In Their Own Words

In the Moment: March 23, 2021 Show 1014.

In the Moment: March 19, 2021 Show 1012.

  • In Their Own Words brings us the South Dakota state floor debate over a bill (HB 1061) that "prohibits smoking and consuming marijuana and its derivatives in a motor vehicle and creates a penalty therefor."
  • Lawrence Diggs joins us to talk about his work with the South Dakota Humanities Council's "Brainstorming: The Human Condition" series.
  • Kevin Woster says that retirees are returning to work at the Rapid vaccine clinic, and loving it.  

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March 11, 2021 Show 1006

 

  • David Wiltse, associate professor of political science at SDSU, joins us to discuss some of the bills making their way to Governor Noem.

 

March 9, 2021 Show 1004.

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February 25, 2021 Show 996.

"In Their Own Words" brings us the debate over a bill changing procedures for parents who choose to home-school their children.

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February 25, 2021 Show 996.

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February 24, 2021 Show 995

Today's "In Their Own Words" takes you inside the Senate Judiciary Committee. Members heard testimony on Senate Bill 146. It's legislation seeking to revise certain provisions regarding eligibility for parole for people sentenced to life imprisonment.  

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February 23, 2021 Show 994.

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February 18, 2021 Show 991 Hour 1.

Today our "In Their Own Words" segment looks at a contentious issue in South Dakota: Black History Month. It's contentious because some lawmakers have rejected recent interpretations of impact of slavery on the American story and the systemic nature of racism in our communities today.  The House debated Concurrent resolution 6005 "Celebrating Black History Month". After the focus of the resolution changed through amendments the House debate takes on a very personal and at times, reflective tone.

 

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February 17, 2021 Show 990 Hour 1.

The Senate Taxation Committee considered legislation to drop the state portion of sales tax on food items. Proponents say it helps the low income while opponents say other programs can help the poor without losing revenue for the state general fund.

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February 16, 2021 Show 989 Hour 1.

This legislative session, lawmakers have heard testimony from people in person and via teleconference. Those connections have not always gone flawlessly, but the question of whether or not to continue that option remains.  Today's "In Their Own Words" segment features the House Local Government Committee debate on House Bill 1117, a bill to revise provisions for public meetings held by teleconference. You'll hear a portion of that hearing outlining the policy changes and concerns about public access to public meetings.  

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February 9, 2021 Show 988 Hour 1.

The Senate Judiciary committee heard over an hour of emotional testimony on a bill that would limit the application of the death penalty in South Dakota. For our "In Their Own Words" segment today, we bring you a portion of that hearing, first from Senator Arthur Rusch (a former judge), and then from Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

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House Bill 1058 | In Their Own Words

Feb 4, 2021
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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. 

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Senate Bill 87 | In Their Own Words

Feb 3, 2021
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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.

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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.  

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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.  

 

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House Bill 1014 | In Their Own Words

Jan 28, 2021
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In The Moment … January 28th, 2021 Show 980 Hour 1

The Legislature and state agencies are involved in a lot of tedious work some of which regulates licensing and other procedures for a variety of professions in South Dakota. The House Commerce and Energy committee held a hearing on HB 1014, a bill to revise agency procedures. It demonstrates some of the technical work during session as well as the value of communications and compromise.  

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In The Moment … January 27th, 2021 Show 979 Hour 1

Today we bring you proceedings from the Senate Health and Human Services committee. The committee has supported the Department of Health's request to keep certain restrictions regarding COVID-19 in place. Restrictions were agreed to during the emergency legislative session last year, but scheduled to sunset, or automatically be removed this spring. 

 

 

 

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Jan 26, 2021
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In The Moment … January 26th, 2021 Show 978 Hour 2

For today's "In Their Own Words" segment, we take you inside the Senate Education Committee as members first round of testimony on Senate Bill 68. It's a bill that would establish community school guidelines with flexible curriculum emphasizing native language and cultural interests. A similar bill was approved in the Senate last year but failed in the House. 

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Jan 22, 2021
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In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 1

During the opening days of the legislative session, department secretaries meet with legislators during committee session to give an overview of their department, review the past year and discuss legislative plans for the session. The Department of Social Services provides a wide variety of safety net programs for South Dakotans ranging from Medicaid to behavior health concerns and foster care and adoption.

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In The Moment … January 21st, 2021 Show 975 Hour 1

During the opening days of the legislative session, department secretaries meet with legislators during committee session to give an overview of their departments, review the past year, and discuss legislative plans for the session. It's been a challenging year for k-12 education. Newly appoint secretary Tiffany Sanderson met with House Education Committee members to discuss the impact of Covid-19 and plans to update civics education standards in the state. 

 

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In The Moment … January 19th, 2021 Show 974 Hour 1

One of the traditions in the opening days of the state legislature is an address from the Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. This year, after the retirement of Chief Justice David Gilbertson, the court has a new leader. Chief Justice Steven Jensen spoke to a joint session of the state legislature last week. He praised his predecessor and outlined several new initiatives for legislative consideration.

 

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Jan 14, 2021
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In The Moment … January 14th, 2021 Show 972 Hour 1

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In The Moment January 12th, 2021 Show 971 Hour 1

In The Moment … January 11th, 2021 Show 970 Hour 1

South Dakota's system of assessing property taxes is complex, particularly for agricultural land. In 2012 the system was changed from value-based to a system based on crop production per acre. The 2020 Legislature approved changes in the assessment formula and process by which landowners ask for property tax adjustments. Guests: Ag Land Assessment task force