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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

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Children & Education

Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson... as Stick Man?

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Watch Stick Man on SDPB TV!

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Yankton's Mead Building

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The former centerpiece of the Human Services Center will one day be a museum.

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Unlocking Dyslexia: An NPR Series

Posted by Laura Dimock on

NPR's Gabrielle Emanuel takes an in-depth look at Dyslexia, the most common learning disability in the United States that touches the lives of millions of people, as part of an All Things Considered series.

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Is Santa Real? A Scientific Analysis

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Examining some of the most difficult questions surrounding Christmas- like how Santa can deliver all of those presents in one night and why Christmas lights always end up tangled!

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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

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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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

Decision Coming On Sweet-16 Playoff Format For Class AA and Class B

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

On Thursday, the Board of Directors for the South Dakota High School Activities Association will vote on a Sweet-16 playoff format in basketball and volleyball for Class B and Class AA.

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2017 South Dakota Spring Golf Championships, Final Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2017 Spring Golf Championships concluded on Tuesday afternoon from Huron (AA), Hartford (A), Sioux Falls (B Girls), and Harrisburg (B Boys). Here are the final team standings and individual results from all four tournaments.

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2017 South Dakota Spring Golf Championships, Day One Results

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Day one of the spring golf championships is over, and here are the team standings and individual results from all four tournaments thus far.

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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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