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Lee Ann Roripaugh Reads Her Poem "Badlands"

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

South Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh read her poem "Badlands" for us as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Park Service.

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Jasmine Pickner-Bell on Breaking Barriers

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Pickner-Bell talked to SDPB about integrating a formerly all-male art form & an upcoming movie about her life.

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See Bryan Akipa's Performance at the Lighting Ceremony for "Dignity of Earth and Sky"

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-raised artist provided the perfect soundtrack for the lighting of the monument.

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Children & Education

Pumpkin Carving Templates

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Get your paints and carving tools ready! PBS has some great templates that you can use to carve or paint your pumpkins with this year.

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The Life of Libby Custer

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Researched and written by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

After his death at the Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer's wife spent 57 years writing and speaking throughout the country, clearing away any criticism people and historians had regarding her husband.

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Tool Kits for Parent and Teachers

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Sesame Street Workshop has developed many educational tool kits to help parents and teachers engage the kids in their care on challenging topics including grief, resilience and more.

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PBS KIDS Announces the Return of Fan Favorite with New Digital Series: THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW is an all-new short-form animated digital series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activitie

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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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

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

Two USD Football Players Face Sexual Assault Charges

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Two football players at the University of South Dakota have been arrested and charged in a sexual assault investigation. Sophomore defensive back Dale Williamson and junior defensive back Danny Rambo turned themselves in on Monday.

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Best Touchdown Celebration of the 2017 South Dakota High School Football Season?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sioux Falls Roosevelt defeated Watertown 30-16 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 11AAA South Dakota high school football playoffs. During the game, Arrows quarterback Brennan Gabriel launched a touchdown pass to wide out Cade Cummings. It’s what happened after the touchdown that garnered most of the attention.

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2017 South Dakota High School Football Quarterfinal Round Games

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The quarterfinal round of the South Dakota high school football playoffs takes place Thursday October 26th in all seven classes. Here is the schedule of games for the quarterfinal round.

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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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