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South Dakota Focus

South Dakota Focus
On a weekly basis, the news makers gather to discuss the events and issues that impact South Dakotans. Host Stephanie Rissler hosts the SDPB public affairs program "South Dakota Focus."

Latest Episodes

Career Technical Education Air date: 05-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365242998/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On this South Dakota Focus, we discuss the growing popularity of career and technical education programs throughout the state. /episodes/get/12729 /episode/12729 South Dakota Focus: Career Technical Education /episode-player/12729
Spring Agriculture 2014 Air date: 04-24-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365231787/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On this episode of South Dakota Focus, we zeroed in on agriculture for spring 2014. Guests talked about the planting season, livestock producers and the October storm of 2013 that hit western South Dakota. /episodes/get/12515 /episode/12515 South Dakota Focus: Spring Agriculture 2014 /episode-player/12515
Tourism 2014 Air date: 04-17-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365226376/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On this episode of South Dakota Focus, Stephanie Rissler and guests discuss the upcoming tourism season and the plans for South Dakota's tourism industry. /episodes/get/12446 /episode/12446 South Dakota Focus: Tourism 2014 /episode-player/12446
2014 Legislative Review Air date: 04-10-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365221111/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On this edition of South Dakota Focus, we take a look back at the 2014 Legislative session. Guests include State Senators, Deb Peters of Hartford and Billie Sutton of Burk. Also on the program State Representatives Troy Heinert of Mission and Mark Mickelson of Sioux Falls. /episodes/get/12391 /episode/12391 South Dakota Focus: 2014 Legislative Review /episode-player/12391
Shared Parenting Air date: 03-28-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365210189/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Host Stephanie Rissler sits down with Tom Keller - Family Law Lawyer, Casey Wilson - South Dakota Shared Parenting, Grant Houwman - South Dakota Shared Parenting and Patty Riibe - Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services Shared Parenting to talk about Shared Parenting. /episodes/get/12244 /episode/12244 South Dakota Focus: Shared Parenting /episode-player/12244
Identity Theft Air date: 02-27-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365192208/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this edition of South Dakota Focus, we zero in on Identity theft. It’s become more than thieves stealing an individual’s wallet or credit card – these thieves are now part of organized rings that focus on stealing data from individuals and them selling them for a profit. Our guests will talk... /episodes/get/12046 /episode/12046 South Dakota Focus: Identity Theft /episode-player/12046
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The Future of Farming
A look at some of the challenges ahead in agriculture. Can cutting-edge farming technologies keep the family farm alive?
Air date: 10/29/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1359565563/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at some of the challenges ahead in agriculture. Can cutting-edge farming technologies keep the family farm alive? /episodes/get/7234 /episode/7234 South Dakota Focus: The Future of Farming /episode-player/7234
South Dakota Culture in Transition
Meet some individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating others about cultural diversity: Paul LaRoche, Qadir Aware, Gary Colwill, Keith Moore, join host Richard Muller.
Air date: 11/19/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1359575237/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Meet some individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating others about cultural diversity: Paul LaRoche, Qadir Aware, Gary Colwill, Keith Moore, join host Richard Muller. /episodes/get/7230 /episode/7230 South Dakota Focus: South Dakota Culture in Transition /episode-player/7230
Governor's 2010 Initiative Update
When Governor Mike Rounds first began his job as the Chief Executive Officer of South Dakota he created a list of goals called the 2010 Initiative plan. Over the years, South Dakota Focus has followed the progress of that plan and the goals. The deadline is quickly approaching and South Dakota...
Air date: 12/10/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1359682058/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When Governor Mike Rounds first began his job as the Chief Executive Officer of South Dakota he created a list of goals called the 2010 Initiative plan. Over the years, South Dakota Focus has followed the progress of that plan and the goals. The deadline is quickly approaching and South Dakota... /episodes/get/7212 /episode/7212 South Dakota Focus: Governor's 2010 Initiative Update /episode-player/7212
2010 Legislative Preview
State lawmakers on the program include Representative Joni Cutler from Sioux Falls; Sen. Cooper Garnos from Presho; Sen. Dan Ahlers from Dell Rapids and Representative Paul Dennert from Columbia. Discussion of the Governor's budget proposal for FY 2011 and the upcoming legislative session.
Air date: 12/17/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1362749142/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false State lawmakers on the program include Representative Joni Cutler from Sioux Falls; Sen. Cooper Garnos from Presho; Sen. Dan Ahlers from Dell Rapids and Representative Paul Dennert from Columbia. Discussion of the Governor's budget proposal for FY 2011 and the upcoming legislative session. /episodes/get/7191 /episode/7191 South Dakota Focus: 2010 Legislative Preview /episode-player/7191
Legislative Leadership
South Dakota Focus was broadcast live from our state capitol building the first week of the 2010 Legislative session with Republican and Democratic leaders.
Air date: 01/14/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386736931/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false South Dakota Focus was broadcast live from our state capitol building the first week of the 2010 Legislative session with Republican and Democratic leaders. /episodes/get/7213 /episode/7213 South Dakota Focus: Legislative Leadership /episode-player/7213
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