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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The Black Hills Corporation Is Celebrating Its 135th Anniversary

Oct 23, 2018
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... October 23. 2018 Show 446 Hour 1

The Black Hills Corporation is celebrating its 135th anniversary.  Headquartered in Rapid City, the Corporation serves one-and-a-quarter million electric and natural gas customers in eight states.

David R. Emery is the chairman and CEO of Black Hills Corporation. He was this morning's guest for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City where the conversation focused on building community, economic development, leadership insights and his family's contribution to the preservation of Lakota language and music.

Images Of The Past: Gladys Pyle

Oct 22, 2018
history.house.gov

In The Moment ... October 22. 2018 Show 445 Hour 2

She was almost the first female governor of South Dakota. Gladys Pyle was the first woman elected to the S.D. House, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, and the first woman to address a national political convention.

For today's Images of the Past, we learned more about Senator Gladys Pyle with veteran Huron broadcaster Chuck Anderson and Rachel Farrell, current director of the Gladys Pyle House and Museum.

50 Years Of Termespheres

Oct 22, 2018

In The Moment ... October 22. 2018 Show 445 Hour 2

Fifty years ago, a South Dakota artist named Dick Termes changed the world of art simply by painting a little more of it. He was the first artist to paint using six-point perspective. At first finding supplies was impossible. No one was manufacturing spherical canvases. He painted on a children's playground ball. He found globes at thrift stores and used them to make his Termespheres.

Today, the exhibition "50 Spheres for 50 Years" is on display at the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

A New Vision Of America And The People Who Built It

Oct 22, 2018
PBS

In The Moment ... October 22. 2018 Show 445 Hour 1

It's a new vision of America and the people who built it. The four-part PBS series NATIVE AMERICA debuts Tuesday, October 23rd on SDPB-TV. Tune in at 8 p.m. CDT / 7 p.m. MDT for episode one: From Caves to Cosmos.

The NATIVE AMERICA series combines modern science and scholarship with Native American traditions and oral history to bring to life the world created by America's first peoples.

Gary Glassman, executive producer and director of the series, joined In the Moment for a preview.

Meet The Candidates - Roger Hofer

Oct 22, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 22. 2018 Show 445 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Roger Hofer. He is an Independent out of District 19 and is running for State Representative.

 

Ellsworth Air Force Base

In The Moment ... October 22. 2018 Show 445 Hour 1

U.S. Senator John Thune was in South Dakota to see the latest large force exercise in the expanded Powder River Training Complex.

In 2005, Ellsworth Air Force Base was at risk of being shuttered. Today it is in position to be named one of the nation's three new homes to the B-21 fleet of aircraft.

The In The Moment team spoke with Senator John Thune last Friday.

The 20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows

Oct 18, 2018
Animation Show Of Shows

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 2

The Animation Show of Shows is an annual compilation of the year's best animated shorts shown around the world at animation festivals curated to inspire others.

A local event has been arranged by Ryan English, assistant professor of digital arts and design at Dakota State University. It's tonight at 7:00 in the Beacom Institute of Technology at DSU. 

English has spent more than 11 years in the visual effects and animation industry.  He joined In the Moment with a preview of the event.

The Prairie Doc - Medication Overuse

Oct 18, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is The Prairie Doc.

Today, he joined us from the Jeanine Baysinger studio at South Dakota State University to discuss the overprescription of medication, leading to possible substance dependence. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 2

Longterm care facilities continue to face challenges throughout the country. As operators struggle to make ends meet, several South Dakota communities have faced the risk of losing their local nursing homes.

In small-town Selby, neighbors are banding together to ensure their nursing home stays open for many years to come.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry visited Selby for a community meeting last night, and joined In The Moment today from the Tom and Danielle Aman Foundation Studio at Northern State University.

Kevin Woster: Race For The U.S. House

Oct 18, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 1

South Dakotans head to the polls on November 6, but many are casting votes early.

Not SDPB's Kevin Woster. He writes the blog On the Other Hand.

He joined In The Moment  today for a look at the race for U.S. House.

Meet The Candidates - Naveen Malik

Oct 18, 2018

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Naveen Malik. She is a Democrat out of District 31 and is running for State Representative.

 

Meet The Candidates - Liz Merrigan

Oct 18, 2018
South Dakota Democratic Party

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Liz Merrigan. She is a Democrat out of District 16 and is running for State Representative.

 

 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 1

Siri Undlin a.k.a. Humbird joins Jami Lynn, Eliza Blue and Luke Callen for Song Circle this Saturday night at Harriet and Oak in Rapid City.

Undlin released two EPs in the summer of 2017.  "Elsewhere" and "Where Else" were recorded in an old Minneapolis church from the 1800s.  Undlin's Norwegian-American heritage glows throughout the companion discs.

She  joined In The Moment to tell us more about Song Circle and her own music.

NOVA "Addiction" Preview

Oct 17, 2018
PBS

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 2

NOVA takes an unflinching look at the science and social impact of addiction. How do drugs of abuse alter the brain? Why is addiction so hard to control? As we learn more about how addiction works, what are we learning about how it can be beaten?

Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 2

Incarcerating people struggling with addiction is not only expensive, it's proving to be ineffective. It's a situation certain to become worse as the meth and opioid epidemics sweep the nation.

