KGFX Beyond the Mic Podcast
SD Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 082719

SD Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 082719

August 27, 2019

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe, her concerns regarding legalizing the growing of industrial hemp in the state, the battle against the methamphetamine epidemic, human trafficking, the upcoming launch of the "Week of Work" program and more during this SD Perspective program.

Freeze your credit to keep your information safe from hackers

Freeze your credit to keep your information safe from hackers

August 1, 2019

If you want to keep your personal information safe from hackers, the head of the Better Business Bureau in South Dakota recommends freezing your credit. State director Jessie Schmidt says freezing the credit of kids under the age of 18 years is also a good idea. Hear more in this KGFX Beyond the Mic podcast.

SD Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 071019

SD Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 071019

July 10, 2019

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about flooding in parts of the state, a recent meeting with tribal leaders at the Governor’s Residence, state revenues being down in the past fiscal year, adjusting to life in Pierre and more during this SD Perspective program.

SD Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 062419

SD Perspective with Gov. Kristi Noem 062419

June 24, 2019

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra chatted about the relocation of the annual Governor’s Hunt, why there was discussion about the possibility of putting a fence up around the Governor’s Residence, flood control and recovery efforts around the state and more during this SD Perspective program.

Miller takes lead of SD Highway Patrol

Miller takes lead of SD Highway Patrol

June 21, 2019

Only the 15th person in 82 years has taken over as superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Learn more about the agency and it's new leader in this KGFX Beyond the Mic.

Inmate starts program to provide support for meth addiction recovery

Inmate starts program to provide support for meth addiction recovery

June 14, 2019

Many of the women serving time in the South Dakota Women's Prison in Pierre, SD, are there directly or indirectly because of drug use-- especially meth. DRG farm and news director sat down with inmate Heather Shooter to learn more about the Sober is Sacred (SIS) program she's started to help provide support for recovering from meth addition.

Pierre T.F. Riggs Chamber Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

Pierre T.F. Riggs Chamber Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

June 6, 2019

The Pierre T.F. Riggs High School Chamber Choir will sing in Carnegie Hall in New York on Sunday as part of an international group of singers. In this KGFX Beyond the Mic, Dakota Radio Group news and farm director Jody Heemstra chats with choir director Rodd Bauck to learn more about the music they'll be performing.

Providing medical and dental care in Suriname; SD Army National Guard soldiers return from successful mission

Providing medical and dental care in Suriname; SD Army National Guard soldiers return from successful mission

May 21, 2019

Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard traveled to the South American county of Suriname April 10-12, 2019, to provide medical and dental services to the local population of Albina. Col. Murray Thompson of Pierre sat down with Dakota Radio Group news and farm director Jody Heemstra to share details of the trip.

Teen drivers in SD could win $20,000 from LessonLearnedSD.com

Teen drivers in SD could win $20,000 from LessonLearnedSD.com

April 26, 2019

The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and the South Dakota Broadcasters Association want to give one lucky teenage driver in the state $20,000. OHS director Lee Axdahl tells DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra half of the money goes to the driver and half for a program at their school.

No measles cases reported in SD, so far

No measles cases reported in SD, so far

April 26, 2019

As of April 26, 2019, almost 700 cases of the measles have been reported in the United States--none in South Dakota. State epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton tells DRG news and farm director Jody Heemstra although the disease is quite contagious, it's also quite treatable.