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Living

Jami Lynn To Perform At SDPB

Posted by Nate Wek on

South Dakota native and folk, jazz, and blues songwriter Jami Lynn will be in Vermillion, SD on Tuesday Dec. 9 to give a concert performance for the series No Cover No Minimum. The show will begin at 8 pm CT at the Al Neuharth Media Center.

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Huron Hosts 2014 State Oral Interpretation Festival

Posted by Nate Wek on

The 105th State Oral Interpretation event took place in Huron, SD over the weekend, and for many, this event was an opportunity to showcase acting and theater skills. 

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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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Children & Education

Reading Chart

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

School may be out, but learning never stops! Encourage your kiddos to go on wild adventures, solve mysteries and get lost in history all in their own backyard. PBS Kids wants you to join them this summer by reading. There is even a cool chart that you can use to keep track of the books you have read.

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Natural Ice Boats

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Here is a fun and eco-friendly project for you and your kiddos on a hot summer day! For an afternoon of clean, green and science-friendly fun, try making these ice boats.

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Cool Ice Towers

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

Here is a fun and colorful way to stay cool this summer! These ice towers are super easy to make, and your kids will enjoy helping you put them together!

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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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Savor Dakota

SAVOR DAKOTA at the South Dakota Peach Festival

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

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?

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

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

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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

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Northern State's Curt Fredrickson Retires After 39-Year Career

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Northern State University head women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson announced his retirement on Tuesday afternoon.

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Nate Tibbetts A Top Candidate For Atlanta Hawks Head Coaching Vacancy

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The Atlanta Hawks are in the search for a new head coach, and sources close to the situation believe South Dakota native and Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts is one of the favored candidates.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

Last Updated by Lori Walsh on

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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