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Fresh update on "south dakota" discussed on Biz Talk Radio Show
"So normally you'd be real upset. You know that you were your what you had owned was worth less. But handlers are going. Oh my gosh, I could buy more this stuff that's worth less than it was an hour ago. So, Pierre, thank you for coming on the show. I really do appreciate it. Where can people follow you at and find out more information or keep up with you at Yeah, I think the number one place follow me. That is on Twitter. So at Pierre underscore Rashard on my dancer open, So if you have questions, we want to reach out and say hello. Still fishing me again on Thank you for coming on the show up here. I really do appreciate it. Thanks for having me on. Oh, my gosh. Now see, we could have done to more segments with him. But this is show where the last thing long enough we had that much time. I mean, I can listen to Pierre talk all day long. But We have a limited amount of time. So before we go any further, though, we do have another question about from the audience of Yes. Yes, we have Danny from South Dakota, and he'd like to know. Can there ever be mortar than 21 million Bitcoin? With Danny from South Dakota figure second person in South Dakota. That's kind of hard to believe, but know that can never be more than 21 million Bitcoins. When Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin and wrote the original core code eroded to that was the limit of what could be created ever. That can never be more than 21 million Bitcoins. So that's the thing about Bitcoin. This unusual from regular money is that you know how much there is ever gonna be where with money they print as much as they ever want to print, so that's the difference from an inflationary money in a deflationary money. And also thanks for your question, And if you do have a question, remember to send him to Gary Leland at gmail dot com and we try to get your questions on the show. Where we go to our break out and make sure you know about bit Block boom. That's the big con coin conference I host every year and Dallas, Texas at the end of August. But good a bit block boom dot com and take a look at our conference. See who Our speakers are. This is that Bitcoin conference Bitcoin only not crypto currency, not Blockchain conference, but a Bitcoin conference. So if you're interested in Bitcoin or if you are into Bitcoin Please check out the site bit block boom dot com and I think you'll really enjoy this conference. If you get to go to it now we're gonna come back after this break. And do a little wrap up of what we've done today. And I have a comment for you. And we'll do that right after this word. From our sponsor, So please stay tuned and also tell your friends about the show. Share it with everyone. Let's grow this audience Everybody needs to know about Bitcoin..
Satanic Panic Hits the Shoe Market
"From one. I'm david brown. And this is business. Wars daily on this tuesday april thirteenth. Every so often we get to cover a business. Were on this. Show this just a bit of a head scratcher and today's story is just that it involves a very successful rapper. A very successful company and a satan themed shoe allegedly made with drops of human blood. See i told you it's a head scratcher. You may know of the aforementioned. Rapper lil gnaws x. His country rap song old town road sat atop billboard's top one hundred chart for a record nineteen weeks and catapulted. The rapper to notoriety now allows x has a new song out and the accompanying video has sent viewers into a tizzy in the video for monteiro. The rapper descends into hell and dances with satan himself. Social media erupted with reactions to the video which yes includes sexually explicit references to the bible and satan so horrified was south dakota's republican governor christie gnome that she tweeted about the controversy saying quote we are in the fight for the soul of our nation unquote quote but the video release was only part of the album's promotion lil- knows ex partnered with new york based art collective mischief to make a shoe naturally called the satan shoe. It's a black athletic shoe. Embellished with a pentagram allegedly contains a drop of human blood in the soul and it has one other unmistakable feature a nike swoosh now mischief is no stranger to messing with major brands. That's kind of its stick. The collective previously bought a robot dog from boston dynamics outfitted with a paintball gun and created an app that allowed people to control the robot. And it's gone. This move drew. Ire of course from boston dynamics the group
Fresh "south dakota" from Under The Hood Show
"Call her now of people that have had a family member they have hoarded and collected strange vehicle collections. He's got one coming up here that she's tapes tempting me with it and sharing it on my Facebook page, But it's a trans am horde. I mean, there's different people that she keeps. She won't leave me alone. Yeah, I love it, though. But the There are people that and that's their thing through life. That's their thing, and that's what they do, and they love it, but eventually It comes to that point where the hobby becomes a problem because you don't know what to do with it. The family members don't know what to do with it. The family members all start seeing either a big problem or they all start seeing dollar signs. But yet they don't understand how to turn that. Into something. And that's where I think I would hire a professional. If there's enough things there to have. It makes sense to do an independent type thing. Or maybe it would be such a thing that it would be combined with another online sale that that stuff could be presented to the right audience. If if I'm catching your drift on what you have there Corrected. You know, he's got A couple of 50 Chevy pick ups and stuff like that. There. Uh, running good and all those kind of things, but I mean, the main thing you had results, he had a long for 60 shares. And the different models two door four door all the different stuff all the different colors and it would be an absolute kind shame not to get them to somebody who could. Even if they didn't run the parts and all the mechanical on the chrome's and light, the tail lights and all that stuff all being original. There's there's somebody out there that would like that could use those phones. I'll tell you what, Steve, we got to keep rolling here. I'm gonna have our call Screener. I got change your phone number and I'll have my sister give you a call. And if there's something that she could do to help you have nothing else to give you some advice. Because this is what she does for her business. It's zo'or living and she's really good at it. And so we'd love to help you if we can 866594415. Oh, we got a couple people on hold here, and we're gonna have to carry him over. You have to stay there for a few minutes. Sorry as we reach the top of the hour here. Let's talk about my state. Exactly. I stayed out of Sioux Falls. South Dakota is your local zoo, zoo truck dealer and make you can get a truck from them from anywhere and they are awesome. And I mean this because of Personal experience. We run the little mean like amigos the truck. I hope we're talking about a zoo zoo NPR NPR HD FT are. They've got a full range of commercial trucks that they make one thing that is really good for us, and they're selling a ton of them. They just have a hard time getting enough from is the gas powered Trucks because a lot of people don't need a diesel. And as those who has those options, they just haven't all new redesign of the NPR that is. People are waiting in line to get there. An awesome vehicle we know in our local dealership down here, the salesman Nick has been so good to work with, and we are excited. Tol tell people about I state in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the zoo zoo truck. Commercial truck dealer here in Sioux Falls. Look him up there not far off of the interstate 29 there and they will take care of you. They got a great team down there with the body shop and the mechanical shop. We? We work with them quite a bit. Thanks for joining us on YouTube and on Facebook live and listening to the podcast and joining.
Fifth Circuit Court Keeps and Strikes Portions of Indian Child Welfare Act
"The fifth circuit court of appeals released an extensive opinion on the indian child. Welfare act after deliberating. For more than a year victoria wicks has more the indian child. Welfare act known. As igwe has undergone a thorough and multifaceted scrutiny in the fifth circuit court of appeals the resulting three hundred and twenty five page opinion upholds aspects of the federal law championed in nineteen. Seventy eight by south dakota senator james aber ask. The law's intent is to stop the erosion of tribal autonomy and culture when native children are placed with non native families. But the appeals court finds that native preferences for foster care and adoption violate constitutional protections for equality and that the law infringes on states rights and responsibilities in matters of adoption this appeal came about after a texas federal court found equal to be unconstitutional. A three judge panel at the fifth circuit reviewed that decision and ruled two. to one. To overturn the lower court appellants then asked for an unbounded review which in this case involves sixteen judges after deliberating. For more than a year the fifth circuit has now released its complex opinion in it. Some judges agreed unanimously on certain points. But not on others in some issues. Judges tied eight to eight and without a majority decision at the appellate level. The lower court ruling stands. This opinion is binding only on lower courts within the fifth circuit which comprises texas louisiana and mississippi. If the us supreme court takes up the inevitable appeal that resulting opinion will apply nationwide for national native news. I'm victoria works in rapid city. South
Fresh update on "south dakota" discussed on Biz Talk Radio Show
"But this is show with the last thing long enough. We had that much time. I mean, I can listen to Pierre talk all day long. But We have a limited amount of time. So before we go any further, though, we do have another question about from the audience of Yes. Yes, we have Danny from South Dakota, and he'd like to know. Can there ever be mortar than 21 million Bitcoin? With Danny from South Dakota figure second person from South Dakota. That's kind of hard to believe, but know that can never be more than 21 million Bitcoins when Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin and wrote the original core code. Eroded to that was the limit of what could be created ever so it can never be more than 21 million Bitcoins. So that's the thing about Bitcoin. This unusual from regular money is that you know how much there is ever gonna be where with money they print as much as they ever wanted print, so that's the difference from an inflationary money in a deflationary money. And also thanks for your question, And if you do have a question, remember to send him to Gary Leland at gmail dot com and we try to get your questions on the show. Before we go to our breakouts will make sure you know about bit Block boom. That's the big con coin conference I host every year and Dallas, Texas at the end of August. But good a bit block boom dot com and take a look at our conference. See who Our speakers are. This is that Bitcoin conference Bitcoin only not crypto currency, not Blockchain conference, but a Bitcoin conference. So if you're interested in Bitcoin or if you are into Bitcoin Please check out the site bit block boom dot com and I think you'll really enjoy this conference. If you get to go to it now we're going to come back after this break. And do a little wrap up of what we've done today. And I have a comment for you. And we'll do that right after this word. From our sponsor, So please stay tuned and also tell your friends about the show. Share it with everyone. Let's grow this audience Everybody needs to know. About Bitcoin..
