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In The Moment . August 25, 2017 Show 164 Hour 1
The Eugene, Oregon based duo Lake Toba performs at this weekend’s Miner Music Festival in Hill City. First, they stopped by SDPB’s new Black Hills Bureau to play the space’s first live music session on Moment in Sound.
South Dakota writer and musician Eliza Blue offers an August postcard from the prairie.
Former Senate Majority Leader McKellips Remembered As A Strong Leader, Consensus Builder
Former Senate Majority Leader Roger McKellips died last Friday at the age of 94. He ran for Governor in 1978 and lost in the general election to Bill Janklow. A colleague of McKellips says the Democrat from Alcester provided strong leadership for the party and the State. South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Jeremy Ludemann reports.
Pam Nelson is the Minnehaha County Treasurer. She worked with McKellips in the State Senate in the 1990s. Nelson says a story from his banking career demonstrates his character.
TIF District Housing Development Breaks Ground In Rapid City
Construction is set to begin shortly on a special, high density workforce housing development in Rapid City.
City officials and developer Neighbor Works broke ground Wednesday for the Village On Monroe affordable housing project.
Five homes are set for construction on one city lot at the corner of Dilger and Monroe. The homes are either one bedroom or two bedroom. The density of homes on one lot are expected to drive the cost down.
City officials say the project is an experiment in housing development and the permitting process.
In The Moment . Opposing Vietnam With Gervase Hittle
In The Moment . August 24, 2017 Show 163 Hour 1
What’s the legacy of Vietnam in South Dakota? How has our cultural and political landscape been changed by combat veterans, by the music and art of the time, and by those who raised their voices in opposition to the war? Gervase Hittle lives in Hill City. He joins us to talk about Kent State, Vietnam, and become a human being instead of a USMC rifleman.
In The Moment . Community Development With Hani Shafai
In The Moment . August 24, 2017 Show 163 Hour 2
What makes a city thrive in 2017? Hani Shafai is the president of Dream Design International. He joins us to talk about development in the private sector in Rapid City. It’s a conversation about affordable housing, how a new generation lives and works, and overcoming hardship.
Dr. Richard Holm is the Prairie Doc. See his program on SDPB-TV. Today we talk about eye health.
In The Moment . State Politics, “Wingnuts” And Open Primaries
In The Moment . August 23, 2107 Show 162 Hour 2
Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal reporter) and Jon Hunter (Madison Daily Leader publisher) join us for our weekly round-table conversation about South Dakota politics. Today we talk about self-described “Wingnuts,” non-partisan elections, citizen democracy, and national calls to tear down a presidential statue in Rapid City.
Author Paul Higbee is with us for a look at South Dakota’s “Cowboy Governor” Tom Berry. We talk dustbowls, debt, and Democrats.
In The Moment . Rethinking America’s Jails
In The Moment . August 23, 2107 Show 162 Hour 1
How has the way America uses jails changed over the years? What reforms are needed in the future? What reforms are needed urgently? The Safety and Justice Challenge is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It’s goal is to help communities find ways to reduce over-incarceration. Today we welcome Rapid City Chief of Police Karl Jegeris and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom.
Personalities: Amy Burnett
Amy Burnett is one of the best South Dakota basketball players ever. Burnett grew up in Huron and led Huron High to a class AA State Championship in 1989, her junior season. The team took third place during Burnett’s senior year but she set a state tournament scoring record with 86 points over three games. She also lettered in volleyball and track.
State s Continued Focus On Workforce Development Includes The Start Up Economy
South Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country—a consistent fact for the last two years. That roughly three percent figure is as low as it was before the Great Recession.
Despite that fact, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says he intends to continue a focus on workforce development as he closes out his second term.
SDPB’s Lee Strubinger explains why a state with a low unemployment rate needs to focus on workforce development…
State-Funded Small Business Investment Company To Get Green Light Soon
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says he expects to hear from the federal government about a state-funded Small Business Investment Company license.
Daugaard says that state-sponsored company will provide investments in early stage startups in South Dakota. The company is called Enterprise 605.
Daugaard says it’s a source of dollars will give fledgling South Dakota companies some extra help.