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

Posted by Brian Gevik on

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

A radical approach to discipline that starts with listening to students

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Metropolitan is among a small but growing number of schools nationally that are turning the traditional approach to discipline on its head. Instead of trying to get students to leave their personal troubles at the door, these schools help kids cope with what often is a history of trauma. The idea is to catch problems before they become disciplinary issues resulting in suspensions or expulsions.

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Invisibilia: The Most Effecient Way to Travel on Two Legs

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The hosts of NPR's new show about human behavior bring you some new research from Nevada State University. They've discovered the most efficient way to travel on two legs.

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Wind Cave Exploration

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Spelunkers have been exploring and mapping Wind Cave's passages and chambers since the 1880s.

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DIY Bouncy Balls: Video

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Make a DIY Bouncy Ball using borax laundry powder, cornstarch, school glue and a little water! 

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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

Kobe Bryant, One Final Hurrah For A Basketball Legend

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Los Angeles Lakers will conclude their NBA season on Wednesday night when they host the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. You may be asking, why should South Dakotans care? It's simple - in a way, this is the end of an era.

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Adam Vinatieri Returns Home To Talk About Football And Medicine

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Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri has built a reputation as one of the best clutch kickers in NFL history. To many South Dakotans, Vinatieri is known as a local boy who made the big leagues. He has been on four Super Bowl winning teams.

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Scott Nagy Thanks South Dakota State University

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Former South Dakota State University men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy is now officially the head coach for Wright State. This means the Jackrabbits are now in the process of searching for a new coach.

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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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