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Arts & Culture

The 63rd Annual All-State Chorus and Orchestra Concert

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

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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SDPB TV Nominated for Six Regional Emmy Awards

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Congratulations go out to our talented staff, and thanks to our supporters who make this programming possible. 

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Children & Education

Trace The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil

Posted by Laura Dimock on

That quest to find out how pencil lead is made.

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West River Children's Hospital & Polio Center - 1949

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

A film shot just after the 1948 polio epidemic shows what was done to help South Dakota kids afflicted with the disease.

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DIVE INTO A DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE WITH PBS KIDS

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This Thanksgiving week, PBS KIDS is diving into the deep sea with the premiere of a new movie from everyone’s favorite adventure-seeking brothers, Martin and Chris Kratt. WILD KRATTS: CREATURES OF THE DEEP SEA will premiere on Wednesday, November 23, followed by the world premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest series, SPLASH AND BUBBLES.

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Tablecloth Mission - Your Kids will LOVE IT!

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Try this awesome activity at home!

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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

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

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?

Posted by PBS NewsHour on

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

Legacy Of Northern League Baseball, The Aberdeen Pheasants

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The Aberdeen Pheasants were established in 1946 when a group known as the “Founding Fathers,” who were local businessmen of the community, decided they wanted professional baseball in Aberdeen. This thinking convinced this group to travel to MLB’s winter meetings to pitch the idea of bringing a minor league team to Aberdeen. The relationship was formed…

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2016 Boys Class A Golf Championships Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Tea Area wins the 2016 boys Class A state golf championship with a score of +94. All scores, team and individual, are included in the post.

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2016 Boys Class AA Golf Championships Results

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

Sioux Falls Washington is the 2016 Boys Class AA state golf champion. They posted a team score of +53.

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