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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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The South Dakota One-Act Play Festival Took Place In Sioux Falls Over The Weekend

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The 59th annual One-Act Play Festival was held at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls over the weekend. This one-of-a-kind theater event hosted 45 schools from around the state. 

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For Harper Lee fans, great excitement for the book that came before ‘Mockingbird’

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After publishing her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960, Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee has never published another one. Now, more than a half-century later, a book she wrote in the 1950s will see the light of day. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Mary Murphy and novelist Wally Lamb about the reclusive author and their reaction to the news.

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Children & Education

Simple Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Traditions

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Begin your own family tradition to give Thanksgiving its well-deserved and special meaning.

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Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

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A simple, scalable program — founded by Dolly Parton — reaches kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5.

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

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Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It

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A new national survey asked students about how they experience bullying in order to help educators try to stop it.

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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

Girls State Basketball Thursday Championship Results (Class A and Class B)

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The Class A and Class B Girls State Championships tipped-off in South Dakota today. Here are the full results from Thursday, and the upcoming schedule for Friday.

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Myah and Chloe, A Year After The Class B Championship Game

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Last season, Class B Girls basketball came down to two teams, Sully Buttes and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket for all the marbles. It was the tale of two elite competitors, Chloe Lamb (Sully Buttes) and Myah Selland (Sanborn Central/Woonsocket). This season it's sort of the same story, Selland vs Lamb - but at the college level.

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2018 Girls State Basketball Tournament Brackets

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Only 24 teams remain for the 2018 South Dakota high school girls basketball season. Next week, Class A and Class B will have their state tournament events. The Barnett Center in Aberdeen will host the Class B tournament, while the Civic Arena in Watertown will hot Class A.

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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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