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Arts & Culture

From Lagos to Lemmon

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Sculptor John Lopez teams up with Nigerian artists Dotun Popoola and Jonathan Imafidor to create Boss Cowman Square in downtown Lemmon.

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2015-16 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

With the completion of all the SDHSAA winter fine arts and athletic activities, the SDHSAA announces that 579 teams have received the “Academic Achievement Team Awards” for the 2015-2016 Winter Season.

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The State Visual Arts Competition In Sioux Falls

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls hosted thousands of people over the weekend for the state Class AA basketball tournament. But that wasn't the only event taking place at the venue.

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Children & Education

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

Posted by Laura Dimock on

New research reinforces the role of a human — an adult or older child — when young kids learn from technology.

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.

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The Classroom Where Fake News Fails

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Fake news is everywhere, and many Americans in this digital age struggle to sort fact from fiction. The fix: Teach them when they're young.

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Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The 'Epitome Of Broken'?

Posted by Laura Dimock on

The Bureau of Indian Education is 150 years old and is finally undergoing a critical reorganization facilitated by the Obama administration and the bureau itself. But will it be enough?

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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

Fool Proof Five Mushrooms

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Morel mushrooms are highly sought after. There are other wild mushroom varieties that can be added to dinner.

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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

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Visit SDPB's booth at the South Dakota Peach Festival June 25 & 26

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Science & Technology

How Arson Investigation Has Changed

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Little Hope Was Arson premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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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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Sports & Recreation

Schedule for South Dakota High School Football Championships

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

The South Dakota High School Football Championships will be televised live on SDPB November 10-12. Here is the complete rundown of the schedule with matchup and kickoff times.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Small Town Prospects

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

In the northeast portion of the state, in the small town of Langford, South Dakota - you’ll find the Langford Area Lions. The community is small, but don’t take it for granted – this 9B school has a football team that can flat out play ball.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Everyone Starts Somewhere

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The state high school football playoffs are underway. Teams from around South Dakota are pushing ahead with dreams of playing for a state title. With every team, there is a story, and with every story - there's a beginning.

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