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October 31, 2014 - Today we discuss the North Dakota ballot measures. Participating in the discussion are Dave Thompson, Prairie Public news director; Jack Zaleski, opinion page editor at the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead; and Bo Wood, director of the Bureau of Governmental Affairs at UND.
Thursday, October 30 – Todd Reisenauer is next up in our visits with statewide candidates. He’s running for Public Service Commission. ~~~ Inside Energy reports on fracking in Colorado ~~ A movie review from Matt Olien, “Love is Strange” with Alfred Molina and John Lithgow. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl stops by to talk about corn. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have this week’s “What’s Happening” calendar of events.
October 29, 2014 - The Metropolitan Opera hosts a nationwide competition looking for the best young opera singers in America and Canada. One of those events is coming to Grand forks next month. Here to talk about it are Royce Blackburn, co-executive director for the audition; event judge Korliss Uecker, a North Dakota native and distinguished soprano; and Melissa Wegner, associate director for the national auditions. ~~~ Erik Holland of the State Historical Society drops by to invite you to the grand opening at the ND Heritage Center. ~~~ The Warrior Words project is an effort to record the memories of area veterans. Workshops are getting underway again this year, and some of last year’s writings have now been published. Joining us is one of the organizers of the project, Kathy Coudle-King, an English Department faculty member at UND. ~~~ John Harris visits with Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, NDSU Indigenous Studies director, in a clip from this week’s Prairie Pulse television show.
Tuesday, October 28 – Kiara Kraus-Parr is seeking election as Attorney General for North Dakota. ~~~ Ron Smith stops by once again to answer your horticulture questions. ~~~ Rear Admiral Stuart B. Munsch is the commander of Submarine Group Seven. He stops by to tell us more about the recent commissioning of the USS North Dakota. ~~~ An Inside Energy report from Emily Guerin looks at how oil and politics mix in North Dakota.
October 27, 2014 - Writer Taylor Brorby spent three months traveling throughout the Bakken, gathering oil boom stories. And he’ll be editing an anthology of creative writing that examines fracking in America. ~~~ A new documentary series on public television called “America by the Numbers” looks at the country’s changing demographics and cultural landscape. In the most recent episode, the show visited the Fort Berthold Reservation to examine the consequences there of the oil boom. Joining us to discus “Native American Boomtown” is award-winning anchor Maria Hinojosa. ~~~ Our series on bullying continues with a “Standup ND” report from Meg Luther Lindholm. ~~~ An Inside Energy report looks at some of the jobs that come along with Wind Power.
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