Representing the Public in Broadcasting

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NPR is one of the last major news organizations to employ a full-time audience advocate.

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Vanished South Dakota Quiz

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You finally had a chance to watch the documentary, now test your knowledge of some of South Dakota's hardest to find towns!

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SDPB Archives: The Totally Amazing Bitsko Band

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Local music programming has been an SDPB mainstay. Take a trip back to Nemo '79 and the Totally Amazing Bitsko Band.

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Vanished South Dakota: Passport Members May View NOW!

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The Vanished South Dakota documentary premieres August 19 on TV, but SDPB Passport members can watch early online!

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Red Bow

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A documentary from SDPB about Buddy Red Bow, an Oglala Lakota country music singer/songwriter.

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Sesame Street: 50 Years of Representing Viewers Like You

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Fifty years since its inception, “Sesame Street” still sets the standard for representation and diversity on television.

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Vanished South Dakota: The Final Cut

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Thanks to many great folks across the state, we were introduced to an incredible number of vanished towns across South Dakota. While not all could make the cut for the one-hour documentary, here is the list of those who did.

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What is Country Music?

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Country Music has been a part of the American soundscape for a century, but is difficult to define. Dakota Life producer Melissa Sievers shares her take on the genre.

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Vanished South Dakota: Crandall

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Located in Day County, Crandall's post office was established in 1903 and remained in operation until 1973. It is home to the last Standard Oil station to use manual gravity pumps.

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Chislic Reigns Supreme as Southeast South Dakota Congregates in Freeman

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SDPB supplied a judge for the South Dakota Chislic Festival in Freeman, which attracted nearly 10,000 people in only its second year.

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Friends of SDPB Welcomes New Staff

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Friends of SDPB is pleased to announce the additions of new team members Meg Hentges and Adam Davenport.

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A Conversation About Vanished South Dakota

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SDPB's newest documentary has been a labor of love for producer Stephanie Rissler.

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Imagining Huron Without the World's Largest Pheasant?

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Huron considers its options as the famous Ringneck faces an uncertain future.

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Dwight Lamb: Danish Music and Dance

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Lamb, who inherited the Danish music from his father and grandfather, has toured throughout Europe and America, mentoring generations of national and international musicians in the style that was once thought lost to time.

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SDPB Archives: The Red Willow Band

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A longtime part of the South Dakota music scene, SDPB has had the privilege of recording this group many times...including this one from way back when on the campus of USD.

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