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Living

What I learned from McDonald's "Pollock to Pollock" ads.

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Reflections on a Lenten Filet-O-Fish ad partially shot in Pollock, South Dakota.

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The Hosmer Phone Booth

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

A local telephone man preserved a piece of communications history for Hosmer.

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Can South Dakota Crowd-Solve an Art Mystery?

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A pitch for audience participation in answering the question: Who is Fred Hill?

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Children & Education

5 Proven Benefits Of Play

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Beauty and the Beast and Almost, Maine topped the list of most popular high school plays and musicals, according to Dramatics magazine's rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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PBS LearningMedia Unveils New Design and User Experience for Pre-K Through 12th Grade Educators and Students

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Just in time for the new school year, PBS and WGBH today unveiled the new PBS LearningMedia website, making thousands of digital resources more accessible to educators and students across the country. New features include simple browsing by curriculum area, state/national standards and grade; improved search functionality; a refreshed look and easier access to local PBS station resources.

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PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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PBS Programs, Including the 31ST ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, and Special Episodes from POV, GREAT PERFORMANCES and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Highlight Latinx Culture and Influence

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Holiday Recipes: Sweet Potato Pie

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Sam Heikes of Heikes Family Farm uses the winter months to take a breath after the prior growing season. Its a time to be with family and cook!! The Heikes crew enjoys creating items with the produce that they grow and exchanging ideas with their customers. Sam kindly shared a favorite recipe for sweet potato pie, a holiday favorite.

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Savor Dakota Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Field corn is found in abundance in South Dakota but it isn't something that typically shows up on a "farm to table" menu. That didn't stop SDPB's Heather Benson from giving it a try.

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Savor Dakota: The Legend of Star Boy

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Everything is connected in Lakota lore. Timpsila is a prairie root that is revered by the culture and even plays a role in connecting this world with that of the stars. Jhon Goes in Center tells the Legend of Star Boy.

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Science & Technology

Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

South Dakota High School Football Playoffs, Quarterfinal Scores

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Playoff football took over the Mt. Rushmore state on Thursday night as all seven classes competed in the quarterfinal round. Check out all of the scores from all of the games.

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2018 South Dakota High School Football Quarterfinal Round Schedule

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

All seven classes of high school football in South Dakota are now in the post-season. Last week, all three 9-man classes and Class 11B had the first round of the playoffs, but this week every team is competing in the quarterfinal round.

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South Dakota High School Soccer All-State Teams Announced

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Monday, the South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association announced their all-state selections for boys and girls soccer.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

Last Updated by Lori Walsh on

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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