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Arts & Culture

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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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

Huron’s Lori Keleher Selected as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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After a nationwide search, Lori Keleher of Huron has been selected as one of 100 educators nationwide to join the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

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The 4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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First Lady Michelle Obama invites you to enter the 4th annual Healthy Lunchtime Recipe Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner.”

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DIY Kinetic Carousel Engineering Toy

Posted by Nate Wek on

Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy.

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SDPB at the YFS Kids Fair!

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SDPB will be at the Youth and Family Services Kids Fair in Rapid City, later this month, with kid-approved acts and activities.

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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

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

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

Second Round Playoff Pairings (9B, 9A, 9AA, and 11B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The post-season for high school football in South Dakota is officially underway. Some teams have advanced, while others will put their shoulder pads and helmets away for the year. Here are the second round playoff pairings for class 9B, class 9A, class 9AA, and class 11B.

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Final South Dakota Sportswriters High School Football Poll: Oct. 27

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here is the South Dakota Sportswriters high school football poll for October 27, 2015. Due to the regular season ending, this will be the last high school football poll.

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2015 High School Football First Round Playoff Pairings

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The regular season for the 2015 high school football season is over, which means it's time for post season play. All of the competiting teams have one goal, to compete for a state football title in three weeks at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion.

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