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In The Moment ... June 27, 2017 Show 123 Hour 1

Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared today Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day in the state of South Dakota. Coming up during our first hour, we talk with veterans and service providers about trauma and healing.  About 7 or 8 out of every 100 Americans will have PTSD at some point in their lives. For veterans, those numbers rise. How do you know when you need help? What if someone you love is suffering? What happens when PTSD turns violent?

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In The Moment ... June 27, 2017 Show 123 Hour 2

As more than half the state faces drought conditions, the impact reveals itself in often unexpected ways. We begin hour two of the program by welcoming South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers.

Since 1974, more than 200 South Dakotans have been inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Today we welcome 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Harvey Wollman. His life in public service to the state includes time as a state senator, president of the senate, Lt. Governor and Governor.

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State Representative Don Haggar is resigning his District 10 seat.

The Speaker Pro Tempore is vacating his spot for a position he says is a rare opportunity.

The now-former Representative is accepting a position to work as the state director for Americans for Prosperity in South Dakota. That group is a self-described grassroots organization funded by conservative billionaires, the Koch brothers.

Haggar represented District 10, which includes northeastern Sioux Falls, Brandon, Corson and Renner.

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Biotechnology is a booming business, and South Dakota companies are competing with organizations around the globe. Local scientists pioneer medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and research. A researcher-turned-business developer outlines his assessment for area investors and scientists in an extended interview.

South Dakota Biotech's annual summit brought professionals together for the discussion, and some future scientists help equip fellow kids.

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In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 1

Dee Dee Raap is a business consultant, motivational speaker, and author. Her book Journey Words offers strategies for great customer service. She joins us for a conversation about self-care and service.

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 2

This weekend marked the 141st anniversary of the The Battle of Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of Little Bighorn. We begin hour two of In the Moment by putting the battle into context. First, author and Black Hills State University instructor Donovin Sprauge sat down with us last year at this time. He's a family descendant of both Crazy Horse and Chief Hump. He's working on a book about the two men. Donovin Sprague is also an archivist with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

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The defamation trial between Beef Products Incorporated and ABC continues at the Union County Courthouse in Elk Point. BPI claims almost $2 billion in damages due to ABC News reports on its lean, finely textured beef product. South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Jeremy Ludemann reports on last week’s developments in the case.

Pine Ridge Based Food Truck Serving Traditional Taste

Jun 24, 2017

A new food truck on Pine Ridge is serving up traditional food. The business offers a taste of the reservation to tourists and fresh meals to locals.

A glossy black food truck sits on a gravel lot outside of a convenience store. An image of a blue buffalo runs across the side next to bold white letters the read ‘Tatanka Trail Burgers and More’. Employees inside lean through a window and listen for customer’s lunch orders.

Trina Janis is a co-owner of the business. She opened the truck with her partner in late April.

After a laundry list of ballot measure questions during the last election, a legislative summer study commission is taking a closer look at whether that process is too easy and what changes may or may not be needed.

The Initiative and Referendum Task Force has wrapped up two days of meetings in Pierre.

Why is this committee meeting in the first place?

South Dakota’s lone US House Representative says the Ways and Means committee plans to release its blueprint of federal tax reform in several weeks.
 
Congresswoman Kristi Noem says the finer details are still being debated.
 
A federal tax overhaul is second on a list of reforms the Republican led House, Senate and Whitehouse want to accomplish during their majority held in all three branches… that, along with healthcare reform.
 

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