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Tuesday, September 30 – Meet April Fairfield, candidate for Secretary of State. ~~~ NDSU historian Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Stalking Horses.” ~~~ There’s concern in Europe about US chicken imports, as we hear in a report from NPR. ~~~ The Voice star Kat Perkins, a ND native, will be making school visits across the state this fall and winter. She and Tabitha Lang of Edutech stop by to tell us about this educational initiative that encourages using social media in a positive way. ~~~ In today’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura discusses “Beggar’s Ticks.”
Monday, September 29 – University of North Dakota law professors Kathryn Rand and Steven Light have recently completed an update on their book on Indian gaming law and policy. The updates involve “off-reservation” casinos, tribal-state politics, land acquisition, tribal recognition, on-line gaming, and the effect of the Great Recession. ~~~ The pressure is on in North Dakota to make oil trains more safe. Emily Guerin reports as part of our “Inside Energy” series. ~~~ Dr. Roby C. Barrett is a senior fellow with the Joint Special Operations University and the U.S. Special Operations Command, both at McDill Air Force Base. He’s also a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington. He’ll be conducting a seminar on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the End of the National State in the Levant tomorrow at NDSU. He stops by with a preview.
Friday, September 26 – Our monthly Editors’ Roundtable with news director Dave Thompson. This week’s special guests are Jeff Nelson, news director at WDAY television, and Steve Wagner, editor of the Grand Forks Herald.
Thursday, September 25 – Kathy Jourdain learned at age 46 that she was adopted. Her story is now a memoir. She joins us to discuss “Embracing the Stranger in Me: A Journey to Openheartedness.” ~~~ An Inside Energy report on landowners banding together to get a better deal from pipeline companies. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review, “This is Where I Leave You.” ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl stops by for his weekly food topic, chokecherries. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, September 24 – Debra Chwast has written “An Unexpected Life,” the story of her autistic son, Seth, and the impact art has had on his life. Seth’s art is part of an exhibit currently showing at the Plains Art museum in Fargo. Also joining us is Trudy Romfo, development director for Fraser Ltd., a human services organization, which helped arrange for Debra’s visit. ~~~ We visit with famous Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen. He’s one of the featured performers at this year’s Hostfest. ~~~ Meet Robert “Jack” Seaman. He’s the Libertarian candidate for Congress. Listen HERE. ~~~ An Inside Energy report on the political battles in Colorado, where energy interests are emphasizing non-energy issues to advocate for the candidate of their choice.
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