Topic Areas & Blogs

News and information, sports, the arts... see what's trending on SDPB, PBS, and NPR. 

Living

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

Read More

Children & Education

The Math and Science Education Conference

Posted by Nate Wek on

The city of Huron will host the annual Math and Science Education Conference (SDCTM/SDSTA Joint Conference) this week, starting on Thursday, Feb. 5.

Read More

The Charles Nolin Monument and Film - Sturgis, 1932

Posted by Brian Gevik on

A stone monument and film commemorate Charles "Red" Nolin, a pony mail carrier killed on the Deadwood Trail in 1876.

Read More

Clement Moore's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'

Posted by Nate Wek on

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

Read More

The Creator of "Clifford: The Big Red Dog" Dies At 86

Posted by Nate Wek on

Norman Bridwell, the creator the Clifford the Big Red Dog, has passed away at the age of 86.

Read More

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

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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.

Read More

Sports & Recreation

Friday Scoreboard: 2016 Boys (and Class AA Girls) State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The scores from Friday of the boys state basketball championships. Also included, the girls AA tournament results for Friday. Click here for more...

Read More

Thursday Scoreboard: 2016 Boys (and Class AA Girls) State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The scores from Thursday of the boys state basketball championships. Also included, the girls AA tournament results for Thursday. Click here for more...

Read More

Boys Basketball Championship (And AA Girls) Brackets and Coverage Information

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Four state high school basketball tournaments will take place in South Dakota this week; all three boys classes and one class in girls. South Dakota Public Broadcasting will be live streaming all of the tournaments, but only televising from three of the locations. Click here for more info...

Read More

"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

"We Looked Over Our Shoulders And Learned To Run"

Posted by Lori Walsh on

On violence, community, and talking about the things that terrify us.

Read More

Mato Wayuhi Will Not Simmer Down

Last Updated by Lori Walsh on

South Dakota Oglala Lakota musician (and filmmaker) Mato Wayuhi releases a new album featuring a provocative music video.

Read More

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.

Read More