Steve Hildebrand


In The Moment ... October 23, 2019 Show 685 Hour 1

A gathering of four Steves convenes for a Leadership South Dakota and Dakota Wesleyan University panel discussion. The four Steves (Steve Jarding, Steve Kinsella, Steve Erpenbach, and Steve Hildebrand) happen to be Mitchell natives who have devoted their professional lives to public service. They keynote the event "Four Steves: Kernels, George McGovern, and the Call to Public Service" Thursday at DWU in Mitchell.

Jarding, Kinsella, and Erpenbach join In The Moment to preview their engagement.

Steve Hildebrand, owner of Josiah's Coffee Shop in downtown Sioux Falls, has paired up with Steve Hickey to gather signatures for Initiated Measure 21 which caps payday lending rates in South Dakota at 36%. Hildebrand is a Democrat who worked on President Obama's campaign. Hickey is a Republican.

From Amendment U to Initiated Measure 21, Hildebrand discussed his thoughts on controlling the payday lending industry and deception in the ballot questions during his visit on Dakota Midday.

The 2016 Ballot Questions are more than ballot clutter; they are compelling social and political conversations that give voters a voice on a variety of issues.

SDPB's political reporter Lee Strubinger joins Dakota Midday to explain what your ballot will look like in November, highlighting various referred laws and Constitutional Amendments.

Each Wednesday, Dakota Midday welcomes a rotating panel of the most experienced political journalists in the state. This week Denise Ross (editor, Black Hills Knowledge Network, South Dakota Dashboard) and Jonathan Ellis (Argus Leader Media journalist/columnist) join host Lori Walsh to discuss Initiated Measure 21 and Constitutional Amendment U. Both are 2016 ballot questions.

We also discuss failures in transparency for campaign spending and the challenges of early voting.