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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

Full-Time Kid: How to Make Shadow Puppets

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Cool Shadow Puppets!

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Sid's Holiday Adventure | Sid the Science Kid

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Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Learn about winter weather with Sid the Science Kid!

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Full-Time Kid: Cheesy Pizza Bites

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Homemade Pizza Bread

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Trace The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil

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That quest to find out how pencil lead is made.

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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

Tales of the Gridiron: Warrior Game Day

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In Winner, the fall brings more than crisp air and changing colors, it brings a rich football tradition that reaches across generations.

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High School Football Game In Oregon Experiences Surreal Downpour

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A high school football game in Forest Grove, Oregon experienced some insane weather last Thursday night. Does this remind you of any games in South Dakota?

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Sports Rewind: 2015 11A South Dakota High School Football Championship

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2015 11A Championship game recap: The Madison Bulldogs defeated the West Central Trojans 28-21 on Thursday November 12 at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion to win the 2015 11A state football title.

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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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