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Oral Interp Comes To Huron This Weekend

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The 105th annual Oral Interpretation festival will take place this weekend in Huron, SD. The event begins on Friday Oct. 5 and will finish up on the evening of Oct. 6. 

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Top-20 Christmas Movies

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Here's a list of the top-20 holiday Christmas movies to watch this season, according to the American Movie Channel.

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2014 All-State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 31 - Nov. 1

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The 62nd annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra event features the state's best high school musicians. See the Grand Concert live on SDPB TV or online at SDPB.org

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Children & Education

Dumb-Sounding Birds of North America

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Blogging birder Nick Lund shared some of his favorite ridiculous bird songs with Skunk Bear. What are some of your favorite bird calls?

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Skunk Bear: '12 Ancient Giants (And 1 Modern Marvel)'

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Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too.

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Sesame Street to Remain on SDPB

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A lot of Sesame Street news has been flooding the news feeds about a new deal between Sesame Street and HBO. For those who support SDPB's educational mission and value the role Sesame Street plays in furthering that mission, let us clear the media clutter and get beyond the headlines.

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DIY: Plastic Cup Phones

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Turn two simple plastic cups and a string into a phone with this cool craft! Great for starting a conversation about how sound travels, this craft project also acts as a toy phone! One person stands at the end of one cup and puts the cup to their ear. The other person holds the cup to their mouth and speaks.

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

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Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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Science & Technology

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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For many years, people have discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Scientists such as Stephen Hawking have stated the probability of life existing on another planet, other than earth, is favorable... especially when considering the size of the universe.

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How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

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Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. He hopes these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.

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Sports & Recreation

2016 Class “B” Senior American Legion Baseball State Championship Tournament

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The South Dakota 2016 Class “B” Senior American Legion Baseball State Championship Tournament that will be held at the Bob Wiley Field, Webster, SD, on Friday July 22 through the 26, 2016.

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2016 Class "A" Junior American Legion Baseball State Championship Tournament

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The South Dakota 2016 Class “A” Junior American Legion Baseball State Championship Tournament that will be held in Watertown, SD at the Watertown Stadium, Wednesday July 20 -July 24, 2016.

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The Minnesota Twins Induct Legendary Broadcaster John Gordon Into Hall Of Fame

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Legendary radio sportscaster John Gordon was inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon. Gordon, who is now 76-years old, spent 25 seasons doing Twins games on the radio.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's the owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

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