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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Yay Moms! SD Children in Nature

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May Game Fish & Parks

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Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

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Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Tissue Paper Stained Glass for Mothers

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If you are still looking for a perfect Mothers Day gift, here is a great homemade option! Show your mom you love her by making a beautiful heart stained glass window. If you already have a Mothers Day gift, this is still a fun craft for all ages to enjoy!

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Growing Egg Carton Seeds

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Encourage your kids to get their hands dirty for once! Growing seedlings in egg cartons is a simple activity that connects young children to nature and is a great way to inspire a lifelong interest in gardening and plants.

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Cinco de Mayo Recipes and Crafts

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May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, which is often celebrated in America with some delicious Mexican food! The holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. As you pull together your feast, consider these recipes and learn more about the holiday.

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Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These?

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Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.

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Fetch: Go Green

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If you didn't know it, yesterday was Earth Day! PBS Kids FETCH! host, Ruff Ruffman is giving you a chance to make the Earth a cleaner place. Ruff has a whole bunch of different challenges for you to chose from.

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