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Living

Can South Dakota Crowd-Solve an Art Mystery?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

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

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The Border Monuments

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

The South Dakota-North Dakota border is the only state line in the nation "marked by conspicuous monuments of the most durable material."

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A Lost Monument and the Pierre Origins of the Geographical Center Saga

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Is the geographical center of North America at Rugby, Robinson, or Center, North Dakota? Or across the state line in Pierre?

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Children & Education

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are everywhere.

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Your Turn: When Parents Push Too Hard ... Or Not Enough

Posted by Laura Dimock on

As a parent, did you ever push your child in ways you now regret – or not push enough? Or when you were a child, did you ever feel pushed too hard or not enough? These were the questions we posed to you, our audience. Read the responses.

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From the Great Plains to the Great War

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Full documentary detailing South Dakota's role in World War One.

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Pay Attention!

Posted by Samantha Dlugosh on

In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention. SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota. Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

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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

Tales of the Gridiron: The Girls of Fall

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

In the town of Estelline, high school sports are a big part of every day life. For the sport of football, it’s no different. And while football is typically thought to be a boys sport, two girls from the community of Estelline are proving the status quo wrong – meet Christine Nefzger and Kaytlyn Hawley.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Football Poll (September 24-29)

Posted by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota media preps high school football poll for the week of September 24-29. Teams are listed by first place votes in parenthesis, overall record, total votes, and previous ranking.

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Onida Native Tom Byrum Returns To South Dakota For PGA Event

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Wednesday, South Dakota Public Broadcasting was granted a one-on-one sit down interview with Onida, SD native Tom Byrum. Both Tom and his brother Curt became professional golfers. In our conversation with Tom Byrum he discussed the Sanford International event, growing up in South Dakota, and making it at the professional level.

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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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