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 ... December 13, 2019 Show 719 Hour 1

On Friday's, we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode featuring the work of Ryan Vine.

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

News: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019
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In this week’s South Dakota news, a civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094, and reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel soon coming to South Dakota?

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December 13, 2019, from 5 pm until 7 pm MT, Mike Witherell will present on Nobel Laureate Ernest Orlando Lawrence and the invention of big science at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Witherell is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Lawrence founded this lab in the early 1920's and has roots in South Dakota. SDPB's Chris Laughery caught up with Mike Witherell prior to coming to South Dakota to learn more.

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 2

The Butterfly House and Aquarium has joined "Museums for All," a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. 

Audrey Willard, with the Butterfly House and Aquarium, joins In the Moment to discuss a new program at the Butterfly House and Aquarium.

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 2

Does legislation requiring registration of people circulating petitions chill free speech in South Dakota? A civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094.  Reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel coming to South Dakota?  The Dakota Political Junkies join us to discuss the top political topics of the day. We're joined by Mike Card and Jon Schaff. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 1

Mike Huether was elected mayor of South Dakota's largest city in 2010. That's before an events center, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor tennis complex, and years of record-setting construction and economic growth in the city.

He's written a book called "Serve. Lead. Win." In it he argues that the right kind of leadership can move government out of complacency and gridlock and into innovation and abundance.

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 2

For the third consecutive year, our SDPB music aficionados have put together lists of songs they think should be on your radar. They're ready to share some of their favorite jazz, indie, country and rock songs from 2019.

 

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In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 1

Jeff Gould is an author, a public speaker, and a broadcaster. In other words, he's a storyteller. You might have heard the "A Prairie Christmas" radio show, which airs on commercial radio stations across the country between Thanksgiving and Christmas. His storytelling style has been compared to Paul Harvey and Garrison Keillor, but Jeff Gould is more interested in the simple arc of good story -- and maybe even a good life. 

To learn more about Jeff, visit ilikethatstory.net

U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1947. Courtesy: Lonis Wendt

In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 1

How much do you know about Lyman County in South Dakota? Founded in 1873, it's bordered on the north and east by the Missouri River and was named for politician, W.P. Lyman.

Lonis Wendt, a part-time historian, and resident of Vivian, South Dakota joins us today for Images of the Past with a couple of more things you may not have known about Lyman County.

Melissa Johnson

"Monday Mindset" is all about those small changes that add up to big things. For these weekly conversations, we welcome Melissa Johnson. Melissa is an author and certified speaker. She's a trainer with the Jon Gordon Companies and an entrepreneur. She's also owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and a Professional Encourager.

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Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) returns to collaborate with Lakota people via The Lakota Project. She joins In the Moment for a preview of the upcoming community art creation. We're also joined by her partner in the project, director Michael John Garcés.

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In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

Chad Elliot is a singer, songwriter, artist, author, and storyteller. He performs later tonight at the AME Allen Chapel in Yankton as part of their Little White Church sessions.  He recently released his 22nd album, "King Pelican." It was recorded live with his band, The Redemptions, during a set for The Sun Studio Sessions documentary series featured on PBS.  

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In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

This weekend the Barnett Family Singers perform at First Congregational Church in downtown Sioux Falls. Their new release is called, "Angels Among Us: Holiday Music to Fight Mental Illness." All proceeds from the concert and CD sales benefit Children's Home Society.  Three years ago the Christmas CD, "Home for the Holidays," raised money to support Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. Joining us in SDPB Sioux Falls studio to talk about the concert and the CDs, we welcome Jeff and Seth Barnett, along with Tommy and Carol Nesbitt.

John Shrader

In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

Each week we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today, the work of Adrian C. Louis is featured.

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

South Dakota Voices for Peace has been awarded the national J.M.K. Innovation Prize for their work on immigration issues.  

Taneeza Islam, executive director for South Dakota Voices for Peace, and Amy Freitag, executive director of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, join In the Moment to discuss South Dakota Voices for Peace and what the award means.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

On Dec 5 and 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. experience Handel’s transcendent Messiah with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The most famous of Handel’s oratorios, Messiah is a meditation on the life of Jesus Christ, and is a beautiful way to usher in the holiday season.

Joining us to discuss the oratorio further is Delta David Gier, music director for the SDSO.

 

In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm joins us today to talk about the ideal diet.

On Call with the Prairie Doc airs on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 Central 6 Mountain. 

  Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

From the newsroom to the racquetball court, journalist and editor Ron Bender left a legacy that remains for those who know where to look. Kevin Woster joins us with memories of Bender as they intersect with life in Rapid City today. 

You can find his blog at sdpb.org/woster

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 4, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 4, 2019 Show 712

Governor Kristi Noem, in her budget address Tuesday, announced $9 million in reductions to state agencies. "Money is tight this year," prefaced Noem.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the governor's proposed 2021 budget. They also visit about the resignation of Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan. County Commissioners approved a $35,000 payment in exchange for his resignation.

Unpacking Noem's FY 2021 Budget Address

Dec 4, 2019
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Governor Kristi Noem is proposing a 4.9 billion dollar budget for fiscal year 2021.
Included is a 22 million dollar increase in general funds from fiscal year 2020’s adjusted budget.

Despite that, Noem calls it a lean budget and a reflection of where the state government is at this year.

Joining us for a look through the reflection at what’s behind her proposed budget is SDPB’s Lee Strubinger.

Lee, thanks for joining us.

LEE STRUBINGER, BYLINE: Good to be here.

WALSH: Noem is calling it a lean year for state government. What’s driving that?

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This past weekend was the 2019 CFL Grey Cup. This game is the equivalent to the NFL's championship game. On this team was Chris Streveler, he quarterbacked the University of South Dakota Coyotes for a couple of seasons. SDPB's Chris Laughery was able to catch up with Streveler by phone on Wednesday, November 27th after the win.

News: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019
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This week’s South Dakota news features a new generation of programs that pay landowners to plant for pheasants, a new team of social workers to help meet kid’s personal needs, and more. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, the In the Moment team is posting the podcast early so we too can enjoy time with our families and reflect on what we are grateful for. This week you will hear from a number of authors, including Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela ahead of their November 30th presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls

In The Moment ... November 25, 2019 Show 707 Hour 2

During today's Images of the Past, Eli Paul, author of, “The Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West,” joined us to discuss his book.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 16 - 22

Nov 22, 2019
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United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo says America has a broken heart, and poetry can help heal it. Part of that healing is the acknowledgement of generations of Native American poetic voices. We talk with Harjo ahead of her visit to South Dakota — just one of many arts interviews featured this week on the live broadcast of “In the Moment.” We’ve pulled together some arts highlights for the week. Here’s what you can explore on this week’s “In the Moment: Arts” podcast. 

News: Nov 16 - 22

Nov 22, 2019
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This week’s South Dakota news features life-saving advances in stroke treatment, the surprise resignation of a prominent conservative state lawmaker, and an infusion of millions of dollars into South Dakota communities. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

John Shrader

In The Moment ... November 22, 2019 Show 706 Hour 1

It's Friday and time for Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today he features the work of Sinead Morrissey.

 

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Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 9 - 15

Nov 15, 2019
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This weekend marks the opening of deer season west river. To celebrate, we talked deer hunting with MeatEater's Director of Hunting, Ben O'Brien.

Most South Dakota towns, no matter the size, has or once had a Masonic Temple. The Freemasons are the oldest fraternal order in the world.

Award-winning author, journalist, and radio host Manoush Zomorodi discusses her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.

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