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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

Clement Moore's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'

Posted by Nate Wek on

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

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The Creator of "Clifford: The Big Red Dog" Dies At 86

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Norman Bridwell, the creator the Clifford the Big Red Dog, has passed away at the age of 86.

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Disney's Cinderella Is Coming In March of 2015

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A new Cinderella movie is being released by Disney this coming spring, and the first trailer for the movie is now available.

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Three Sioux Falls Schools - 1928

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Film shot in 1928 features buildings and students at Augustana College, Washington High School, and Columbus College on the grounds of what is now the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital.

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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

USD Shocks Nation With Game-Winning Field Goal Over No. 2 Ranked NDSU

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The University of South Dakota Coyotes upset the North Dakota State Univeristy Bison in Fargo on Saturday 24-21, as a result of a last second 33-yard field goal by Miles Bergner.

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Is This The Worst Play In NFL History?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

During the Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots Sunday night football game this week, the Colts failed on a play that still feels surreal. It started off as a fake punt, but turned into one of the worst trick plays in the history of the league.

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Injured Player Got Chance To Play in State Soccer Championship

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St. Thomas More senior Ciara Duffy was injured during the Class A Girls State Soccer game. With her team up 10-1 on the Tea Area Titans, the coach subbed her into the game for just a few seconds. What happens next is fantastic...

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