Tennessee Flooding Death Toll Grows to 7 With Nashville Area Especially Hard Hit
"The National Weather Service has posted flood watches and warnings across much of the central part of the state through Thursday. The Nashville area was especially hard hit by flooding over the weekend. Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in South Dakota
400 homes evacuated, Rushmore closed amid South Dakota fires
"Wildfires in South Dakota have forced hundreds of people from their homes and have shut down mount Rushmore more than four hundred homes north west of Rapid City South Dakota were under evacuation with three separate fires burning in the black hills there are already reports of structures being destroyed and gusting winds were only making the situation worse governor Christie known traveled to Rapid City and call the losses tragic two fires burning near keystone forced the closure of the mount Rushmore national memorial through at least Wednesday hi Jackie Quinn
Noem Rejects South Dakota's Transgender Sports Ban
"Last night with Tucker One more time. Just briefly. A bill crafted by the South Dakota legislature banning biological males from competing and girls athletics or women's athletics. K through college, essentially Bill basically says, if you're a woman in a college in South Dakota, If you're a girl in K through 12 sports in South Dakota, we will not allow biological males to compete period. Christie nomination, initially said she was excited to sign this bill. Then ultimately, she ended up backtracking, she backtracked. Allegedly Because the NC double a said, if you do this We will basically Not recognized women's collegiate athletics in South Dakota. And some other business interests like Amazon and the Chamber of Commerce. Said You're going to give us, Fitz. You're going to give us heartburn. We're gonna lose a lot of business. Lot of professional. You know, our collegiate Sports and contracts and things like that will be broken with South Dakota. If you do this So Tucker header on yesterday to explain herself. Why was she initially excited to sign this bill? And then she backtracked because of pressure from big business with this was his opening question. And here's how she started. Well, That's not true, Tucker and thank you for inviting me to be on the show Tonight. I could sign the bill the way that it is today. On then also, But it wouldn't solve the problem and that's the real issue as I looked at the bill and examined it and have been discussing with legal scholars for many months and how to protect women's sports This bill would only allow the NC double a to bully South Dakota, and it would actually prevent women from being able to prove to participate in collegiate sports. So what I've done is I've asked the Legislature through a style every form. I'm sort of just for our viewers. I'm so sorry, Bill. Just back up for what's right for our viewers who haven't followed. This is closely how would this bill prevent women from playing in South Dakota? If you would Because what it would do is it would prolong the books that would allow the NCH to take punitive action against our state, and we're a small state Tucker. We've had to fight hard to get any tournaments to come to South Dakota. When they took punitive action against us, we would have to litigate and legal scholars that I have been consulting with. For
South Dakota gov. to sign ban on transgender girls from female sports
"Governor Christy Nome ready to sign a bill. Barring transgender girls and women from participating in female sports leagues
South Dakota gov. to sign ban on transgender girls from female sports
"South dakota's republican governor christie. Gnomes said monday. She's excited to sign a bill. Barring transgender women and girls from competing in high school and college sports mississippi republican governor tate reeves has promised to sign similar legislation in mississippi south. Dakota's aco you chapter responded quote the danger this legislation creates is real. The potential harm to south dakota is significant and the stakes for transgender students. Are high kids are
South Dakota gov. to sign ban on transgender girls from female sports
"Dakota, lawmakers have voted to ban transgender girls from playing on school sports teams. Governor Christy Nome is expected to sign the measure. Mississippi lawmakers passed an identical bill last week, and similar measures are pending in nearly 20 other states and hide a whole ban on transgender girls of sports was struck down by a federal court.
Student wounded in Arkansas high school shooting
"A school shooting in arkansas. South dakota governor wants another term and allegations in chicago a fifteen year. Old boy killed a fellow student and an arkansas junior highschool monday morning and has been detained in a juvenile detention facility. According to pine bluff. Police chief kelvin. Sergeant shooting happened in a hallway at watson chapel. Junior high school as students were switching classes at about ten. Am schools in the city of pine bluff located about forty miles southeast of little rock. School went on lockdown after the shooting. And the shooter ran away but was found in a nearby neighborhood by a tracking dog. The wounded boy who is also fifteen was airlifted to a little walk hospital. He was listed in very serious condition and later died. Sergeant also commented quote. We don't have a definite motive right now as to why the incident occurred however we do believe this was targeted incident. As opposed to random incident
Trump's new PAC raises over $30 million
"At the conservative. Political action conference in orlando over the weekend. Former president trump was clear. He will not start a new political party to make an end run around the grand old party. He drops strong hints. Though that he might like to run for president again there was interest. Also in rhonda. Santa's the governor of florida and the governor of south dakota kristi noem and trump is still very good at raising money. Marketplace's kimberly adams has that former. President trump never stopped raising money. I he pulled in cash from donors to fight his election loss and since then trump launched a leadership pac that raised over thirty million dollars in just a matter of months. Carl evers hellstrom monitors money in politics for open secrets dot org and he says politicians and groups who align themselves with trump are benefiting as well. The republican party is increasingly. Reliant on trump. actually raise money. so we've seen some. Corporate interests are not as interested in donating to them after the capital riot. Trump's supporters on the other hand still seem game to donate to the president and his allies. There were even rumors after the election. He might start a third political party and what he's done is actually a lot more interesting. Jennifer here. wig political sociologist at suny stony brook. He said okay. I have this kind of asset which is my a fundraising prowess and my donor or less than the ability to connect with people who maybe ordinarily wouldn't donate and so i'm going to use that and turn it into a formal organisation that the gop has to pay attention to and the republican party. Is we know that. President trump is still someone who was wildly popular and someone who was and is an effective fundraiser. Paris denard is a spokesperson for the republican national committee. We are optimistic. That he will continue to be the type of former president that engages in wants to help the rmc. A fundraise denied says trump has agreed to attend an r. n. c. donors event this spring in florida where republican leaders will be encouraging donors and the former president to support their efforts heading into the midterm elections in washington. I'm kimberly adams for marketplace
Report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
"With New public details about those behind the death of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi. Now it implies Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. It also comes as President Biden plans his first call to Saudi Arabia, King Salman Former national security adviser John Bolton told Bloomberg News. On top of the killing of two Sugi dynamics in the Middle East have changed. Well. Last night. Axios reported that Biden plans to call the king today that coming before the release the head of the oven intelligence report about the murder of the journalist remark, a show G. What do you know about this report? I don't. I don't. I don't know exactly what report it is And if it's Related anything that I saw when I was in the government. I won't talk about it. But I will say this. This is this is ah, moment of truth. I think for buying if if he wants to have a fundamentally different relationship with Saudi Arabia, I think it's a reflection that he thinks he can have a fundamentally different relationship with Iran. And I think That part of the premises. Incorrect. As long as the Ayatollahs are in tower. Nobody could don's the murder show. Nobody has any doubt that the Saudi government was involved in it. This is a this is a matter of realpolitik. In in that region way need the Saudis and they need us When I was in Moscow, once meeting with President Putin, he just he thought of his real humorous. Subject that we might turn away from the Saudis, and he said to me, Look, if you don't want to sell them weapons, That's fine. I'll sell them weapons. Now. The CIA assessed that NBS personally ordered the killing and a United Nations investigator found in June of 2019. It was inconceivable that NBS was not aware. The killing, of course. Yogi. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that President Biden is working to re calibrate the American relationship with Saudi Arabia and plans to communicate with King Salman, which is his counterpart instead of his son, the Crown prince. South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the
Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas and New York
"Knew tonight, the Pentagon is ramping up the deployment of what federal authorities they could be up to 100 vaccination teams around the country. The U. S military is beginning to deliver shots of Corona virus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and says service members will start stopping four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week. This as many states are now instituting their own corona virus vaccination protocols when you can get your covert shot in the U. S may depend on where you live at the top is Alaska. Where 21% of the residents have gotten at least one shot. New Mexico is next at 20%, South Dakota, 18% near the bottom are Georgia, Tennessee and Utah were only 11% of gotten a shot. Connecticut Democrat governor Ned Lamont says federal guidelines on who gets the shot or too complicated and starting next week, anyone in his state over age 55 consign up. Both Fizer and Madonna are ramping up production and with emergency approval for a third single shot vaccine. Johnson and Johnson will be able to add 3 to 4 million doses next week and 20 million by the end of
Victim’s glasses allegedly found in car of South Dakota AG who said he hit a deer
"Next year this evening. The state attorney general under growing pressure tonight to resign deadly accident after he hit a pedestrian who did not survive tonight newly released video. The police interrogation in south dakota what he told investigators i claiming he thought he hit a deer and the moment investigators asked him about finding the victims glasses in the car. Here's abc's alec press quite frankly with calls for his resignation growing tonight. Those disturbing interviews. With south dakota attorney general jason rounds berg recalling the night he struck and killed fifty five year. Old joe beaver. I'm thinking it's a deer at those points. Authorities releasing recordings of to interogations the attorney general faced in the days after the deadly crash last september. Necessarily how can i help you. Tally alley. I'm the attorney general. I get something. I'm more hands on the bill the road but investigators disputing that one of the other things that we know jason's weren't in the shoulder. The south dakota ag maintains he never realized he had struck a person. Then this chilling moments when investigators asked about a pair of glasses that belonged to the victim and were found inside the car. There joe's glasses word that means his face came into david. The attorney general is facing three misdemeanor charges. But none for the death of joe beaver something. His family beavers family calls a disappointing news. He will not resign but one state legislator has introduced articles of impeachment to have him
GOP's Thune says Trump allies engaging in 'cancel culture'
"The Senate's number two Republican Senator John Thune, now defending his fellow Republicans who voted to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial. Boone criticized activists and party leaders for engaging in what he calls cancel culture by rushing to censure Ji. GOP senators who found trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Thune says there was a strong case made and his fellow senators should not be criticized for voting their conscience. Soon is facing reelection next year. In deeply conservative South Dakota, he voted not to convict the former
This newspaper chain pivoted to digital subscriptions, and it's working
