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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Chuck Anderson IOTP

Apr 23, 2018
National Archives

In The Moment ... April 23, 2018 Show 321 Hour 2

A South Dakota boy grew up to establish the Peace Corps and to help craft the 1964 Civil Rights Act. For this week's Images of the Past we talk about Hubert Humphrey.

Our guest is another South Dakota kid in veteran broadcaster Chuck Anderson of Huron.

In The Moment ... April 23, 2018 Show 321 Hour 2

The theme for the 4th annual Cheyenne River Research Symposium is Data Sovereignty. The conference focuses on developing strong partnerships for tribal groups, the benefit to tribes for data and research, and more.

Joseph Yracheta, senior scientist at Missouri Breaks Industries Research Institute, Marie Gross, public health nurse and Research Coordinator at Missouri Breaks, and Justine Kougl, manager of the Keya Website join with details.

Talithia Williams Previews NOVA Wonders

Apr 23, 2018

In The Moment ... April 23, 2018 Show 321 Hour 2

NOVA tackles the biggest questions on the frontiers of science in a new six-part series called NOVA Wonders. The first episode airs on SDPB-TV this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Central.

One of NOVA Wonders' three hosts is mathematician Talithia Williams. Her TED talk "Own Your Body's Data" celebrates the power of personal data collection. She's the author of the book Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics.

www.newseuminstitute.org

In The Moment ... April 23, 2018 Show 321 Hour 1

Some of the most compelling debates of our time revolve around the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Gene Policinski is the COO of the Newseum and The Freedom Forum. He's a national expert on the First Amendment.

www.sdlegislature.gov

In The Moment ... April 23, 2018 Show 321 Hour 1

Neal Tapio is running for U.S. House. He stopped by the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls for a conversation about his candidacy. Tapio details his thoughts on war, international trade and the role of women and men in the American family.

In the second half of our conversation with U.S. House candidate Neal Tapio he shares his thoughts on self-reliance and on Islam in America.

pbs.org

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

Author, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry had strong words for proponents of industrial agriculture. He wrote eloquently and prolifically about rural values and the rural economy. A new film looks at his life through his words, and through the rural Americans he spoke to and for.

Directed by Laura Dunn, Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky airs Monday on SDPB-TV.

Lee Strubinger

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 1

The Journey Museum and Learning Center presents "Save Our Dark Sky" this Sunday (April 22) at 2 p.m.

Diane Knutson is the creator of the Lights Out Movement in Rapid City. As a National Park Ranger at Wind Cave, Knutson conducted research about how artificial lighting affects nocturnal habitats. This year she was elected as a Director of the International Dark Sky Association.

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 2

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty at Fort Laramie.

To commemorate the anniversary, tribal and government officials will convene at the historic site in eastern Wyoming. Many members from South Dakota's nine tribes are expected to attend.
 

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 2

For perspective on some recent top headlines from the U.S. Supreme Court, we welcome Mike Thompson to the program. He's Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Sioux Falls.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us for a conversation about the Pennington County Lincoln Day Dinner.

Find his blog her: On the Other Hand.

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins the program to preview On Call With the Prairie Doc. Today we talk about heart health

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 1

Twenty years ago a stranger walked in to the Augustana Archeology Laboratory. Adrien Hannus is director of the lab. He shook hands with the man, David Jones, and began a conversation. Their friendship lasted for decades until Jones died while on a paleontology dig in Wyoming.

What happened next was a surprise to Hannus and the Augustana community. Adrien Hannus joins us with the story.

 

sdstate.edu

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

Evert Van der Sluis is an Economics Professor at South Dakota State University. He joins In The Moment to continue the conversation on soybean tariffs.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Apr 18, 2018
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 2 

When we look at the future of the Black Hills, how can we balance economic development and environmental integrity?

"Where Do We Go From Here?" host Chuck Parkinson and Rick Bell preview today's program at SDPB's Black Hills studio in Rapid City.

