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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Fighting Cancer With Keytruda

Jan 14, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 2

Over the past several decades, cancer deaths have declined steadily. Sanford Health was part of the clinical trial of Keytruda which is a type of immunotherapy and works with one's immune system to help fight certain cancers. 

Dr. Steven Powell is an oncologist with Sanford Health and was heavily involved with these trials, he joins us today to tell us more.

Singing Through Cystic Fibrosis

Jan 14, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 2

Cystic Fibrosis is a lung disease that causes chronic lung infections. It impacts hundreds of families in South Dakota and thousands across the country. One group is finding camaraderie and help through singing. The SING-Spire Virtual Choir connects singers with Cystic Fibrosis from around the world.

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema is the executive director and founder of Breathe Bravely, and Maren Engel is Breathe Bravely's director of operations. They are here to tell us more about the program.

2020 Planting Season Outlook

Jan 14, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

It's the time of year when farmers are buying seed for the next planting season. 

Last planting season was a nightmare for many of our area farmers.

What's the outlook for 2020? Are farmers buying at their past levels? Are they trying new seeds?

To answer these questions and more, we look to Ron Wolfkuhle for the answers. He's the head of seed for F2F Genetics Network, a division of the Farmers Business Network.

Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

New technology is helping archaeologists examine what lies beneath the surface of the ground without damaging artifacts. This new approach to archaeological research is the subject of the Third Sunday Archeological presentation at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. 

We welcome Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of the archeology laboratory at Augustana University, and Geoff Jones with Archaeo-Physics in Minneapolis, who is giving the lecture on Sunday about the firm's work.

Deb Soholt Talks 2020 Legislative Session

Jan 14, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem is set to deliver her State of the State address today, which marks the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. 

Deb Soholt is a state senator and represents district 14 which is Minnehaha County. This morning, she joined SDPB's Chris Laughery to discuss the 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 13, 2020 Show 732 Hour 2

Last week the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society announced Alexandra Gilbert-Schrag as its new executive director.

Gilbert-Schrag's experience with non-profits includes festival production and event coordination. She previously worked for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., before returning to South Dakota to be close to family.

Alex joins us to discuss what she will bring to the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society.

Monday Mindset: January 13, 2020

Jan 13, 2020

In The Moment ... January 13, 2020 Show 732 Hour 1

Melissa Johnson is a writer, Jon Gordon certified speaker, and professional encourager. She is also is an entrepreneur and the owner of Oh My Cupcakes in Sioux Falls.

Melissa joins us each week for Monday Mindset. A program focused on helping listeners to reach a state of mind that will bring them a positive outlook, success, and encouragement thought-out the week.

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Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger of the SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management is working on two projects related to managing bobcats in South Dakota in collaboration with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.  The first project uses information about bobcats harvested (through trapping or hunting) to identify distinct bobcat populations in the state and to see how they interact with each other.  A second project will use camera surveys, habitat sampling, and occupancy modeling to examine how features in the landscape affect bobcat populations in heavily agricultural eastern South Dak

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South Dakota Mines Adjunct Professor, Dr. Cheryl Chapman, will speak on her upcoming STEAM Café talk on the expansion of the EPICS program at SD Mines.  Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is a service-learning, team-based design course at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Science and Technology reporting is brought to you by SDN Communications, your business broadband provider. Learn more at sdncommunications.com

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Eric Morrison is a graduate student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – he’s part of a team that has built an air purifier that has reduced the radon in the air to about 50 times lower than typical outdoor air. The team is helping to ensure success for one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. The Lux Zeplin or LZ experiment is currently under construction and is planned to be 30 times larger and 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, the Large Underground Xenon experiment.

Arts & Lifestyle: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020
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In this week’s South Dakota arts coverage, we discuss an exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum that educates us on both prohibition and women's suffrage. This is exhibit is free, open to the public, and focuses both on the national and local levels of both these historic issues.

Plus, contributing to wildlife and conservation efforts is a great way to begin the New Year. Stephanie Arne tells us how.