"The last fifteen years not been kind to the local news industry with thousands of newspapers either reducing staff or closing down entirely but not all newspapers have been affected equally and some of the hardest hit chains were owned by hedge funds and private equity firms that had no actual interest in investing in journalism. Family owned newspaper. Seemed to have fared better. And that seems to be the case for form. Communications a chain of newspapers and other media outlets situated in the mid west a few years ago. The company's newspapers rolled out a digital subscription model and so far it seems to be performing above expectations. I recently interviewed stephanie. Shorter forums chief digital marketing officer about the gargantuan amount of work that went into this pivot and what strategies resulted in the most success before we jump into the view. I wanna talk about a recent article published on my newsletter. I went deep on the company called blocks group. It started out. As a cryptocurrency events company before launching a thriving podcast network that generates millions of dollars in revenue both founders walk me through how grew the business and their plans to build a crypto focus news organization. There's only one way to read analysis like this and it's by subscribing to my substance newsletter. Go to simon's dot sub stack dot com that simon owen stott sub stacked dot com or. Just google the word. Simon owens and newsletter. Okay onto my interview with stephanie. Hey stephanie thanks for joining us. Yeah thanks so much for having me simon. So you work for immediate chain called forum communications Tell me a little bit about that. Like where is it. What kind of media properties doesn't own. And how long has it been around cell phone. Communications is a family owned media company. We've been around since eighteen seventy eight Were actually located in the upper midwest. So we have properties in north dakota south dakota wisconsin and minnesota Our headquarters is in fargo. North dakota And we have twenty plus print and digital news brands all throughout the midwest as some broadcast and commercial print divisions as well and that's completely family owned as opposed to you know somebody's larger chains that are owned by private equity like this is like a longtime family owned newspaper oil. It's not just newspapers but mainly a newspaper chain. That's exactly right. It's a sixth generation family on media company. So it's been owned or operated by family all throughout its ownership so you were brought in as its first chief digital marketing officer correct like why did they build that role for you. Yeah that's correct so a while. Back a bunch of executives were sitting around a table and really talking about what the future of the company looked like and They knew that they needed to create a digital subscription model. But they weren't exactly sure where to begin and so brought in a consultant who used to work at the new york times and she came in and started to give some advice and she said well first off Where's your marketing department. And they all sort of looked around the room at each other and they said well we don't have one and she's like well that's step one so They followed her advice and they posted a role for chief digital marketing officer. And that's gonna wear my role came to be. And what was your background like you. Didn't you didn't work newspapers before. Did you know this was completely new for me. So i previously worked in the healthcare benefits space. But i was in marketing. Their i was. Vp of marketing for local healthcare benefits company and Really just took a leap of faith after meeting with the the people at the form. Communications office And really loved what i heard about what they wanted to do. And decided to really switch gears with my career and it was really great decision and and basically kind of you know the even though you weren't in media this was about like kind of product tising and and selling something directly to consumers so it's sort of like fit within. Still within your purview. Of of what you knew about right exactly so my previous role Prior to coming to form communications was all about selling a product to consumers and so This really isn't all that different. The the product has changed And what i really like about it. Is i find it a little bit more mission driven a little bit more purposeful and can really get behind the the why of what we're doing and Yeah that's always really appealed to me. Tell me about your first few months in the role. How did you get the lay of the land and begin building strategy for the expansion into the digital subscriptions so i would say the first few months was really like drinking out of a firehose as they say it was being thrown into a lot of new things that i didn't know a whole lot about And so i was really guided by. Just what i did know to be true. Which is everything about how to market something to consumers and the the biggest challenge there is we had previously been giving our content away for free online and now we were heading to this model where we weren't going to be doing that anymore. And so the biggest thing to figure out was how can you move from giving away your content for free to starting to ask people to pay for that content and we decided that the biggest the biggest strategy there is. We need to invest in content. And we need to invest in our products. And so that's what we did. And media's is kind of like a really weird industry that's not like a lot of other industries in the sense that like the people who are building the cord core product. Which is the editorial or kind of weirdly separated from the business side in different ways and they're all kinds of different ethics rules in different stuff like that like. Did you feel like you need to educated on like how media company works as opposed to like pure consumer products company. I did there. There was a little bit a friction at i. Just you know with some of the decisions that you have to make about for instance what you put behind the pay wall. No one when there's an extreme community safety story how do you handle that. From an ethical standpoint you want people to be able to access that kind of content and so a big part of the early days. My role was sitting down with people in the newsroom. Inter division and just understanding how they operate and what decisions they have to make and then how does the pay wall change any of that if if it does so. What are some of the major hurdles that a legacy newspaper chain has to consider that a like a brand new digital site. Like my the one that i run like doesn't have to think about like you had to figure out how to take these princip scrubbers in these legacy systems and and combine them with a paywall which is from a logistical standpoint. That's pretty difficult to do right. It is quite difficult in fact I would say the most challenging piece of all was just the technology component of everything so we had like you said legacy systems and then we needed to integrate that with all of these other systems that were newer so that the email platform the paywall platform obviously and so many other pieces and when we were grappling with all of that we actually secured help from another consultant. Who used to work at nasa. He's really bright. Guy really has a good hand on technology and he helped us draw out. This integration map. And he's drawing all these lines from one platform to another and it just looks like this giant messy web on a sheet of paper and he looks up at all of us and he says this is complicated and you know if the guy from nasa complicated it's complicated and so that was by far the most challenging part and it's never ending. I mean every time we had a new system integration and that's the part that really a keeps us up at night sometimes and did you have to overhaul the whole website or was there just like a way to just put some key. Take some kind of membership or subscription platform and just put it over the website. I wouldn't say we had to overhaul the website but we made the decision that we wanted to because again we were going from this state of giving away our content for free to suddenly asking people to pay for a product that we weren't previously asking them to pay for and so we wanted to make sure that we are improving that product and improving the discover ability of the content. That people wanted And so we decided to before even beginning to implement the paywall. Create a plan for redesigning all of our network of news sites that sort of step one and then from there. We felt good about launching that paywall on top of them and so prior to launching. I'm guessing that you were kind of projecting convey conversion rates like how. How quickly did you hope to acquire new digital subscribers to where it would make up a significant part of your business at least prior to launching. We really didn't know what exactly to expect. you know. we had talked to others in the space and they they had shared stories of pretty decent growth in the first few months but pretty low expectations overall. Just as you grapple with all the challenges of implementing a new model like this and so we just sort of set an arbitrary goal of ten thousand digital subscribers in the first year It wasn't really super scientific. We just felt like that seemed like a reasonable goal for our entire network of sites and then we wound up tripling that in the first year and so we who either really underestimated our goal or we really Did surprisingly well for what we set out to do. But i'm gonna hope it's the second one. Yeah so ten thousand subscribers across twenty different newspapers Seems like a reasonable goal. That you
Millions lose power as temperatures plunge across southern Plains
"The National Weather Service says several cities are experiencing record lows amid a winter storm that's dropping snow and ice from the southern Plains to the Northeast. Sioux Falls, South Dakota hit minus 26 degrees, More than two million people were without power for periods in Texas as the state's overwhelmed power grid began rotating
Trump's Senate impeachment trial moves to opening arguments
"Trump committed a massive crime against our Constitution and our people and the worst violation of the presidential oath of office in the history of the United States of America. That is lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin of Maryland today. He and his fellow House members presented opening arguments in Day two of former President Trump's impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate. Call the former president on insider in chief who reveled in the chaos of his supporters of the capital on January 6th joining us now to talk about the day or NPR congressional reporter Claudia Chrysalis and NPR's senior political editor and correspondent. Domenico Montanaro. Could have you both. Here. Thanks. Thanks. Claudia, you were actually in the Senate chamber today, where the 100 senators as jury members sit silently listening to the House. Impeachment managers make their case describe the mood for us. It was clear much of the time that I was in the chamber that the members were very engaged. For example, they were watching lead manager Jamie Raskin, in his presentation very intently reminded me of the chamber yesterday when Raskin was giving his emotional remarks. About the day he and his family experienced here. During the insurrection. I was seated on the Republican side of the chamber. Republicans were intently watching him and the other managers and that includes those who say they won't be voting to convict Trump like Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Republican member of the Senate. Also, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell was also watching. Very closely even watch some of these videos of the president's past statements on a television screen on the chamber floor. Many members were taking notes, and this includes those who have voted for the constitutionality of the trial, among them, Ben Sasse of Nebraska had a pile of no cards on his desk. Domenico. The Democrats were making the arguments today. I know you've been watching since the beginning of these proceedings yesterday what stood out to you compared to yesterday's testimony. Well, only later in the day here, have we gotten some of the personal passion and emotion that we had yesterday about the violence on January? 6th? Mostly today, Democrats had been methodically mounting, pretty dispassionate case to show Trump is the reason for why all of this happened. They claim that it's not just isolated to January 6th and tick through numerous things for months and months. That this was months and months in the making that Trump laid the groundwork before the election and drove it home after after that election and was aware of what was being planned. Um, it kind of really makes me wonder how and what the trump lawyers they're going to say in rebuttal, aside from saying that Democrats are being selective and use the word on that they didn't say that he used the word peaceful. In his speech on January 6th. Claudia tell us more about how the Democrats are actually building their case here. Yes, they're focused on showing the timeline of how Trump built a crowd of people who distrusted the election and believed they were following his orders. Jonah Goose, one of the managers of he's, a House member of Colorado. He also talked about this. Let's take a listen. Senators is clearly was not just one speech. Didn't just happen. It was part of a carefully planned months long effort. With very specific instruction. Show up on January 6th. Get your people to fight the certification. So from manager to manager they're building this case each piece building on the next the beginning, middle and end and today mark the beginning of that story. He made a point of connecting directly to their share terror that day, and this was especially apparent is, Domenico noted in the late afternoon when managers have shared dramatic sounds. And footage video footage from the day of the insurrection that the public has not seen before. This was sounds from police scanners of officers pleading for assistance. Pleading for their lives. It's seen as they were being assaulted by the mob. There's video footage from Capitol security cameras showing the mob breaking into the capital and another stunning moment where we see Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, walking outside of the chamber, running into an officer being told they need to clear out quickly and he is running. Behind this officer to escape the mob. Wow well yesterday, Trump's lawyers dismissed the House managers arguments, calling Democrats accusing Democrats of trying to cancel the former president by stifling his freedom of speech. Medical. What did the impeachment managers say about that claim right? Trump's lawyers yesterday said his speech was protected by the First Amendment. But Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, who we heard from earlier You know, he's a constitutional law professor, And he argued that the quote factual premise and the legal underpinnings of that claim are all wrong, He said. Incitement to violence is not protected speech, and here's how he put it with a familiar phrase. It's more like a case where the town fire chief Who's paid to put out fires sends a mob not to yell fire in a crowded theater, but to actually set the theater on fire. And who then, when the fire alarms go off in the calls, start flooding into the fire department asking for help does nothing but sit back, encourage the mob to continue its rampage and watch the fire spread on TV. Clea and delight. You know,
The Markeith Loyd Case
