Statehouse to air on SD Public Broadcasting

Statehouse to air on SD Public Broadcasting South Dakota Public Television, South Dakota Radio and SDPB Online will be in Pierre covering the latest happenings with the 77th South Dakota State Legislative Session beginning with the State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

SDPTV, SDPR and SDPB Online will all carry the address live at 1 p.m. CT/noon MT. The speech will then be archived on www.sdpb.org/statehouse. SDPTV features an encore of the state address at 10:30 p.m. CT/9:30 MT that evening.

Statehouse, a 30-minute program on SDPTV, will highlight legislative events beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Weeknights at 10:30 p.m. CT/9:30 MT, host Al Baahe brings viewers up-to-speed on the major events at the Capitol.

In addition to Statehouse coverage, two locally produced programs offer an alternative look at lawmaking. On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. CT/7 MT, South Dakota Focus visits with lawmakers about what's been done so far in Pierre, what work lies ahead and how the state's budget will hold together while lawmakers take 35 days to work on it.

South Dakota Focus, a regular feature of SDPTV, zeroes in on the issues and the problems on South Dakotans' minds.

On Thursday, Jan. 24, Buffalo Nation Journal features the State Legislature's Tribal Relations Committee at 8 p.m. CT/7 MT. Host Dr. Martin Brokenleg introduces viewers to members of the committee and explores the group's top issues this session.

Buffalo Nation Journal airs monthly featuring a panel of experts and concerned citizens who consider timely topics of concern to Native Americans and South Dakota as a whole.

Listeners to South Dakota Public Radio during the 77th Session of the South Dakota Legislature will find a variety of informative programs focusing on the events in Pierre.

SDPR's news team will be in Pierre keeping listeners informed of the latest updates. Live reports air each weekday at 12:08 p.m. CT/11:08 a.m. MT and at 6:20 p.m. CT/5:20 MT.

In addition to the reports, SDPR's South Dakota Forum provides features on legislative news. Listeners will have a chance to call in their opinions concerning various legislative issues during the one-hour show weekdays at noon CT/11 a.m. MT (except Wednesdays).

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