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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Tom Dempster

In The Moment ... September 21, 2017 Show 182 Hour 1

Tom Dempster likes to talk with his friends and share those conversations with SDPB.  He is a director of IFAM Capital and has held elected office for 17 years, nine years as a Minnehaha County Commissioner, and eight years as a SD State Senator where he served as Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the State Affairs Committee. Tom sat down with his friend Dr. Jerry Simmons. Simmons is a pathologist in Sioux Falls But this conversation is about his time as a Captain during Vietnam.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 21, 2017 Show 182 Hour 1

SDPB helps you navigate this week's documentary "The Vietnam War." SDPB has traveled throughout the state asking for your stories. SDPB's Jackie Hendry and Michael Zimny sat with Vietnam veteran and combat infantryman Rick Thomas in Rosebud and asked him what his experiences were in Vietnam.

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In The Moment ... September 21, 2017 Show 182 Hour 2

Jean Patrick is one of South Dakota's most recognized children's authors. She's in Rapid City for the Young Reader's Festival of Books today. Lori Walsh talked with Jean Patrick on Monday about her new book "Long Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics.” Patrick is in Deadwood this weekend for the South Dakota Festival of Books.

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In The Moment ... September 21, 2017 Show 182 Hour 2

Artist Paul Goble passed away on January 5, 2017. Biographer Greg Bryan worked with Goble for more than four years on the book that would secure the children's book author's place in history, although the artist himself was hesitant and humble. In January, "In the Moment" host Lori Walsh talked with Greg Bryan about Paul Goble's humility, his art, and his devotion to the natural world and tribal traditions. Goble visits South Dakota this weekend for the South Dakota Festival of Books.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 2

What makes a great governor for the state of South Dakota. What are the most important issues of our day? And who do you think will serve the state well in the coming years? The race to become the 33rd Governor of the state has begun. Primary elections fall on June 5th of 2018. We've invited each candidate for governor to join us on In the Moment so you can get to know them better. Today we welcome Terry LaFleur.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 2

From trouble on social media to a next-generation bomber, it's time for a closer look at the top stories in the state with our Dakota Political Junkies. Today we welcome Denise Ross and Jonathan Ellis.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 2

If you've walked the corridors of the National Music Museum, brought your brown bag lunch to the concert series, or read about the museum in the New York Times, you've brushed shoulders, in a way, with our next guest. Cleveland Johnson has served nearly five years as the Director of the National Music Museum. He's an Oxford-educated music historian. He's leaving us and heading to the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey.

Tom Dempster

In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 1

Tom Dempster likes to talk with his friends and share those conversations with SDPB.  He is a Director of IFAM Capital, and has held elected office for seventeen years, nine years as a Minnehaha County Commissioner, and eight years as a SD State Senator where he served as Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the State Affairs Committee.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 20, 2017 Show 181 Hour 1

The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick continues tonight on SDPB television. It's a documentary more than 10 years in the making and over the course of several months, we at In The Moment have strived to bring you compelling and thought-provoking South Dakota Vietnam stories.

sdstate.edu

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

It was a ship designed to take tourists into space. But in 2014, a test flight proved the deadly risks of private space travel. Lives are at stake in the race to space. Joining us today is John DeLisi, Director of Office of Aviation Safety for the National Transportation Safety Board. He's is Brookings for a talk on the The Spaceship 2 Accident and the NTSB investigation.

Candace Freeland

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

If you've ever been to Mitford, you might not want to leave. The #1 New York Times best-selling Mitford Series has brought delight and comfort to fans around the world and across generations. This week, a new entry into the Mitford Series hits the shelves. It's fittingly called "To Be Where You Are." Author Jan Karon joins us today.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

SDPB's Hugh Weber is the host of The Potluck Society. He joins us for a weekly helping of ideas, innovation, and connection. This week: Anthony Firman from Flandreau.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 1

This week, SDPB helps you navigate the Ken Burns / Lynn Novick documentary about The Vietnam War. Recently we took the show to the Black HIlls Bureau. Kevin Woster joined us, as he does every week. But this time, we spontaneously talked about the draft and the decisions young men faced at the time.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 1

Rapid City officials are looking again at the Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center complex. The facility is no longer compliant with disability requirements. Two years ago, Rapid City residents voted against building a new arena. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us to talk about what the mayor and city are considering.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 1

Rich Hall flew the Skyraider called "Sweet Marlene" over Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. As the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary series airs on SDPB-TV this week, we talk with those impacted by the war to talk about the legacy of Vietnam in South Dakota.

John Mollison's interview with Rich Hall

In The Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 2

When you visit a museum you expect authenticity from the exhibitions, art, and artifacts. Angela Swedberg is a contemporary mixed media artist from Washington State. She is the Oscar Howe Memorial Lecturer for USD this week. He presentation is titled:  "The Hob Menace: The Dangers of Hobbyism and Artifact Manipulation in Relation to Future Museum Collection."