"On january seven twenty seventeen. Master sergeant debra clayton had just begun her seven. Am shift she stopped at an orlando walmart to grab some grapes master. Sergeant clayton's thoughts must have been preoccupied that day. She made her way to the checkout line and failed to notice the man checking out a few feet away from her. The man was markeith loyd. His face was one debra. Clayton should have recognized. His photo was on every news channel around the clock. it was dangerous. wanted man on this particular day. Lloyd war a black security. Jackson pushed a heavy cart full of groceries. Deborah paid for her grapes and walked to her cruiser. Unaware of the turn her morning was about to take less than a minute later. A woman in the walmart checkout line spotted lloyd. She recognized him immediately from television. The woman hurried out of the store pretending to be ignorant of lloyd's presence when she noticed a familiar smile and the parking lot. She ran to master sergeant clayton and warned her about the fugitive inside just as she picked up her radio to contact dispatch and alert them citing lloyd exit the walmart. Here's walmart employees. Monica prison recounting what. She witnessed that day. Amnesty as she. She's walking towards the store. That's what i heard her say. Hey you and to me. All hell broke loose. That's what i stood up when i heard him say. Hey you master sergeant. Clayton commanded lloyd the stop but he pushed his shopping cart at her and ran to take cover behind pole. And i literally watched marquee blew away all seen with some running around the scene and pulled his gun out and they were shooting at each other like a western movie. Mr wanna say about six to seven shots. I don't know exactly. It was crazy that morning. And mr markeith pretty much was trying to unload as he was really trying to get rid of her personal. Deborah was unaware of how dangerous markeith loyd was. But you don't become a wanted man for any small crime. She had just come face to face with a cold blooded killer. And then all of a sudden. A seamless deborah fall. I guess that's what she must have called. I got shot or something on the radio or walkie talkie forty two year old. Markeith loyd was not always a one man living in the streets and having lots with police officers. Markeith was born on an air force base in south dakota markets. Father died shortly after more. Keith was born from a drug overdose leaving him in the care of his mother and siblings. After the death of his father the family moved to orlando florida. At a young age markeith started to show strange behavior. He would sit in front of the tv and watch the miniseries roots. Excessively the show roots follows a fifteen year old african boy who was captured and sold into slavery. You may recognize the main character. Who was played by lavar burton who later became joyti la forge on star trek the next generation the honored in any case this pre reading rainbow show was very controversial at the time it showed the cruel treatment of slaves in a way that was considered graphic and had never been done before markeith sister tanya explains what it was like for markeith to become entrenched in an obsession with the show. Put him in a bad place almost as it when he would watch do it would become as if he was the one being oppressed in that very moment as if he could feel every lash that they that they did it was almost surreal for him like almost he was there around. The age of nine markeith was taken to a mental institution for displaying strange behavior. Although he was only there for a few days it was clear he was suffering from delusions. By the time he reached the age of fifteen markeith began selling drugs and also stealing in order to feed himself and his siblings two years later when he was seventeen. He chose the wrong car to steal. He knowingly attempted to steal a vehicle owned by a powerful orlando drug dealer. I remember my mom. Got the phone call to come to come and get him and take him to the hospital in initially thought it was a you know maybe kind to a fight or something but will we got to him. He was unrecognizable. They had held him for over. Twenty four hours and tortured him. They let him go in. The woods was shooting at him as he ran away so he finally he saw light in rant horse light and ended up making his way to my grandmother's house. So we will so when we get back there to see him. i guess that he was unrecognizable. After his kidnapping markets mind developed an unnatural level of
"south dakota" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg
"Am telling you. Saint louis is good. The i had this conversation with john. Kennedy's dissociate commissioner. Got league they wanna know what. We're not a been major league. I said stat thobe. Stop enough barry. Who cares what people call you. It's it's going games date. Vce in rhode island saint louis saint bonaventure. I mean like richmond. The league is good. Don't worry about what people call you. Let let your winds define your your league. I think too many times. Get guys get so corporate semantics. Let the winds definer. Le- let us talk about the teams as closer you talk about. You know some stupid. You know definition of your team. Am i right or wrong. No i totally agree seth. I mean we're talking about a team. Now i saw. Vcu play. they're young and they got young bodies. You know what. I mean like skin. They're all you'd have your bags which yeah kentucky's all different than vcu. What's wrong with you. Well let me put it to you this way. Vcu one two games on the road. Beat the hell out of memphis so yeah kentucky all right a look at the new normal because you know kentucky should lose to richmond at home. I i'm in on it. Maybe i just have higher standards from for kentucky that everybody Anyway and you could because you played it. Indiana and you know the standards that indiana set. That's what i'm trying to say but abc. You played one bad house. They played one bad half really in and got wore out really by by the west. Virginia but i say this if you're scheduling in a normal year where you're not trying to.
"south dakota" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg
"Of a college basketball players saw terrible more rights ever funny. Give them everything that no eighteen. Twenty two year olds need direction. Juwan howard was trying to give direction. Guess what the players starts screaming. Eighteen to twenty two year olds gotta work for stuff and the coach the attacks. You guys don't want to work. They wanna find the easy way out. But you know what's up. This is college basketball. This is what everybody televisions wants to say. Want us to do. Have this kind of stupidity around our sport. Sorry i took over your topic up. That's good at my other ramp before we get into the weekend is and you and i disagree on this one as well. I i understand coaches wearing masks. I mean you know. Everyone's testing everyone's in the bubble environment. Everyone's in a safe environment like the thing in connecticut. But here's the deal if you can wear a mask where distinct mask. It's not a chin. Strap like doing it for optics but it spends all the whole game around your neck. Come on man if you take it down every time you talk to your team. What's essential spitting over many way. All right here's the deal either. Where've ask or don't earn ask. But it's not a chinstrap. It's not an ornament. It's not like something on your lapel so like you don't have chris moody. He pretty creative. He had the clear mask the clear mess so that in people say why do i want clear masks clear masks so that the players could actually read his lips. Jeff was pretty novel in unique idea from princeton grant so you would think princeton grad. Would you know be a little bit. You know ahead of the curve. Which i thought was a good idea. Some guys where the gators. I don't care where where people are politically or whatever i think coaches tried and leagues the nfl. Fine if you don't work the right way the sec they find you. They don't wear the right way in terms of i think football so i just think it silly that You know if you're gonna wear the dam where where thing until we get through this day. Why would we disagree. So you don't have to wear it. Like i talked to kevin willard last night. He said we're all being tested. Wurley bubble environments. Now you know what's the sense of where it all night you know again I respect kevin. So i mean that i understand where he's coming from. I mean guys get tested mean big ten test every single day every single day. So why do you think why. Don't they disagree with that. I would take you said to me. You'll disagree with this too. Why would i disagree with that. Oh i don't know. I just thought you might. I didn't know no i look. I'm a big fan of mass. I'm a big fan of doing. What the hell they tell me to do. I think it'd be hard. I will disagree with disagree with you about something. You put on twitter last night sern. You're defending calipari. Last night. they get beat by richmond. Yeah you were saying well. Nobody has scrimmages blob a man. They got the highest recruiting class the most nba players the highest trade. You guys told me libya's past. They put a team on the. It's never played a game together. They've never played games though. Put zero one play that either negate or head richmond. Whoa they they put. They put one player on the court net game. That's ever played a game for kentucky. The richmond guys have played four thousand eight apply with your seniors. That wasn't your boy. Twenty five games last year. Your that wasn't your point. Your point was eight. Have exhibitions have scrimmages gambling guys on the court. That never played together. And you don't have an exhibition scrimmage and dress rehearsals and basically something the way you can learn about team like. That's not playing harvard so so they don't practice need to play against someone. Referees brought in practice. They don't have. They don't scrimmage against each other. They don't coach ficials weren't really broad real officials that's on the coach after protocol. Now listen to me. You're still having official if you haven't scrimmage with your team if you haven't made them comfortable going up and down in a game type environment and on us the coach no excuse you got the most. Nba players. All you guys telling me how great olivia sars. I remember what i told you about. Libya sar all right. this greatest. This is the greatest program in the history of college basketball with a hall of fame coach. Nba players and they have been on the court to okay. I okay you're right. They haven't been but generally if both teams ambit- onto court the one with the best coach the best nba players. Usually he's gonna win. I'm saying i'm not mad at one. Twenty five games with ridiculous experience. Nc double a. team planning a butcher skinny eighteen year. Old guys that a snack when i see the recruiting age. They're not skinny. eighteen.
"south dakota" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Because you could sort of see inside but it wouldn't melt or anything because it was actually a mineral and so yeah there's places where you can find enormous sheets of this stuff still both Muscovite and by a tight we saw some rolled Garnett's and all sorts and there. There's actually one place where you can see some of the largest crystals in the world. There are these enormous crystals that are the size of like railroad boxcars. I think there's a a place in Mexico. There's a cave that has gypsum crystals. That are bigger than this but it. It's one of the largest. You're gonNA find anywhere that sponging and again. That's on private property. But so you can't see it but they give you an idea of some of the interesting geologic stuff you can find. And you're gonNA find a lot of these gem rock stores over the Black Hills where you can pull in and if there. I would strongly suggest doing that. Even if you don't want to buy anything they'll have the jobs and stuff like that that everyone's looking for but they'll have all kinds of stuff and I remember pulling into one and just talking to the woman that ran it and I probably am. I'm not an expert at her level but I know a little bit more than most people having studied geology and was very interesting talking to her because a lot of the things that like she was interested in or she found interesting. The things that a lot of people aren't necessarily interested visitors that come in and if you had to summarize the National Parks of South Dakota in three words what three words would you use. Washington Jefferson Lincoln. All right excellent. Our guest again has been Gary Art from everything. Dash EVERYWHERE DOT com. I'm hoping you have been watching some of his photos as you listened to this. But if you haven't been certainly go over everything dash everywhere dot com and check them out. Rav Link to your post on the National Parks of South Dakota in the show notes of this episode which everyone can see in the lyrics for one thing is one way to see those Gary. Thanks so much for coming back on amateur traveler thanks again to the patrons of the show who are supporting it and thanks to Chris. Kilworth recent guests on the show talking about Senegal who increased his pledge this week and thanks to the patrons who hung out with be on our monthly zoom. Call last weekend. I find myself looking forward to those. If you're interested in supporting the show go to patriotdepot dot com slash amateur traveler. I had a recent review of the show from Mitzi up. I'm assuming that's upper peninsula. I love this podcast on my flight to Europe. Last summer I listened to the podcasts. For the different countries we were going to. It was so fun and I also listen to them on the way home to see what I saw and compare great podcast. I'm hoping for an episode on the Circle Tour Around Lake Superior. I'm planning to do this in the summer. I also had a review from twenty s struggles. Who said I'm planning a trip to Provence in the fall and have read dozens of blogs and listened to many podcasts windies insights were very refreshing truly specific helpful tips. Her enthusiasm and place was lovely. Thanks Chris Appreciate the Guidance. Your podcasts offer. One thing I should say is I sometimes get these reviews and the reviews are for specific episodes. Which is fine sometimes. Get a bad review for the PODCAST. Because they didn't like particular episode these all show up on the PODCAST. It is what it is but just see. You know for any podcast. You're reviewing your reviewing the entire podcast. Not just one episode. That's amateur traveler. And all the other podcasts. As well at least within the apple ecosystem with that we're GONNA end this episode of amateur traveller if you have any questions sent an email to hosted immature traveler dot com or better yet. We've a comment on this episode at Amateur Traveler Dot Com. And thanks so much for listening the one camp buildings is..
