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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

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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A radical approach to discipline that starts with listening to students

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Metropolitan is among a small but growing number of schools nationally that are turning the traditional approach to discipline on its head. Instead of trying to get students to leave their personal troubles at the door, these schools help kids cope with what often is a history of trauma. The idea is to catch problems before they become disciplinary issues resulting in suspensions or expulsions.

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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

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

High School Football Semi-Final Results (11AAA, 11AA, 11A)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The championship games are set for three of the seven classes of high school football in South Dakota. Class 11B and the nine-man classes will compete in their semi-final games on Saturday.

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2015 High School Football Quarterfinal Results (9B, 9A, 9AA, and 11B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the results of the quarterfinal round of the 2015 high school football playoffs. These results are specific for all three nine-man classes and 11-man class B. The semi-final round for all four of these football classes will begin on Saturday November 7.

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Summit League Hoops To Remain In Sioux Falls Through 2022

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Summit League Basketball Championships will remain in Sioux Falls through the year 2022. Both the league and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority have decided to excercise their five year option (2018-2022) in the current contract, which ensures the division one basketball tournament will remain in Sioux Falls for an extended period of time.

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