value of its stock became disconnected from its performance as a company, and it did so because an enthusiastic group of amateur investors decided it sounded like a good idea at the time.  This and more on Tech Radio!

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2021 Show 986 Hour 1

The Legislature is debating Senate Bill 34, establishing funding to bring high speed internet access to all parts of the state. The bill also would declare an emergency so that, if passed, the funding would be available as soon as the bill is signed by the Governor. For todays "In Their Own Words" segment, we take you to the Senate Commerce and Energy committee as the members hear testimony on Senate Bill 34.

SDPB News Podcast: Feb 5

Feb 5, 2021
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State senators have once again rejected a bill to create community-based schools centered on Native American curriculum. A House bill intending to protect people and organizations from COVID-related lawsuits is heading to the full Senate. 

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

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In The Moment … February 4th, 2021 Show 985 Hour 2

Super Bowl Weekend | Sports & Rec With Wek

Feb 4, 2021

In The Moment … February 4th, 2021 Show 985 Hour 2

America gets ready for the Super Bowl this weekend. SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about another Super Bowl Sunday, one that saw a South Dakota favorite on the field with the confetti as the 1972 Miami Dolphins went 13-0 and became the only NFL team to play an undefeated season and win the Super Bowl Championship. 

Sports and recreation reporting is supported by Horton Incorporated of Britton South Dakota

Previewing On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Feb 4, 2021
On Call With The Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … February 4th, 2021 Show 985 Hour 2

Tonight's On Call with the Prairie Doc® explores the medical landscape of the ear, nose, and throat.

  • Guest: Dr. Andrew Ellsworth, family medicine physician with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and a member of the Prairie Doc® team. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

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In The Moment … February 4th, 2021 Show 985 Hour 1

Two bills making their way through the South Dakota state legislature this session address the addition of June 19 as a state holiday, but with important distinctions. Senate Bill 71, introduced by Senator Jim Bolin, establishes Juneteenth as a working holiday in the state. Senate Bill 89, introduces by Senator Reynold Nesiba adds Juneteenth as an official state holiday.  Today to talk about the significance of Juneteenth and why these bills matter.  

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In The Moment … February 4th, 2021 Show 985 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem says combining the state Department of Agriculture with the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources will create efficiencies and save money. It's a controversial executive decision, and it had Kevin Woster wondering: What else might the governor merge? You can find his work on our website at sdpb.org/Woster. 

House Bill 1058 | In Their Own Words

Feb 4, 2021
SDPB

In The Moment … February 4th, 2021 Show 985 Hour 1

The state legislature is debating House Bill 1058, establishing a path for the recall of County Commissioners. The bill was inspired by issues in Lincoln County, but it demonstrates that citizens can testify from almost anywhere on the planet and bills can be deferred to a day on the legislative calendar that doesn't exist. 

In Their Own Words brings you closer to the debates and conversations behind legislative topics. It’s supported by SDN Communications.

SDPB News Podcast: Feb 4

Feb 4, 2021
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The state health department is working with retailers to distribute COVID-19 vaccines through a federal pharmacy program. The state Senate is passing a bill that adds premiums to state employee health care coverage. 

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 … February 3rd, 2021 Show 984 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem raised almost $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 for her campaign; roughly 80 percent of that was from donors outside of South Dakota. It was the height of the pandemic here at home, when hundreds of people were dying weekly and hospitals were pushed to their capacity. 

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In The Moment … February 3rd, 2021 Show 984 Hour 2

In today's episode, Chuck talks with his cousin Larry Parkinson, the director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This discussion is about public service. Chuck begins by asking Larry, when you began your public service, did you ever contemplate making a career out of it?

How Sioux Falls VA Is Handling COVID Vaccinations

Feb 3, 2021
Sioux Falls VA

In The Moment … February 3rd, 2021 Show 984 Hour 2

More than 71,500 South Dakotans have received doses of one of the approved vaccines to fight COVID-19. We recently talked with physicians and public health leaders who are managing the distribution and administration of the vaccine statewide. The Veterans Administration works closely with the CDC and other federal partners to provide COVID vaccines to veterans and VA health care personnel. 