"south dakota" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Board amateur traveler pursued seven hundred six today d amateur traveler talks about caves and badlands and Bison missiles and the Missouri and presidents as we go to the National Parks of South Dakota welcome the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about South Dakota. I'd like to welcome back to the show Gary Art from everything. Dash EVERYWHERE DOT com. Who's come to talk to us? Surprise surprise about national parks. This time about the National Parks of South Dakota Gary. Welcome back to the show. It has been so long. Yeah and we never get to talk so it's always a pleasure. It has been a very short period of time since I talked to carry but we have talked about doing this show since we ran into each other. Probably at Mount Rushmore last October September September. I think yeah. Maybe it's October. But yeah we're going to t backs and and this was totally unplanned. You just happen to be a remote rushmore exact same time. It's one of those odd coincidences that happen. And it doesn't happen to meet all that often but there are some national parks in South Dakota. That are not Mount Rushmore. So where are we going if we go to the National Parks of South Dakota? They're six national park. Service sites in South Dakota and five of them are in the West located in or near the Black Hills. And then there's one all by its lonesome in the east so we might as well talk about that one. I and that is the Missouri River National Recreation area. It lies on the Missouri River as you might guess given the name it is in the charming little town of yanked him. South Dakota believe it or not. I was actually rather curious to visit yanked and because I had read a list several years ago that had the cheapest place to live in America was yanked in South Dakota so it was kind of curious to see I was kind of curious. What kind of community is this? And it's very nice and it's not rundown or anything now it's cheap. It just happens to be in the middle of nowhere and that's why the site is right on the border with Missouri arm starting Nebraska and it's fifty nine mile stretch of the Missouri River. Very nice some very large bluffs that are overlooking the river and a national recreation area. So it's not a park if you go to the visitor center and look to get your National Park Stamp. It is not a visitor center per se. It is the office. So that's where the maintenance vehicles and the office staff and they're all there and in that building there's a very small lobby and they just sort of stick the stamp out there for people that want it but unlike pretty much every other national parks that you go to. There's no movie there's no displays none of that. It's very straightforward. It's just something that you can visit. There's a bridge which goes from South Dakota to Nebraska that crosses the river and that's probably some of the best views you're going to get of the river if you WANNA take some photos. There's a place you can pull out just before the bridge. You can't really stop on the bridge nor can you really walk across the bridge. So that's kind of difficult so you just have to keep those things in mind. It's far enough east for. I think you could easily do day-trip if you happen to be in Sioux falls or if you're driving across the state I mean if you wanted to dip down interstate ninety s the interstate. The kind of runs across South Dakota East West. You could do that if you're a serious national parks. Yeah other than that. There's not a lot there. Well I should say for the listeners. The show who are either not from the US or possibly geographically challenged the Missouri River may not stick out in your mind but Missouri River is the longest river in North America. If you include the merchant into the Mississippi River in Saint Louis even if you don't include the Mississippi part I believe North think it's the Missouri Mississippi Slash Missouri. So if you took if you went from New Orleans and then just kind of banked left at Saint Louis rather than right that would take you further. 'cause THE MISSISSIPPI goes up into northern Minnesota whereas the Missouri goes much further will the I? I'm looking it up in the Missouri River just until it gets to the mouth Where it enters into the Mississippi is well for our European listers who I was mentioning this forest. Thirty seven hundred thirty seven sixty seven kilometers or two thousand three hundred forty one miles. So there's really quite an amazing amount of the length of this river not to mention the fact that it empties into the Mississippi River. The river at this point and yanked is pretty good sized. It's not a rapid river. Anything like that. It's far too big for it if anything else. It kind of gives you an appreciation for the river. Think if you go up to North Dakota there are some sites that are close to the as well and you with Lewis and Clark and these the Missouri kind of as their highway to get to the West speaking of the river. I in South Dakota many times live in Minnesota and I think South Dakota is kind of. There's two half's to the state the east and the West in the dividing line is the Missouri River it kind of goes along Nebraska and then it hooks up in when you're on interstate ninety that goes East West when you cross the river. The geography changes pretty dramatically so on the eastern side of the river. It's really flat. Is Your stereotypical great plains. Corn for miles. Once you cross it then you start to see hills instantly like instantly instantly. And that's a function of the river the meandering of the river in the flood plain and everything has basically scour out everything to the east of it and literally. When you cross the bridge you start to see some hills and that's not the black hills yet but it's kind of building up to that. I think you're still well over one hundred miles away at that point and all of the rest of the parks are in this. Western part of the state in the western part of the state is by far the most interesting. It gets the most tourists. You've heard of pretty much anything. In South Dakota it is to the west of the Missouri River in that Black Hills area. So we're talking deadwood Mount Rushmore while drug everything except the Mitchell Corn Palace. Okay and I have not been to the Mitchell Corn Palace. It's probably worth a mention. If you're on the interstate you can turn off in the city of Mitchell. South Dakota and it is a dance hall. It's been around. I WANNA say since the nineteen thirties. The exterior of the building is covered in corn and every year they put up new mosaics of corn cobs on the building and that's their thing and today. I think it's just a museum and I think they actually have moved there like the city hall offices inside. But Laurence Welk got his start at the corn palace. I did not know that and I grew up in a house where Lawrence. Welk was on every Saturday night whether I wanted it on or not from South Dakota got his start as a bandleader was at the corn palace. Nothing to do with national parks but just a little bit of Nether. Bit of South Dakota Trivia. Its nickname is the sunshine state. Yup We have to. There are two states that the exact same nickname South Dakota in Florida. I think Florida probably earns it a little bit more but I suspect that South Dakota appreciates the sunshine a lot more though so anyways let's go west across it and they're two sites before you get to. The Black Hills are both in the park service and by the way the Corn Palace was built in eighteen ninety two. That's way earlier that I is. I was surprised. I think it's claim to fame. I think though is like as a dancehall during that period of time and like from the pre war period World War Two. So we're across the river now not quite to the Black Hills. Were kind of outside the city of Wall South Dakota which is famous for wall drug which is the world's largest drugstore and you only reason that's famous is because they don't do it as much anymore but I remember when I was a kid. We did a trip out there. And I want to say nineteen seventy eight seventy nine and they have signs for wall drug everywhere in every direction in every road and they've started putting them around the world there was one in Amsterdam hundreds and hundreds of miles. Before you even got close. They would say have you. Doug Wall drug and it's states cheesy tourist attraction that gets a lot of tourists. You're GONNA drive through. You might as well go there. I had breakfast there the day I was leaving. And they had actually have an international program where they bring in kids from all over the world and they have like a dormitory and they work at wall drug so let us stuff going on. But so the newest park service site is the minute man missile national historic site and so this is a former titan. Missile Silo Minute Man Missile Silo. You're right and when we signed the treaty with the Russians at the time not the Soviets to dismantle a lot of these silos they specifically put a clause that allowed them to preserve a very small number of these As a museum and I think the Russians also preserve the same right so there were literally Russian observers who came over to the US and they observed the dismantling of all these silos but then they kept a couple of days so this site has three different parts. They are all located off the interstate there couple miles from each other. So you're going to want to do it by car but it's really worth visiting. I was going to visit the site several years ago when I drove through. Because it's right outside of where Badlands National Park is at the time the visitor center consisted of nothing but a trailer and there was very little. Now there's a proper visitor center very nice museum there about the Cold War. Did you get there? I got to that part. But that's the sad part is that there are three parts as you said and the other to take more planning and we did not do the planning properly well one of them definitely does the other two parts are the the Delta One tour and this is in a very unscripted looks like a house like a ranch style house in the middle of nowhere except underneath it is a bunker. And so if you've ever seen the movies where the air force guys are manning the nuclear missiles and each have a key after turn at the same time. That's exactly what this was and the guy who did the two or four US was a former missile guy who actually worked at this site and he's a park ranger now and you get to take the LV. It's not that far underground actually in. It's basically A. I would call a very large septic tank that is designed for people to live in and they would have several days in a row. I would think they would spend down there. And then they would get time off above with bunks dormitories up above with dining hall up above. I want to say that that one site would manage like two dozen different silos located area all connected to this this place by some sort of cable to get a tour of this place requires advanced planning because I think they can only take six to eight people down there at once just given the size of it. When I had my tour scheduled I screwed up the time zones because it's western zone. I screwed it up so I I had to drive very fast very fast and I made it just in time. There's a parking lot like across the road. It's not hard to find. It's pretty well located on the maps in with signs. But I had to kind of run to the gates in the end the fence surrounding the facility and everything else is still intact. They've pretty much left it. This was decommissioned in the early nineties. So it's not that old and they've left all the furniture and everything inside. They have period magazines from nineteen eighty one thousand nine hundred seventy s and stuff that are in there and it. It's really interesting. It's one of those things that I'm kind of glad they chose to preserve it because it's the only National Park Service site I can think of. That has anything to do with the Cold War. I am not coming up with any other one. So you've got me at least for now so if you're going to visit this highly recommend you do it. Make sure to plan your visit into reserve a place on your tour. Several weeks beforehand. At least and maybe even longer than that because they do fill up quickly because the tour groups are so small and that's really the limiting factor. It's the highlight of the entire park experience. So if you're going to go all that way I would definitely do that. And you can easily tied into a trip to badlands national park or yeah the basically the visitor center of that and a visitor centre badlands. National Park are ten miles apart by apart. I mean they're very close. Your Visitor Center you have. Delta a one site which is that and then he delta nine site which is the actual an actual silo and That you don't need a registration for the do ranger tours was there. I believe it was on Saturdays that they did it. So you'll want to check the schedule. I think that might be seasonal in the summer. They probably do more tours. But you don't have to have a tour. They have like an audio tour..
