I love talk radio. Most of my radio career has been spent listening to opinions, getting viewpoints, interviewing policy makers, bureaucrats, and people with good, or not so good ideas. Sioux Falls and South Dakota are my home. I have lived here over half of my life. Original stomping grounds were Chicago, with short stints in Sioux City, Kansas City and the home of the Salukis, Carbondale, Illinois. Best job I have ever had, except this one, was being mayor of Sioux Falls from 1974 to 1984. Worst job I ever had was cleaning dormitories at SIU, in Carbondale. People can be real slobs. The way we communicate is changing, the web, facebook, twitter. KSOO radio is adapting and adding those methods to keep you informed about local news. We hope you will join and stay with us...
Clean Air, Water in Trouble in South Dakota Due to Vocal Minority, NIMBY
Clean air, water energy projects are in trouble in Minnehaha, Lincoln Counties. If NIMBY is allowed to prevail our region will be in more trouble than we are now.
Raise Taxes on the Rich Only to Pay down Debt
I have an alternate idea to President Obama's proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund programs for the middle class and the poor.
Easier Access To South Dakota State Government Created
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced the launch of a state Boards and Commissions Portal, to provide easier access to the actions of State Boards and Commissions.
South Dakota Government Releases EB-5 Report. Their Conclusion – The Dead Guy Did It!
Without proper checks and balances some good people can turn bad, and bad people will find a way to take advantage of the voids.
2014 South Dakota Election Results
Stay up-to-date with election results in the key races in South Dakota.
Observations On South Dakota US Senate Forum On KSOO
I hosted a debate Wednesday, along with Todd Epp, between three of the four candidates for the South Dakota US Senate Race on Viewpoint University.
Has President Obama Given Up? That’s the Debate on This 60 Second Spin.
Has President Barack Obama given up? Is he semi-retired? Is that the reason behind the tan suit? Regardless, that's the question Rick and Todd debate in this episode of 60 Second Spin.
EB5 Scandal – Search for Truth or Political Theater. Rick and Todd Debate on 60 Second Spi…
The EB-5 scandal is still drawing headlines. But has this become more political theater than a search for the truth? Rick and Todd have some thoughts on that matter.
Dr. Pam Homan is Retiring as Superintendent of Sioux Falls Schools. Now What?
Sioux Falls Public School Superintendent Pam Homan officially announced her retirement on Friday. Now what? Rick & Todd have some ideas in this 60 Second Spin.
Has the Militarization of the Police Gone too Far? The Debate on 60 Second Spin.
The world is watching what is transpiring in Ferguson, MO. Do local police have too much firepower, or do they need it to combat today's armed criminals?