  • Guest: Lisa Simoneau, the director of VA in Sioux Falls.

 

Senate Bill 87 | In Their Own Words

Feb 3, 2021
SDPB

In The Moment … February 3rd, 2021 Show 984 Hour 1

The Legislature is debating Senate Bill 87, establishing special conditions for a health plan presented by the South Dakota Farm Bureau. Opponents claims existing rules should be followed and no special exemption should be made. For today's In Their Own Words, we take you to the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee debate on SB 87.

In Their Own Words brings you closer to the debates and conversations behind legislative topics. It’s supported by SDN Communications.

Reddit, Wall Street, & Your Retirement

Feb 3, 2021

In The Moment … February 3rd, 2021 Show 984 Hour 1

GameStop has become well known for the simple fact that the value of its stock became disconnected from its performance as a company, and it did so because an enthusiastic group of amateur investors decided it sounded like a good idea at the time.  

  • Guest: Joe Santos, professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University.

  

SDPB News Podcast: Feb 3

Feb 3, 2021
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State senators have revived a bill to create community-based schools focused on Native American cultural curriculum. Plus, a House committee is advancing a bill that allows court action against people who are posing a public health threat. 

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

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In The Moment … February 2nd, 2021 Show 983 Hour 1

The South Dakota state legislature is debating establishing June 19 (also known as Juneteenth) as a working holiday in South Dakota. Opponents to the bill agree with the recognition, but urge lawmakers to recognize the day as a paid holiday instead.  

In Their Own Words brings you closer to the debates and conversations behind legislative topics. It’s supported by SDN Communications.

Debunking COVID-19 Myths & Disinformation

Feb 2, 2021
NPR

In The Moment … February 2nd, 2021 Show 983 Hour 1

More than 71,000 South Dakotans have now received one of the approved vaccines to prevent COVID-19. South Dakota is one of the nation's leaders in distribution and administration of available doses, but much work remains in the fight to end the pandemic. Part of that work is dispelling the myths and misinformation about the disease and the vaccine.  

SDPB News Podcast: Feb 2

Feb 2, 2021
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State senators have rejected a bill to create community-based schools centered on Native American cultural curriculum. The state senate has already approved a bill that would allow Governor Kristi Noem to add two citizens to a law enforcement standards commission. 

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

How To Interact During A Traffic Stop

Feb 1, 2021

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 2

When you take your student to driver safety training, most likely they aren't going to be coached in preparing for a traffic stop and an interaction with police. Interaction with officers can vary from friendly to dangerous, and many Black parents have different conversations with their young drivers about those traffic stops. That's because (nationwide) Black drivers are stopped at a higher rate that white drivers. 

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 2

He traveled the state with a box camera and glass plates. Decades later the Gustav Johnson photo collection continues to help us understand who we were and how we became who we are. 

COVID-19 Update With Dr. Kurra

Feb 1, 2021
SDPB

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 2

From new vaccines to new Sars-CoV-2 variants, the COVID-19 picture continues to evolve. Plus, a new report from Columbia University suggests far more of us have been infected that initially thought. What does that mean for the prevalence of the disease in the state?

  • Guest: Dr. Shankar Kurra is vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

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In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 1

The South Dakota state legislative session moves into February, and SDPB brings you gavel-to-gavel coverage, daily reporting, a daily Statehouse podcast, and in-depth analysis of the debates and the decisions. 

  • Guests:
  • Seth Tupper, SDPB's business and economic development reporter.
  • Lee Strubinger, SDPB's politics and public policy reporter.
  • Jackie Hendry, host of South Dakota Focus.

 

SDPB

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 1

The Legislature is debating House Bill 1051; It's a bill that seeks to put in place certain documentation requirements for abortions in the state.  

 

In Their Own Words brings you closer to the debates and conversations behind legislative topics. It’s supported by SDN Communications.

  

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