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Living

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

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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Click To Enlarge: Popcorn

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NPR's Skunk Bear discusses the process of making Popcorn, America's most famous movie theater treat.

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Lonesome George, The Pinta Island Tortoise

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Lonesome George, who was a Pinta Island Tortoise, died about two and a half years ago at the age of 102. He was the last known individual of his subspecies.

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Cookie Monster Ballet Dance

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Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland discusses ballet dancing with Cookie Monster, and Cookie Monster responds in the only way he knows how. 

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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

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

Canistota Dominates Sully Buttes in 9A Title Game

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Canistota Hawks won their fourth state football title on Thursday at the Dakota Dome as they defeated the Sully Buttes Chargers 56-8 in the 9A championship game.

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High School Football Semi-Final Results (11B, 9AA, 9A, and 9B)

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The semi-final round of the high school football playoffs finished up on Saturday night throughout the state. Here are the semi-final results for class 11B, class 9AA, class 9A, and class 9B.

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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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"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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