Tom Daschle

In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 2

Last night Democratic candidates took the stage in Nevada to try to win votes and clarify the party's vision for the future. One of South Dakota's favored Democrats is former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle. Tonight Rebecca Kuehl presents her research into the speeches of Senator Daschle at 7 p.m. inside the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. She is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program coordinator at South Dakota State University.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

A new organization called Rural Forward is poised to address those issues in time for the mid-term elections and beyond.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle is one of the founding leaders of the project. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1987 and then in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005.

Daschle Forms Rural Progressive Policy Organization

Apr 17, 2018

Former South Dakota Democratic US Senator Tom Daschle is joining other prominent national democrats to form a group that advocates for progressive policies in rural state’s like South Dakota.

Daschle says they’re just in the beginning stage, but the group hopes to rebuild the two-party system in rural America.

Former Senator Daschle is working alongside former USDA Secretary and Governor Tom Vilsack and US Senator Mary Landrieu to organize rural progressives ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.


In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

South Dakota State University in Brookings was the site of the third in the series of Daschle Dialogues.  Former NBC News anchor and South Dakota native Tom Brokaw joined former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle to discuss everything from today's political discourse to 9/11 and the South Dakota way of life.  Steve Zwemke brings you extra cuts from the full conversation.


In The Moment ... October 20, 2017 Show 203 Hour 1

Last evening, Tom Brokaw participated in the Daschle Dialogues at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Tom Brokaw was the anchor and managing editor of NBC's Nightly News from 1982-2004. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

The Daschle Dialogues bring national figures to the SDSU campus along with 1969 SDSU graduate Tom Daschle. Senator Daschle served in congress for 26 years and was U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

In The Moment ... May 5, 2017 Show 087 Hour 1

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray sits down with author and tribal attorney Peter Capossela to discuss his new book, "The Land Along the River: The Ongoing Saga of the Sioux Land Claim."

The two discuss the Pick-Sloan Plan, the Fort Laramie Treaties, brokered deals and broken promises.

Dakota Midday: Tom Daschle On Politics

May 31, 2016

Lori Walsh interviews former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle.  The former Senate Majority Leader is the founder and CEO of The Daschle Group.  He co-founded the Bipartisan Policy Center and serves as Chair of the Center for American Progress Board of Directors.  He joins Dakota Midday to talk about "Crisis Point: Why We Must, and How We Can, Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America."  The book is coauthored by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

The way people read fascinates me. Most people don't think about it much, but there are as many different reading lives as there are people living them.

More and more, I am asking guests on Dakota Midday what they are reading. The answers are often surprising and delightful.

South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson was reading about Teddy Roosevelt. Yoga teacher Jill Johnson was reading about communication with animals. The book? "The Cosmic Purr."

Jon Hunter is publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. Dana Ferguson is a watchdog state government and political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. This week the Dakota Political Junkies weigh the influence of the Tom Daschle endorsement of Hillary Clinton. We also talk about more trouble in IHS and how Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem are addressing it and how state Democrats are using IHS woes as political fodder during an election year.

West River political junkies Denise Ross and Kevin Woster participated in the weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment.  Ross attended last night's "Daschle Dialogues" event on the South Dakota State University campus as the former Senator visited with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  The Junkies also visited about last night's Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by CNN.