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 ...

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Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... July 21, 2017 Show 139 Hour 1

SDPB’s Steve Zwemke talks with musician Bo DePena. His latest EP is called “Long Road to Denver.” He plays at noon at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls.

Today, we bring you a Postcard from the Prairie  from Eliza Blue. Find more from Eliza at LittlePastureOnThePrairie.com.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 20, 2017 Show 138 Hour 1

Today we talk adoption in the state, going beyond the politics of new legislation by looking at how adoption has changed and what it looks like in South Dakota. We begin with Adam Pertman, President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America.

sodakliberty.com

In The Moment ... July 19, 2017 Show 137 Hour 1

armytimes.com

in The Moment ... July 18, 2017 Show 136 Hour 1

U.S. Army Major Chris Mercado had virtually no computer background when he decided technology might help save lives. “The Military Times name the South Dakota native Soldier of the Year for his work with Objective Zero. It's a nonprofit dedicated to saving veterans lives . . . one swipe at a time.

In The Moment ... July 17, 2017 Show 135 Hour 1

Tomorrow is a pivotal day for the Dakota Power Community Wind project and Lincoln County residents. The public votes to either keep the ordinance of a roughly quarter-mile setback between Dakota Wind's turbines and residences or increase the setback to a half mile. The result of the vote could change the future of clean energy in South Dakota. SDPB's Leah Cover joins us with more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 14, 2017 Show 134 Hour 1

Matthew Curry plays JazzFest tonight in Sioux Falls. You can see him on the Main Stage at around 8:30. He's opening for Robert Cray. He's also opened for the Steve Miller Band, the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. He joins us with band mate Mike Nellas for this week’s Moment in Sound.

As the South Dakota Hall of Fame inducts the class of 2017 this September, we welcome the inductees on In the Moment. Today we welcome Thomas Shortbull, president of Oglala Lakota College.

blog.hcpd.com

In The Moment ... July 13, 2017 Show 133 Hour 1

Bloggers Becky McCray and Deb Brown use economic and social trends from communities all over the globe to help small towns build their identities. They return to this year's RuralX Summit in Aberdeen and today, they join our program.

SDPB’s Nate Wek brings joins us to talk about the Sioux Falls Storm and how a chance encounter changed a career.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 12, 2017 Show 132 Hour 1

Rahzel is a legend in the world of beatboxing and hip-hop. He has two Grammy awards to his credit. Rahzel was the Morning Fill Up guest at the Garage in Rapid City earlier today. Morning Fill-up is sponsored by the Numad Group with support from the Bush Foundation. Rahzel joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 11, 2017 Show 131 Hour 1

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 10, 2017 Show 130 Hour 1

We all want our children to find happiness and success in life. It’s that very drive that sometimes makes us come a bit unhinged when our kids mess up. Lea Waters, Ph.D., is the president-elect of the International Positive Psychology Association. Her new book is called THE STRENGTH SWITCH: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish.

e4e.org

In The Moment ... June 29, 2017 Show 125 Hour 2

 

More than 95-hundred public school teachers work within South Dakota's boundaries. Sometimes, they spend more time with kids during the week than parents. State Secretary of Education Melody Schopp says the community should elevate teachers with dignity and respect. SDPB's Kealey Bultena begins our discussion about attitudes in teaching with Schopp, who says teaching is a noble profession. Then, Lori Walsh and Kealey Bultena continue the conversation with insight from South Dakota teachers.

csms.lexington1.net

In The Moment ... June 29, 2017 Show 125 Hour 1

It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

Peggy’s recommendations for adults:

“Magpie Murders: A Novel” by Anthony Horowitz

“The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense” by Dean Koontz

“Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel” by J. Ryan Stradal

“Commonweath: A Novel” by Anne Patchett

“Lilac Girls: A Novel” by Martha Hall Kelly

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 2

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must create an indicator of English Language Proficiency for k-12 students. More than 80 different languages are spoken in homes across South Dakota. Some school districts have very few English language learners, but in districts like Huron, nearly 1 in 4 students speak a language other than English at home. And as the population of Sioux Falls grows and diversifies, the need for resources increases.

paradigmmalibu.com

In The Moment ... June 27, 2017 Show 123 Hour 1

Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared today Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day in the state of South Dakota. Coming up during our first hour, we talk with veterans and service providers about trauma and healing.  About 7 or 8 out of every 100 Americans will have PTSD at some point in their lives. For veterans, those numbers rise. How do you know when you need help? What if someone you love is suffering? What happens when PTSD turns violent?

dakotawarcollege.com

In The Moment ... June 27, 2017 Show 123 Hour 2

As more than half the state faces drought conditions, the impact reveals itself in often unexpected ways. We begin hour two of the program by welcoming South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers.

