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Pride of the Dakotas, plus the history of South Dakota's state song

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SDSU's marching band performs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 24, 2022.

On today's show …

The 2022 South Dakota corn harvest is complete. Farmers across the state harvested more than 650 million bushels of corn. Where does all the corn go once it leaves farmers' fields? Lura Roti asked farmers and other industry experts.

The Pride of the Dakotas got their 90 seconds in the national spotlight. The South Dakota State University marching band took to the streets of New York Thursday morning in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. SDPB's Jordan Rusche was there.

Small Business Saturday is an annual push to remind people of the power of shopping small and keeping holiday dollars circulating in local communities. Jamie Wood is South Dakota District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration. She joins us in SDPB's Kirby Family Studio.

We look at the history of South Dakota’s state song “Hail, South Dakota!” It’s been a staple of marching bands for nearly 100 years. South Dakota magazine editor John Andrews digs into the song’s history and the story of the man who wrote it.

Humorist and NPR “All Things Considered” contributor Kevin Kling is making his way to Aberdeen. The Aberdeen community theatre presents “Tales from the Underbelly of the Yule Log.” We talk with Kevin Thing and Aberdeen Community Theatre Associate Artist Director Brian T. Schultz.

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