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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South Dakota State Archives

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 2The current issue of the South Dakota History Journal features a feature on the double christening of the USS South Dakota. The Battleship Memorial opens for the season today in Sioux Falls.

Harry Engberg is on the board of directors for the USS South Dakota and is senior tour guide at the memorial.

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 1

It's National Small Business Week. More than 30 million small businesses help fuel the national economy.

Jeff Eckhoff is state director for the South Dakota Small Business Development Center.

Black Hills State University

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 1

In honor of National Small Business Week, we welcome two business innovators to the program.

Julie Fishbach is owner of Mainstream Boutique of Aberdeen. She also owns retail shops in Brookings and Sioux Falls. She is serving her second term with the Aberdeen Camber of Commerce.

South Dakota State Historical Society

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

The U.S.S. South Dakota has an interesting history, including an unusual christening.

Matthew Reitzel is with the South Dakota State Historical Society State Archives.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

As we bid farewell to April, Eliza Blue has this Postcard from the Prairie.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 1

The CDC estimates that one in 150 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder. Are the numbers on the rise, or is the definition of autism expanding. What, if anything does it mean for parents as they look at their children and wonder about behavior and development?

Tressa Dykstra is a nurse practitioner at Sanford Children's Hospital.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

With increased examination of ethical behavior and transparency, a recent South Dakota Focus with Stephanie Rissler brought local experts together to discuss those issues the world of business, media, and politics. SDPB's Larry Rohrer has this summary ...

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 2

A new organization called Rural Forward is poised to address those issues in time for the mid-term elections and beyond.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle is one of the founding leaders of the project. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1987 and then in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005.

pbs.org

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 1

The documentary "True Conviction" looks at three men who were wrongfully convicted, eventually exonerated and released after years of incarceration. The film follows their quest to help other innocent men behind bars.

You can see it Monday, April 30 at 9 p.m. CST / 8 p.m. MDT on Independent Lens on SDPB-TV.

Christian Widener, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of VRC Metal Systems was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018 by South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. VRC Metal Systems manufactures cold spray equipment and advanced manufacturing systems. Widener is also an associate professor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is director of the Arbegast Materials and Processing Laboratory, a research facility for advanced metals and processing.

Dr. Scott Dee is director of research with Pipestone Veterinary Services and is part of a group of researchers in veterinary and biomedical sciences who discovered that some foreign animal diseases can survive the journey from China in imported feed ingredients.

Dr. Amy Sanford, an oncologist with Sanford discusses the findings of a new study that shows greater survival for newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer patients who receive an immunotherapy drug plus standard chemotherapy. These results are expected to change the way patients are treated.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... April 27, 2018 Show 325 Hour 1

Organizers say it's an endeavor America can dominate without controversy. The US Air Guitar Championships take place in New York this summer. Contestants who want to make it to the big stage might find their path through Custer, South Dakota.

Chris Pelczarski & Rene "Air Spray" Ohms join us from SDPB's Black Hills Studio for details on this weekend's competition at the Rushmore Brewing Company.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

The winner of the 2017 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media is in Vermillion for a public forum in the Freedom Forum Conference Room on the University of South Dakota campus.

Heather Benson

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

Jackie Hendry is SDPB's healthcare and education reporter. She's been working on a monthlong series about international students in higher education in South Dakota.

tenhakenformayor.com

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we hear from Paul TenHaken. He stopped by the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins In the Moment with a weekly preview of On Call with the Prairie Doc on SDPB-TV. Today we talk hip injuries and prevention.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us with insight into South Dakota politics with a visit to the Pennington County Republican Women's Club.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

In March, author Jane Yolen released her 365th book. That means you can now read one Jane Yolen book for every day of the year. What about Leap Year, you ask? Well, on the same day that her 365th book was released ... she also launched the 366th, and she's well on her way to 400.

Jane Yolen joins In the Moment to discuss  #Yolen365.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

What is one thing you want to do before you die? What makes a meaningful life? What do you think about when you are alone?

Mitch Reed was inspired to ask students these questions. He invited them to place their answers anonymously in a cardboard box. Now he has a new book that tells the story of the project.

It's called "Cardboard Confessional." The author presents a book talk tonight (4/26/18) at the Brookings Arts Council from 6 to 7 p.m.

visitrapidcity.com

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 1

Black Hills Film Festival executive director Chris VanNess visits about this year's festival.

SDPB

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 2

Dana Ferguson is a watchdog government reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. She discusses the latest developments in the Sioux Falls mayoral race along with the rest of the state's political news.

dss.sd.gov

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 2

Since 2004, more than 1,700 lives have been lost to suicide in South Dakota. Those numbers have increased each year, with nearly one in six high school students in South Dakota having suicidal thoughts or tendencies. (That's according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.)

South Dakotans take those numbers personally.

argusleader.com

In The Moment ... April 25, 2918 Show 323 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Jolene Loetscher and Paul TenHaken. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we welcome candidate Jolene Loetscher.

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 2

It's a politically charged refugee thriller. University of South Dakota Opera presents "The Consul" this weekend.

USD Opera is a national award-winning program led by Tracelyn Gesteland, Associate Professor of Voice and Opera.

Marlise Ahuna, a USD graduate student in Vocal Performance, plays the lead role of Magda Sorel. And Kevin Phillips, a senior in Vocal Performance and Music Education, plays the leading role of the Secret Police Agent.

bhsu.edu

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 1

If Bach were alive today, what kind of music would he be into? Would he follow the best contemporary classical composers? Would he seek out the sacred by downloading some Christian rock?

David Berberick, assistant professor of music at Black Hills State University, presents the Geek Speak lecture "From Bach to Brain Drill: Exploring the Similarities Between Metal and Classical Music and Fandom."

The presentation is at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (4/26/18) at BHSU. All Geek Speaks are free and open to the public.

argusleader.com

In The Moment ... April 24, 2018 Show 322 Hour 2

The 2018 South Dakota Arts Conference is scheduled for May 4-5 in Sioux Falls.  It's the first statewide arts conference in five years.

Arts South Dakota executive director Jim Speirs previews a conference jam packed with music, speakers, workshops and more.

FRONTLINE: Trafficked In America

Apr 24, 2018
lptv.org

In The Moment ... April 24, 2018 Show 322 Hour 1

"Trafficked in America," a joint FRONTLINE investigation with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, premieres tonight on SDPB-TV at 9:00 p.m. Central.

Andres Cediel, a director, producer and writer of "Trafficked in America," details a trail of human trafficking that begins with teens in Guatemala and ends with them working outrageous hours in unacceptable conditions at Trillium Farms in rural Ohio.

executive-image-consulting.com

In The Moment ... April 24, 2018 Show 322 Hour 1

How long will it take you to make up your mind about our next guest?

Sylvie di Giusto is an executive branding and image consultant. She's author of the book "The Image of Leadership." Her job, she says, is to "package people."

She visits Sioux Falls this Friday (April 27) on behalf of management consulting firm FiveFour. She speaks at C.J. Callaways. The FiveFour event is from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

sdsymphony.org

In The Moment ... April 20, 2018 Show 320 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra presents "Cadide" on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. We're joined by Delta David Gier for a preview of Leonard Bernstein's adaptation of the famous French novel.

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