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Living

Inspired by an Ancestor's Vision, Anthony Horse Road Is Resurrecting a Lakota Tradition

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The artist spoke to SDPB about reading porcupine quill work, discovering artistic methods through ceremony, and saving lives through art.

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The Art of Christmas: Wakonda

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The stained glass Nativity scene at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

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Finding the Silent Guide on Stoneman Hill

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A buoy beckons in Haakon County's sea of grass.

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Children & Education

Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond?

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If so, fill out this form or email us at npred@npr.org. A member of NPR Ed may be in touch and your response may be used in an upcoming story.

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EVERY CHILD IS A READER

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Gail Boushey is a literacy expert and co-author of the book that coined the idea of “three ways to read.” In this interview, she discusses how reading pictures and retelling stories are also valuable reading experiences.

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STORIES AND HISTORY

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Books that celebrate the black experience are available for all ages and reading levels, and there are so many themes to explore with children during Black History Month and throughout the year.

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J.L.W.Zietlow and his Dakota Central Telephone Company

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One of the first and largest telephone systems in the nation was founded in Aberdeen.

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota: The Legend of Star Boy

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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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Savor Dakota: Winter Vegetable Soup with Timpsila Recipe

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Timpisila is a root plant that has wound itself through Lakota history, lore and family recipes. Chef MJ Adams creates a vegetable soup that showcases the breadroot.

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Savor Dakota: Fry Bread Recipe

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Mavis Two Bulls makes fry bread to share with friends, family and to sell at a Spearfish Farmer's Market stand. Two Bulls graciously shares with us how she makes fry bread and shares a small recipe that a family might enjoy and a large recipe that might be made for a party.

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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

Smith Leaves USD Men's Basketball Program For Utah State

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Former University of South Dakota men's basketball coach Craig Smith is officially the new head coach at Utah State University. On Wednesday, The Herald Journal in Logan, Utah annouced the terms of Smith's new coaching contract.

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Northern State Advances To National Championship Game

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Northern State University will play for a National Championship in men’s basketball on Saturday. The Wolves defeated Queens North Carolina at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls on Thursday night, 105-99 in double overtime.

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Former USD Coyote Tom Compton To Sign With Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings, pending a physical, will sign Rosemount, Minnesota native and University of South Dakota alum Tom Compton.

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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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