"south dakota" Discussed on What A Day
"It's Tuesday may twelfth. I'm his and getting resnick. And this is what a day where we just found out we reached the bottom every streaming service. Yeah did you know that there was a bottom now? My computer shut down. I was terrified today. Show the Supreme Court takes on the question of trump's tax returns than some headlines. But first the latest Stephens Smith who had worked did digital work for people to judge cited the other day how you know Travis Scott takeover a fortnight in how that was a really creative way to think about that if we could do that with. Joe Biden Joe Biden projected against the Grand Canyon. You that might be a little bit ambitious. Yeah all right. That was democratic. Strategist Liz Smith with an interesting idea about how to get young people excited about Joe Biden. So I guess we're GONNA go sicko mode on the whole election all right well in news. The White House is now requiring most administration officials to wear masks when in the West Wing taking a step that are local. Grocery stores did weeks ago but the rules are not expected to apply to president trump or vice president pence for weeks. Pinson trump have downplayed the need for asks even as the CDC recommends them for use in public settings as we talked about on the show yesterday. All this comes after a military valley to trump and a spokeswoman for Mike Pence tested positive for cove in nineteen. It's also caused the country's top three health officials to at least partially isolate themselves and today those three that. Cdc Director Robert Redfield FDA Commissioner Steven Hahn and Dr Anthony Fauci at the NIH are going to remotely testify before Congress the Republican Chair of the committee. Senator Lamar Alexander has to appear remotely after a staff member in his office tested positive for the virus so that's a bit on how cove in nineteen spread through the upper branches of our government super tate even while the White House and Kurds estates and businesses to reopen more on that tomorrow. But today we're going to zoom in on a story out of South Dakota so get in you want to get US started. Yes so this is one of the states where the Governor Christie GNOME did not issue a statewide. Stay at home order. Because she said that. Doing so would flatten the curve. So much that the stay at home order would have to remain in place longer to be effective. Okay South Dakota has about three thousand. Five hundred cases of Corona virus and has seen a large outbreak at the smithfield foods meat packing plants Sioux falls still gnome is encouraging normalcy and even declined a local shelter in place measure in the area around the meat packing plant on Friday threatened to sue to native American tribes the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. And the lawsuit tribe over road checkpoints that they have set up in order to prevent the spread of. Cova nineteen to their reservations. Now she contends to the checkpoints or interfering with the state's traffic and no order to try to take them down within forty eight hours otherwise she would take them to court okay so that's terrible while the deadline has passed so the checkpoints are still up. What are the tribes saying? Cheyenne River Sioux tribe chairman. Harold Fraser has said that for the twelve thousand people who live on the reservation. Establishing these checkpoints is a matter of life and death. We're going to stay put. I you know this is right now. With the lack of resources we have medically. I mean this is our best to we have right now is to try to prevent it and and I believe that this is a good Good practice and if we should ever get it You know again. It's a good tool for us to use to isolate as as quick as we can and Virus according to frazier the tribe has only eight hospital beds and the closest hospital with an intensive care unit is three hours away. Both of the tribes have kept up their own. Stay at home order during this time. Despite the state's actions freezer has said that federal tribal treaties allow for them to monitor who travels through reservations. But no one has argued that they are supposed to consult with state officials on temporary closures of non-tribal roads. Essentially you have a group of people that are attempting to keep themselves safe. Who have no historical reason to trust the US government or branches of it and a governor who hasn't taken much in the way of restrictive action taking issue with what they're doing. Yeah and the threat is obviously very real. Native American around the country have been hit hard by cove in nineteen a tragic example is the Navajo nation. That's right so nation encompasses parts of New Mexico Arizona and Utah an area almost three times the size of Massachusetts. According to reports there are about one hundred seventy five thousand people who live on the reservation and they've already seen about three thousand cases and at least one hundred people have died. According to estimates nation were considered a state it would have the highest per capita rate of corona virus cases in the country behind just New York and compounding. This problem is that many of the preventative measures. That people can sometimes take for granted in protecting against the virus just aren't available to everyone. Who IS THERE? For instance something. Like a third of the homes. Don't have running water. Many family members may live together in a house which makes quarantine difficult if somebody gets sick not to mention things like the grocery store can be hours away. An Internet access can also be scarce. Yeah and the nomination like the tribes in South Dakota has also taken steps. In order to stem the spread strict lockdowns or put in place weeks ago to prevent people from leaving home and less in emergency situations. But what else is happening? Yes so in the cares. Act The first relief package passed by Congress in March. There was this eight billion dollar amount that was allocated to native American communities around the US but it took until just last week for the Navajo nation to get their six hundred million dollar chunk of that money. Leadership has said that that delay cost lives. Local leaders have had to take their own steps in order to fight the virus like distributing vital supplies and information and now there are at least two teams from Doctors Without Borders who are assisting and expect to be there until June. So we'll be tracking these stories as they develop but we also have some news happening today. That is unrelated to covert nineteen from the Supreme Court. That's right so today. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases regarding trump's financial records two of the cases. Involved congressional subpoenas for his tax returns and bank records. This goes back to last year. When Congress was seeking to see if trump tried to skimp on taxes by misstating the value of real estate holdings they also wanted to look into whether he had any financial ties to foreign governments or entities. Seems important trump argues that Congress doesn't have the authority to get those records congresses that they do so put simply. This is a test of whether a president can ignore a congressional subpoena and could have big implications for the power of congressional oversight. Which I know sounds a little bit nerdy but it is an incredibly big deal. The other case involves state subpoenas for trump's financial records. It stems from an investigation and grand jury trial in New York trump contends that he as president has complete immunity from criminal investigations. While in office. You know the whole I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue Defense. It's a joke but a lawyer for trump actually said president couldn't be prosecuted for that while in office New York. City's says that's bullshit and all of these cases lower courts have decided against trump. The Supreme Court is going to give us their final ruling by the end of June. So we will update you as soon as this gets decided. And that's the latest.
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"Lineman Chase you he is a massive massive man Tom Rinaldi what you need to know about the history of this rivalry between NDSU IN SCSU IT will go down right here tomorrow tomorrow nine eastern on ESPN and the AP scholars football some places some places you get the whole thing the entire South Dakota State hoople is with us not to be done right now we are woken by head coach John Mayer the Desmond Howard David colleague Jason Fitz Coach we appreciate you coming out this is obviously credible moment for us to be here for the first time in Brookings South Dakota I want to give you the chance to tell everybody the nation may not know the story of what your program's about so if you have a message you want to get out to people about what South Dakota State football me what would you say about a bunch of guys that come together hundred ten guys have become a family we take the the term student athlete very seriously here guys do very well in the classroom as they do on the football field we we serve the community and and we try to impact we have a term called make a difference be mad that make a difference and and that's the nature of our program and along the way ideally we can win a national championships sometimes the standing standing in your way coach the team that seems the we've already visited North Dakota state now we're get to see South Dakota State with College Game Day this is the rival that stands in the way tell us about this robbery and what it means well really it was pretty average rivalry until two thousand and four when we both went division one and a we needed each other at that time and it's become a tremendous rivalry very intense we're GONNA have I sell out ever tomorrow against the last team to beat them South Dakota state okay in two years in a row Goja wanted to ask you I played in big rivalries right and during that week of practice there was no hiding the back that this was the game of the season for us tell me about your week of preparation with your team started out Monday with the meeting and we talked we went back to the ball we had six goals and spring ball and every one of them reference the semi-final loss at North Dakota state up in Fargo and so we talked about great in our technique we've talked about having better depth we talked about being more physical and I warmed my Press Pass from the North Dakota state game all week at practice to remind him so you'd like to not get them to round up was huge game for us well and talk a little bit about not getting them to riled up because while it is a great rivalry this is also game day here the crowd so you said the first sell out how do you manage adrenaline early in this football game I leave that up to our seniors we have great senior leadership they know what we expect this coaches and they're phenomenal they're phenomenon I learned a number number years ago from a guy named Sonny Lubick get out of the way the seniors because it's their football team regular football everywhere else you've got the game in the runs and a lot of misdirection and quarterback run and just really cool unique stuff how did you decide what you are offensive and so it ends occasionally gets his deal is to keep you off with personnel change will change personnel just about every play that I wouldn't want to be the defensive coordinator we've tried to do is get our guys in position for their strengths and he does a great job with that coach we appreciate your time we appreciate you hanging out with us and we appreciate you bringing this great crowd with you and the it's been a little stormy in Michigan well it might actually be storming on the field what effects will the weather have a miskin big game against Notre Dame and tomorrow we'll have a college football double header for you on the SEC network end the ESPN APP Virginia the.
