Lakota Star Knowledge: Fallen Stars and Devil's Tower

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Craig Howe is the Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. The story of a Lakota hero begins with a pregnant woman who had fallen to Earth from the star.

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Dakota Life: Black Elk Speaks

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Myron Pourier, great-grandson of Nicholas Black Elk, talks about the legacy of "Black Elk Speaks"

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Savor Dakota

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Digital shorts celebrate South Dakota cuisine.

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The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science

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South Dakota's Karl Schenk is featured in Ken Burns-produced documentary about "The Miracle in the Cornfield."

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This Place, These Words: South Dakota Books

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In celebration of the enduring power of books and our devotion to South Dakota’s stories, this month’s Dakota Life provides intimate portraits of three of our state’s distinct literary heritages.

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Craig Howe on Lakota Moon Phases

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Cultures around the world have passed down their own versions of stories about stars and creation. Lakota people had regionally based beliefs called Star Knowledge. Craig Howe is the Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. He shares the generations old story responsible for the creation of the moon phases and a new way to observe time.

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Sunday Nights are a Masterpiece

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Cozy up with SDPB and your favorite screen!

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SDPB at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books

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Celebrate reading and writing with SDPB and the South Dakota Humanities Council.

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20th Anniversary Party For "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"

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It's been 20 years since the NPR news quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” launched. In the Moment's Lori Walsh spoke with Peter Sagal on the show's legacy...and attempted to stump him with a little SoDak trivia!

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Vanished South Dakota: Dewey

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Located in the far southwest corner of South Dakota, Dewey was once an important destination for cattlemen shipping their stock to market.

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Vanished South Dakota: Smithwick

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Our travels this week took us to Fall River County, including the once bustling town of Smithwick. Not quite vanished, but certainly not the busy town it once was.

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SDPB Premieres Amanpour & Company

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September 10 brings the launch of Amanpour & Company, a new program from PBS, WNET and CNN. The one-hour, late-night public affairs series feature wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports.

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PBS: America's Largest Gallery

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SDPB provides free, unparalleled access to the arts for everyone.

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Vanished South Dakota: Sorum

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SDPB's Stephanie Rissler went west last week to capture the stories of the most remote vanished towns in the state, including Sorum. She shares photos from her travels here.

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Cleveland Abbott Paved the Way and Created Opportunities for Many

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Cleveland Abbott excelled both academically and athletically. Born in the late 1800, Cleveland Abbott paved the way and created opportunities for many. As a young black child, Cleveland didn't let much of anything get in his way. Bruce Danielson helped us to get to know Cleveland Abbott ahead of his SD Hall of Fame induction.

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