South Dakota News Watch journalist Bart Pfankuch has written about the dramatic growth of female inmate numbers. He joined In The Moment to talk about his investigation.

State High School Soccer Under The Snow

Oct 17, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 1

SDPB’s Nate Wek joined In The Moment with his weekly update on Sports & Recreation.

This past weekend, State High School Soccer was accompanied by a turbulent weather in Rapid City.

We also previewed the State Cheering Competition coming up on Friday and Saturday, as well as State Cross Country on Saturday.

Meet The Candidates - Chris Francis

Oct 17, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Chris Francis. He is a Democrat out of District 8 and is running for State Representative.

 

Meet The Candidates - Chris Johnson

Oct 17, 2018

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Chris Johnson. He is a Republican out of District 32 and is running for State Representative.

Encouraging Professional Growth For Entrepreneurs

Oct 17, 2018
Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 1

For business owners, business leaders, and women just starting their journey in the world of business, conferences and seminars are vital components to professional growth.

The 9th annual Women's Business Conference, this Friday Oct 19 at the Lodge in Deadwood.

Michelle Kane, Director of the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity, and Meg Manke, co-author of iX Leadership" joined In The Moment for a preview.

Initiated Measure 24 - Spencer Gosch & David Lust

Oct 16, 2018
sdlegislature.gov

In The Moment ... October 16. 2018 Show 442 Hour 1

Initiated Measure 24 looks into the money behind those ballot questions and whether or not South Dakota should attempt to restrict where it comes from.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger was in the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio inside SDPB Black Hills Studio with Representative Spencer Gosch, who  joined us to urge voters to vote YES on Initiated Measure 24.

Also, Representative David Lust joined us to urge voters to vote NO on Initiated Measure 24.

Amendment W - Doug Kronaizl & David Owen

Oct 16, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 16. 2018 Show 442 Hour 2

Constitutional Amendment W looks to address campaign finance laws and lobbying laws.

Doug Kronaizl is with Represent South Dakota. He joined us to urge voters to say YES to Amendment W.

David Owen is president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He joined us to urge voters to say NO to the Amendment.

Amendment X - Jim Bolin & Cory Heidelberger

Oct 16, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 16. 2018 Show 442 Hour 2

Amendment X seeks to adjust how many votes it takes to change the Constitution itself.

State Senator Jim Bolin served on the bipartisan task force that recommended Amendment X. He joined us to urge voters to say YES to X.

Cory Heidelberger is a political blogger and a candidate for District 3 Senate. He joined us from the Tom and Danielle Aman studio at Northern State University to urge voters to say NO to X.

Amendment Z - Mark Mickelson & Tony Helland

Oct 16, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 16. 2018 Show 442 Hour 1

Under the current South Dakota constitution, proposed amendments are often multi-layered, embracing multiple, though often related, subjects. Signatures to get a proposed amendment on the ballot move the entire amendment forward for voter consideration.

Constitutional Amendment Z would change that process.

Representative Mark Mickelson is Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives. He joined us to urge voters to vote YES on Constitutional Amendment Z.

Initiated Measure 25 - Mark Mickelson & Steve Westra

Oct 16, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 16. 2018 Show 442 Hour 1

Workforce development is a key topic for lawmakers heading in to the next legislative session. Tuition at the state's technical institutions is high and lawmakers are looking for innovative solutions to keeping rates competitive and keep South Dakota students in-state as we seek to grow a trained workforce.

Initiated Measure 25 proposes increasing the state's tobacco tax as a possible solution.

The Oscar Howe Tiospaye Exhibition

Oct 15, 2018
The Journey Museum

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 2

The Journey Museum and Learning Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Art & Crafts Board, and the Sioux Indian Museum present the exhibition The Oscar Howe Tiospaye.

As part of our Images of the Past series, Troy Kilpatrick, executive director of the Journey Museum joined In The Moment to talk about this groundbreaking exhibition.

Meet The Candidates - Larry Zikmund

Oct 15, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Larry Zikmund. He is a Republican out of District 14 and is running for State Representative.

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Melissa Hiatt

Oct 15, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Melissa Hiatt. She is a Democrat out of District 13 and is running for State Senator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time To Stop Asking Permission And Start Making Changes

Oct 15, 2018
Colorado Academy News

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 2

Grant Lichtman is an educational author and professional speaker. He visits South Dakota for the 19th Annual Systems Change Conference in Sioux Falls.

The conference is a partnership between a variety of professional educational organizations, including the South Dakota Board of Regents, the South Dakota Department of Education, and Technology and Innovation in Education. The events run October 17 through 19. Find more at systemschange.net.

Grand Opening Of The SDPB's Sioux Falls Studios

Oct 15, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 1

Many of fans and supporters joined us at the new SDPB Sioux Falls studios for our Grand Opening events.

Paula Kerger is President and CEO of PBS. She was in Sioux Falls for the celebration. She sat down with SDPB's Director of Radio Cara Hetland.

The Impact Of 5G Mobile Broadband In South Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 1

From precision agriculture to autonomous cars, the impact of 5th Generation mobile broadband technology is virtually unlimited.

South Dakota is positioning itself to lead the way to the future. FCC Chairman Brendan Carr recently visited the state. SDPB's Jacquelyn Severin joined In The Moment in Sioux Falls for a recap.

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