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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

How Can You Make the Most of Your Kids' Screen Time?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

There are so many mixed messages surrounding the topic of screen time, and it is sometimes a struggle to make sure that you're making the right choices about when and what your kids watch and play. It helps to remember that digital media is simply a tool, just like books, toys, and art supplies.

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10 PBS KIDS Apps to Download in 2019

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Check out these 10 apps the PBS KIDS team recommends to download for all your kids’ interests.

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In 'Never Too Late,' Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College

Posted by Laura Dimock on

There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let's face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. A new book offers a roadmap for older students.

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The Most Viral Teaching Moments Of 2018

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Teachers used social media this year to let the world into their classrooms. What did we see? A lot of crying, hugging and learning.

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Savor Dakota

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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Savor Dakota: Winter Vegetable Soup with Timpsila Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

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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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

2019 State High School Gymnastics Meet Schedule

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2019 State Gymnastics Championships begin Friday in Brookings from the Swiftel Center. All of the action will be streamed live online at sdpb.org/gymnastics.

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State Senate Committee Passes Sports Betting Resolution

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Wednesday, the Senate State Affairs committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 2, a call for the people of South Dakota to vote on a the legalization of sports betting in the Mt. Rushmore state.

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South Dakota Media Preps High School Basketball Poll (January 28-February 2)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota media preps high school basketball poll for the week of January 28 - February 2. Teams are listed by overall record, total votes, and previous ranking. First place votes are represented by a parenthesis.

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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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