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Arts & Culture

Top-20 Christmas Movies

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

Posted by Brian Gevik on

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

The Science Of The "Flying V" Formation

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Ever wondered why birds, flying in formation, seem to flap in synchrony?

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Duct Tape Alphabet Magnets

Posted by Nate Wek on

Make your own alphabet magnets and take learning to the fridge. 

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Mister Rogers Shows Us How Crayons Are Made

Posted by Nate Wek on

On February 27, 2003, Fred Rogers (aka Mister Rogers) from the television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” passed away at the age of 74.

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Mount Rushmore Carvers

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Film clips from 1927 - 1941. Rushmore worker interviews from 1992.

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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

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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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

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

High School Football Semi-Final Results (11AAA, 11AA, 11A)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The championship games are set for three of the seven classes of high school football in South Dakota. Class 11B and the nine-man classes will compete in their semi-final games on Saturday.

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2015 High School Football Quarterfinal Results (9B, 9A, 9AA, and 11B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the results of the quarterfinal round of the 2015 high school football playoffs. These results are specific for all three nine-man classes and 11-man class B. The semi-final round for all four of these football classes will begin on Saturday November 7.

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Summit League Hoops To Remain In Sioux Falls Through 2022

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The Summit League Basketball Championships will remain in Sioux Falls through the year 2022. Both the league and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority have decided to excercise their five year option (2018-2022) in the current contract, which ensures the division one basketball tournament will remain in Sioux Falls for an extended period of time.

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