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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In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 2

The face of a community can change when one of its members has a simple idea. Bill Casper had an idea about banners in downtown Rapid City and how they might be used to honor veterans of World War II. That vision is about to be displayed for the city. He joins us from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau with more.

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In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 1

A Holy Man among the Lakota, Nicholas Black Elk became known for building bridges between cultures. Today, he is being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church. Kevin Woster writes and reports for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He joins us now with just a small piece of the story of faith, culture, and another journey for Black Elk.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 1

For nearly thirty years, the Red Road gathering brought stories of healing to the University of South Dakota and the city of Vermillion. Earlier this month, that circle closed with a two-day celebration as Red Road founder Gene Thin Elk passed leadership on to the next generation. SDPB's Jackie Hendry shares some history of the Red Road Approach along with insight into a Lakota wopila.

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In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 1

Follow a team of experts investigating the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed more people than any other Caribbean hurricane. Historical evidence points toward the future ... and what we can expect as the ocean warms and sea levels rise. NOVA's "Killer Hurricanes" airs on Wednesday, November 1st at 8 p.m. Central, 7 Mountain on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 2

David Wolff is Professor Emeritus from Black Hills State University where he specialized in South Dakota and Black Hills history. He's giving a lecture as part of the Turtle Soup Lecture Series, this Friday, October 27 at noon. It's called “Seth Bullock in Black Hills and Reality.”

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In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 2

A new FRONTLINE investigation looks at how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy, and what he decided to do about it. Part one of Putin's Revenge airs tonight on FRONTLINE at 9 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. MT on SDPB-TV. Part Two is scheduled for November 1st. Mike Wiser has worked on more than 30 films for FRONTLINE. He joins us for the conversation.

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In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 2

We begin the hour with state politics. This week we welcome Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson, watchdog reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. We discuss the “Me Too” hashtag and its impact on Pierre, the statues of the Mid-Central Educational Coop saga, and more.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 1

SDPB’s Nate Wek joins us to talk about competitive dance and cheer in South Dakota, along with a compelling story of students supporting each other.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 1

U.S. Army veteran Douglas Sall joins us to tell the remarkable story of his time serving in the 82nd Airborne during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 1

Yesterday the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 Race for Results report. It's one of the most comprehensive analyses of the state of child well-being for children of color in the United States. Joining us now is Carole Cochran, director of South Dakota KIDS COUNT.

In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

Depending upon your hardiness, you still have miles to go on your bike this fall before hanging it up in the garage. Larry Rohrer returns with more from SDPB's digital series about bike trails throughout the state. This time we hit the trails with Governor Dennis Daugaard and Lt. Governor Matt Michels in Pierre.

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In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

South Dakota State University in Brookings was the site of the third in the series of Daschle Dialogues.  Former NBC News anchor and South Dakota native Tom Brokaw joined former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle to discuss everything from today's political discourse to 9/11 and the South Dakota way of life.  Steve Zwemke brings you extra cuts from the full conversation.

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In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

November first is the first day of open enrollment with the Affordable Care Act. On October 12th, President Trump signed an executive order designed to end Obama-era reimbursements for insurers help with service to low-income consumers. We talk health insurance for South Dakotans with Jennifer Grassrope, Outreach & Enrollment Specialist for the Affordable Care Act, and Kirk Zimmer, Executive Vice President, Sanford Health Plan.

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In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Hour 2

Hugh Weber is the host of The Potluck Society. Today he introduces us to Jim Braunschweig, the founder of Flickboards.

fineart.com

In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Hour 2

The relationship between producers and packers has been an issue of discussion for more than a century. Recently U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue withdrew the Farmers Fair Practice Rules from the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Joining us to discuss reaction is Gary Deering, President of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.

