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  • UND Writers Conference: Mai Der Vang & Jeff Shotts ~ Drone Film Festival

    Tuesday, March 28 – The UND Writers’ Conference has wrapped up another successful year. Doug Hamilton visits with two of the visiting writers, Hmong-American poet Mai Der Vang, and the executive editor of Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, Jeff Shotts. ~~~ Another Women’s History Month feature from writer Vicki Leon. Today she shares the story of […]

  • On Messines Ridge

    By June 7, 1917, the British Second Army was prepared to attack the Germans at Messines Ridge in northern France.  The British had put a great deal of planning into the attack.  For eighteen months, soldiers dug tunnels under the German positions.  Some of the tunnels were 2,000 feet long.  The Germans had been entrenched […]

  • Dr. Cass Ingram on Cannabis and Turmeric ~ “Flowers of the Church” ~ John Quiñones: “What Would You Do?”

    Monday, March 27 – Dr. Cass Ingram is enthusiastic about the health benefits of cannabis. In addition to some of the well-known applications, like PTSD, insomnia and chronic pain, he sees value for many other conditions, even ALS, Parkinson’s and autism. He joins us to discuss his new books, “The Cannabis Cure” and “The Wild […]

  • The acclaimed drama is returning

    Call the Midwife is back with a new season. Tune in Sundays at 8pm CT.

  • Mrs. Peterson and the NPL

    On today’s date in 1918, Mrs. H.L. Peterson and her family from Bowbells, North Dakota were awaiting the April 1st issue of the “Nonpartisan Leader.” Mrs. Peterson had won a Nonpartisan League women’s writing contest with her essay titled “Pay for the Wageless Years. “What does the Nonpartisan League mean to me?” she wrote. “It […]

  • Horticulturist Ron Smith ~ News Chat with Dave Thompson ~ Matt Reviews “Beauty and the Beast”

    Friday, March 24 – Horticulturist Ron Smith is here to answer some of the lawn and garden questions that keep coming in from our listeners. ~~~ In today’s feature on Women’s History Month, we learn about Deborah Sampson, an American woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army […]

  • Woman Not Dead

    On this date in 1902, word came from Lisbon that a woman had been found dead near Velva. Elaine Lindgren wrote about it in her book, “Land in Her Own Name:” “Freezing temperatures were always a threat, but the tale of Helma Nelson has a surprising twist. Helma had a claim about 13 miles northwest […]

  • Studying the Plains of New Zealand ~ Chef Rosey on Peas

    Thursday, March 23 – Tom Isern and Suzzanne Kelly are back from another trip of historical research in New Zealand, where they’ve been exploring the commonalities and differences between the plains down under and the plains region here in America. We’ll hear about their latest adventures. ~~~ Ann Green is known as “printer to the […]

  • Snow Geese at Tewaukon

    North Dakota is popular stopover for migrating waterfowl. Even endangered whooping cranes make a pit stop here, but the migrating snow geese at Lake Tewaukon are one of the most impressive sights. They’d give Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds” a run for its money. The little lake and the sky above it become a cloud […]

  • “The Encampment” a DAPL Documentary ~ Farm Succession Trainings

    Wednesday, March 22 – For almost a year, hundreds of people occupied a strip of land along the Missouri River to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today we share a documentary on the issue from Inside Energy and reporter Nicky Ouellet. ~~~ Mary Prince was a Bermudian woman, born into slavery. Her autobiography, The History […]

  • Will You Finish the Job?

    The sale of Liberty Bonds raised over $21 billion during World War I, thanks to banks and financial groups that bought the bonds for financial rather than patriotic reasons.  The program did not catch on with the public.  People were uncomfortable entrusting their money to what they saw as an uncertain investment. The Victory Loan […]

  • Citizen’s Police Academy in Williston ~ Bush Fellow Alice Musumba

    Tuesday, March 21 – The Williston Police Department has faced some interesting times as it has grown to meet the challenges associated with the oil boom. To help residents understand more about the work they do they’ll be holding a Citizens Police Academy next month. Here to tell us more is Lt. Detective Amy Nickoloff. […]

  • Ideas worth spreading

    Tune in Sundays at noon for TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz—a journey through ideas, inventions, and fresh ways to think and create.

  • Reapers of the Dust

    Lois Phillips Hudson is one of those North Dakota authors whom we claim as one of our own, who we think should be read, but whom few people have read. Her works dwell upon the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and family misfortune. Most who read them feel good about it in the way of […]

  • Rammed Earth

    I have been getting some scolding from people close to me on account of a recent adventure in New Zealand—not quite a misadventure, but just a stumble away from one. It has to do with a panoramic video I shot, standing inches from the precipice under my left shoulder overlooking gold-mining spoils, and panning around […]

  • Mandan Flood

    Ice blocking the Heart River near Mandan caused extensive flooding on this date in 1948. The flooding eventually overtook the southern half of the city and cut off transportation between Bismarck and Mandan. Although the flood was primarily due to the build-up of ice floes, the majority of the damage was confined to the lowland […]

  • Great Plains Food Bank ~ Fargo Film Festival

    Monday, March 20 – Matt Olien visits with Steve Sellent of the Great Plains Food Bank in this excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ It’s the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. Ashley shares the results of a survey on the equinox and spring from National Today, a website started by Marlo […]

  • Round Wood Block Pavement in Fargo, 1896

    Modern-day people take street pavement for granted, driving over concrete highways and asphalt streets.  But back in the 1890s, the going was tougher. North Dakota’s towns had dirt roads or hard-packed soil that could turn into sticky mud during a good rain, becoming impassible. One early approach involved wood-block paving, cut from logs, and circular […]

  • Horticulturist Ron Smith ~ News Chat with Dave Thompson ~ Matt Reviews “Kong: Skull Island”

    Friday, March 17 – Ready with your pent-up lawn and garden questions? The horticulturist is in. Ron Smith is here for the first half of the show to take your calls and emails. ~~~ Today’s Women’s History Month story features Sally Hemings. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson joins us for our Friday news chat. ~~~ A […]

  • Page

    “Imperial Cass” County is more than just Fargo. North Dakota’s most populated county also includes a smattering of rural towns as elsewhere in the state. Page, North Dakota is about an hour from Fargo, north of Interstate 94 and about 20 miles from the Red River. The city’s post office was established on this date […]