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Political debates to air on Prairie Public’s radio and television network

Contact: Matt Olien 701-239-7576

July 12, 2018—Prairie Public’s election coverage will kick off with a series of political debates moderated by Prairie Public producer Matt Olien and Prairie Public news director Dave Thompson. All the debates will air live on Prairie Public’s television and radio networks, and will also be streamed live online.

North Dakota Public Service Commission A 30-minute debate with moderator TBD, Dave Thompson or Matt Olien.
Casey Buchmann (D) and Brian Kroshus (R)
Tuesday, September 4, live at 7pm

North Dakota Public Service Commission A 30-minute debate with moderator TBD, Dave Thompson or Matt Olien.
Randy Christmann (R) and Jean Brandt (D)
Thursday, September 6, live at 7pm

North Dakota U.S. Senate This one-hour debate will be moderated by Matt Olien.
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D)
Friday, October 5, live at 7pm

North Dakota Secretary of State This 30-minute debate will be moderated by Matt Olien.
Rep. Joshua Boschee (D) and Sec. of State Al Jaeger (I)
Wednesday, September 12, live at 7pm

North Dakota Congressional This one-hour debate will be moderated by Dave Thompson.
Kelly Armstrong (R) and Mac Schneider (D)
Tuesday, September 11, live at 7pm

Minnesota 7th District Congressional This one-hour debate will be moderated by Matt Olien.
Dave Hughes (R) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D)
Date TBD in October

The debates are sponsored by AARP of North Dakota. Prairie Public will report through the election season with ongoing state and national reporting and analysis—including election night coverage—from NPR, PBS, the Prairie Public radio news team, and online at news.prairiepublic.org.

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