Since 1974, more than 200 South Dakotans have been inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Today we welcome 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Harvey Wollman. His life in public service to the state includes time as a state senator, president of the senate, Lt. Governor and Governor.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 1

Dee Dee Raap is a business consultant, motivational speaker, and author. Her book Journey Words offers strategies for great customer service. She joins us for a conversation about self-care and service.

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 2

This weekend marked the 141st anniversary of the The Battle of Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of Little Bighorn. We begin hour two of In the Moment by putting the battle into context. First, author and Black Hills State University instructor Donovin Sprauge sat down with us last year at this time. He's a family descendant of both Crazy Horse and Chief Hump. He's working on a book about the two men. Donovin Sprague is also an archivist with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 23, 2017 Show 121 Hour 1

From England to Australia to Hill City, South Dakota, Richard Grewar finds musical influence from across the globe. His latest album is called Cold Feet. He plays at Fernson's on 8th in Sioux Falls tomorrow night. See him in Rapid City on July 7th at Pure Bean Southwest. Richard Grewar joins us for Moment in Sound.

listen.sdpb.org

In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 2

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 1

Adam Pertman is President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, author of "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America.” He joins us for a conversation about SB 149, a bill aimed at providing protections for faith-based adoption agencies in South Dakota.

SDPB

In the Moment ... June 21, 2017 Show 119 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Seth Tupper join us to talk about the top political headlines in the state. Today we tackle the Rapid City billboard debate, bentanine taxation, and the ongoing conversation between voters and lawmakers regarding voter-initiated ballot measures.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... June 21, 2017 Show 119 Hour 1

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... June 20, 2017 Show 118 Hour 2

Today the Sioux Falls Arts Council unveiled the results from a study about the economic impact of local arts and culture. Joining us with more, Kara Dirkson, executive director of the council.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 20, 2017 Show 118 Hour 1

Phil Baker is an institution in children's music in South Dakota. He's been entertaining kids and their families for more than 25 years. With his red guitar and upbeat lyrics, Phil Baker gets kiddos out of their seats and wiggling in the aisles. He's been all over the world and you can see him at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City this Friday at 10 mountain time. That's sponsored by the Rapid City Arts Council. Phil Baker joins us today in Sioux Falls.

rogerebert.com

In The Moment ... June 19, 2017 Show 117 Hour 1

Wonder Woman has been the subject of scrutiny since her comic book debut in 1941, from her costume to her feminism. So how does this summer's movie match up to the character's origins? Sara Lampert is assistant professor of history and coordinator of the women, gender and sexuality studies program at the University of South Dakota. She spoke with her former student, SDPB's Jackie Hendry, about the movie's relationship with history and gender politics.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... June 19, 2017 Show 117 Hour 2

 

We look back now at the Cold War, when notions of a nuclear attack from the Soviets was considered a strong possibility and South Dakotans prepared to defend the nation. George A. Larson is an author, historian, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He joins us now to talk about his latest book, "The 54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron."

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 16, 2017 Show 116 Hour 1

Mat deRiso of Mat D and the Profane Saints joins us on this week’s Moment in Sound with a solo, acoustic performance. We talk about the American highway and the role of heartbreak in songwriting. Find more here: http://www.matdandtheprofanesaints.com/index/

Fictional characters from movies and books can be heroes to kids. A nonprofit group in Rapid City brings personalities to life in service of children and community.

alchetron.com

In The Moment ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 2

June is Black Music Month, largely because of the advocacy of Dyana Williams. She wrote legislation and lobbied for Black Music Month’s official Congressional delegation. Williams is a music industry pioneer, host of the radio program Soulful Sunday in Philadelphia. She's also a writer and a media consultant for celebrities and artists. She joins us to honor the cultural, political, and economic impact of one of America’s most dynamic artistic offerings.

In The Moment ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 1

Antonia Gonzales is anchor and producer for National Native News. This morning, she was the featured speaker at the Morning Fill Up at the Garage in Rapid City. She joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid City for a conversation about coverage of tribal community issues throughout the nation.

To hear Antonia Gonzales' Morning Fill Up conversation at the Garage, click play below.

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