Chris Laughery

In the Moment Producer

I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a role in Operation Southern Watch in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Southern Africa. I appreciate you listening to South Dakota Public Broadcasting and being in the moment ...

Ways to Connect

Lee Strubinger

Dr. Richard Schnee on Radon Reduction – associate professor and head of the SD Mines Department of Physics research related to radon reduction efforts in SURF and SNOLAB as laid out in this article.

Michelle Gjerde is the Exectuve Director & Connector in Chief for the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. She's relatively new to the position and joins us now to talk about the accelerator program.

Kyle Vandenhull – founded a year ago – wraps for sports vehicles, large commercial fleet vehicles, trailers, corporate wall displays and windows. Plans to expand vinyl offerings.

Andrew Rogers – in home music lessons designed for children and young adults. Uses a unique teaching style that leaves students eager to learn more and has proven retention. Its mission is to deliver academic understanding of music theory in a fun approach by learning current songs. Currently ready to expand its team.

Braden Bills – makes solar power as easy to use as a standard wall outlet – off-grid AC solar panels  - energy independence for camping, power sports, emergencies  and disaster relief.

Currently in design and pre-development stages looking for capitol investment

Ruth and Steve Scherschligt – specializes in selling high performance racing parts to the drag racing market – formed only a month ago – it already is finding a niche as a knowledgeable and specialized dealer in the industry. Sells online  Owners have been involved in drag racing for more than 20 years and are bringing their wealth of experiences to online retail to better assist their customers in obtaining the right parts to maximize performance at amateur and professional drag venues.

Conjtac is a newly formed entity but part of Vance Thompson ophthalmology.

Refractive surgery, like LASIK and other areas of vision correction (contact lenses, orthokeratology, myopia control) improve eye health….

Conjtac has patents around this ideology and are working to bring the intellectual property into production through regulatory approval and ultimately to the patients. Goal is to provide innovative solutions that will not only provide great vision but also improve the corneal health of the eye.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 22, 2018 Show 364 Hour 1

His Tiny Desk entry Wildberry Poptart was listed as an NPR favorite. It's a South Dakota fan favorite too. Mato Wayuhi joins us for this week's Moment in Sound.

In The Moment ... June 21, 2018 Show 363 Hour 1

The state's largest gathering of Republicans is underway in Pierre. The statewide GOP convention is time for delegates to update the party platform and also choose their candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Constitutional Officers.

SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about the fireworks on his blog. It's called On the Other Hand.

In The Moment ... June 21, 2018 Show 363 Hour 1

It was the War to End All Wars, and the National Guard was deployed to assist the Allies in Europe. SDPB brings you a new Images of the Past documentary: From the Great Plains to the Great War. See the premiere on SDPB-TV Monday, June 25 at 9:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. Mountain.

Duke Doering is a retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 from the South Dakota National Guard and the Guard's official historian. He visits about WWI history and how it pertains to South Dakota.

In The Moment ... June 21, 2018 Show 363 Hour 1 

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the state of South Dakota in a 5 to 4 vote on South Dakota v. Wayfair. The decision says the state should be able to continue requiring large-scale retailers who do not have a physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales tax.

State lawmaker Deb Peters was instrumental in bringing the case to the Supreme Court.

In The Moment ... June 20, 2018 Show 362 Hour 2

Founded nearly nine years ago in Sioux Fals, and inspired by Celtic and folk forms both old and new, Maggie In the Meantime is a blend of ballad, folk and storytelling that gives the group a broad appeal with many types of audiences.

Maggie in The Meantime is scheduled to perform tonight at 7:00, weather permitting, at the Bulow Park Bandshell in Beresford.  You can also catch them Friday evening at the Watertown Zoo at 6:00, and at the Huron Public Library next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... June 20, 2018 Show 362 Hour 2

Chuck Parkinson joins the show with a preview of this month's Where Do We Go From Here. The topic is Getting proactive on mental health in western South Dakota -- new ideas and next steps.

From the Black Hills Studio is Chuck Parkinson and Dr. Stephen Manlove - with the Manlove Psychiatric Group.


In The Moment ... June 20, 2018 Show 362 Hour 2

Each week, In The Moment gathers the week it is in politics. We then bring in our Dakota Political Junkies to provide their knowledge. Today we welcome in Jon Hunter, the publisher of the Madison daily Leader. We also have the executive editor of the Aberdeen American News, JJ Perry.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 20, 2018 Show 362 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek talks about the passing of the new events center in Rapid City and its impact on high school sports and activities.

