Dakota Political Junkies, Dave Cornthwaite and James L. Johnson
Dakota Midday - 08/08/2012
Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss the latest political news. Discussion topics include Representative Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek's debate over the 2012 Farm Bill, the Nielsen Brother's poll showing Noem and Varilek neck-and-neck in the race for South Dakota's lone House seat, a Gallup poll showing President Obama with only 38 percent approval in South Dakota and political "bracketing."
British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite talks about his upcoming adventure on the Missouri River. Cornthwaite is continuing his streak of incredible endurance adventure feats by attempting to swim 1,000 miles down the Missouri River, from Chamberlain, SD to St. Louis, MO. This journey is continuing Cornthwaite's Expedition 1000 platform, 25 adventures all via non-motorized transport. He is on the path to raise $1.5 million for two charities; the AV Foundation and CoppaFeel (breast cancer) in the course of completing his record setting journeys to be an educational forum, spreading not only the experiences of adventure but also the environmental issues the worlds waterways are facing and the increasing responsibilities of the younger generation to get involved to make a difference. To learn more about Dave's expedition and his platform "Expedition 1000," go online at www.davecornthwaite.com.
James L. Johnson joins Dakota Midday to talk about his recent nomination to the SD Arts Council. Johnson, who holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Emeritus of Communication Studies and Theater, headed SDSU's theater program for 27 years before retiring in 2003. He also served as administrative chief for the Prairie Repertory Theatre. He fills the seat held by Larry Lyngstad of Pierre since 2003.
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