PBS KIDS Kicks Off a Summer of Adventure

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Fans of PBS KIDS will get a chance to see new episodes beginning Friday, June 6, through August 24, including READY JET GO!, the first-ever WILD KRATTS marathon and new specials from NATURE CAT and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, exploring themes such as the natural world and ocean animals’ migratory patterns.

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Make a Composter

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Instead of throwing your fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds, and egg shells in the trash, use them to help you make your own compost. When your compost is ready, you can mix it in with some dirt and you have perfect planting soil!

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How To Raise A Human: The Perils Of Pushing Too Hard

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From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried. NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

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DWU Hosts Forum On Guns & Mental Health

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Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell hosted "Triggers: A Critical Conversation About Guns and Mental Health in America." It's a look at different perspectives on gun rights and young adult mental health in America. Alisha Vincent is Executive Director of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University.

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Tornado in a Jar

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Tornadoes can cause a lot of destruction, but are an interesting force of nature. Did you know that their is a way to see a tornado without the destruction? This fun activity is a great way to open up a discussion about how tornadoes form and how to stay safe during a tornado.

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Avera's Matt Stanley Offers Insight On Mental Health And Violence

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We continue our series of conversations about the prevention of mass shootings in America. Today we discuss mental health. Dr. Matt Stanley is a psychiatrist with Avera and Vice President of Avera's Behavioral Health.

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Linda Daugaard Discusses Trauma-Informed Care

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Nearly half of the nation's youth report having experienced at least one traumatic event. South Dakota First Lady Linda Daugaard recently participated in a national town hall on helping children who experience trauma.

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Melanoma Monday

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The sun is out, and so is the aloe vera. If your skin is feeling the effects of the May sunshine, it might be time to reconsider the notion of a "healthy glow." Today is Melanoma Monday. We're talking tanning beds and cancer screenings.

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Are Autism Numbers On The Rise?

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The CDC estimates that one in 150 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder. Are the numbers on the rise, or is the definition of autism expanding. What, if anything does it mean for parents as they look at their children and wonder about behavior and development? Tressa Dykstra is a nurse practitioner at Sanford Children's Hospital.

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Motherhood Out Loud

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The unpredictable ups and downs of motherhood, offered with a splash of laughter, tears, and maybe a little wine. Sonja Niles, LaRae Morlan and Rachel Winters join us in SDPB's studio at the University of Sioux Falls to talk about Motherhood Out Loud, a sketch-comedy benefit for the Sioux Empire Community Theater.

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Wake Up Parents! Here's How To Get Some Sleep

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SDPB brings NPR's #HowToRaiseAHuman conversations home to South Dakota. Where better to start than with the sometimes maddening topic, of babies and sleep? Bleary eyed parents ... wake up. Help is on the way. Joining us for the conversation is Sanford pediatrician Dr. Laura Whittington.

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"Tully," Postpartum Depression, And Reassurance For Mothers

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We're talking this hour about #HowToRaiseAHuman, NPR's cross-platform coverage on what parenting books might not tell you. On In the Moment, we had conversation about postpartum depression and postpartum mental health. We were joined by Karla Harmon, a Certified Social Worker at Sanford Health.

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What 'A Nation At Risk' Got Wrong, And Right, About U.S. Schools

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Thirty-five years after the landmark report warned of a "rising tide of mediocrity" in U.S. education, the statistics have been questioned, but the concerns still feel urgent.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now

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Meet the woman in charge of PBS Kids.

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Colorful Sun Catcher

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If you are looking for a fun and colorful project to do today, try making a sun catcher. These beautiful decorations will add a little pop of color in any room you have!

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