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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

Amazing Underwater Explosion Using Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen

Posted by Nate Wek on

Backyard Scientist displays an underwater explosions using Dry Ice, and Liquid Nitrogen. This experiment is captured in high definition slow motion.

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Kids Poster Challenge Helps Spread the Word About Aquatic Invasive Species

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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking kids to help repel an invasion — of aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, and Asian carp.

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New Odd Squad Episodes

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New Odd Squad episodes all week beginning May 25.

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SDPB's Science Steve Presents at the It's All About Science Festival in Sioux Falls

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SDPB's Science Steve joins more than 50 science-related exhibitors at the fourth annual It’s All About Science Festival. 

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Savor Dakota

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta by Chef MJ Adams

Posted by Melissa Sievers on

Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta is the first featured recipe as highlighted in Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring. Chef MJ Adams contributes the recipe for our archive.

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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

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

South Dakota High School Basketball Polls: Jan. 19, 2016

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The high school basketball polls are now available for the week of January 19, 2016. All content of this poll is courtesy of the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

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A South Dakota Car Dealer Owns The Domain To Los Angeles Rams Website

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

There is one Rams fan in Rapid City, who may have just struck gold by accident. Brian Busch, 54, is a used car dealer, who became a fan in the 1970's. When the team moved to St. Louis in 1995, Busch created the website losangelesrams.com as a tribute site to the Los Angeles Rams franchise. He may be looking at a big payday, if the Rams decide to purchase the domain.

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Wisconsin High School Fans Can No Longer Chant "Scoreboard" or "We Can't Hear You" At Opposing Fans

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

According to Peter Burns of ESPN, students and fans attending high school games in Wisconsin are going to need to watch what they chant. Via the report, these new rules are being inforced by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.

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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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