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Arts & Culture

The Creation of Santa Claus

Posted by Nate Wek on

Do you know where the real story of Santa Claus came from, and how it became what it is today?

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Jami Lynn To Perform At SDPB

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota native and folk, jazz, and blues songwriter Jami Lynn will be in Vermillion, SD on Tuesday Dec. 9 to give a concert performance for the series No Cover No Minimum. The show will begin at 8 pm CT at the Al Neuharth Media Center.

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Huron Hosts 2014 State Oral Interpretation Festival

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The 105th State Oral Interpretation event took place in Huron, SD over the weekend, and for many, this event was an opportunity to showcase acting and theater skills. 

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Children & Education

Science Steve Attending Birthday Celebration for Children's Museum of South Dakota

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

SDPB's Science Guy Steven Rokusek will use humor and fascinating demonstrations to bring dry theorems and scientific laws to life. The demonstrations are entertaining for kids and adults. Approximately 15 demonstrations will be shown during the event, including physics, chemistry and anatomy demonstrations.

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Dumb-Sounding Birds of North America

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Blogging birder Nick Lund shared some of his favorite ridiculous bird songs with Skunk Bear. What are some of your favorite bird calls?

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Skunk Bear: '12 Ancient Giants (And 1 Modern Marvel)'

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Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too.

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Sesame Street to Remain on SDPB

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

A lot of Sesame Street news has been flooding the news feeds about a new deal between Sesame Street and HBO. For those who support SDPB's educational mission and value the role Sesame Street plays in furthering that mission, let us clear the media clutter and get beyond the headlines.

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Midday Margins

Midday Margins Blog: The Reading Life of SD Chief Justice David Gilbertson

The first time I interviewed South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson, we were in Pierre, and I was still getting...

Midday Margins Blog: On Oil Leaks, Authenticity, And Occasionally Asking the Wrong Questions

Three words are posted above my desk at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. These are the core principals the Dakota...

Midday Margins Blog: The Reading Life Of Senator Tom Daschle

The way people read fascinates me. Most people don't think about it much, but there are as many different reading...

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

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

2016 Full State Gymnastics Meet Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the full results from the 2016 state gymnastics meet. Mitchell won the Class AA team championship, while Madison won the Class A team championship.

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SDHSAA Press Release - 2016 A & AA Gymnastics

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The 2016 meet will be held at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, Feb. 12-13.

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South Dakota High School Basketball Polls: Feb. 9, 2016

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the high school boys and girls basketball polls for the week of February 9, 2016. The content of these polls are courtesy of the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

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