News: Sep 7 - 13

Sep 13, 2019

This week you will hear about the tornado and flood damage that struck South Dakota this week. In addition, South Dakota has joined more than 30 other states in seeing vaping-related acute respiratory illness, and new research shows that the suicide rate in the ag industry is five times higher than the national average. This and more on the In the Moment News Podcast.


In The Moment ... September 11, 2019 Show 656 Hour 2

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has confirmed an F2 tornado for the area of 41st and Kiwanis. Meanwhile, Governor Kristi Noem is hardening her stance against industrial hemp in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader join for the weekly discussion.

Vaping Related Illnesses In SD

Sep 11, 2019

Two illnesses related to vaping were recently reported in Eastern South Dakota. Both patients are between 20 to 24 years old. Josh Clayton is the State Epidemiologist with the Department of Health. He says the department is investigating to find out what types of products caused the illness. Some similar national cases stem from alterations to the e-cigarettes like adding flavorings, THC or other products. 


Vaping-Related Acute Respiratory Illness

Sep 10, 2019

In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 1 

South Dakota has joined more than 30 other states in seeing vaping-related acute respiratory illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises Americans to forgo vaping during an ongoing investigation into an epidemic of e-cigarette related illness. 

Dr. Dan Heinemann of Sanford Health provides insight.        

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 1

The data on the dangers of vaping is relatively new and incomplete. Electronic cigarettes have been on the market for a decade and people are now trying to understand the risks.

Kevin Woster writes about vaping ... what we know and what we don't know ... online for his On the Other Hand blog. 

News: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019

Democratic State Representative Michael Saba discusses new ways to bring money into South Dakota. Rosebud and the Fort Belknap Indian Community have sued President Trump for violating treaties. South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth. A Sanford Health researcher talks vaping. Hemp crop insurance is on the way despite Governor Noem’s opposition.

The Dangers Of Vaping

Aug 30, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 30, 2019 Show 649 Hour 1

The state of North Carolina is suing manufacturers of e-cigarettes and vaping products. In South Dakota, state epidemiologist Josh Clayton says a gap in data regarding e-cigarette use among the state's young people can create challenges for policy makers and public health officials. 

The products have been on the market for about 10 years and their popularity is increasing dramatically.