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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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South Dakota Native January Jones Shares Photo Prior to SAG Awards

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South Dakota native and Hollywood actress January Jones, from the AMC television series Mad Men, got the public talking over the weekend. She posted a photo of herself from a Miss Teen South Dakota Pageant in the 1980’s.

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Children & Education

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."

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PBS Announces Black History Month Programming

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To honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and observe Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, PBS offers documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

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5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

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The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

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Sail Away with the Nature Cat Crew

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Ahoy Mateys! Are you looking for an adventure, but don't have the transportation? In today's fun activity learn how to make your own sailboat and sail away with the Nature Cat Crew!

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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

Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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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

Outdoor Activities For The Younger Generation In South Dakota

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South Dakota has had tourism slogans that encourage people to come experience the state – and great places. There’s a tradition in many families of outdoor activities from snowmobiling in the Hills to hunting pheasants. The trick for state agencies is how to keep the next generation active outdoors.

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The Origin of the Estelline Redmen Mascot

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The Estelline Redmen name wasn’t always connected to a Native American themed mascot. It was actually the furthest thing from it when the ‘Redmen’ name was originally adopted.

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USD's Chris Streveler Will Play in the Canadian Football League

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On Friday, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) announced the signing of University of South Dakota star quarterback Chris Streveler.

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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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