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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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.

In The Moment ... January 31, 2019 Show 506 Hour 2

Thursday nights at 7 on SDPB TV, On Call with the Praie Doc can be seen. Tonight the topic is "Ask Anything About The Prevention Of Common Malladies." The Prairie Doc, Dr. Richard Holm joins us today to answer a few questions.

In The Moment ... January 31, 2019 Show 506 Hour 2

House Bill 1060 hopes to prevent further nursing home closures by raising Medicaid reimbursement rates. SDPB's Jackie Hendry is with us to dig into the bill further.

In The Moment ... January 31, 2019 Show 506 Hour 2

Thursday nights at 7 CT on SDPB TV, Stephanie Rissler hosts South Dakota Focus. Larry Rohrer recaps last weeks episode, Teen Suicide in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... January 31, 2019 Show 506 Hour 2

Saturday 2/2/19, the USS South Dakota is to be commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Retired Navy lieutenant Tom Muenster joins us to tell us more about this vessel.

Images Of The Past: Rapid City Businesses

Jan 28, 2019

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 2

Corey Christianson, Exhibits and Curations Coordinator at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, visits about Rapid City businesses that are more than 50 years old during this week's Images of the Past segment.

Patrick Hicks

In The Moment ... January 25, 2019 Show 502 Hour 1

This week's featured poet is Sharon Olds.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 1

The executive staff of the high school activities association has recommended that their board of directors postpone six-man football in South Dakota for the next classification cycle which is 2021. SDPB's Nate Wek joins us with more.

stolaf.edu

In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 1

Sioux Falls is lucky enough to be one of the stops for the St. Olaf Choir 2019 Winter Tour. This performance is Saturday night 1/19/19 at 7 inside Our Savior's Lutheran Church on W. 33rd Street. Anton Armstrong has been the conductor of this ensemble for nearly 3 decades. He joins us to discuss the choir and the upcoming tour.

feedingsouthdakota.org

In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 1

A discussion about food insecurity in South Dakota and that nearly 40% of families don't qualify for federal assistance. Does the current federal government shutdown affect Feeding South Dakota? Matt Gassen is CEO of the organization, he joins us today with more.

everything-pr.com

In The Moment ... January 15, 2019 Show 495 Hour 2

Craig Price has an extensive law enforcement background so it seems that when asked by Governor Noem to be her next secretary of public safety, it was a good fit. He joins us today from Pierre to discuss the department, his position and the transition from the SD Highway Patrol to the capital building.

rapidcityjournal.com

In The Moment ... January 15, 2019 Show 495 Hour 1

Last years legislative session allowed for a mental health court in South Dakota. Pennington County was chosen to have this locaton as the pilot program. Jeff Connolly is a judge in the 7th Judicial Circuit and he heads up this program and joins us now to explain how it works.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 15, 2019 Show 495 Hour 2

Thursday 1/16/19 at noon, there's a presentation at the Homkestake Adams Research and Cultural Center in Deadwood. Michael Trump authored Raiding Deadwood's Bad Lands. He will talk about the various ways the community attempted to rid itself of vice.

Train Car Graffiti

Dec 21, 2018

In The Moment ... December 10, 2018 Show 476 Hour 2

As one is stopped for a passing train, it's very easy to see the graffiti on the railcars. This form of art is both controversial and common. SDPB's Michael Zimny has more.

SDPB

In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us once again. This time college football and volleyball is the focus.

northern.edu

In The Moment ... November 26, 2018 Show 466 Hour 2

Teresa Stallings, Ph.D in Sociology will give her final lecture this Wednesday at the Williams Library Rotunda at noon on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen as she is retiring. The lecture is titled, "The Power of Unintended Consequences or How Do We Get Here from There." It's about the impact of social forces on shaping higher education

John C. H. Grabill Collection, Library of Congress

In the Moment ... November 26, 2018 Show 466 Hour 2

If you are into historical people and documents and maybe old photos, the internet is more than likely your friend. In todays world, we have access to all sorts of websites and subscriptions that help us keep up on history.

SDPB's Brian Gevik joins us today with tips on places to go if you are into South Dakota history.

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