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South Dakota primaries cause change-up in state Legislature

On today's show...

Mental health care resources can be scarce in rural communities. We talk to two people working to improve access in rural South Dakota.

Nikki Gronli is the rural development state director for South Dakota at the USDA. Tom Stanage, Ph.D., is the executive director of Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health in Yankton.

Environmentalist Claude Barr’s knowledge and passion for the Great Plains’ plant life were unrivaled. The Great Plains Native Plant Society seeks to continue his legacy.

Cindy Reed is president of the GPNPS and previews the open house happening this weekend at their Great Plains Botanic Garden. She shares what’s in bloom in the garden now.

South Dakota’s primaries this week sent several incumbent Republicans tumbling. We check in with our Dakota Political Junkies about the losses and the lessons from Tuesday’s elections.

Plus, we learn about the sights, sounds and tastes you can expect at the LSS Festival of Cultures in Sioux Falls this weekend.

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Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.