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Living

Justin Hayward: Spirits… Live

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The legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues performs classic hits and songs from his latest solo album SPIRITS OF THE WESTERN SKY.

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The South Dakota High School Debate & IE Tournament Will Take Place in Harrisburg Over the Weekend

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South Dakota's top high school speech and debate competitors are busy preparing for the season concluding SDHSAA Annual State Debate & Individual Events Tournament.  The 2015 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament will be held at Harrisburg High School on Friday & Saturday March 6-7. 

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One Act Play: Selfie Wall

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Student's from around the state gathered in front of the SDPB Selfie Wall throughout the 2015 One Act Play Festival at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls this past weekend. 

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Children & Education

TP Roll Spring Chicken

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Happy making, playing and storytelling!

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Working Class Students Answer: Is College Worth It?

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NPR's Michel Martin visits Madison, Wis. for "Who Needs College?" the latest live event in the "Going There" series. UW-Madison student Sam Park discusses the value of a college education.

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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger On Proposed Cuts to Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

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Proposed budget cuts on Public Broadcasting

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Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

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National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top.

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

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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

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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?

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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

Sioux Falls To Host Three Future NCAA Post-Season Events

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The city of Sioux Falls has been awarded three bids for future championship/regional National Collegiate Athletic Association events.

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Sweet-16 Playoff Format In South Dakota High School Basketball/Volleyball Takes Big Step

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The Sweet-16 format is one step closer to becoming ‘the law of the land’ for all classes of high school basketball in South Dakota.

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Bridgewater-Emery Seeks Perfect End To A Perfect Season

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Bridgewater-Emery is the only team capable of a completing a perfect season in boys high school basketball this spring. The Huskies are 23-0 and will play an opponent they haven’t seen yet this year in the championship game, Wolsey-Wessington.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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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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