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News Watch to host online panel discussion on civility in government and politics on Sept. 29, 2022

In response to recent polling data showing that 79% of registered South Dakota voters believe that civility in America has declined over the past five years, and that only 2.3% of poll respondents said civility is improving, South Dakota News Watch will host an online panel discussion with civility experts from South Dakota on Sept. 29, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time/6:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

The one-hour discussion will be moderated by News Watch Content Director Bart Pfankuch and will include four panelists who are highly knowledgeable about civility and its role in government, politics and society in America and South Dakota.

Panelists will include:

Jason Herrboldt, Sioux Falls banking executive and civic leader
Matthew Moen, Retired professor and dean at USD
Shane Nordyke, USD political science professor and polling experts
Larry Pressler, former U.S. Senator from South Dakota

CLICK HERE to register in advance to watch the live discussion and be able to submit questions to the expert panel in real time.

Those interested can also watch a replay of the panel discussion by visiting the South Dakota News Watch Facebook page anytime after the panel discussion concludes.

CLICK HERE to read background material on this important topic in a recent in-depth article on civility and the poll results published by News Watch.

This online discussion will serve as the latest segment in the ongoing “South Dakota Matters” series of statewide polls and panel discussions hosted by News Watch.

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