Today's topic: "Black Hills Resources: Addressing Economic Viability and Environmental Integrity"
 

Dakota Political Junkies

Apr 18, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter visit about Attorney General Marty Jackley's appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., along with the rest of the political news in the state. 

Nate Wek's Weekly Sports & Rec Update

Apr 18, 2018
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

How is the recent string of winter-like weather affecting spring athletics in South Dakota?  SDPB's Nate Wek looks into the world of postponements, cancellations and how disappointed student athletes are trying to persevere.

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

It's been more than a month since President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on more than one-thousand imported Chinese goods.

China shot back with proposals for tariffs of its own, including on US soybeans.

It's currently unclear if either country will follow through with their threats. One thing is certain - the international discussion impacts farmers in South Dakota.

SDPB's Jackelyn Severin asks South Dakota farmers how they are dealing with the uncertainty.

politico.com

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

Can Congress make a deal on the 2018 Farm Bill, or will partisanship derail the efforts? The 2018 Farm Bill legislation makes its debut in the U.S. House of Representatives. Yesterday, we spoke with Representative Kristi Noem in Washington for a look at the details.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 2

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. An exhibit at the University of South Dakota this month shares the stories of women who have something to say about sexual assault. This exhibit was created under the auspices of both PAVE and I CARE,  a new organization at USD devoted to sexual assault prevention on campus.

In the Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 2

From a study of the history of human interaction with the Black Hills to an exploration of South Dakota's culinary landscape, the upcoming South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference looks at the land of infinite variety.

David Williams and Katie Lamie are with the South Dakota State Historical Society Archaeological Research Center.

In the Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 2

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley went before the United States Supreme Court to argue in favor of online sales tax collection and remittance. The case is titled South Dakota versus Wayfair, Inc.

SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt spoke with Jackley Tuesday morning.

Pennington County

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 2

Captain Tony Harrison is National Trustee for the South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police. He recently attended the FOP's national conference.

medicalhumanities.uci.edu

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

Students present their work at the University of Sioux Falls Research Symposium this week. As college grads prepare to enter their chosen careers, often it's hard to imagine what exactly that career might be like.

Theresa Brown's books take readers inside the indispensable profession of nursing. Her book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patient's Lives invites readers to live through one intense, joyful, and frustrating day at work in the heart and soul of a hospital.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

What is the connection between social justice and environmental sustainability? Can humor help us deal with climate change?

The University of South Dakota hosted character actor Peterson Toscano Tuesday in Old Main's Farber Hall for a joint keynote address for the Diversity Symposium and Earth Days celebration.

twitter.com

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced last night. Journalists were recognized for coverage of the Me Too Movement, wildfires in California, and domestic terrorism. Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer for music.

And there's author Caroline Fraser, who won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts And Crafts Board

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

Can a single image define a year? For today's Images of the Past, we learn about Winter Counts.

Conor McMahon is Chief Curator for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts And Crafts Board.

Menachem Miodovnik

Apr 16, 2018

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is worse than it was 25 years ago.

Dr. Menachem Miodovnik is a perinatalogist who works in the area of maternal health. He's giving the Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecture at South Dakota State University this evening at 5:30 (free & open to the public) in the University Student Union , Heroid Crest Room.

sdsmt.edu

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology launches a new venture this week called STEAM Cafe. It's a partnership with SDPB and Hay Camp Brewing Company. The project features South Dakota Mines faculty and staff exploring topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.

STEAM Café, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Hay Camp Brewing Company. The first talk is slated for April 17.

Artist Dick Termes

Apr 16, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of an artistic spark. You can cross the globe and find art lovers who celebrate the work of Dick Termes. He's the leading spherical artist in the world, widely known for his Termespheres.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

The United States, the UK and France targeted the Basher Al-Assad regime in Syria over the weekend. According to the U.S. Air Force, two B1 Bombers from the Ellsworth 347th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fired 19 joint air to surface standoff missiles during the attacks.

Tim Schorn is director of international studies and associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota.

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