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  • Main Street Weekend

    Sunday, Feb 7 – Highlights from previous shows

  • Thinking Spring with Horticulturist Ron Smith ~ News Chat ~ Reviews: “Carol” and “Anomalisa”

    Friday, February 5 – It’s time to think spring! The seed catalogs are arriving, and horticulturist Ron Smith arrives for his first visit of the year. Ron is a former NDSU Extension specialist. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here for our weekly news chat. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Carol” and Anomalisa.”

  • Sleigh and Cutter Festival ~ Chef Rosey on Chocolate

    Thursday, February 4 – Coming up Valentine’s Day weekend is the Sleigh & Cutter Festival and “Winter in the Barn.” It’s an event that celebrates the region’s winter heritage, and here to tell us about it are Eric Miller and Ley Bouchard, members of the Midwest Harness Club and Red River Harness Club. ~~~ Tom Isern […]

  • Chocolate, Paris Pastry, and Loving Karaoke ~ Talking Jazz with Scott Prebys and Kyle Mack

    Wednesday, February 3 – We kick off our Short & Sweet membership drive with stories of love and chocolate. We start by exploring the famous Mexican chocolate atole with a world vision report from Reporter Mary Stucky, who learns about chocolate’s rich history from Chef Pilar Cabrera. ~~~ Then, it’s off to Paris for a […]

  • Free Coal For Needy Families in Grand Forks, 1921

    Winter in North Dakota is not for the faint of heart, for blasts of Arctic cold can freeze your nose or your toes.  Sub-zero temperatures in January and February have always posed a challenge to homeowners, with the poorest residents of North Dakota facing the greatest challenge in paying to heat their homes. Today’s Datebook […]

  • “Voices from the Prairie” ~ Pastor Paul Lang

    Tuesday, February 2 – “Voices from the Prairie” is a collection of regional writing and photography. It’s published by Village Arts Press. Joining us are the editors, Danielle Skjelver and Kristi Rendahl. ~~~ An Inside Energy report on the turndown in commodity prices from reporter Emily Guerin. ~~~ Pastor Paul Lang, First Presbyterian Church of […]

  • Prebys on Classics

    Prairie Public host Scott Prebys offers up a rich and varied repertoire of classical music with comments to enhance your listening experience, weekdays 9 am to noon.   Photo credit: Andrew Cullen

  • The Groundhog and His Shadow

    As the calendar turned the page from 1940 to 1941, there was more than enough bad news in the papers.  The front page of the Fargo Forum reported on the fighting in Europe, and the predictions were bleak.  It seemed as if the countries of the world were falling like dominoes before the German Army. […]

  • Our Monthly Editor’s Roundtable ~ A Story on Farming and Politics

    Monday, February 1 – Our Monthly Editors’ Roundtable discussion of the news. In addition to news director Dave Thompson, we’re joined by special guests, Tom Gerhardt, news director at KXMB-TV in Bismarck, and Steve Andrist, executive director of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. ~~~ The Iowa Caucuses get underway tonight. Iowa relies on agriculture for about […]

  • Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay

    Encore Broadcast Friday, February 8 at 9:30 pm Tune in for Prairie Public’s original documentary Richard Bresnahan: The Taste Of The Clay which chronicles Bresnahan’s artistic journey. After spending nearly 4 years in Japan as an apprentice for the Nakazato Family, Richard Bresnahan returned to St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a wealth of pottery knowledge and skills. With […]

  • We (Never) Don’t Forget: Germans from Russia in South America

    Encore Broadcast Friday, February 15 at 9:00 pm CT Prairie Public’s newest television documentary in its award-winning Germans from Russia series We (Never) Don’t Forget: Germans from Russia in South America examines the history, language, music, religion, foodways and culture of the ethnic group and chronicles how these traditions are flourishing across generations. It is the eighth in the popular […]

  • Ingalls-Quiner Marriage

    As you know, Dakota Territory included what would become North and South Dakota, which gives North Dakota some claim to the Territory’s darling, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her parents were married on this date in 1860. Charles Phillip Ingalls and Caroline Lake Quiner were 24 and 20, when they married in southeast Wisconsin. Charles was a […]

  • Main Street Weekend

    Sunday, January 31 – Featuring highlights from the previous week: With tax season getting underway, tax commissioner Ryan Rauchenberger joins us to discuss the latest developments, including the news that refunds will be coming a little slower, the result of increased efforts to prevent fraud. ~~~ NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest is now open for […]

  • Shakespeare Program ~ News Discussion ~ Movie Review: The Revenant

    Friday, January 29 – Bismarck State College presents its second program in the 2015-16 Conversations at BSC series Sunday, Jan. 31. Here with a preview are Clay Jenkinson, BSC’s distinguished scholar of humanities, and BSC President Larry C. Skogen. The upcoming conversation is called “Richard III: Shakespeare, Sir Thomas More, and the Guy in the British Parking […]

  • Death of Ole H. Olson

    North Dakota’s history of governors is turbulent, with several removals and even a recall. Ole H. Olsen, lieutenant governor under William Langer, became North Dakota’s eighteenth governor in 1934. He died on this date in 1954 in New Rockford, North Dakota. Olson was born in 1872 in Wisconsin to Norwegian immigrants. He graduated from Concordia […]

  • The Land Stewardship Project ~ Challenger Explosion ~ Coal Prices ~ Chef Rosey

    Thursday, January 28 – In an effort to help farmers with land conservation, software has been developed that allows them to evaluate the financial benefits of converting from tradition crops to perennial grasses or cover crops like oats and turnips. Joining us to explain is Robin Moore with the Land Stewardship Project. ~~~ 30 years ago, […]

  • Moose: Life of a Twig Eater

    On Wednesday, February 10, travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life. The award-winning television series Nature airs every Wednesday at 7 pm CT!

  • Sea of Creepy Monsters

    Located north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is Lembeh Strait—a hotspot of marine biodiversity. Dive with us on Wednesday, February 3, at 9 pm CT.

  • The Boys Are Coming Home

    World War I caused changes throughout the world. When the war broke out in Europe, North Dakotans were very reluctant for America to get involved.  Many of the state’s citizens were isolationists, and the large number of German immigrants may have been a factor.  Or North Dakotans may have had clear memories of sending troops […]

  • Urban Conservation ~ Stephen Hamrick on Shakespeare

    Wednesday, January 27 – We discuss urban conservation with Jeff Miller, operations coordinator, and Ashley Fisk, urban conservationist, both with the Cass County Soil Conservation District. ~~~ Before the Midwest was a patchwork of corn and soybean fields, it was a sea of grass. Now some conservationists want to bring the prairie back to protect […]