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SDPB 2013 Overall Excellence

South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Radio News 2013 Overall Excellence Entry.

SDPB-news is committed to covering the depth and breadth of everything that happens in the state of South Dakota.   We cover breaking news, when a gunman takes hostages  in the state’s largest city SDPB is on the scene. We cover history in the making with an obituary on former South Dakota U.S. Senator George McGovern that looks back at his longstanding career and life.    We have hard hitting news including coverage of one if the first executions in a number of years in South Dakota.  We cover diversity, our reporters have years of experience covering Indian Country in South Dakota.  We air stories that dive into conflicts but that also go beyond the negative and show the depth of hope in some of the poorest areas of the United States.   We go after the tough stories in a unique way--including our coverage of a memorial service, held thousands of miles outside the state, for four firefighters who died in slurry bomber crash while battling a South Dakota wildfire.   We even cover sports, but not just the scores--we go in-depth to take a fun look at a longstanding rivalry between two state schools.

Our feature and hard news stories are complemented by our daily hour long talk show Dakota Midday covering all things South Dakota.  You can find it here

Our website is here.    If you want to know what’s happening in South Dakota – this is the best place on the web.

Here is the link to SDPB-Radio News 2013 Overall Entry.  (Total run time 38:56)

Here is the rundown:

0:00 -- Hostage taking spot
1:15 --George McGovern’s Obit
6:59-- Lead up to Robert Execution
11:47--US Attorney Reviews Pine Ridge Death Cases
18:27-- Robert Execution
20:01 -- Lakota Hope Project
25:04-- SDSU Vs. USD
31:34 - C135 Down
36:41-- Newscast