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Arts & Culture

World Champion Hoop Dancer Jasmine Pickner-Bell on Breaking Barriers

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Pickner-Bell talked to SDPB about integrating a formerly all-male art form & an upcoming movie about her life.

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See Bryan Akipa's Performance at the Lighting Ceremony for "Dignity of Earth and Sky"

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-raised artist provided the perfect soundtrack for the lighting of the monument.

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In His Own Words: Dale Lamphere on "Dignity"

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South Dakota state artist laureate Dale Lamphere sat down with us a few months ago to talk about his work, including his new statue, Dignity.

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Children & Education

PBS Kids Family Night

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Beginning Friday, April 21, 2017, the SDPB/PBS Kids 24/7 will debut PBS KIDS Family Night. Watch weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday at 6pm Central, 5pm Mountain, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the same time.

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Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools

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A look at the records of some of President Trump's key appointees to see how they might affect education in the years to come.

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Paper Clip Bookmarks

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Nothing’s better than a good read, and I’ve got just the craft to keep your kid’s nose in a book! All you need are a few simple supplies, a little bit of time, and you and your child can create paper clip page markers.

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Reading with Your Kids

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REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners.

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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

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 9B Championship: Colome Dethrones Langford Area

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The Colome Cowboys defeated the Langford Area Lions 42-23 in the 9B state football championship on Thursday evening from the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, SD.

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2016 9A Championship: Colman-Egan Wins Barn Burner Over Warner

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The Hawks of Colman-Egan defeated the Monarchs of Warner 32-28 in the 9A state championship game on Thursday afternoon from the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, SD.

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2016 9AA Championship: Gregory Captures State Title Over Webster Area

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Gregory defeated Webster Area 48-20 to win the 2016 9AA state football championship. For the Gorillas, this is their second state football championship in the past three years.

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