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Unearthing SDPB's Oscar Howe Archives

Posted by Heather Benson on

SDPB went digging in the basement archives to come up with two video treasures about one of South Dakota's greatest artists.

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A Focus on Photography in the Dakotas

Posted by Michael Zimny on

A traveling exhibit highlighting work by photographers of the Dakotas arrives at the Cultural Heritage Museum in Pierre.

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What's so interesting about "That's Interesting"?

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

An exhibit at Sioux Falls' Ipso Gallery looks at the stuff that becomes ideas that become stuff.

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Children & Education

Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay

Posted by Laura Dimock on

Facing the costs of college

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Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid

Last Updated by Laura Dimock on

A list of books that frame big issues through a lens children can understand.

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Design Squad Nation: Camping

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

If you are planning on hitting the outdoors anytime soon, here are a few camping hacks that will make your life easier!

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Heritage of Arms

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A look at guns in the history and culture of South Dakota

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Savor Dakota

Caponata: A Sicilian Style Eggplant Dish by Chef MJ Adams

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Caponata is a Sicilian style dish that showcases some of the best produce that summer can offer.

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Pan Fried Walleye, Tomato and Olive Relish with Lemon Thyme Potatoes and Asparagus

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Michael Haskett prepares pan fried walleye with a tomato and olive relish, plus lemon thyme Potatoes and Asparagus. This recipe is featured in episode 102 of Savor Dakota.

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Meet the Makers of Savor Dakota

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

Chef MJ Adams and SDPB's Melissa Hamersma Sievers explore the culinary landscape of South Dakota.

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Science & Technology

"The Brain Scoop" Star Returns to the Black Hills for Neutrino Day

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Science sensation and Rapid City native Emily Graslie returns to her native South Dakota for Neutrino Day.

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Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Posted by Nate Wek, NPR on

Verizon has said it plans to launch a video service focused on mobile devices this summer. The company has offered few details, but last month Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the service will offer a mix of paid, free and ad-supported content and won't try to replicate traditional TV.

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Building your next computer

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Some tips if you've considered building your own pc for fun or to save money.

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Sports & Recreation

South Dakotans Are Signing Up To Volunteer For Super Bowl LII In Minneapolis

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Next February, US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will host Super Bowl LII. The Minnesota Super Bowl host committee is looking for volunteers, and South Dakotans have been signing up.

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South Dakota High School Receives National Rank In Baseball

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

A South Dakota high school has received a national ranking in the sport of baseball by USA Today.

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The Odd Couple, Craig and Mike

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

You’ve heard them announce state tournaments and championship games together for the past sixteen years on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. It’s the team of Craig Mattick and Mike Henriksen, pioneers in the state for sports broadcasting.

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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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