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In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Hour 2

The South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees were announced on Friday. The list includes eight bands along with popular venues, a Huron radio station, a west-river DJ and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Mylan Ray is a member of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and currently serves as the Hall's spokesman. He joins us for a recap. Induction events are going to be held April 13-14, 2018 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 1

Dr. William Elmquist is a distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. Today, he is the keynote speaker for the 27th Annual Pharmacy Fall Convocation. His talk is called "Targeted Central Nervous System Delivery to Treat Brain Tumors: Many Challenges, Many Opportunities." He joins us to talk research, hope, and why he thinks his job is the greatest in the world.

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In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 2

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 2

Pork is the meat of choice for many families in Vietnam. A South Dakota swine specialist is planning a journey to the country to exchange knowledge about production as well as culture. Bob Thaler is an extension swine specialist and professor at South Dakota State University. He's been selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program and will spend January through May of 2018 working with the Vietnam National University of Agriculture in Hanoi.

Siouxland Heritage Museums

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 2

For this week's Images of the Past, we journey back to 1864 and a fort near Sisseton, which now serves as a South Dakota State Historical Park. Bill Hoskins is director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, and he joins us with the story.

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 1

Journalist Eric Fish comes to Brookings for a China Town Hall on Tuesday, October 24th. The program begins at six with a webcast featuring Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations interviewing former UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Then Eric Fish takes the stage. He's a journalist and author of the book “China's Millennials: The Want Generation.” He currently writes for the Asia Society in New York, hosts the Asia In-Depth podcast, and is writing a book about Chinese students in American universities.

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 1

Emily Kiel is Communications Director for the South Dakota GFP. She's also a lifelong South Dakota hunter. She joins us for a look at this year's Pheasant Season opener, where the bird count is down, but the traditions remain strong.

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In The Moment ... October 20, 2017 Show 203 Hour 1

Last evening, Tom Brokaw participated in the Daschle Dialogues at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Tom Brokaw was the anchor and managing editor of NBC's Nightly News from 1982-2004. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

The Daschle Dialogues bring national figures to the SDSU campus along with 1969 SDSU graduate Tom Daschle. Senator Daschle served in congress for 26 years and was U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

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In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 2

Bryan Jorgenson's grandmother and grandfather settled in South Dakota in 1909. His family stuck it out during the dirty thirties with resilience, faith, and a large family as their assets. It's a four-generation operation, with the fifth generation on the ground, doing what needs to be done for the future. Bryan Jorgenson was listed in Successful Farming Magazine on the Ten Successful Farmers list. He's a winner of the Leopold Award. He joins us from Ideal with a look at this year’s harvest.

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In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 1

As South Dakotans head for the hunt, we caught up with Travis Runia for a look at what happens to the pheasants when the earth goes dry. Runia is senior upland game biologist with the state Game, Fish, and Parks department. He brings news of how the broods have held up.

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In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 201 Hour 2

We close today's Uncertain Bounty coverage with music from the Nesters – Jami Lynn and Eliza Blue. In the song "Perkins County" the duo explores the emotional toll hardship takes on those who wrest a living from the land. This performance was recorded at the Brickhouse Community Arts Center in Madison in August.

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In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 1

Kevin Woster is ready for the pheasants. And if the birds are scarce, the conversation is still robust and the Sloppy Joes are still warm.

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In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 1

U.S. Senator John Thune stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about the 2018 Farm Bill and the intense political work that needs to be done. With a president whose trade decisions have caused anxiety in farm country and a Congress locked in battles over tax reform and healthcare, we started by talking about what it takes to gather the support for effective farm legislation. We also talk forest management, crop subsidies, and the politics of pushing farm legislation forward.

In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 2

Extreme natural disasters in the 1930s spurred conversations about supporting American farmers in innovative and desperately needed ways. Farm Bills are messy, complicated, and oft-criticized omnibus legislative packages. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for some historical perspective on the Farm Bill and how it impacts you.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 18, 2017 Show 201 Hour 1

Marcella van de Bovenkamp is a Christian woman living in Israel, and devoted to building a relationship between Jews and Christians. She’s in Sioux Falls to speak with various congregations about her faith journey, the dangers of anti-Semitism, and her work in Israel.

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