WWI in SD: Letters of Pvt. Herbert McKennett

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Recently a series of photographs and letters were processed by the South Dakota State Historical Society. These were World War I era photographs and letters written by Webster native Private Herbert McKennett. Matthew Reitzel is a manuscript archivist with the society and joined us to expand upon this donation.

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Harvey Dunn-WWI Illustrator

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The majority of South Dakota artist Harvey Dunn's work is housed in the Smithsonian Institute located in Washington DC but over 100 pieces of his work are in the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. Lynn Verschoor is the director and joined us to talk about his work as a combat artist in WWI.

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The American Legion Approaches 100 Years

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Denny Brenden, with the South Dakota American Legion, brings you insight into WWI in South Dakota and the founding of the American Legion was founded in 1919.

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Breaking Big

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Breaking Big, a new documentary series from PBS and OZY Media, explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs.

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The Great American Read in South Dakota

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SDPB and SDHC have partnered to bring more of The Great American Read to South Dakota.

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Staycation USA

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Take a road trip through the U.S. and visit 10 Streets, 10 Monuments, and 10 Modern Marvels that transformed America.

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Learning the Ropes at South Dakota's Special Rodeo

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The Special Rodeo, held in conjunction with the SD High School Rodeo Finals, is in its 3rd year this year.

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Neutrino Day X

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Live coverage from Lead, home of the U.S.'s largest particle physics experiment.

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Celebrate. Remember.

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Vermillion commemorates its healthcare legacy through community art.

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A WWI Conversation with USD's Kurt Hackemer

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This week In the Moment is helping South Dakota help you get ready for this compelling look at the role of South Dakotans in the Great War with a series of conversations. Today we welcomed Kurt Hackemer, with the Department of History at the University of South Dakota.

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WWI Takes Center Stage on SDPB

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In conjunction of the premiere of our new Images of the Past documentary "From the Great Plains to the Great War", our In the Moment radio show will be having daily conversations on all facets of South Dakota in WWI.

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Rube Goldberg Day at Riggs High School in Pierre

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Each year freshman at Riggs High School in Pierre participate in Rube Goldberg Day. It's a science fair to demonstrate knowledge gained during Physical Science class.

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Keepers of the Canton Indian Asylum Share History

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The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum housed nearly 400 Native inmates from across the U.S. during its 30 years of operation. It was a keystone of federal Indian policy in the early 1900s. However, more than half of the residents died of curable diseases and it was shuttered in 1933.

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Fiddles and Friends 2018

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SDPB is proud to once more be hosting our Fiddles and Friends event in both East and West River locations!

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Crop Duster Michael Gunvordahl Talks of his Flying Tigers Pilot Uncle

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We recently aired an interview with Sam Kleiner, author of The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots who Waged a Secret War Against Japan. A listener from Burke reached out to us after the segment to let us know that his uncle flew with the Flying Tigers and that he had some interesting stories to share.

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