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 ... February 13, 2020 Show 753 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting explores the Future of Faith in South Dakota as part of an ongoing conversation series here on In the Moment. We've talked about people leaving the Christian church, and people finding faith for the first time. We've talked with non-believers and people who have spent a lifetime following a journey of faith, sometimes to unexpected places.

In The Moment ... February 13, 2020 Show 753 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® airs on South Dakota Public Television and the Prairie Doc® Facebook page each week at 7 p.m. CT. Tonight's program encourages viewers to "ask anything."

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

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... February 13, 2020 Show 753 Hour 2

The House Education Committee considered a bill banning racially derogatory team names and mascots in public schools last week. The bill died in committee, but this isn't the first time the statehouse has considered the issue. And the bill's prime sponsor says it won't be the last. SDPB's Jackie Hendry joins us with more.

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

Social Media & Anxiety Disorder

Feb 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 2

You check in with your friends, with your kids, with the news of the world. You post and share and like and when you can't have your phone with you, you somehow feel like less of yourself. What's wrong with our relationship with social media?  Wallace Jackmon, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at USD and a clinical psychologist and social worker at Avera. 

2020 State High School Gymnastics Meet

Feb 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 1

The 2020 State Gymnastics Meet begins this Friday from Central High School in Aberdeen. Our own Nate Wek had a chance to chat this morning with Deuel's head coach Caitlin Steffensen to talk about the meet itself, preparing the girls, and defending their two-time title run.

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

Unearthing Bison Kill Sites

Feb 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 2

The last couple of years has seen an increase in investigations of recorded and unrecorded archeological sites identified as bison kill sites in South Dakota. This Sunday at 2 pm inside the Froiland Science Complex Room 113A at Augustana University, the 37th Annual Third Sunday Archaeology Lecture Series continues.

This time, Michael Fosha, the assistant State Archaeologist with the State Archaeological Research Center in Rapid City will present on this topic.

What It Means To Be An American

Feb 12, 2020

In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 1

American artist Amir H. Fallah joins South Dakota art-lovers in Brookings today via video conference to talk about his exhibition "What it Means to be an American." Lori caught up with Amir yesterday on the phone from his home in California for a conversation about his work and how politics has changed what it means for him to be an artist.  

Moment In Sound: Moving Music

Feb 7, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 7, 2020 Show 749 Hour 1

When cultures converge and exchange their arts, great things happen. This is exactly what you will find at the Moving Music performance tomorrow, 2 pm Central at Augustana University's Hamre Recital Hall. Joining us from Moving Music are Yi-Chun Lin, artistic director of the Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective, and Angelina Gibson, founder of the ArtiTänzer Project. Watch some of the interview here. 

Dakota Life Preview

Feb 5, 2020
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In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 1

Dakota Life is a series on SDPB TV focused on stories about interesting South Dakota people, places, and things. New episodes air the first Thursday of each month at 8 Central time, 7 Mountain time.

Tomorrow's episode features the work of SDPB's Melissa Hammersma Sievers. She, SDPB's Katy Beem, and SDPB's Jackie Hendry join us to discuss the upcoming episode.

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2

Local reaction to the State of the Union address, the impeachment process continues, and a look into the ongoing legislative session in Pierre. It's Wednesday and time for our weekly get together with the Dakota Political Junkies. 

Joining us are Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, and former South Dakota State Senator Tom Dempster.

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

Paul Shackow

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
Chris Laughery

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.

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