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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Images of the Past: Dinosaur Park

Jan 21, 2020
South Dakota Tourism

In The Moment ... January 21, 2020 Show 737 Hour 2

Visitors from all over the globe still run the rolling hills of one of South Dakota's oldest visitor attractions, Dinosaur Park. For today's Images of the Past, we look at how those dinosaurs found a home on a ridge of sandstone in western South Dakota. We're joined by Troy Kilpatrick, executive director at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, along with Pat Roseland with the Minnilusa Historical Association.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

T. Mychael Rambo is a regional Emmy Award-winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer. He is in Rapid City and his presentation tomorrow night at 7:30 inside the Performing Arts Center will speak to the heart and soul of African American culture. This presentation will feature the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior just in time for the holiday on Monday.

Moment In Sound: juQ

Jan 17, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

juQ is the performance name of Oglala Lakota singer and songwriter Wanbli Ceya. He's an artist and an advocate working to get the language and culture of his people back to life, to get them to sobriety, and to get them to heal. It's the dynamic that drives him wherever he goes.

juQ joins us after having just released his part Lakota language album, "nya", which is the 2nd chapter to his life story, "The Oglala Wolf Puppy with PTSD.” In this segment, you'll hear some music from his November release.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson delivered his 19th and final State of the Judiciary address Wednesday. Gilbertson joins to further elaborate where he believes South Dakota has improved, and where there is still work to be done.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Jason Ravnsborg is South Dakota's Attorney General. Ravnsborg holds the power of attorney in representing South Dakota in all legal matters. He joined Lori to talk about what he believes should be top of mind for our legislators in 2020.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Today is Interfaith Day in Pierre. Constanza Hagmaier is the bishop of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA and Taneeza Islam is with South Dakota Voices for Peace. They join us to discuss this very special day in Pierre.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Ben Jones is South Dakota's secretary of education. He joins us in Pierre with a look into his top priorities, and his view of the future of education in South Dakota.

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

 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Lee Qualm (R) represents District 21 and is the house majority leader. Kris Langer (R) represents District 25 and is the senate majority leader. The two joined us to discuss what they are hoping to see get done during the 2020 legislative session. 

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Troy Heinert (D) represents District 26 and is the senate minority leader, and Jamie Smith (D) represents District 15 and is the house minority leader. They join us to discuss their goals for the 2020 legislative session.

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

Political Junkies: State Of The State

Jan 15, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 2

South Dakota is open for business! Governor Kristi Noem highlighted the state's business climate during her State of the State address yesterday in Pierre. She also touched on industrial hemp, meth treatment, and agriculture in her speech delivered in front of the South Dakota Legislature.

The Dakota Political Junkies are ready to discuss the governor's address. Joining us are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and former South Dakota State Senator, Tom Dempster, who represented District 9 for four terms.

SDSU: Serving Native Students

Jan 15, 2020
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In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 1

President Trump recently signed the 2020 Ag Appropriations Bill, which includes a new provision for Native American students in higher education. The New Beginning for Tribal Students provision offers matching federal funds to land grant universities that dedicate resources to Native students. 

Fighting Cancer With Keytruda

Jan 14, 2020
SDPB

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
Chris Laughery

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
SDPB

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
Chris Laughery

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

Chris Laughery

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
SDPB

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.

Josh Haiar

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
Lori Walsh

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.

Steve Munsen

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.

Chris Laughery

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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