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Friday, May 27 – Our monthly Editors’ Roundtable with news director Dave Thompson and this week’s special guests, Cecile Wehrman editor of the Crosby Journal & Tioga Tribune; and Jack Zaleski, editorial page editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As part of the conversation, we’ll hear a report from Inside Energy’s Leigh Patterson on Donald Trump’s ideas for America’s energy future as presented yesterday in Williston. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “The Nice Guys.”
Thursday, May 26 – Finding environmental synergy in the oil field is the theme for this year’s Soil and Water Summit. Attorney Derrick Braaten will present a program titled “Applying the Law to Reclamation: Protecting out Natural Resources. Also joining us is one of the event organizers, Lance Loken, of Western Plains Consulting. He’ll tell us more about the conference and explain his profession as a professional soil classifier. ~~~ A report from Inside Energy regarding Donald Trump’s appearance in North Dakota. Leigh Patterson filed this story prior to the candidate’s appearance. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson reports on the scene at the Trump rally. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Rosey’s Bistro has this week’s food topic as we acknowledge “National Brisket Day” coming up on Saturday. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, May 25 – Claudia Berg, the executive director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, is John Harris’s guest in this excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ A Plains Folk essay from NDSU history professor Tom Isern. ~~~ Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports from a recent public hearing in Casper, Wyoming on the disconnect between the people who mine coal and those who consume it. ~~~ The Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend in Medora. Joining us for a preview is Bill Lowman, the gathering’s founder.
Tuesday, May 24 – “Tempt Me, The Fine Art of Minnesota Cooking” is a collection of fabulous art and stories from Minnesota cookbooks, packaging and promotional mailings. Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, it’s a collection prepared by the mother and daughter team of Kathryn and Linda Koutsky. ~~~ Monarch butterflies are disappearing, but the cause isn’t clear. Luke Runyon reports for Harvest Public Media. ~~~ We’ve heard a lot about small drones having a role in the agriculture industry, but there’s also research being done into the benefit of larger, higher altitude drones. Here to tell us how this view from on-high can be used is John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension agricultural machine systems specialist. ~~~ In today’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura comments on a recent Wolverine sighting in the state.
Monday, May 23 – AARP state offices in North Dakota and Minnesota, along with Better Business Bureau, are looking for a big crowd when they hold a “Scam Jam” June 7th in Fargo. They’ll be covering a variety of topics, including top scams, investment fraud, online safety and family financial exploitation. We’ll hear about some of those scams and get a preview of the event. Joining us are Tonya Hetzler, an investigator with the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Affairs Division; and Doreen Riedman, AARP North Dakota Community Outreach Director. ~~~ The poorest among us often pay more than they can afford for their power bills. Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce says the most desperate time can be the spring when power bills from the winter have piled up. ~~~ Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith is here to answer recent lawn and garden questions.