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Holiday Safety Tips ~ “Keeping Company with Saint Ignatius” ~ News Chat ~ Review: “The Theory of Everything”
Friday, December 19 – Carbon monoxide poisoning episodes have already cropped up several times this heating season. Here to discuss that safety issue and more is Carma Hanson of Safe Kids Grand Forks. ~~~ We share a clip from this week’s Prairie Pulse television show as Matt Olien visits with Fargoan Luke Larson, the author of “Keeping Company with Saint Ignatius, Walking the Camino de Santiago Compostela.” Luke and his wife Evie walked 500 miles across Spain on the famous route that’s also called “The Way.” ~~~ News director Dave Thompson stops by to discuss the latest headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “The Theory of Everything.”
Thursday, December 18 – Last June, we heard about “Welcome to Leith” a feature film about the North Dakota town’s experience with white supremacist Craig Cobb. At the time, the film was being funded in part by crowd-sourcing. Now we learn it’s been accepted by the Sundance Film Festival. Joining us with an update are filmmakers Mike Nichols and Christopher Walker. ~~~ A discussion with Matt Olien about the decision by Sony Pictures to not release “The Interview.” ~~~ A story from today’s Morning Edition on NPR on New York’s decision to ban fracking. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl join us to discus specialty salts and peppers you can prepare as gifts. ~~~ Our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, December 17 – A rescued treasure trove of art has become a nice addition to the art collection at UND and to the educational experience for UND students. Faculty members Arthur Jones and Nathan Rees join us to discuss this find, the educational impact, and much more about UND’s art collection. ~~~ The low oil prices, while good for motorists, could have some troubling implications for the national economy. In “The Takeaway” today, host John Hockenberry visited with Dick Dicker, author of “Oil’s Endless Bid.” ~~~ A new study by SmartAsset identified the nation’s top ten boomtowns of 2014. Bismarck came in at #2, with Fargo just behind at #3. We visit with AJ Smith. She is SmartAsset’s managing editor, and she oversaw the study. ~~~ Chuck Lura discusses glaciated plains in today’s Natural North Dakota.
Tuesday, December 16 – HealthyStuff.org has completed lab testing on dozens of seasonal holiday products purchased at major retailers. While some of the products were free of hazardous chemicals, the majority have at least one hazardous chemical at levels of concern for humans. Joining us to discuss today’s report is spokesperson Jeff Gearhart. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Sand Creek.” ~~~ Artist Mike Doyle has produced two picture books and his work has been shown at prominent art museums and galleries, but his medium is surprising – his creations are made of Legos!
Monday, December 15– Dan Stenvold, president, ND Vietnam Veterans of America, speaks tonight in Fargo about agent orange. He joins us with a preview. ~~~ The drop in oil prices is expected to have a moderating effect on all the drilling activity in North Dakota and elsewhere. And the coming year might even weed out some of the weakest producers. This story comes from today’s Morning Edition as NPR’s Wade Goodwyn reports from another oil producing state – Texas.~~~ Bismarck native Shannon Galpin, who now lives in Colorado, is a National Geographic magazine Adventurer of the Year. She has now written an account of her adventures called “Mountain to Mountain, a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan.” She’s making appearances this week in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck.
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