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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

NPR Skunk Bear: Why Do We Get Goosebumps?

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Find out how and why our skin acts so weird when we're cold, scared, or moved. It's positively hair-raising!

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Homestake's Ellison Shaft Fire - 1930

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, Deadwood History Inc. on

Two workers died in a disastrous fire at the Homestake gold mine.

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Nature Cat Debuts on SDPB in November

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Fred the house cat comes to SDPB to help your kid become a backyard explorer extraordinaire.

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Pouring Gold at Homestake Mine - 1938 -2002

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Film and video show the gold recovery process at Homestake over the years.

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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

How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

Boys Basketball Championship (And AA Girls) Brackets and Coverage Information

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Four state high school basketball tournaments will take place in South Dakota this week; all three boys classes and one class in girls. South Dakota Public Broadcasting will be live streaming all of the tournaments, but only televising from three of the locations. Click here for more info...

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Viborg-Hurley, A Friendship Worth 2,000 Points

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

In South Dakota, a basketball player scoring 2,000 points in her high school career is somewhat rare. In early February, Abby Hora of Viborg-Hurley became the 24th player in South Dakota history to join the 2,000 point club. While Hora may get the credit in the stat book – her lifelong friendship with a teammate on the court is what made the 2,000 point journey memorable.

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Saturday Scoreboard: Girls State Basketball Championships

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Here are the final results from all three days of competition during the state girls basketball championships (Class A and Class B). Click here for more...

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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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