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Living

Oral Interp Comes To Huron This Weekend

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The 105th annual Oral Interpretation festival will take place this weekend in Huron, SD. The event begins on Friday Oct. 5 and will finish up on the evening of Oct. 6. 

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Top-20 Christmas Movies

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Here's a list of the top-20 holiday Christmas movies to watch this season, according to the American Movie Channel.

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2014 All-State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 31 - Nov. 1

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The 62nd annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra event features the state's best high school musicians. See the Grand Concert live on SDPB TV or online at SDPB.org

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Children & Education

Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson... as Stick Man?

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Watch Stick Man on SDPB TV!

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Yankton's Mead Building

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The former centerpiece of the Human Services Center will one day be a museum.

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Unlocking Dyslexia: An NPR Series

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NPR's Gabrielle Emanuel takes an in-depth look at Dyslexia, the most common learning disability in the United States that touches the lives of millions of people, as part of an All Things Considered series.

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Is Santa Real? A Scientific Analysis

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Examining some of the most difficult questions surrounding Christmas- like how Santa can deliver all of those presents in one night and why Christmas lights always end up tangled!

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Savor Dakota

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

Adam Vinatieri Breaks NFL Record For Most Consecutive Field Goals

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South Dakota native and future National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Adam Vinatieri has broken the league record for consecutive field goals – 43 in a row.

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Winner, SD Cheer and Dance Team Honors Deceased Classmate

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The cheer and dance teams from Winner, South Dakota are honoring their classmate Taylor Watzel at the state cheer and dance competition in Aberdeen.

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Tales of the Gridiron: "I'm With The Band"

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It's not just football season in South Dakota, it's also high school marching band season. If you’ve been to a high school football game recently, odds are you’ve seen a marching band perform a field show at halftime. It may come as a surprise to some, but marching band students often prepare as much as the football team. Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, follows this trend.

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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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