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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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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In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek is back with us. This time he recaps the recent South Dakota High School volleyball championships.

Kimberly Talcott

In The Moment ... November 20, 2018 Show 464 Hour 1

Eryn Schlotte has known for awhile that she wanted to serve in the Army. After a training day visit invite by her cousin, she was determined to be a combat engineer. She's now South Dakota's first female combat engineer.

Eryn is joined today by Greg Krajewski, he's the Veteran’s Resource Coordinator at Black Hills State University.

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 1

Andrew Delbanco's latest book is called "The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. Today he joins us to discuss his latest work.

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 2

The summer of the early 1940's allowed the military addition of the USS South Dakota to its fleet. She was a battleship that found herself in 13 different battles and is the most decorated naval vessel of World War II. SDPB's Brian Gevik joins us with more.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 2

Erin Bultje is executive director of South Dakota Joining Forces. She's also program manger for the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs is essentially the voice for veterans when it comes to assisting the veterans and their families. Erin joins us today with an update on what the department has been up to.

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 2

Joseph Bottum, Ph.D. recently wrote an article in The Senator that alludes to the computerization of society. Is it a good thing or is it not so good? What does that do to our smaller South Dakota towns and does it impact its population?

He joins us today to talk more about this.


In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 1

The first half of this year, Dr. Robert Thaler and his wife Karen spent time in Hanoi, Vietnam. They were there to study and learn abouth their agriculture scene.  As it turned out, they ended up teaching English as well.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 1

SDPB's Stephanie Rissler is with us today to discuss two more towns that she was introduced to for the documentary Vanished South Dakota, Towns of Yesterday.

Today the towns of Verdon and Trojan were the focus.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... November 14, 2018 Show 460 Hour 2

Chuck Parkinson is the host of the webcast, Where Do We Go From Here. The topic today is At Risk, Or In Transistion? Understanding and Cultivating Mental Wellness in Teens.

He's joined today by Dr. Justine Ashokar, director of Clinical Services, The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, Black Hills.


In The Moment ... November 14, 2018 Show 460 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek is with us once again and today we talk high school volleyball. Mount Vernon/Plankinton coach Darcy Deinert gets her 400th win and the state tournament is about to begin.

1881 Courthouse Museum

In The Moment ... November 14, 2018 Show 460 Hour 2

Images of Native Americans have been on currency for years. Gary Enright is the director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer. Today he taks about this rich history.

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"Seeing Dakota: Collisions and Confluences" is a collaboration of artist Shelia Agee and writer and theologian Ann Pederson.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, November 15 through Thursday, December 13. A gallery reception is set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16, featuring an artist's talk at 7:30 p.m.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2018 Show 459 Hour 1

Bill Markley co-authored Old West Showdown with Kellen Cutsforth. This book takes a look at some people and events that took place in the American West.

Tonight at 7, Bill will discuss this at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 8, 2018 Show 457 Hour 1

Kevin Woster writes about the 2018 Gubernatorial campaign in his latest blog On The Other Hand.