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Aloha from Sioux Falls: Luthier Josh Rieck on the Art of Hand-Made Ukuleles and Other Stringed Things

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

SDPB catches up with Sioux Falls luthier Josh Rieck as he prepares for a ukulele expo in the Aloha State.

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An Eery Silence Comes to Brookings with "Night Hunter"

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Artist Stacey Speers lets silent star Lillian Gish get lost in a creatural otherworld with Night Hunter, the film and complete project at the South Dakota Art Museum.

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State Cheer and Dance Video Recap

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The 2016 South Dakota State Cheer and Dance championships were held October 20-23. SDPB brings a video recap of the top teams.

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Children & Education

Fetch: Go Green

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

If you didn't know it, yesterday was Earth Day! PBS Kids FETCH! host, Ruff Ruffman is giving you a chance to make the Earth a cleaner place. Ruff has a whole bunch of different challenges for you to chose from.

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Coffee Filter Earth Day Art

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Earth Day is right around the corner! Here is a quick and easy project that your kids all ages will enjoy. It's very easy and chances are you have everything you need in your supply closet.

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The Book of Trees: Arbor & Earth Day Activity

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As you and your kids take part in Earth Day and Arbor Day festivities in your community, here’s a hands-on activity that will get your little ones up close and personal with the trees in their own backyard and throughout their neighborhood.

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Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

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April showers bring... flowers all year long?!? You can make your garden bloom all year long with these fun and vibrant recycled plastic bottle flowers!

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Savor Dakota

Savor Dakota Fall: SD Bison Filet au Poivre

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Sizzling steak is a sound that makes many people salivate. Imagine adding a four pepper cracked crust to your cut of choice. Michael Johnson, manager and chef at The Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge offers this recipe as the weather cools this fall. Bison is used in this presentation, but another hearty cut of deer or elk would also be appropriate.

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Caponata: A Sicilian Style Eggplant Dish by Chef MJ Adams

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Caponata is a Sicilian style dish that showcases some of the best produce that summer can offer.

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Pan Fried Walleye, Tomato and Olive Relish with Lemon Thyme Potatoes and Asparagus

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Michael Haskett prepares pan fried walleye with a tomato and olive relish, plus lemon thyme Potatoes and Asparagus. This recipe is featured in episode 102 of Savor Dakota.

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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

South Dakota Postcards: Sliding on Ice

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Curling was added to the official Winter Olympics program for the 1998 Nagano Games. Since then, it has become very popular around the world. The Sioux Falls Curling Club has seen its numbers grow since its inception in 2014. SDPB takes a look at what makes Curling so fun and why so many people are willing to try this sport.

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Yankton Freshman Matthew Mors Scores 1,000th Career Point

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Matthew Mors of Yankton scored his 1,000th career point on Saturday night in a road battle against the Watertown Arrows. While numerous players in South Dakota have had high school careers of 1,000 points or more, this one stands out because Mors is only a freshman.

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South Dakota Postcards: Skiing Nature

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South Dakota has over 60 state parks and 349 miles of trails, many of which are open year-round for activities like cross-country skiiing.

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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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