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Last Days in Vietnam : Free Screening in Rapid City

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SDPB invites you to a free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, premiering April 28 on SDPB TV. 

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Tavis Smiley Interviews Actor Isaiah Washington

Posted by Nate Wek on

The NAACP Image and SAG Award winning actor, producer, activist and author talks about his role in the new film "Blackbird."

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Landmarks : Round Barns in South Dakota

Posted by Michael Zimny on

The round or polygonal barn was always an oddity on the American farmscape. How many remain in the state of South Dakota?

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Children & Education

PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer Announce New Class of Students Selected for the Emperor Science Awards

Posted by Laura Dimock on

100 high school students awarded for their passionate essays detailing the need to find a cure for cancer.

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The Buzz About Bees

Posted by Heather Benson on

During our summer events, SDPB will be buzzing about bees and other pollinators with our new, interactive booth. Learn more about the how pollination occurs and how you can help pollinators in your backyard!

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South Dakota's "Superwolves"

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

Some of the last wolves to roam freely in South Dakota were notorious for their aggressiveness and cunning.

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South Dakota in World War One - An Airman's Story

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

After the war, bomber pilot Fred Christopherson worked for 33 years as the managing editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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Savor Dakota

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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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

South Dakota High School Football Media Poll (August 28 - September 2)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota Media Preps high school poll for theh week of August 28 - September 2.

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Sioux Falls Christian Football Impresses Early

Last Updated by Gary Ellenbolt on

All seven classes of South Dakota High School football are in action this week. Games started with Class 11B and all three nine-man categories last weekend. One of the games from the first weekend brought what many people are calling an upset.

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South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll (August 22)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The South Dakota high school football media prep poll for the week of August 21-26. Check it out now to see who moved up and who moved down through the first week of high school football action.

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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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