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"Last week town the football and old Alabama like I'm going to run it run it run it I don't feel often my quarterback that's not what we've seen some time for Alabam I'll tell you what when you look at the receiving corridor Jerry Judy net group probably the most talented three trio college football what you have to do when your leader goes down you have to elevate your game to another level and that's what they're going to Max at the quarterback position so I'm not as worried about them offensively because they have so much talent around him he just has to get the ball into the hands of the playmakers he doesn't have to be one hundred percent accurate anything like that just get them the ball and let them do what they do they understand that they have to elevate their game now because to is in behind center well let's be real the team isn't looking past this week but the college football community's looking to this game and couple of weeks against Lsu because LSU is this incredible offense is well what separates this Lsu squad from past ones the offense led by Joe Borough whose nine passing touchdowns is already the most ever in any season by an LSU flavor player and his receivers are pretty amazing to both Justin Jefferson and Jomar chaser averaging over one one hundred receiving yards per game the last time Lsu had even one player do that was all the way back in two thousand and one once they get going they're hard to stop the Tigers scored on every to one of their thirty nine red zone trips found the ED zone in FBI's record thirty one times from here so now they get a huge of matchup against Auburn the question early about the passing game the way people are playing them and that's so strange to see but listen all inside at the defensive lines bought can control the ground game can they can they do that can you see all these beautiful place down the field and borough thrown the football you don't see you didn't see the running game really erupt until the Florida game and if I'm if I'm Auburn Msa my guys are going to beat your guys up front get penetration ruined the timing but I I just I have to protect against the pass I just crazy I'd be curious to see if they think seven may be able to get something but the way like you say the way that they ran the ball LSU against Florida. I was really shocked surprised if they can do that did that give an ableman of balanced before you just looked at Joe borough receivers like this and they're going to throw the ball over the are we need to take the passing game but they start to get their running game clicking too going to be a huge problem so in my opinion offers to do something on the back end to make sure they can affect those receivers you talk about that secondary but on the other side do you think the Lsu Secondary Can Stand and they pressured that young man you know he has I think he rates he ranks one twentieth and the FBI and passes against pressure that's very very so you know LSU is going to come after him try to make him make quick decisions that's what you WanNa do. The young quarterback make him make quick decisions and get his hands he didn't do that against Florida he probably struggle against LSU trying to say anything and the crazy thing is I think if all Stevens plays really well you're talking about holding this Lsu offense to twenty eight thirty points so nick's you gotta get me more than that and that's sites a hard ask for a true freshman and Lsu defense has not been world by any stretch but he's GonNa have to make a lot of places passing game and continue to go tic TAC borough I keep waiting for this Lsu defense to click with all the talent they have maybe this is the week that it happens one thing I know being in bridging South Dakota good is presented fine Mazda feel a impart by it's still find your steel dealer at steel dealers dot com no one's been part of more first days of work than car heart and in the same way rookies have to keep earning respect car heart never stops earning the respect of hardworking like.
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"Today this is the city cookies and cream ice cream I'm not making that up cookies agree my better than that college football presented by Mazda it could be in a city for the first time that we're doing right now college football deadman Howard Jason Vince we're in Brookings South Dakota this crowd has been camped out since his forty they are ready for the fun the ready for the accident coming up today in this is the best they turned out we've ever had this incredible pretty solid best side the right back there thank you Illinois that's why we're here and there talk which brings us to this game and you're right this is a proud they've been they've been camping out surly this morning what is this rivalry mean we'll take a look at this a little bit of it but one of these programs I met in nineteen oh three there's been no love lost between them cents in North Dakota State holds the all time series lead they've won twenty eighth straight games overall but the last team to beat them that's right these Jack rabbits here in two thousand seventeen they're hoping they can do the same on Saturday ended code mark and now I'm sitting next to two gentlemen that have been a part of a lot of college football rivalry games David Pollack what does it mean when you're in a rivalry game why why does it mean more just means a little more it just means a little more because the state always means more like it's always bragging rights three hundred and sixty four days out of the year that we beat you we own like this state runs through us so I think robberies or a major college football the best board football all the land and it's because the hatred and the being with each other for bragging rights well and one of the things it's incredible no matter what level you're at huge rivalries does you play a lot lot rivals is there one rivalry matchup you remember that sticks out to us a favor I'll tell you what at the collegiate level obviously Michigan Ohio state how did you say I've never lawsuit buckeyes I even know what it tastes like but you know what happens is that we special to I mean there's no hiding there's no just another week we prepare like normally I do know that's not the situation everyone knows it's a special week even like old ladies at the grocery stores hey does buckeyes you don't so every was like the whole communities behind that game is the biggest game of the regular season well I can tell you going around Brookings for the last twenty four hours everybody it's hype for this match up now all all is a college football had been on the injury situation for Alabama quarterback to lower remember he had area right ankle sprain that resulted in surgical procedure and that's raise some questions on what they're going to do with the quarterback position one specific question that was asked to coach Nick Sabin was about the possibility that too is younger brother could come in and get some action check this out he was not h- There'd be an effort to get into the game just to expedite his his progression we're focused on winning the game I so we're going to try to win the game and we're gonNA play the best players that we can play to win the game and we're not assuming that it's GonNa be an easy game I and we're not assuming that we'll have opportunity this to play anybody that wants to play to expedite anything except winning the game so we're going to play everybody who can expedite winning the game that's what that's what we're GONNA do so I don't think anybody should expect us to do anything else that's a level of frustration oh mic drop by by he takes it's a great stat thank you think that he hasn't started another backup quarterback but the question is a little bit unreasonable because if Max Jones is going to be your guy then does the a lot of reps he asked to learn better in your also now operating under the assumption which is absolutely ticks Nick Sabin Office or going to win this game we're going to destroy them by so many points that we're going to be up thirty and thirty we'll put younger to follow in the game you know and that that.
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"Each can vote for two candidates and the top two who received the most about will be the Representative for that district. Okay. And currently there are two Republicans in this seat. That's correct. Yep. And they are also running for reelection every two years. We vote for new state representatives and senators. Okay. Into where in South Dakota is district fourteen? What is this district like? Just make fourteen is in South Dakota, which is in the southeast corner of the state, and my district is pretty large. It is in central south eastern central areas do falls. There are many different types of helpful here. So it is mainly middle class, but we do see a lot of blue collar Dem's and we also have an area of the district that is a little bit wealthier. And SU, foes is the largest city in South Dakota. And you know, usually I think of cities, and I think a little more progressive Democrats. But of course, there's two Republicans in this district right now, what I? What is false? Like politically. Does wane a little bit more liberal than the rest of the state. He people are a little bit more moderate if they are Republicans, although you do see, I mean as you would anywhere any sort of Republican or democrat for that matter within the city compared to the rest of the state, though it's definitely more liberal than than the rest. And so I know you've been out knocking doors allot talking to yet. So what are the, what are the sorts of things you're hearing from people both in terms of issues and then also kind of how your campaign is being received by the voters? Yeah, so I am almost come -pletely done knocking the district for the very first time I will get done on Friday a lot of what I'm hearing. The number one issue is education. So I live in a district where our school district recently has grown in our schools have become incredibly crowded, and our city just passed a hundred ninety million dollar bond. So we can build a brand new country, middle and high school, and regardless of political affiliation, people were supporting this and mentioning this to me out on the campaign trail, even though it is a city issue. I think that reflects really well regarding state politics because regardless of political affiliation, people care about. Making sure that our kids are getting that education, they need to succeed later in their life. So -education definitely the number one issue I'm hearing about. I'm also hearing a lot about healthcare. We are one of the states that chose to not expand Medicaid after we lost federal funding. So people are really concerned about that and wanna see that expanded and they also are concerned about the cost of insurance. So that's another issue in. We're also hearing a lot about the economy. So our two main sources of revenue for our state or tourism and agriculture, and in order to make sure that we are always looking to expand and create a more vibrant economy within South Dakota. We need to make sure that we're looking at innovative ways to grow. And I think part of that means making. Ensure that we're finding jobs available for the younger generations. I know as a thirty something year old here in South Dakota that I have seen so many friends leave the state because they cannot find the jobs or the wages necessary to to stay here to support their families, and they're looking for those professional careers that we just can't provide right now. So I think it's really important to make sure that we have a healthy welcoming environment to come to one that companies would love to grow in, and you know, and really find a home in falls or or in South Dakota ensued. Do people when you speak to them at the doors to these seem receptive to voting for democrat, do they just want someone who will work on the issues they care about? What is the kind of feel like when you're talking to them? I have met a lot of people who. Are incredibly receptive to voting for a democrat, it's really all about getting out there and talking to voters and letting them know that their voice matters..
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"But I guess you have to always say, you have to be the change you want to see. So maybe that the direction we're going. But yeah, I just on. Honored to be among all these native women and all these native candidates that are running for office. South Dakota has been a state for a hundred and twenty nine years and never has there been this many native candidates on the ballot. There are ten that we know of in South Dakota. So every reservation, there's nine and South Dakota we go to every one of them can vote for at least one the pine ridge reservation wine from their five on the ballot that they can vote for on the state level. And everywhere else has at least two. It's a huge change that's coming about. That's awesome. If people want to support your campaign, how can they do that? I do have an act brew account. Alexander Frederick for secretary of state. I am online. I have a website read Drik for South Dakota, all spelled out dot com. And I'm on Facebook, Alexandra, Frederick for South Dakota, secretary of state three, we'll we'll put a link for your website up on our website as well. And people should check out your Facebook page because that's where all those excellent videos are. I know and I got, I got tagged as not a real person on Facebook, so I can't boost any of my pole. Russian stuff. So it's it's totally grassroots, total organic, how this the word is spreading. So yeah, I fought with them for months now and I just can't. I can't get him to boost the post and recognize me as a real person. Well, everyone who's listening to this should go on your Facebook page. I'm doing it right now. Everybody else do it too. I love your videos because they're just they're so attentive. And you know, I really loved being able to look back at you in a rodeo, and you had video just I think just this past weekend where you were you were canning and preserving foods and I, it was. It's just great that that you're so real and authentic. Yeah. Hopefully, you know, people see that and I'm, I'm not putting on a show. This is how I live, and I just want to work hard for my state and my people and hopefully I can do that. Come November. We'll find out. Well, Sandra, thank you so much for talking to us. This is it's really fantastic. It's been so inspirational. We've spoken to cherise, David's and we're going to be speaking to a couple of other native women coming up and it's just it's so exciting this year, and it's so exciting to to have people like you running in South Dakota and just putting it all out there and say, I'm gonna, you know, just travel everywhere, and we love it. Heavier on this is Kelly with too broad stalking politics. I'm here in this segment with Erin Healy who is running for the South Dakota house of representatives in district. Fourteen. Hi Erin. Hi Kelly. Thanks for joining me. Yeah, thanks for having me a always fun to talk to people about politics and you know really get a grasp on what's going on in different parts of the nation. Yeah. So can you start with what we usually ask? Our first question which is just, you know, tell me a little bit about yourself and why you decided to run for the state house of representatives. Yeah. Well, I have been involved in politics for quite some time in one form or another..
