SDPB News: July 31

Jul 31, 2020

Why is the state medical association drafting the opposition towards legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana? Plus, how will the state's largest school district plan on safely getting kids back in the classrooms?

"Teachers Of The Year" Offer Teaching From Home Tips

Apr 29, 2020

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Childrearing In The Age Of Coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020

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Anyone raising children during the age of coronavirus is now parenting in the open, even as we shelter in place. Parents join online work meetings with toddlers on their laps, kids roller skating through their living rooms, siblings fighting over ... what are they even fighting over this time?  Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University and author of the books "Expecting Better" and "CRIBSHEET."  

Children Of Change

Nov 15, 2019
Josh Haiar

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Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Schools and producers are working to feed kids with local crops. A federal grant worth $24,158 helps educate stakeholders on the Farm to School movement. The project brings local ingredients to school food programs.

Farm to Table restaurants aim to bring local foods directly to diners. Schools have a similar program to connect students with products raised nearby.

Sandra Kangas is the South Dakota Department of Education’s director of Child and Adult Nutrition Services. She says Farm to School improves access to local foods.

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Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A measure that automatically allows South Dakota’s home schooled students to participate in public extracurricular activities is dead. A legislative committee considered House Bill 1123 for nearly two hours Monday before decided not to support it.

Courtesy PDR Disabled Youth Hunt

The 8th annual PDR Disabled Youth Hunt takes place in Clark this weekend. Disabled youth from several states are taking part in an all-expenses paid hunting journey that offers them the opportunity to get out in the wild with experienced guides. As SDPB’s Jim Kent reports, they’ll be using state-of-the-art equipment – some specifically designed for their needs.

Lacrosse, Attracting Kids Looking For A New Sport

Aug 18, 2015
Erin Mairose

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and now the trend is starting in Sioux Falls. The group Sioux Falls Lacrosse has over 150 kids playing the sport since starting a year ago. 

Wearing helmets and cradling sticks, players dart across a field trying to score the ball into a goalie. Opposite to the field a group of seven-year- olds attend their first clinic to learn the basics of Lacrosse.

George Gongopoulos brought his son Elliot to the clinic. He says the Lacrosse sounded like fun sport for his son to try out as a beginner. 

Parents are expected to pay more this year in school supplies and activities fees. The Backpack Index released by Huntington Bank averages families will spend more than $1,000 dollars preparing two students for school. 

The Banquet in Sioux Falls serves free meals each day. But throughout the year volunteers collect and sort school supplies in the store room behind the kitchen.  Next week more than 6,000 kids will pick out a backpack complete with everything on their school supply list.

Wicoti Tiwahe - Family Camp

May 1, 2014
image from family camp in gregory county
Brian Gevik / SDPB

A non-profit organization on the Rosebud Indian Reservation hopes that a revival of traditional Lakota life skills and values will give kids with an alternative to alcohol, drugs and gangs.

The Native American Advocacy Program offers outdoor experiences designed to help preserve Lakota culture and language. In today's Dakota Digest, SDPB's Brian Gevik reports from a Gregory County youth camp where young people learn the old ways.