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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Stephanie Arne Talks About Senate Bill 54

Feb 5, 2020

In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

A bill making its way through the South Dakota Legislature seeks to prohibit cities and municipalities from banning plastic straws, bags, and other single-use containers. People have become passionate about the topic.

Conservationist and wildlife educator Stephanie Arne, co-founder of the Creative Animal Foundation, joins In The Moment to discuss Senate Bill 54.

Weekly Legislative Roundtable

Feb 5, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

In The Moment checks in with SDPB journalists from around the state for our weekly Statehouse roundtable. Seth Tupper joins from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City. Jackie Hendry is in the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls. Stephanie Rissler connects from SDPB's studio on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. And Lee Strubinger is located at the State Capitol building in Pierre.

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In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

A non-profit pharmaceutical company is striving to provide lower costs and more predictable supplies of generic drugs in America.

Sanford Health has announced they have received the first shipment from Civica Rx.

Dr. Josh Crabtree is vice president of Sanford Clinic in Sioux Falls. He joins In The Moment to explain how the partnership works.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

DSU's Sewell Contributes To YA Literature Explorations

Feb 5, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

Dr. William Sewell, associate professor of English education at Dakota State University, has contributed a chapter to the book "Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature: Identifying and Critiquing the Canon."

"The book is designed to critique canonical young adult (YA) literature, books that are very important to the genre," Sewell said.

His chapter is on the 1974 book "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier.

605 Magazine

Jan 31, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 31, 2020 Show 745 Hour 1

From personal sleepover adventures to a brew called Kombucha, the February issue of 605 Magazine is about business ... and a mouse known as Charlie Klinker. It's time to welcome back our friends from 605 Magazine, John Snyder, director of sales and marketing, and editorial assistant Kyle Determan. 

John Shrader

In The Moment ... January 31, 2020 Show 745 Hour 1

Each week, In The Moment, features Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode.

Future Of Faith: George Tsakiridis

Jan 30, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 30, 2020 Show 744 Hour 2 We live in an age where science has answered so many big questions that many struggle to reconcile faith and science. Our next guest says, "When we study science, it is not an absolute truth - just within the parameters of that experiment. When people make science the absolute ideal for all truth, they miss out on the broader idea of what it means to have something be true. Faith is rooted in the internal core of who we are as human beings.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 30, 2020 Show 744 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 is legislation designed to criminalize certain forms of gender-affirming healthcare in South Dakota. Earlier this week we talked about the nuances of that care. Today, SDPB's Kevin Woster continues the conversation with a deeper look at the impact on economic growth in the state of South Dakota. You can find his work online at sdpb.org/woster. 

In The Moment ... January 30, 2020 Show 744 Hour 1

Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls is creating a culture of inclusivity. The Student Council has taken the lead by giving each student matching t-shirts, organizing a Best Buddies program, and all-abilities sports tournaments. And now the choir department is joining in with what is believed to be the first competitive all-abilities show choir in the nation.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

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In The Moment ... January 30, 2020 Show 744 Hour 1

Sixty percent of parents provide financial support to their adult children who are out of school. When is it healthy and when is it enabling? How do you plan for generosity, and how do you step back when things have gotten out of hand?  Rick Kahler is president of Kahler Financial Group. He's a lifelong resident of Rapid City, and he's a pioneer in the field of financial therapy. 

In The Moment ... January 29, 2020 Show 743 Hour 1

It's Super Bowl week! South Dakotans and people all over the world are making plans for the 'big game' this coming Sunday. Did you know that South Dakota has a connection with the Super Bowl this year? SDPB's Nate Wek had the opportunity to chat last week with a member of the 49ers front office, who has deep roots that tie him back to the Mt. Rushmore State.

  Sports and Recreation reporting is supported by Horton Incorporated of Britton South Dakota

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In The Moment ... January 29, 2020 Show 743 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 continues to lead headlines across the state. Legislation creating a so-called "modified Red Flag law" has been filed in the State Senate. And, the Board of Regents' director is pushing a bill creating needs-based scholarships. The Dakota Political Junkies will touch on these topics and more this morning.  We welcome the University of South Dakota Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Card, and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter. 

 

House Bill 1057 & Transgender Healthcare

Jan 28, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 28, 2020 Show 742 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 seeks to criminalize gender-affirming clinical care in South Dakota. As the bill makes its way through the South Dakota legislature, Republican leader Lee Qualm told the New York Times that he is hearing from voters who have different opinions about the bill. The bill is scheduled for debate in the House tomorrow. 

Sioux Falls: Nationwide Homeless Count

Jan 28, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 28, 2020 Show 742 Hour 1

Today in Sioux Falls the 2020 Nationwide Homeless Count takes place. This is also known as the We All Count Homeless Census and essentially allows the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to set funding levels for shelters and other agencies assisting the homeless. Suzanne Smith, Ph.D., is Augustana University's vice president for Data Analytics and Augustana Research Institute.