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"Usual. I am one of your hosts so feet, and I'm here with other co host Kelly, hey, Kelly, everybody and joining us tonight for our South Dakota episode is Alex, Andrea Frederick. She's a democrat running for secretary of state in South Dakota. Welcome. I'll Exantia there. Thank you. Thanks for joining us. Can you sort of start us off by telling us a little about yourself and how you came to be running for secretary of state? My name of our vendor Frederick. I'm a lifelong South Dakota. I'm a Oglala Lakota tribal member, and I decided kind of on a whim, but my whole life kinda let up to agreeing to run for secretary state at the democratic convention in June. And the first native woman to be nominated for this position in what is it about the the secretary of state position that's especially appealing to you? You know, how does it sort of match up with your your goals running for office? I think mostly the secretary state here in South Dakota. Handles a lot of the voting and the regulations, everything. What was most important to me was bringing people into the process. There's not a lot of voter turnout and then after the sixteen election, voter turn out with way down. So I wanna bring people in because state is growing as far as population and diversity. So I want everybody to be represented. I heard you talking on a another interview about some of the challenges that especially the populations that are on reservations face with voting. Can you talk some about that voting on the reservation? I know they don't look to us, I guess, has contributing towards the state election, the reservations exist as their own sovereign government. But we're, we still vote in state elections on my reservation, for example, and pine ridge, there have been times where polling places were closed early where voters returned away. We're finding this year that a lot of voter had been purged from the last election, specifically tribal members and also voting location on my sister, and I both went to vote. We lived in the same house and I voted in one precinct and they couldn't find her while she was fifteen miles away in another. Town on their role as she had to go to the other town to vote. So I and it hasn't changed because my mom in that other precinct and it it makes no sense. So it's kind of frustrating, and I think it was meant to turn away native voters, honestly. So you are rancher. I am can user TOA sa- little bit about that and and sort of what that's like living on a ranch. I've, I've never been to a ranch, so I'm interested to hear. Okay. My husband and I, we own operate the oldest ranch in Todd county, South Dakota, stab list with his six. Great grandfather, I believe, and it was started same time the reservation, but reservation was started and it stayed within the family since then. And so he's his family has been here since nineteen four in the same spot. I always wanted to be ranch. Grew up with Calvin grow with horses, and we'd always been involved in that sort of lifestyle..
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"And seems to be fairly fairly positive and not very trolled up yet. I think part of that, I think we'd to who south combs tend to be, but I think our communications director, Aaron is doing a great job with it into as as you're communicating with people around the state Democrats, and maybe people who are you know, independent, but, but trying to decide this year, what are some of the issues that people are really concerned with what are, what are the kinds of things they're going to be basing their decisions on this year. So in South Dakota, we really try to focus on. We talk a lot about South Dakota values, which are honest tea and integrity. Beyond that when we have to talk about issues, we like folks on education, health care. I think that what something is kind of rare to South Dakota is corruption and transparency and South Dakota state government for a long time now been struggling with being transparent to voters, and we've had a couple of corruption scandals over the last few years where we've seen. And you know multiple millions of dollars disappear and just trying to explain that to voters. So they have a better grasp on what's happening. But beyond that, we're looking to expand Medicaid in the state. That's a big conversation. It would give health care to over fifty thousand people in the state of South Dakota and fifty thousand people south Dakota's. A lot of people don't even have a million folks in the state, so that would make a big difference. And then beyond that, we're really pushing education few years ago, we were able to increase the teacher, pay the state. It took us from dead last two now like fourth last in the country, but that's big for us. And then beyond that, we're also looking to stress. I'm a pre k education program to say, we're one of only a couple of states in the country that doesn't offer any assistance for pre-k Shen. I think we all know that better education up change. You have in the early start learning the better you're going to be off in the future. And speaking of transparency in government. I know that South Dakota has a lot of issues on the ballot coming in November and a lot of them seem to have to do with with democracy and elections. And I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about those. Yes. So one of the bigger ones is amendment w which O'Connor curtail campaign finance spending a little bit and what lobbyists are able to do. You know, it's great that south coast very open, you have great opportunity reach out here, legislators, but sometimes you might have a little bit a little too much and lobbyists really tend to kind of take advantage of legislators in that sense. And sometimes the people as well. We had a measure that pass back in point sixteen called IM twenty two that really restricted what lobbyists could do and what you could spend regarding campaign finance and the state legislature that was the first thing they did when they got back in session twenty seventeen was overturned, I'm twenty two and. Really pissed off the voters, and they came back with another measure to kind of to bring it back. And I think we're gonna see a pass in November. Excellent. And let's talk about some of the the candidates on the ballot to a specially think Billy Sutton who's running for governors seems to be really interesting, and there was a recent poll that actually showed him ahead, which is really amazing. And so the Billy Sutton in, was he in the state house prior to this. He's been in the state legislature for last eight years in the state Senate. Okay. And he's running against Christie Nome. Who is the US congress rap in South Dakota. So can you talk about that that race and in about Billy specifically? Yeah. So I don't think you'd ask for better candidate than Billy sudden he's got a phenomenal experience serving last eight years in the state Senate being the Senate minority leader for the last four truly understand South Dakota. He's got a true unique story that I don't think most candidates have about little over ten years ago. He was a professional rodeo ride Ryder saddlebronc one of the top in the country, and he was riding in a rodeo and my not South Dakota and the horse. He was riding bucks on them in the shoot at pinned him against the backboard where there was missing patting and instantly paralyzed from the waist down and that truly changes..
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"Are you listening? Hey, everyone. This is Kelly with two broad talking politics. I'm here with my co host Sophie. Hey, Sophie. Hey, Kelly. And today we are talking about the politics of South Dakota which I'm super excited about and joining us for an overview conversation is Sam Parkinson who is the executive director of the South Dakota? Democratic Party. Hi, Sam. And hey, everybody listening. Thanks for having me. So first of all, I'm super excited that South Dakota has a democrat party. I think a lot of cones are too. But before we get into that, maybe could tell US Olympic about your background and how you came to be working for the Democratic Party. Yes. So I've been with the South Dakota Democratic Party for a little over three years now since I left college and I kinda got roped into it after working as an intern in the state legislature, and then taking part in one of our young Dem's programs called yell, which is young, elected legislative leaders, and it helps assign kids to state legislative campaigns and any other political work in the state. And from there I graduated college and the chair said, hey, we have a spot open for you if you're interested in the want to come work for us. So I came on as the finance director a few years ago and then became executive director in April of twenty seventeen. Have you always been democrat? I mean, it sounds like you were from college at least, but did you did you grow up in a democratic family? Would that look like for you? Yes. So I don't think I really found myself politically until I did that internship in peer in the state legislature, and they kind of made you make a choice of which caucus you wanted to work for? I grew up in a very political family. I was born and raised for the most part in northern Virginia while both my parents worked in DC and we're involved in politics as congressional staffers at lobbyists, and we moved out South Dakota, but neither of them is a registered democrat. My dad's a lifelong Republican..
"south dakota" Discussed on Podcasts â€“ Working Cows Podcast
"Very good description thank you for your time today jim i really appreciate it and i look forward to as you said connecting further with you and with other producers around south dakota one last question does the does the planner go outside of south dakota do you see it being utilized by producers outside of south dakota you know i'm sure to limited extent and i i know there's other groups and states that are looking at it as kind of pattern if you will for for something they may be able to do and other states and that's great we take pride and setting the pace for new ideas and accomplishments and and it's not just about so the coda so if we can if we can be helpful in the whole northern great plains or the whole united states but just makes our role much more interesting and worthwhile so yup and if anybody wants to get in touch with the south photographs land coalition links to how to do that we'll be at working cows dot net slash sixteen go to working cows dot net slash sixteen and you can find the south dakota grassland coalition there and look at some of the resources that they are producing and if you're in a state that you are in a place of influence where you want to see something like this happen i can probably say with a great deal of confidence that the south dakota grassland coalition would be happy to help see that happen in your state as well give you some of the ideas that they have or roadblocks help you navigate some of the roadblocks that they've already been through and if i could add clay we've peaked anybody's interests within their without the coda and what this planner amounts to let it's like feel free to contact of and reach out any of the directors or any of our executives employees and we'd be more than glad to send one to you and you can find that.
"south dakota" Discussed on Podcasts â€“ Working Cows Podcast
"This episode is brought to you in part by command france applied check out their website at can make wrench supply dot com this episode is also brought to you by chris williams audio dot com head on over to chris williams audio dot com for all your audio production needs howdy everybody pretty excited about today's episode this episode with jim fall stick from the south dakota grassland coalition jim is the director of the grassland coalition and a producer from high more south dakota we're going to talk today about the south dakota grassland coalitions grassland planner an excellent resource that they put out every year it looks a lot like a calendar but they're so much more going on to that so we're going to dive into this conversation with jim fall stick from highmore south dakota director of the south dakota grassland coalition jim thanks for joining me today on the working cows podcast i'd like to give you an opportunity to introduce yourself just a little bit to the people out there listening if you just kind of tell us about yourself and your involvement in the the beef industry the ranching industry thank you clay i'm from more south dakota we have a a family operation my wife got her son in law their family we have one employee that helps us as well but quite diverse operation cow calf is our mainstay but we do have a number enterprises are involved in we we think diversity is really important and whether it's in our grass lands or enterprises or or farming practices we think that's all important so like i said cal calf is our mainstay but we also cuss them grays yearlings in the summertime if we have grass last year we chose not to do that and that's one of the nice things about the yearling side of things is the flexibility of we don't have to do it so that's been really nice i've.