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Friday, October 21 – Morton County sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier joins us with the law enforcement perspective on the situation at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here for our weekly news chat. ~~~ And we’re off to the movies with Matt Olien. This week he reviews “The Girl on the Train.”
Thursday, October 20 – Robert Marquette, the Libertarian candidate for US Senate. ~~~ A Natural North Dakota story from Chuck Lura, “Skunk is Yummy.” ~~~ Scientists are having a hard time agreeing whether the weed killer used most commonly in the United States can cause cancer. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock has the story. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl is here to talk mushrooms. Last Saturday, October 15, was National Mushroom Day. ~~~ Doug and Christine McClellan have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, October 19 – Meet Chase Iron Eyes, the Democratic nominee for Congress. ~~~ Bruce Pitts is board chair of the Theodore Roosevelt Library Foundation. He’s John Harris’s guest in this excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ Commentary from Bruce Berg: “Burma Shave.”
Tuesday, October 18 – Meet Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun, the Democratic nominee for the Public Service Commission. ~~~ Horticulturist and wine columnist Ron Smith shares some thoughts on champagne. Friday is Global Champagne Day. ~~~ Steven Wennblom, Prairie Public’s television programming manager is here to preview Malcolm Frager: American Pianist. This Prairie Public documentary chronicles the award-winning prodigy’s life, work, and legacy. Tune in Monday, October 24, at 9:30 pm CT. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, Jotunheim in the Sandhills.
Craig Hockenberry Appearing at Mayville State ~ Amy Goodman Returns to ND ~ Dr. David Pearce at TEDx Fargo
Monday, October 17 – Craig Hockenberry joins us to discuss his efforts to transform a school in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Cincinnati into a community learning center, providing services for the entire neighborhood. The film “Oyler” documents his story. Craig and the film are part of an upcoming event at Mayville State University. Also joining the conversation is Dina Zavala-Petherbridge, director of diversity and inclusion at Mayville State. ~~~ Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, an independent daily radio news show. She returned to North Dakota to face charges stemming from the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, but the charges were dropped. This morning she spoke with John Hockenberry of The Takeaway, a show that airs on Prairie Public Stations in Grand Forks and Williston. ~~~ Dr. David Pearce heads a leading research lab, and today we share his remarks about genetics and disease research from his appearance at the TEDx Fargo event that took place this summer.