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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SDPB

In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 2

Tourism 2019 was the theme of last week's South Dakota Focus on SDPB-TV. Tourism is South Dakota's second largest industry. Host Stephanie Rissler recaps the program which airs Thursday nights at 8:00 Central.

In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 2

"Benefits and Side Effects from Drugs: Making it Balance" is the theme of Thursday night's On Call with the Prairie Doc hosted by Dr. Rick Holm.

See the program on SDPB-TV at 7:00 p.m. Central.

Holm previews the episode on In The Moment. 

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 2

June 1 marks a first of its kind collaboration between the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Jay Smith, director of the Museum of teh South Dakota State Historical Society, and Eric Leonard, superintendent of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, discuss Silent Silos: South Dakota's Missile Field.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 2

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. The Children's Home Society of South Dakota believes that every child deserves a family.

Tom Timmerman is a family development specialist with the Children's Home Society. He visits with SDPB's Chris Laughery.

Getting Kids Away From The Screens This Summer

May 22, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 2

As kids are preparing their summer breaks and what that may look like in their minds, the adults that care for them are shaping their own thoughts. Sometimes, technology dictates what people do with their time.

Tricia Bates is a family life educator for Avera Health. She discusses the importance of children getting outside to play as opposed to sitting in front of a screen.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

Dakota Political Junkies

May 22, 2019
SDPB

In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 2

Government transparency, high taxes, and former Senator Tom Daschle joins a cannabis investment company.

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and Jonathan Ellis join guest host Stephanie Rissler for this week's roundtable. 

SDPB

In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 1

High School Tennis championships have wrapped up in South Dakota with the Sioux Falls Lincoln boys team winning their sixth consecutive title. This weekend, the State Track Meet is at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.

SDPB's Nate Wek has his finger on the pulse of South Dakota high school athletics.

  Sports and Recreation programming is sponsored by Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast. Learn more at Marriott.com/mspde

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In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 1

For some, it may not seem like its grilling season in South Dakota. Yet, many are getting the grill ready for a long Memorial Day weekend.

With nearly 25 years experience, Josiah Citrin is a respected restaurateur. His book Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire has nearly 100 recipes that are easy for most.

In The Moment ... May 22, 2019 Show 581 Hour 1

Parts of western South Dakota have seen several inches of snow this week while the eastern side is experiencing plenty of rain. What are the expectations for the Memorial Day weekend?

National Weather Service Meteorologist Susan Sanders joins In The Moment from Rapid City, while National Weather Service Hydrologist Mike Gillispie joins from Sioux Falls.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... May 16, 2019 Show 577 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about natural resource reporting and taking time to cast a line.

John Shrader

In The Moment ... May 3, 2019 Show 568 Hour 1

In this week's Poetry from Studio 47 feature, Patrick Hicks presents poetry from Ilyse Kusnetz.

gfp.sd.gov

In The Moment ... April 16, 2019 Show 557 Hour 1

Scott Simpson oversees 150 park areas throughout South Dakota as the new Director of Parks and Recreation under South Dakota Game Fish & Parks.

The division has 200 full-time employees and a budget of more than $32 million.

The office of Dusty Johnson

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 2

U.S, Representative Dusty Johnson briefs listeners on flooding and the conversations going on in Congress.

He was in Vermillion Monday to meet with political science students and faculty at the University of South Dakota.

Images Of The Past: Fred Farrar

Apr 15, 2019
Minnilusa Historical Association Pioneer Collection at the Journey Museum and Learning Center

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 2

He was part historian and part artist. Fred Farrar chronicled the Black Hills from the turn of the century through the 1930s as one of the few pioneer photographers. He worked with glass plate negatives out of a mobile darkroom, capturing the transformation of the American West.

Artificial Intelligence In Health Care

Apr 15, 2019
NPR

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 2

Computers can play chess and drive cars, but can they diagnose pneumonia or read a mammogram?

NPR Science Desk correspondent Richard Harris is hosting an ongoing series examining the rise of artificial intelligence in the field of health care. The first two installments aired on April 1.

Harris discusses how the field is developing, how patients are responding and what the immediate future holds for AI in medicine.

