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

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 2

Creative writing is a gift but it can also be taken as a class.

Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika is associate professor of English at Black Hills State Universtity and Duncan Barlow is a lecturer of English at the Univeristy of South Dakota. 

They deliver creative readings today as part of Black Hills State University's Geek Speak Series.

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 2

It's an epic road trip to see the nation's National Park Service sites.  It's also a tribute to his father.

Mikah Meyer is an adventurer, an LGBT Christian advocate and the son of former SDSU ELCA minister Larry Meyer.

His world record road trip to all 417 National Park Service sites is underway and it's bringing him to South Dakota this weekend to share his story.

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 2

Can we hold people accountable without shaming or harrassing them? How can we pave the way for more nuanced forms of feminist thought?

Author Dianna Anderson's forthcoming book is Problematic: How Toxic Culture is Destroying Feminism. A Minnesota author with South Dakota roots, Anderson signs books Saturday at Zandbroz Variety in Sioux Falls beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 1

Should the South Dakota Attorney General's Office ask for confidential Catholic Church records on past allegations of sexual abuse?

SDPB's Kevin Woster tackles the issue in his blog. You can read it at SDPB.org/Woster.

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 1

Pat Cromwell is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota State Senate in District 35 which includes northeast Rapid City, Rapid Valley and most of Box Elder.

Cromwell's background is in child development, family relations and counseling.

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In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 1

Deb Soholt is running for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate out of District 14.  The Republican incumbent is seeking a fourth consecutive term.

Soholt chairs the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 2

It's a Middle Eastern country that blends tradition and modernization and defies stereotypes.

Linda Pappas Funsch, a professor at Frederick Community College in Maryland, is a specialist in modern Middle East studies and Islamic history. 

She lectures about Oman, an Arab country in Western Asia at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the SDSU Alumni Center in Brookings. Her presentation is titled "Oman's Role in Promoting Peace in the Middle East." 

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 2

President Donald Trump made a whirlwind stop in Sioux Falls Friday to join Republican gubernatorial candidate Kristi Noem on the campaign trail.

Tuesday, Sanford Health introduced former Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin as a new administrator.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss these items and more.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 2

A special session of the South Dakota Legislature is underway today at the State Capitol in Pierre. Governor Dennis Daugaard called for the gathering of the state's lawmakers to deal with legislation on internet sales tax collection. Lawmakers will also consider requiring the marketplace to pay sales taxes.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger reports from the State Capitol building. 

South Dakota's NFL Connections

Sep 12, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek visits about NFL players with South Dakota ties - those from the state and those who played their college football at one of South Dakota's universities.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

Democratic candidate Howard Grinager is running for the State Senate out of District 17 which includes Clay and Turner Counties.

A former mayor and city counselor in Mt. Vernon, Grinager has also served as a chaplain to both the State House and Senate.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

Kirk Chaffee is a Republican candidate for the State House of Representatives in District 29 which include parts of Butte, Meade and Pennington Counties.

Chaffee is a first-time candidate for the South Dakota Legislature. 

He has previously been appointed to the State House and Senate Ag Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Forces.

Eagle Bull Blazes Trail In Architecture

Sep 12, 2018
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In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

Tammy Eagle Bull is the first Native American woman in the United States to become a licensed architect. 

An Oglala Lakota Nation member who was raised in Aberdeen, Eagle Bull gives the keynote lecture, "Sovereignty Through Design," Thursday at the Annual Institute of Architects South Dakota convention.

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 2

Art, by its nature, is collaborative. And yet the artistic process itself can bring long hours of work in isolation. A group of Black Hills artists are celebrating 20 years of banding together in the ArtForms Gallery in Hills City.

You can join them in celebration on September 16 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Today, Mary Jo Marcy, Nancy Anne Baker, Pete Stach and Paul Horsted joined In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital in SDPB's Black Hills Studio with a preview of the event.  

SD Secretary of State

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 2

In a world of cyber-attacks and voter rights controversy, the South Dakota Secretary of State's office is responsible for election integrity in the state.

Current State Auditor Steve Barnett is on the ballot this fall as the Republican candidate for South Dakota Secretary of State.

