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March 11, 2014 - Horticulturist Ron Smith takes your lawn and garden questions. ~~~ An essay from Bruce Berg: “Hoofing”
Monday, March 10 – Baladino, an Israeli folk troupe, is on a five-week Arts Midwest World Fest tour, and they’re performing this Friday in Grand Forks. Joining us is Eric Smith of Arts Midwest and Yonnie Dror & Yael Badash of Baladino. ~~~ NPR’s series “The Great Plains Oil Rush” has looked at various issues arising from the current oil boom, and we’ve been rebroadcasting those stories on Main Street. Today, in the last story in the series, Dan Boyce tells us about an effort to bring a little arts and culture to the rough and tumble oil patch. ~~~ Melissa Schraibman of the US Department of Justice is presenting at UND this week on “Human Rights in Albania: Global and Local.” Also joining us is Gregory Gordon, director of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies.
Friday, March 7 – “The Real Williston” project seeks to examine the top ten issues facing the city. Here to discuss #3 on the list, education, is Katie Long of the Williston Regional Economic Development Corporation. ~~~ We resume our airing of the NPR series on “The Great Plains Oil Rush” with a story from Jeff Brady on a new refinery in North Dakota, the first of its type in three decades. Meanwhile, there’s the issue of getting all the crude to the rest of the country. We have a second piece today from Kirk Siegler about shipping all that oil to market. ~~~ News Director Dave Thompson stops by for our weekly news chat. ~~~ Matt Olien take a break from the Fargo Film Festival to comment on last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Thursday, March 6 – Today we visit with PBS travel guru Rick Steves, who’s coming to North Dakota next week. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Square One Kitchens stops by to tell us all about papaya. ~~~ “Flu Pandemic: And Why it May Never Happen Again” is the subject of this month’s “Science Café” in Stokers Basement Lounge. Joining us with a preview is Dr. Andrew Mazz Marry, assistant professor of bioscience at Minnesota State University Moorhead. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have this week’s What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, March 5 – Meet Sharon, North Dakota native Jeff Lund. He’s the executive producer for a film called “Half the Road,” which explores the passions, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling. It screens today at the Fargo Film Festival. Also joining us is writer, director, and cyclist, Kathryn Bertine. ~~~ Today’s Natural North Dakota essay from Chuck Lura is about Monarch Butterflies. ~~~ Perhaps you heard about young Rudy Hummel who’s sleeping outdoors all winter. He picked quite a winter for his escapade, and he’s still at it! We get an update from Rudy and hear about the organizations he’s raising money for. Visit his blog at snoreoutdoors.com ~~~ March brings some sign-up deadlines for the federal health insurance exchange. Joining us is Neil Scharpe, director of the health insurance navigator program for North Dakota. For more information, see www.ndcpd.org/navigator or call 800-233-1737.
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