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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

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

The Historic Homestake Opera House - Lead

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A 1914 opera house/theater is still a hub of community activity in Lead.

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Women in Local History: The Story of Jessie Sundstrom

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

Born in Rapid City and raised in Deadwood, Jessie dedicated her life to local history and service, contributing to multiple organizations over her lifetime.

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NPR Skunk Bear: Why Do We Get Goosebumps?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Find out how and why our skin acts so weird when we're cold, scared, or moved. It's positively hair-raising!

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Homestake's Ellison Shaft Fire - 1930

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, Deadwood History Inc. on

Two workers died in a disastrous fire at the Homestake gold mine.

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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

South Dakota High School Basketball Polls: Feb. 23

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The high school girls and boys basketball polls for the week of Feb. 23, 2016. The content is courtesy of the South Dakota Broadcasters High School Basketball Poll.

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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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