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In The Moment ... January 10, 2020 Show 731 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning music, the intersection of classical music and dance, and the Chinese New Year in their upcoming performance this weekend in Sioux Falls.  Delta David Gier is the conductor and music director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He joins us today in the SDPB Sioux Falls studios. 

On The Other Hand: State Of The Tribes

Jan 10, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster discusses South Dakota's State of the Tribes address by taking a look at the origin of the event. Woster's SDPB blog is On the Other Hand.

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In The Moment ... January 10, 2020 Show 731 Hour 1

News: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020
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The assassination of General Soleimani comes only weeks after the House passed a $738 billion military budget that omitted a number of provisions that would have limited the President's military powers to go to war with Iran, and the release of the "Afghanistan Papers," which reveal we've made little progress during our 19-year occupation in the region. Dr.

John Shrader

In The Moment ... January 10, 2020 Show 731 Hour 1

Each week, Patrick Hicks brings In The Moment, Poetry from Studio 47. Today he features the work of Tony Hoagland.

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In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 2

A procedure called the Web Procedure is a new method to treat and stop aneurysms. Here to explain this procedure is Dr. Jae Kim, he is an interventional neurologist with Sanford Health.

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

On Call With The Prairie Doc

In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

Dr. Rick Holm is the Prairie Doc and you can see his show tonight on SDPB TV at 7 Central, 6 Mountain. He joins us today to discuss human sexuality.

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

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In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1

What is the status of impeachment? Why are we seeing this delay in the articles being sent to the senate? How is congress reacting to the situation in Iran?  Lisa Hager is an assistant professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, associate professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University join us.  

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

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In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

It was on the 43rd anniversary of Tommy Bolin's death that the National Music Museum installed a pop-up exhibit honoring the late guitarist at the Dakota Brickhouse in Vermillion. The famed guitarist was a member of bands like Deep Purple, the James Gang and Zephyr, in addition to his own Tommy Bolin Band. Guitarist T. Wilson King of Vermillion played a selection of Bolin's songs at the installation of the new exhibit and he joins us from our Vermillion studio to visit about Bolin's connection to this region.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

Profit for good! Historian Eric Abrahamson joins us to detail philanthropy's role in economic development and how things are changing in the digital world. Abrahamson is an author and the president of Vantage Point Historical Services. 

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In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

What were the top news stories of 2019? What lies ahead for the next legislative session in Pierre? And what is South Dakota's congressional delegation saying about the situation between the U.S. and Iran? It's our first Dakota Political Junkies get together of the new year. We welcome Michael Card, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Sioux Falls Argus Leader Investigative Reporter and Columnist Jonathan Ellis.

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The Corn Palace in Mitchell has been home to countless great basketball moments over the decades. Another may have begun this past weekend. SDPB Sports and Rec reporter Nate Wek was at the new basketball classic organized by Sacred Hoops.

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

In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 2

Contributing to wildlife and conservation efforts is a great way to begin the New Year. Stephanie Arne is a speaker, explorer, and wildlife presenter. She is also the founder of the Creative Animal Foundation. She joins us the first Tuesday of each month with insight on things we all should be thinking about but oftentimes, overlook.

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In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 1

A resource guide was recently released on traditional Dakota and Lakota games by SDSU Extension. The downloadable guide is free and has six traditional games and includes photos and instructions on how to play and how to craft the game pieces. Joining us are Prairey Walkling, family & community health field specialist, and Mike Marshall and Jeremy Red Eagle, developers bringing these games back to life.  

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 1

It's a new year, and with that comes New Year's resolutions. New Year's resolutions are a great way to try something new in life, to take better care of yourself - OR - to take care of the environment. With ideas on how we can do a better job of taking care of our planet, Mark Sweeney joins us. He's a professor of Sustainability and Environment at the University of South Dakota.  

Arts & Lifestyle: Dec 28 - Jan 3

Jan 3, 2020
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In this week’s South Dakota arts and lifestyle podcast, singer-songwriter Chris Huisenga, whose musical provides us with an exclusive interview during our first Moment in Sound of the new year.

  • Poet Sara Henning.
  • Poetry from Studio 47.

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