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Arts & Culture

Ted & Alice Miller to Perform at SDPB Studios in Vermillion

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The free concert by the Nebraska roots duo will be recorded for NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.

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The 63rd Annual All-State Chorus and Orchestra Concert

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Over 1,000 of South Dakota's best high school vocal and instrumental musicians will gather in Rapid City for the 63rd Annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra on Friday and Saturday October 30-31.

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Hiking the Grizzly Norbeck

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

So, you’ve done Harney Peak and want to further explore the Black Elk Wilderness. Here's a rundown of the BEW's longest loop hike, with some of the vistas and creatures you may see along the way.

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Children & Education

What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

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The college application process can be confusing and frustrating for prospective students. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.

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We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

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Several new studies pointed to lasting gains for students. But there's a catch: Over and over, the research showed the importance of providing high-quality preschool.

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Grading The World's Textbooks: Making Progress But Needs Improvement

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A UNESCO survey shows that school books often minimize, brush aside or misrepresent important issues, from gender equality to environmental protection.

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Great Books To Inspire English Language Learners

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Way too many students who are English language learners are reading below grade level. Here are five culturally relevant books that might spark their curiosity.

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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

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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 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

2016 SDHSAA State Soccer Championships - Top Ten Goals

Last Updated by Kyle Mork on

The Top Ten Goals scored at the 2016 South Dakota High School Soccer Championships.

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Adam Vinatieri Breaks NFL Record For Most Consecutive Field Goals

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

South Dakota native and future National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Adam Vinatieri has broken the league record for consecutive field goals – 43 in a row.

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Winner, SD Cheer and Dance Team Honors Deceased Classmate

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The cheer and dance teams from Winner, South Dakota are honoring their classmate Taylor Watzel at the state cheer and dance competition in Aberdeen.

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