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In the Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 2

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is saying 200,000 state residents are involved in the Equifax data breech.  That means their private financial data may be available to cyber criminals.  SDPBs Andrew Bork speaks with Wallet Hub Analyst Jill Gonzalez to learn more about credit information and the best way to find out if yours is compromised.

airforce.com

In The Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 2

America boasts the largest and one of the most advance air forces in the world. And today, the U.S Air Force turns 70. Retired Lt. Gen. (Ret)  "Jack" Hudson is Director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He joins us for a conversation about preserving the stories of the USAF.

womenveteransalliance.org

In The Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 2

More than 6,600 South Dakota women served their country in the armed forces. On September 29, many of them gather in community in Sioux Falls at the annual Women Veterans Conference. The event features an art exhibition, keynote speakers, and information about benefits. Joining me with more:

Brenda Fredericks, Women Veteran Program Manager for the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 1

Clark Mola was studying to be an industrial engineer at the University of South Dakota when a friend convinced him to apply for Warrant Officer Candidate School. What followed was a 20-year military career that included two tours in Vietnam. Clark and Anita Mola invited us to their home in Rapid City for a conversation about service, sacrifice, and the benefits of a military career. We begin by talking with Clark Mola.

In The Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 1

Clark Mola served two tours in Vietnam. Anita Mola served as well. The two were married before he ever deployed. Anita stayed in South Dakota, raising the couple’s daughter and writing letters to Clark overseas. The couple welcomed us to their home in Rapid City. You can see a digital short of Anita and Clark, complete with film footage from the era on our Facebook page or website. Head over to sdpb.org/Vietnam. But first, here are a few of Anita Mola's memories of war.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 15, 2017 Show 178 Hour 1

Jami Lynn is essential listening in South Dakota and beyond. With folk, jazz, and roots influences, she honors traditional music while creating her own unique sound. Jami Lynn joins us for live music and conversation.

Find more at: http://jamilynnmusic.com/

See Jami Lynn live:

Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m., Rhythm at the Rapids in Dell Rapids

Sunday the 17th, Strawbale Winery in Renner at 1 p.m.

See The Nesters live:

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In The Moment ... September 15, 2017 Show 178 Hour 1

When we look at the history of white supremacist organizations in America, it's easy to point a finger at the American South. Ken Stewart says we don't have to look any farther than South Dakota. Stewart is Archives Research Administrator for the South Dakota State Historical Society.  Tomorrow at 2 p.m., Stewart speaks at the historic AME Allen Chapel in Yankton.  He'll discusses the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in South Dakota in the 1920s.

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In The Moment ... September 14, 2017 Show 177 Hour 2

SDPB’s Fritz Miller and SDPB staffers have traveled across the state, bringing screenings of “The Vietnam War” to communities and meeting with veterans. As we prepare for the landmark Ken Burns documentary, we take time to reflect on conversations with South Dakotans impacted by the Viet Nam War.

Dr. Holm is the Prairie Doc. See him Thursday’s at 7 p.m. Central Time on SDPB. Today he joins us to talk about longevity and the three things you can do for vibrant health today.

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In The Moment ... September 14, 2017 Show 177 Hour 1

Arthur C. Jones is a professor in the department of musicology, ethnomusicology, and theory at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is the founder of the Spirituals Project—a nonprofit organization working to preserve and revitalize the music and social justice teachings of African American spirituals. In January of 2017, Jones spoke with SDPB’s Lori Walsh about the importance of preserving this specific piece of musical history. They begin with the origin of his research.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 13, 2017 Show 176 Hour 2

Do divisions within a state political party impact you? What's the definition of conservatism? The Dakota Political Junkies join us today to dig in to a few of the state's top political headlines. Today we welcome Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal, and John Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

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In The Moment ... September 13, 2017 Show 176 Hour 1

The most successful interplanetary exploration is about to come to an end. Almost everything we know about Saturn we learned from Cassini. And, on September 15, the spacecraft takes its final plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn as scientists place bets on how long Cassini will send data before disintegrating. Tonight on SDPB-TV, you can watch the new NOVA special "Death Dive to Saturn." Joining us with more is producer Paula Apsell.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 1

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. David Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He's an internationally renowned geologist who studies landscape evolution. His latest book is called "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life." He's coming to Sioux Falls for the 20-17 South Dakota Association Conservation Districts Annual Convention. That's September 17 through the 19. But first he stops by In the Moment.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 2

Tonight SDPB-TV  brings you the special 90-minute broadcast premier of FRONTLINE's "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." It's the saga of a Chinese-American family who own and operate Abacus Federal Savings in New York's Chinatown and became the only American bank prosecuted as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. We welcome filmmaker Steve James to the program.

Andrew Bork

In The Moment ... September 11, 2107 Show 174 Hour 2

As fliers associated with white supremacy make their way to South Dakota (some were recently found in Sioux Falls) state residents are reminded that neo-Nazi sentiments are not a thing of the past. How do we address nationalism, racism, and Nazi sympathies today? We begin with a look at history.

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