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Friday, July 31 – Our monthly Editors’ Roundtable features news director Dave Thompson and special guests from news outlets across the state. Today’s guests are Ernie Schyder, a reporter with Reuters based in Williston, and Mike Jacobs, former editor and publisher at the Grand Forks Herald. ~~~ Matt Olien has two movie reviews: “Trainwreck” and “Amy.”
Thursday, July 30 – Elizabeth Fenn has won the Pulitzer Prize for her history of the Mandan people, “Encounters at the Heart of the World.” Tomorrow she begins a book tour across North Dakota with stops in Jamestown, Washburn, Bismarck and Fargo. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Conversations with Walt.” ~~~ A report on flame resistant clothing from Inside Energy reporter Dan Boyce. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl is here for his weekly food chat. Today’s topic is corn. ~~~ Ashley and Doug have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, July 29 – Stefan Jaronski is a research entomologist at the USDA research facility in Sidney, Montana. He spends a lot of time with grasshoppers, in part to learn how to control them with non-chemical means. ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith responds to listener e-mails. ~~~ David Williams, CEO of Missouri River Resources, was one of the presenters at this week’s Bakken Expo in Grand Forks. His topic: Tribal-Based Exploration and Production. ~~~ Storing energy could be the next big thing, but the challenges to making that change are huge. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson has the story.
Tuesday, July 28 – “The Art of Bad Men” is a new play based on interviews with former German prisoners of war. Joining us to discuss this original work is playwright Vincent Delaney and historian Mark Piehl. ~~~ Robyn Murray introduces us to Bertram Lewis, as we continue our series, “Lost Writers of the Plains.” ~~~ More from the Bakken Expo in Grand Forks. Doug Hamilton visits with speaker Alison Ritter, who presented an update from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources.
Monday, July 27 – Doug Hamilton is on location in Grand Forks for the “Bakken Conference and Expo.” He visits with Luke Geiver, managing editor of The Bakken magazine, and Dean Bangsund, research scientist with the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU. ~~~ Chuck Lura has this week’s Natural North Dakota essay, “Northern Harrier.”