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Arts & Culture

The World Inside Andrew Kosten's Brookings Basement

Last Updated by Michael Zimny on

Intaglio printmaker Andrew Kosten conjures up an alternate world of strange, oddly familiar creatures.

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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

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

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Children & Education

Yankton's Mead Building

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The former centerpiece of the Human Services Center is now a museum.

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Full-Time Kid: Cheesy Pizza Bites

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Homemade Pizza Bread

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Trace The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil

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That quest to find out how pencil lead is made.

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PBS Offers A Bounty Of Family-Friendly Holiday Fare

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Programs Feature Anne of Green Gables, Nuns and Nurses of Nonnatus House, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis, Lidia Bastianich and Military Veterans, Joyce DiDonato, Bonnie Raitt and More

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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 Extra: Farm to Table Field Corn

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Field corn is found in abundance in South Dakota but it isn't something that typically shows up on a "farm to table" menu. That didn't stop SDPB's Heather Benson from giving it a try.

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Savor Dakota: The Legend of Star Boy

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on

Everything is connected in Lakota lore. Timpsila is a prairie root that is revered by the culture and even plays a role in connecting this world with that of the stars. Jhon Goes in Center tells the Legend of Star Boy.

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Savor Dakota: Winter Vegetable Soup with Timpsila Recipe

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Timpisila is a root plant that has wound itself through Lakota history, lore and family recipes. Chef MJ Adams creates a vegetable soup that showcases the breadroot.

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Science & Technology

Medicine Women

Last Updated by Katy Beem on

A new documentary interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor.

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The Neuroanatomy of a Zombie

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PBS NewsHour Presents: The Zombie Autopsies

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Initiated Measure 22

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An Act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws, creates an ethics commission and democracy credit program.

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Sports & Recreation

Brandon Valley Student Section, Moses Parts The Red Sea

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

The 2016 State Football Championships experienced some loud, exciting, and creative student sections for the participating high school students. Brandon Valley quite possibly had the best segment of the weekend when one student, dressed as Moses, parted the red student section...aka the Red Sea.

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2016 11AA Championship: Mitchell Wins First State Title

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The Mitchell Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 on Friday night in Vermillion, SD for the 11AA state football championship. This is the first state football title for Mitchell and their first visit to the dome since 1993.

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2016 11B Championship: Winner Defends Title Against Groton In Dominating Fashion

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Winner defeated Groton Area 54-0 on Friday afternoon for the 11B state football championship. This is the seventh overall title for the Warriors football program.

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