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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

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Children & Education

Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

If so, fill out this form or email us at A member of NPR Ed may be in touch and your response may be used in an upcoming story.

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Gail Boushey is a literacy expert and co-author of the book that coined the idea of “three ways to read.” In this interview, she discusses how reading pictures and retelling stories are also valuable reading experiences.

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Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

Books that celebrate the black experience are available for all ages and reading levels, and there are so many themes to explore with children during Black History Month and throughout the year.

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J.L.W.Zietlow and his Dakota Central Telephone Company

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Sue Gates - Director - Dacotah Prairie Museum - Aberdeen on

One of the first and largest telephone systems in the nation was founded in Aberdeen.

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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

Posted by PBS Idea Lab on

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

National Hall of Fame to Induct Rob Van Laecken

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Legendary South Dakota high school basketball coach Rob Van Laecken will be inducted into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame this week.

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Chamberlain's Hutmacher Is Receiving College Offers For Football

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Some big time colleges are already recruiting Chamberlain heavyweight wrestling stand out Nash Hutmacher. However, right now, they want him to play football. Along with being a top high school wrestler in South Dakota, Hutmacher is also an elite high school offensive lineman for the Cubs football team.

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Former USD Coyote Chris Streveler Has Solid Showing In CFL Debut

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Former University of South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler made his Canadian Football League debut on Thursday night with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Edmonton Eskimos snuck out a 33-30 win over Winnipeg, but Streveler put up solid numbers in his first regular season game with the team.

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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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