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Oral Interp Comes To Huron This Weekend

Posted by Nate Wek on

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

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

DIY: Plastic Cup Phones

Posted by Nate Wek on

Turn two simple plastic cups and a string into a phone with this cool craft! Great for starting a conversation about how sound travels, this craft project also acts as a toy phone! One person stands at the end of one cup and puts the cup to their ear. The other person holds the cup to their mouth and speaks.

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Rainstick - Crafts for Kids

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Turn a paper towel roll into a rain stick with duct tape, aluminum foil and mixed grains! The aluminum foil inserted inside the paper towel roll causes the grains to trickle down slowly, creating the sound effect of falling rain. This fun, simple craft is a great way to start a conversation with your kids about rain and weather.

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PBS Kids Back-to-School Sweepstakes

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Enter to win your very own PBS KIDS Back-to-School Pack filled with back-to-school gear.

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Crafts For Kids; Mini Ball Game

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On this episode of 'Crafts for Kids,' learn how to make your own mini-ball game. 'Crafts for Kids' is a weekly series that encourages parents and kids to spend time together making fun and simple projects.

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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

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

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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Friday Scoreboard: Girls State Basketball Championships

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The Consolation Round and Semi-Final Round results from the 2016 Girls State Basketball Championships (Class A and B). Here are the full scores from the games on Friday, as well as a schedule of the games on Saturday.

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"In The Margins" With Lori Walsh

A Book, A Hammock and a Lifetime of Reading

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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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