"A Woman Of No Importance"

Apr 15, 2019
NPR

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 1

Virginia Hall was repeatedly rejected from the Foreign Service because of her gender and prosthetic leg. But by the height of World War II, the Gestapo called her the "most dangerous of all Allied spies."

Her story, until now, has not been told.

Biographer and journalist Sonia Purnell is the author of A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II.

SD's First Educators Rising Conference

Apr 15, 2019
Educators Rising

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 1

With the rise of career and technical education in K-12 schools, there's one career path that often goes unmentioned - teaching.

One group is bringing a national organization to South Dakota Monday as 11 schools are taking part in the first Educators Rising conference.

Travis Lape is the state director for Educators Rising. He's also the Innovative Programs Director for the Harrisburg School District.

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 1

It's tax day! But what do we really know about tax policy? And, if we must, what's the best way to tax?

South Dakota State University macro economics professor Joe Santos provides a deeper look at tax policy during Morning Macro.

Follow his latest blog post here

John Shrader

In The Moment ... April 12, 2019 Show 555 Hour 1

In this week's Poetry from Studio 47 feature, Patrick Hicks presents poetry from Joyce Sutphen.

Deadwood History, Inc., Adams Museum Collection

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 2

The gold seekers and other pioneers who came to Deadwood in 1876 were a mix of well-intentioned settlers and honest but rambling fortune hunters.

There was also a small handful of pioneers who took on the challenge of building a community from the ground up. George V. Ayres was one of those visionaries. He know the value of good roads and worked hard to turn the region's old freight rails into an actual transportaion network.

SDPB's Brian Gevik has more in Images of the Past.

SDPB

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 2

Stephanie Rissler's guest on the last South Dakota Focus was South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Kim Vanneman. They discuss challenges facing producers in the state.

Vanneman grew up on a ranch near Chamberlain and studied ag business at South Dakota State University. After graduation she and her husband took over the Vanneman farm and ranch near Ideal. She served in the legislature for six years before Governor Kristi Noem picked her to be the first female Ag Secretary in South Dakota. 

SDPB

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 2

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota continues to deal with cleanup as the result of flooding. Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier returns to In The Moment to provide and update on current conditions.

Sioux Falls CASA's Red Cape

Apr 1, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 1

The Sioux Falls Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA) seeks to promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children. The do this with the help of trained community volunteers.

The Red Cape event begins Sunday, April 7. Stacy Tieszen, executive director of the Sioux Falls area CASA, shares details.

Joe Santos Explains Yield Curves

Apr 1, 2019

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 1

What exactly is the yield curve, and does an inverted yield curve foreshadow a coming recession?

South Dakota State University macroeconomics professor Joe Santos joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. You can follow at schooleddotblog.com.

SDPB

In The Moment ... March 11, 2019 Show 532 Hour 1

We continue our Crash Course in Economic Literacy with SDSU Macroeconomics Professor Joe Santos.  Follow along online at schooleddotblog.com.

Today, we follow the Yellow Brick Road to understand inflation, deflation, and the Consumer Price Index.

In The Moment ... March 8, 2019 Show 531 Hour 1

This weeks episode of Poetry from Studio 47 features Lydia Whirlwind Soldier.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 1

A nation-wide search finds Eric Kurtz, Ph.D. the new executive director of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's Center for Disabilities. He joins us today inside the Sioux Falls studio to discuss the mission of the center and what it's all about.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 2

Craig Mattick and Mike Henriksen have been calling high school basketball games together on SDPB for nearly 20 years. They both join us today with a preview of this weeks girls Class B and next weeks boys & girls Class AA.

  Sports and Recreation programming is sponsored by Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast. Learn more at Marriott.com/mspde

SDPB

In The Moment ... March 6, 2019 Show 529 Hour 1

5 days ago, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission unanimously approved a new deer license allocation proposal. That would allow a resident hunter to apply for 2 of the 6 deer seasons in the first draw. SDPB's Nate Wek is with us now to discuss this further.

  Sports and Recreation programming is sponsored by Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast. Learn more at Marriott.com/mspde

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 5, 2019 Show 528 Hour 1

You can see a performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in Rapid City for International Women's Day. This year the production features local stories as well. Joining us for a preview is Chrissy Davies, director of the event. We also welcome Deb Lux. Kristina Simmons, development director for WAVI (Working Against Violence, Inc.) Rapid City.

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