25th Anniversary of Big Band Spotlight with Karl Gerhke

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SDPB's Karl Gerhke is the host of Jazz Nightly. But he's also been bringing you the swinging sounds of the Big Band Era every week on Big Band Spotlight for 25 years. Lori Walsh sat down with him to discuss the history of the show.

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Reading of the Names: A Perspective

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SDPB's Fritz Miller shares his experience at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Dakota Horse Craft Jan 26-March 1 at the Black Hills Bureau

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SDPB's Black Hills Bureau will be presenting "Dakota Horse Craft", an exhibit celebrating the craftsmanship and heritage of South Dakota ranch and rodeo culture — featuring classic and contemporary works.

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SDPB Debuts "Where Do We Go From Here?" Series at Black Hills Bureau

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The first in a series of monthly get-togethers to share thoughts on big questions of local and national concern will debut on Wednesday, January 24 at the Black Hills Bureau in downtown Rapid City.

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Images of the Past: Settlement Stories

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SDPB's newest Images of the Past documentary looks at the stories of settlers from very different background, who settled on opposite sides of the state. The episode premieres Monday, January 15 at 8pmCT/7pmMT.

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SDPB Staff Member Takes First in State Poetry Contest

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SDPB's own Katy Beem was recently honored by the South Dakota State Poetry Society for her poem "Fortress Instructions".

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James Baldwin, Hubert Humphrey and the American Dream

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Acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro on SDPB

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Why is Johnson Siding, South Dakota called "Johnson Siding"?

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It's not a home improvement center, and not the only "Siding."

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Three Stones: An Arikara Legend, Told to Lewis and Clark, Lingers in Campbell County

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Looking back at the legend of Stone Idol Creek.

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Ghost Towns of South Dakota: Owanka

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Nestled in a scenic valley, Owanka is easily accessible and a short drive from Rapid City.

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Postcard from the Prairie: The Simple Things

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SDPB contributor Eliza Blue reminds us of the gifts that the simple things bring us this holiday season.

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Happy Holidays 2017: First Lutheran Reformation 500 Hymn Festival

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First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls presents a Hymn Festival Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation With Dr. John Schwandt, Organist and Dr. Steven Paulson, Luther Scholar. The Festival is part of the Lankford Arts Series: The Art of Faith, and was recorded Sunday, October 29th, 2017

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A Christmas Storm

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When an extended family gathers at Christmas, hang on!

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Happy Holidays 2017: The USF Concert Chorale

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The University of Sioux Falls Concert Chorale celebrates the holiday season with American favorites, European motets, Russian carols, and an African processional from Nigeria to Bethlehem! The traditional motto of USF is Culture for Service; that is, USF seeks to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world.

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Happy Holidays 2017: Mount Marty Vespers

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Since 1982, Vespers has been a tradition on the campus of Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD. This year, the 35th annual Vespers production is under the direction of Brandon Connell and performed by the students of Mount Marty College. This special event is held at the stunning Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel of the Sacred Heart Monastery.

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