In The Moment ... June 20, 2018 Show 362 Hour 1

Recently a series of photographs and letters were processed by the South Dakota State Historical Society. These were World War I era photographs and letters written by Webster native Private Herbert McKennett. Matthew Reitzel is a manuscript archivist with the society and is with us now to expand upon this donation.

In The Moment ... June 20, 2018 Show 362 Hour 1

On the heels of a World War I documentary on SDPB TV, we are reflecting on those days. Today we remember Harvey Dunn. Dunn was an artist and the majority of his work is housed in the Smithsonian Institute located in Washington DC. Over 100 pieces of his work are in the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. Lynn Verschoor is the director and joins us now.

Adria Botella

Avera's Wallace Jackmon thinks the topic of media induced anxiety and depression is worthy of a national conversation. Dr. Jackmon has been chosen to present at the National Association of Social Workers national convention in Washington D.C. this week. He joins us with a preview.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 2

Democratic candidates Billie Sutton and Michelle Lavallee have received the party nomination at the statewide convention. As they hit the campaign trail ahead of the general election in November, we welcome them to In the Moment.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 2

Art can be meditation, expression, activism, and escape. It can also be a career. The Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute in Vermillion helps guide the next generation of artists interested in American Indian culture.

Internationally renowned artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neil Ambrose Smith are in Vermillion for the Institute.

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 1

The legacy of World War I continues in South Dakota. "From the Great Plains to the Great War," a new Images of the Past documentary premieres on SDPB-TV Monday, June 25th at 9 p.m. Central, 8 p.m. Mountain.

This week on In the Moment we bring you insight into the war with experts in the field. Today we welcome Denny Brenden, with the South Dakota American Legion.

The American Legion was founded after WWI in 1919.

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 1

David Osborne, author of The Coming, has won the 2018 Spur Award for historical fiction from the Western Writers of America.  He's being honored this week at the WWA's annual convention in Billings, Montana.

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 2

This summer, SDPB brings you highlights from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra's 2017-2018 Season.

Our Summer with the Symphony series offers uninterrupted recordings of live performances from the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, including insight into the history of the music and the artists who created and performed it.

Today we bring you Ballad Nocturne with composer Ann Millikin and piano soloist Emanuele Arciuli.

Chris Laughery

In the Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting brings you a new Images of the Past documentary "From the Great Plains to the Great War," premiering Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. Central, 8 Mountain on SDPB-TV.

This week we help you get ready for this compelling look at the role of South Dakotans in the Great War with a series of conversations on In the Moment. Today we welcome Kurt Hackemer, with the Department of History at the University of South Dakota.

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

The Capitol Hill Challenge brings nearly 3,400 teams of students from all 50 states into competition. The challenge? Invest a hypothetical $100,000 for a 14 week time period in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and maximize the return of your team portfolio.

Philip High School is the first South Dakota school to place in the top ten nationally.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 2

South Dakota Republicans gather this week in Pierre for their statewide convention. The event kicks off on Wednesday, June 20 at the Ramkota Conference Center and Hotel.

Today we welcome Dave Roetman to the program. He's Finance Director for the South Dakota Republican Party and Chairman, Minnehaha County Republicans.

Western Dakota Tech

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 2

Western Dakota Tech is hosting a poverty simulation on June 21st. Barb Garcia is facilitator. She joins us for a preview of the process and to discuss hopes for systemic economic and cultural change.

In the Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

For perspective on trade and how it impacts South Dakota farmers and consumers, we welcome agricultural economist Evert Van der Sluis.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 15, 2018 Show 359 Hour 1

From a drag queen storytime to a party in Terrace Park, Sioux Falls Pride keeps the festivities going this weekend.

It's part of a nation-wide Pride month that celebrates and advocates for the LGBTQ community.

Joining us for a preview is Adam Dale Jorgenson, President of Sioux Falls Pride 2018.

In The Moment ... June 14, 2018 Show 358 Hour 2

Earlier this morning, Democratic candidate Billie Sutton announced his running mate in the race for governor.

Michelle Lavallee is a Sioux Falls businesswoman and a former Republican.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins the show to tell us more about Sutton's running mate.