He joined In The Moment for a live interview with an insight on his campaign.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 1

What makes a really great book? How does where you are from change who you are as a writer or as a human being?

Dan O'Brien has written iconic South Dakota books, including "Buffalo for the Broken Heart" and "Wild Idea." He's a rancher reinventing how we live and eat on the Great Plains.

This summer he agreed to let SDPB visit him at his home and Wild Idea Buffalo ranch. We rambled across the grasslands with Dan O'Brien as our teacher.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Zach Van Wyk. He is a Democrat out of District 34 and is running for State Senator.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 1

You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for. The Great American Read Fall Kick-off premieres tonight on SDPB-TV at 7 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. MDT.

Tonight's episode features thoughts from authors and leaders such as John Green, Venus Williams, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Barbara Bush.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 10, 2018 Show 418 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Jason Ravnsborg. He is the Republican candidate for Attorney General in South Dakota.

1881 Courthouse Museum

In The Moment ... September 10, 2018 Show 418 Hour 2

Images of the Past returns to In the Moment.

There is no symbol of the past comparable to the stagecoach. This transportation method became essential in the 1800s, especially in the Black Hills area. The stagecoach era left a mark in almost every town and village during the “gold rush” of the Black Hills

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, joined In The Moment for a look back at stagecoaches in South Dakota.   

In The Moment ... September 10, 2018 Show 418 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Brett Ries. He is a Democrat out of District 5, and is running for State Representative.  

In The Moment ... September 10, 2018 Show 418 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Republican State Senator Stace Nelson of Fulton. He's running for re-election in District 19.

 

The Pulitzer Prizes

In The Moment ... September 10, 2018 Show 418 Hour 1

The Pulitzer Prize-winning work of Art Cullen promises to impact agriculture practice and water quality in South Dakota for generations to come. Cullen is co-owner and editorial writer of the Storm Lake Times in Iowa.

He presents "A River Runs Toxic: A Warning from Iowa" Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. at Augustana University.

Today, Art Cullen joined In The Moment with a preview of the upcoming presentation.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 7, 2018 Show 417 Hour 1

"The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture" is the third in a series of essay collections that explores the major influences in the political culture of South Dakota.

The books look at topics such as rural economic development and understanding the state's political culture through the lens of the 1994 election of Governor Bill Janklow.

The collection is edited by Jon Lauck, John Miller, and Paula Nelson.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 7, 2018 Show 417 Hour 1

Denham McDermott is a South Dakota musician who didn't plan on becoming a musician until another local group showed him it was possible. His debut album "Diaries of Distress" launched in January.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader named him one of the "10 Sioux Falls Bands You Need to Listen to Right Now." He performs throughout the region this fall with shows in Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux City, Aberdeen, and Brookings.

Today Denham joined In The Moment at the SDPB Sioux Falls studio for Moment in Sound.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 1

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50—a  statistic that was not true even five years ago. In South Dakota, opioid related overdoses are also on the rise. Last year brought 10 opioid-related deaths in Minnehaha County alone, and this year that number is already higher.

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc is on SDPB-TV Thursday nights at 7 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. MDT.

Today Dr. Holm joined In The Moment from the Jeanine Basinger Studio at SDSU to discuss men’s health.

Dr. Holm recommended to have recurrent appointments with their doctor, encouraged to schedule prostate cancer screening and discussed the importance of sun protection for agricultural workers.

NPR

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 2

It's been 20 years since the NPR news quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” launched. Host Peter Sagal and judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, along with a roster of panelists, make each other laugh each week with an indispensable look at current events.

Wait Wait was one of NPR's first podcasts and is broadcast on more than 720 NPR Member stations, including South Dakota Public Broadcasting. It reaches millions of listeners weekly. And it's essentially a trivia program.

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 1

President Donald Trump arrives in Sioux Falls tomorrow afternoon. He's here for a private fundraising event for Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem is the Republican candidate for South Dakota governor.

SDPB's Kevin Woster has his ear to the ground and writes about early reaction to the event on his blog.

In The Moment ... September 6, 2018 Show 416 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

 

Today we welcome Ray Ring. He is a Democrat out of District 17 and is running for State Representative.

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