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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

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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

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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

Mister Rogers Shows Us How Crayons Are Made

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On February 27, 2003, Fred Rogers (aka Mister Rogers) from the television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” passed away at the age of 74.

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Mount Rushmore Carvers

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Film clips from 1927 - 1941. Rushmore worker interviews from 1992.

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Super Easy No-Bake Cookies

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PBS Parents presents full-time kid Mya, and she explains how to make no-bake cookies. 

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Spiders Tune Their Webs Like A Guitar

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NPR's Skunk Bear explains how and why spiders will tune their webs to resemble the strings on a guitar.

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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

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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

DakotaCast Podcast with Nate Wek: Episode #2

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On this week's edition of the DakotaCast podcast, Nate Wek talks boys state golf, girls state tennis, and the state soccer championships. Also, the Pheasant hunting opener is this weekend, the Sioux Falls Skyforce have a new head coach, and a special interview from Harding County about long road trips for high school football.

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South Dakota Sportswriters High School Football Poll: Oct. 13

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Here is the South Dakota high school football poll for the week of October 13th, courtesy of the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

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2015 State Soccer Championship Results

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Here are the score results from the 2015 State Soccer Championships from Mitchell, SD on Saturday October 10.

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