Pioneer’s Compass producer Laura Kay Prosser takes viewers to Eagle Butte in north central South Dakota to learn about how the first and only bus-based courtroom in the U.S. is delivering legal services to residents of remote reservation towns. In the story, Prosser interviews Cheyenne Sioux River Tribal Council Judge Brenda Claymore and Cheyenne River Mobile Court Coordinator, Shelley Moran about how the service helps people to settle disputes, resolve personal matters and conserve scarce financial resources that would have been spent traveling long distances to a traditional court location.
Pioneer’s General Manager, Les Heen, hosts an in-studio discussion with Supreme Court Associate Justice Barry Anderson (host of Pioneer’s Your Legislators) and Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Amy Doll for an overview about how the justice system works in rural Minnesota.
For the Compass Literature Corner, Prosser interviews author Athena Kildegaard of Morris, Minnesota about her new book "Ventriloquy." Kildegaard’s latest work is a book of ideas set in a space of four sequences. The first sequence features poems about flowers, the second is made up of poetic lists of objects and word associations, the third introduces the use of first person persona to disclose what was left unsaid and the fourth depicts still life paintings through prose.
For more information visit:
Story about the South Dakota Mobile Courtroom
Barry Anderson Wikipedia
Morris Sun Tribune story about Amy Doll’s recent judicial appointment.
Athena Kildegaard Website
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