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 attorney Mark Meierhenry passed away July 29 at the age of 75. Born and raised in Gregory, attended the University of South Dakota and served as South Dakota’s Attorney General in the late 70’s up until the mid-80’s. SDPB’s Chris Laughery had this conversation with Chief Judge Roberto Lange about his colleague and friend, Mark Meierhenry.

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In The Moment ... July 31, 2020 Show 871 Hour 1

Here's today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Eamonn Wall is the featured poet.

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In The Moment ... July 24, 2020 Show 866 Hour 1

Here's today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks.

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In the Moment ... July 17, 2020 Show 861 Hour 1

On Fridays, we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today's poet is William Wordsworth.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage which assured women the right to vote, we're also taking a look into the lives of influential women in South Dakota. Jose'-Marie Griffiths is the president of Dakota State University in Madison.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

Gina Gibson took her first trip underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility one year ago. We check in with Gibson, the SURF Artist in Residence, to see what she has created.

Gibson is a professor of graphic design at Black Hills State University.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

Protests were held this weekend in the Black Hills where people gathered to speak out against the arrival of President Donald Trump. Protesters pointed to the treaty violations that eventually paved the way for the stone carvings on Mount Rushmore.

SDPB's Chynna Lockett was near Keystone over the weekend. She reports on some of the fallout.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

Two controversial pipelines were handed two different federal court decisions that could end up being the death blow for one of then depending on politics.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has been following the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline in the courts. She joins In The Moment with details.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

A beluga whale near San Diego? That's nearly 3000 miles from its natural habitat of the Arctic Circle.

What's the theory behind this?

Stephanie Arne joins In The Moment to talk about this and a baby boom of European antelope. She's the founder of the Creative Animal Foundation.

In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

Meet Toni Miller, a Democrat running for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 9 (Minnehaha County). Miller is an RN and works in-home health care.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

Meet Adam Jewell, a Libertarian running for the South Dakota Senate in District 5 which covers Codington County. Jewell works in manufacturing.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender checks in to provide an update on COVID-19 and how its affecting things in his city like the Civic Center, Rapid Transit, and the Emergency Care Shelter.

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

During this centennial year of ratification of the 19th Amendment, SDPB is telling the history of suffrage in South Dakota. The right to vote changed American history forever.

As we look back at efforts to give women that right, we're also spending time getting to know South Dakota women who have stood on the shoulders of those early giants and opened the door wider for other women.

As part of this project, In The Moment welcomes Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, president of Augustana University.

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

The pandemic has caused massive upheaval in the world of business.

Sioux Falls communications company Lemonly has launched a course on Designing Company Culture. Lemonly CEO John T. Meyer joins In The Moment for a timely conversation on how leadership and company culture should stand out as vital components to professional and personal success.

Environmental Risks Of Fireworks

Jun 30, 2020

In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

We're just days out from the 4th of July fireworks display and President Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore. SDPB's Seth Tupper has been covering the environmental and wildfire risks of the fireworks.

Tupper joins In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio as we continue to learn about the size of the expanded events this week in the Black Hills.

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 2

House Bill 1169, which was passed during the 2020 legislature, goes into effect Wednesday, July 1. Drivers will no longer be able to use mobile electronic devices, including cell phones, for texting or other purposes while they drive.

Jason Husby is a Major with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. He joins In The Moment to detail the new law and what you need to know in order to be compliant.

In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

The battle for women's suffrage in the United States was complex, controversial, and sometimes built on division instead of solidarity.

Sara Egge joins In The Moment for Images of the Past. Originally from South Dakota, Egge is an Associate Professor of History at Centre College in Kentucky. She's a contributor to the book "Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains." Egge has also authored "Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest: 1870-1920."

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

The Faith Temple Food Giveaway in Sioux Falls is seeing a sharp increase in the number of people who are in need of food. They recently announced their Coronavirus Hunger Initiative.

Jeff Hayes, Director of the Faith Temple Food Giveaway, shares details of this popular service which helps to fill the needs of people in the Sioux Falls area.

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

The food supply chain remains very thin as the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt. Non-perishable donated food product is sparse throughout the Feeding America Network. Last week, Feeding South Dakota announced an increased need for food assistance throughout the state.

Feeding South Dakota Communications Coordinator Jennifer Stensaas joins In The Moment to detail last week's press release.

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In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson has introduced legislation to protect Mount Rushmore from alteration. The proposal comes just before President Donald Trump comes to the Black Hills for a large fireworks display at the monument - and while some Americans are reconsidering our country's founding and expansion.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is considered a shrine to American democracy, a top vacation destination, and, to some, a desecration of a sacred mountain.

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In The Moment ... June 19, 2020 Show 842 Hour 1

Each week, we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode.

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In The Moment ... June 12, 2020 Show 837 Hour 1

Here's today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks.

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In The Moment ... June 5, 2020 Show 832 Hour 1

Here's today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks.

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In The Moment ... May 29, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

Here's today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks.

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In The Moment ... May 22, 2020 Show 823 Hour 1

Here's Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today's featured poet is Emily Dickinson.

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In The Moment ... May 14, 2020 Show 818 Hour 1

Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks airs on Friday's. Here's today's episode.

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In The Moment ... May 8, 2020 Show 813 Hour 1

Once again, it's Friday and it's time now for Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today's featured poet is Sandy Longhorn.

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In The Moment ... May 1, 2020 Show 808

This week's Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks features poet Freya Manfred, please enjoy.

Poetry from Studio 47: Geoffrey Chaucer

Apr 3, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 3, 2020 Show 788 Hour 1

Patrick Hicks hosts Poetry From Studio 47 Fridays during In The Moment. This week, he features Geoffrey Chaucer.

 

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In The Moment ... March 27, 2020 Show 783 Hour 1

Each week, Patrick Hicks brings you Poetry from Studio 47. This week, the featured poet is Seamus Heaney.

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