SD Vietnam Stories: Marvin Bishop

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As part of our preparation for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, we are recording the stories of South Dakota Vietnam-era veterans and participants. This is Marvin Bishop's story.

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Betty's Fireworks, Booming for 49 Years

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Betty Mead, a firework stand owner and lifetime resident of Milbank, South Dakota, has been running her booming business for 49 years.

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SD Vietnam Stories: Jerry Hook

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As part of our preparation for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, we are recording the stories of South Dakota Vietnam-era veterans and participants. This is Jerry Hook's story.

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SD Vietnam Stories: Bernie Citta

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As part of our preparation for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, we are recording the stories of South Dakota Vietnam-era veterans and participants. This is Bernie Citta's story.

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SD Vietnam Stories: Curtis Paulson

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As part of our preparation for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, we are recording the stories of South Dakota Vietnam-era veterans and participants. This is Curtis Paulson's story.

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Recentering Midwestern Literature and History

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Midwesterner, know thyself.

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Brimming with Enthusiasm

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Preserving the art of custom hat making at Star of the West.

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Dakota Drag

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Go behind the scenes with drag performers at Club David in Sioux Falls.

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A Tour of the Siouxland Renaissance Festival

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SDPB's Steve Thum takes us through the sights and sounds of the 16th annual Siouxland Renaissance Festival, held in Sioux Falls on June 10-11.

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Exploring the American West through Nigerian Eyes

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Dotun Popoola and Jonathan Imafidor continue their American odyssey with a new exhibit in Lemmon.

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The Kokomo (not the Beach Boys song) Makes a Comeback

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Sculptor John Lopez brings new life to an old watering hole.

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Lemmon Shows it has the Stones

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At the First Annual Lemmon Ranch Rodeo, Testicle Festival and Dance

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SD Vietnam Stories: Retired Colonel Marty Mahart

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As we prepare for the Ken Burns landmark documentary series “The Vietnam War”, we meet South Dakotans whose lives were forever changed by the conflict, the politics, the music, and the protests. Today we meet Retired Colonel Marty Mahart. He's the cofounder of Operation Black Hills Cabin. His a retired combat pilot who served two tours in Vietnam.

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SD Vietnam Stories: Jim Dugan on War Dogs

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"Dogs exhibit heroism under fire in extreme combat," says Jim Dugan (USAF ret) of Rapid City who spoke with SDPB's Lori Walsh about the role of dogs in Vietnam.

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SD Vietnam Stories: Sculptor Darwin Wolf

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Sculptor Darwin Wolf spoke with us about his bronze sculpture of Medal of Honor recipient Michael J. Fitzmaurice. From the role of monuments, to the challenges of working with a living subject, Wolf explores the nuances of art in bronze and art in our lives.

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