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The Dakota Free Press Podcast is produced by Spencer Dobson and Cory Allen Heidelberger. Cory Allen Heidelberger fights for democracy by writing and teaching in Aberdeen, SD. Spencer Dobson is an outstanding comedian from Aberdeen, SD.

Dakota Free Press Episode 016: Joe and Spencer Check out the Fearmongers!

This week Joe Berns and Spencer Dobson sit in on Aberdeen’s latest fear fest, the April 16 anti-Muslim slideshow featuring “Understanding the Threat” book peddlers John Guandolo and Chris Gaubatz. Plus, Spencer and Cory talk about Randy Bryce, campaign finance, Dakota Access, and initiative and referendum.

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Dakota Free Press Episode 014: Joe Berns, First Amendment, Elections, and More!

Joe Berns recaps and critiques the Koch Brothers’ “Moral Case for Capitalism” and leads us into a delightful discussion of economic philosophy. But first, Spencer and Cory recap the Aberdeen election, Trump’s proposed cuts to rural economic development, Bob Ellis’s departure from right-wing blogging, and the First Amendment implications of blocking people from the President’s Twitter account. If you like what you hear, ring the Dakota Free Press Tip Jar: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm…_id=REQF9P2RYRMN6

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Dakota Free Press Episode 013: Ken Santema, Billie Sutton, and More!

Spencer and Cory talk about Trump’s budget attacking Indians, mercenaries targeting Dakota Access Pipeline protestors, and the Koch Brothers handing out free pizza. Then we discuss Billie Sutton’s Democratic bona fides and interview Ken Santema, candidate for Aberdeen school board. ***Support this podcast with a contribution via PayPal: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm…_id=REQF9P2RYRMN6

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Dakota Free Press Episode 012: Mike Olson, Black Hills, Borehole, Raw Milk, and More!

Incumbent Aberdeen City Council candidate Dennis “Mike” Olson tells all about the fundamental role water plays in developing our city and other city council issues. But first, Spencer Dobson and I discuss his smashing trip to the Hills, the Deep Borehole Field Test, new U.S. House candidate Eric Terrell, election nerd news, and raw milk.

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Dakota Free Press Episode 011: Aaron Schultz, Mark Remily, Terry LaFleur, and More!

The Dakota Free Press Podcast goes for two—*two* big local candidate interviews, with Aberdeen school board candidate Aaron Schultz and incumbent northeast Aberdeen city councilman Mark Remily, both of whom are on Aberdeen’s June 6 ballot!

But first, co-host Spencer Dobson and I have some fun at Republican gubernatorial candidate Terry LaFleur’s wall-building expense, then remind everyone in Aberdeen and across South Dakota with local elections coming up in June to register to vote!

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Dakota Free Press Episode 010: Tom Black, Chickens, Swastikas, TrumpCare, and More!

Aberdeen City Council northwest district candidate Tom Black sits down to talk with the blog. Black talks the city’s wise choice to choose long-term planning over public sentiment and avoid signing up for rural water. Black rejects fear of immigrants and says new residents have already boosted our workforce and economy and are essential to Aberdeen’s future growth. Plus, Black talks about bringing films and culture to Aberdeen and getting pigeons out!
But first, co-host Spencer Dobson and I also talk about chickens and swastikas and Aberdeen, Jackley and Krebs at the Rapid City hate fest, and how the only people who stand to benefit from Trumpcare are the rich people who get the tax cuts and the smart Democrats who campaign to protect everyone else from this awful, awful bill.

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Dakota Free Press Episode 009: Brian Sharp for School Board

Brian Sharp talks about his bid for a fifth term on the Aberdeen school board. But first, Spencer and I talk about bad abortion politics causing more women to die in Texas, a Chinese company applying to dig for uranium and dump toxic water in the Black Hills, and Republicans pretending to be “inclusive.” We also talk about what we’ve learned (and what Donald Trump hasn’t) from Trump’s first 100 days in office.

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Dakota Free Press Podcast Episode 007: Enno Limvere, Green Aberdeen, and More!

Green Aberdeen leader Enno Limvere tells us about Green Aberdeen’s local environmental efforts, the Earth Day Fair his group is hosting Saturday, and the theology behind his environmentalism. Plus, co-host Spencer Dobson and I talk about fallout from the Clare Lopez anti-Islam show, backlash against South Dakota’s discriminatory adoption law, Speaker Mark Mickelson and the cost of vo-tech education, and our Congressional delegation’s aversion to town halls.

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Dakota Free Press: Episode 6 Death with Dignity, Protest, Noem, Fishing, and More!

This week, Spencer Dobson and I discuss Aberdeen’s anti-anti-Islam protest, Kristi Noem’s vanquishing of pine beetles, fishing and private property, and Head Start. Then Spencer and I interview Angie Albonico, leader of an initiative to make it legal for terminally ill South Dakotans to get life-ending drugs from doctors. Have a listen… and if you enjoy the show, help us do more by ringing the Dakota Free Press Tip Jar!

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Dakota Free Press Episode 005: Courtney Waid-Lindberg, March for Science, Pine Beetles, and More!


This week, Spencer Dobson and I talk March for Science, pine beetles, online privacy, and anti-Muslim hysteria. Then Spencer interviews local criminology professor Courtney Waid-Lindberg about the death penalty, drug policy, and more criminal justice issues. Have a listen… and if you enjoy the show, help us do more by ringing the Dakota Free Press Tip Jar!

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