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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. Itâs become more than thieves stealing an individualâs wallet or credit card â 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
Former Governors Air date: 02-21-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365183412/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Host Stephanie Rissler sits down with former Governor Frank Farrar and discusses his time in office. We also dug through our video vaults and found footage of former Governor's Wollman, Miller and Rounds. /episodes/get/11861 /episode/11861 South Dakota Focus: Former Governors /episode-player/11861
Teacher Adequacy Study Air date: 02-13-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365179444/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On this edition of South Dakota Focus, we look at a recent survey that indicates South Dakota is experiencing a teacher shortage.The school administrators of South Dakota and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota commissioned an independent study on teacher adequacy. /episodes/get/11795 /episode/11795 South Dakota Focus: Teacher Adequacy Study /episode-player/11795
Cost of College Air date: 01-30-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365167730/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On this episode of SD Focus, Stephanie Rissler and guests discuss college costs and what future students need to know before going to school. /episodes/get/11682 /episode/11682 South Dakota Focus: Cost of College /episode-player/11682
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Preventing Soldier Suicide
The number of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afganistan who are depressed or attempt suicide is alarming. The South Dakota National Guard is taking major steps in helping these soldiers and working with their families. Our guests will talk about the programs in place to help soldiers deal with...
Air date: 02/25/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1428335277/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The number of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afganistan who are depressed or attempt suicide is alarming. The South Dakota National Guard is taking major steps in helping these soldiers and working with their families. Our guests will talk about the programs in place to help soldiers deal with... /episodes/get/7220 /episode/7220 South Dakota Focus: Preventing Soldier Suicide /episode-player/7220
Spring 2010 Floods
The massive snow pack that covered much of South Dakota has thawed and floodwater levels have reached new heights in some areas. Governor Mike Rounds, Public Safety director Col Tom Gravland, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even will talk about what the state has done so far to help flood victims...
Air date: 03/25/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1454472619/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The massive snow pack that covered much of South Dakota has thawed and floodwater levels have reached new heights in some areas. Governor Mike Rounds, Public Safety director Col Tom Gravland, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even will talk about what the state has done so far to help flood victims... /episodes/get/7232 /episode/7232 South Dakota Focus: Spring 2010 Floods /episode-player/7232
2010 Legislative Review
Host Richard Muller speaks with key figures in the 2010 South Dakota legislature.
Air date: 04/08/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1473060195/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Host Richard Muller speaks with key figures in the 2010 South Dakota legislature. /episodes/get/7193 /episode/7193 South Dakota Focus: 2010 Legislative Review /episode-player/7193
New Healthcare System
South Dakota's stake in landmark healthcare measure that some call the most expansive social legislation enacted in decades. Guests include Dr. Tom Dean, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; Dave Hewett, Pres. of the SD Association of Healthcare Organizations; Brian K. Hensel, asst. Professor of...
Air date: 04/15/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1474893543/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false South Dakota's stake in landmark healthcare measure that some call the most expansive social legislation enacted in decades. Guests include Dr. Tom Dean, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; Dave Hewett, Pres. of the SD Association of Healthcare Organizations; Brian K. Hensel, asst. Professor of... /episodes/get/7218 /episode/7218 South Dakota Focus: New Healthcare System /episode-player/7218
Agriculture in SD
Members of South Dakota's agriculture industry react to the documentary "Food Inc." This documentary looks at the food industry's mission to provide fast, cheap and tasty food to Americans but - according to the documentary - at the expense of peoples' health and with no consideration for the...
Air date: 04/22/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1476565237/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Members of South Dakota's agriculture industry react to the documentary "Food Inc." This documentary looks at the food industry's mission to provide fast, cheap and tasty food to Americans but - according to the documentary - at the expense of peoples' health and with no consideration for the... /episodes/get/7202 /episode/7202 South Dakota Focus: Agriculture in SD /episode-player/7202
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