To watch the interview on YouTube, click here.

Monday Mindset: Jan 27

Jan 27, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 27, 2020 Show 741 Hour 1

Monday Mindset is an ongoing series of short conversations about small changes that add up to big things.

Melissa Johnson is an author and certified speaker and trainer with the Jon Gordon Companies, an entrepreneur, and owner of Oh My Cupcakes!, and a professional encourager.

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Robert Wilke is the national secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In October of 2019, he toured South Dakota’s Fort Meade Medical Center. He then spoke with SDPB’s Lee Strubinger about rural health care delivery for veterans and tribal veterans. He also reassured South Dakotans about the future of the veteran facilities in Hot Springs.

 

In 2018, the U.S. Congress passed the Mission Act, directing VA to make changes in several key areas. Its complex reform will impact veterans’ care for decades to come.

Poetry from Studio 47: Robert Burns

Jan 24, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 24, 2020 Show 740 Hour 1

Each week on Friday's, Patrick Hicks brings us Poetry from Studio 47. Today's episode features the work of Robert Burns.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Jan 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 22, 2020 Show 738 Hour 2

Where Do We Go from Here? is a program that explores community solutions and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is known for tackling real-world projects. 

This week on the program, join Chuck in-studio or online as we learn about the SDSM&T 2020 Engineering/Science Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, and how students are partnering with local non-profit community organizations to solve real problems and strengthen the well-being of our communities.

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons

Jan 21, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 21, 2020 Show 737 Hour 2

The 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Season has begun. In early February, Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons Cookie University is going to be held at the University of Sioux Falls. Marla Meyer is CEO of Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons and joins us.

Images of the Past: Dinosaur Park

Jan 21, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 21, 2020 Show 737 Hour 2

Visitors from all over the globe still run the rolling hills of one of South Dakota's oldest visitor attractions, Dinosaur Park. For today's Images of the Past, we look at how those dinosaurs found a home on a ridge of sandstone in western South Dakota. We're joined by Troy Kilpatrick, executive director at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, along with Pat Roseland with the Minnilusa Historical Association.

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In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

T. Mychael Rambo is a regional Emmy Award-winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer. He is in Rapid City and his presentation tomorrow night at 7:30 inside the Performing Arts Center will speak to the heart and soul of African American culture. This presentation will feature the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior just in time for the holiday on Monday.

Moment In Sound: juQ

Jan 17, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

juQ is the performance name of Oglala Lakota singer and songwriter Wanbli Ceya. He's an artist and an advocate working to get the language and culture of his people back to life, to get them to sobriety, and to get them to heal. It's the dynamic that drives him wherever he goes.

juQ joins us after having just released his part Lakota language album, "nya", which is the 2nd chapter to his life story, "The Oglala Wolf Puppy with PTSD.” In this segment, you'll hear some music from his November release.

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson delivered his 19th and final State of the Judiciary address Wednesday. Gilbertson joins to further elaborate where he believes South Dakota has improved, and where there is still work to be done.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Jason Ravnsborg is South Dakota's Attorney General. Ravnsborg holds the power of attorney in representing South Dakota in all legal matters. He joined Lori to talk about what he believes should be top of mind for our legislators in 2020.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Today is Interfaith Day in Pierre. Constanza Hagmaier is the bishop of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA and Taneeza Islam is with South Dakota Voices for Peace. They join us to discuss this very special day in Pierre.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Ben Jones is South Dakota's secretary of education. He joins us in Pierre with a look into his top priorities, and his view of the future of education in South Dakota.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

 

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Lee Qualm (R) represents District 21 and is the house majority leader. Kris Langer (R) represents District 25 and is the senate majority leader. The two joined us to discuss what they are hoping to see get done during the 2020 legislative session. 

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

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In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Troy Heinert (D) represents District 26 and is the senate minority leader, and Jamie Smith (D) represents District 15 and is the house minority leader. They join us to discuss their goals for the 2020 legislative session.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Political Junkies: State Of The State

Jan 15, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 2

South Dakota is open for business! Governor Kristi Noem highlighted the state's business climate during her State of the State address yesterday in Pierre. She also touched on industrial hemp, meth treatment, and agriculture in her speech delivered in front of the South Dakota Legislature.

The Dakota Political Junkies are ready to discuss the governor's address. Joining us are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and former South Dakota State Senator, Tom Dempster, who represented District 9 for four terms.

SDSU: Serving Native Students

Jan 15, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 1

President Trump recently signed the 2020 Ag Appropriations Bill, which includes a new provision for Native American students in higher education. The New Beginning for Tribal Students provision offers matching federal funds to land grant universities that dedicate resources to Native students. 

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