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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

DIY Bouncy Balls: Video

Posted by Michael Zimny on

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

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Building the Belle Fourche (Orman) Dam - 1903-1907

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Now known as Belle Fourche Dam, it was once the largest earthen dam in the world.

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WATCH: Orangutan Mom Helps Baby Swing Through Tree Tops

Posted by Nate Wek on

Baby orangutans sometimes need help from their mothers when trying to swing between tree branches.

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The Science Of The "Flying V" Formation

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Ever wondered why birds, flying in formation, seem to flap in synchrony?

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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

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

Posted by PBS Idea Lab on

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?

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

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

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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

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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