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Recent Shows

  • Day of Listening ~ Matt Haimovitz ~ Kevin Kling ~ Chef Tim Rosendahl on Leftovers

      Friday, November 28 – Day of Listening is a retail-free alternative to Black Friday. This StoryCorps initiative focuses on the art of listening. We’re taking a cue from StoryCorps to bring you few favorite pieces, including world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz and the brilliant essayist Kevin Kling. Chef Rosey stops by, with idea for Thanksgiving leftovers.

  • Thanksgiving Special: German From Russia Music, Regional Folklore

      Thursday, November 27 – On this special Thanksgiving edition of Main Street, we celebrate the region’s heritage. We start with rich musical traditions of the Germans from Russia with “We Always had to Sing: German-Russian Music in the Old Days.” It’s collaboration between Prairie Public and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at NDSU. We follow that up with the medical folklore of the prairie from the book Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains, compiled and edited by Dr. Timothy Kloberdanz and Troyd Geist. Dr. Kloberdanz, formerly of NDSU, is a retired professor of anthropology and sociology. Geist is the North Dakota State Folklorist, working for the North Dakota Humanities Council.

  • Our Monthly Editors’ Roundtable

      Wednesday, November 26 – Our monthly editors’ roundtable discussion of the recent headlines with news director Dave Thompson and special guests, Cecile Krimm of the Journal in Crosby; and Steve Wagner, editor of the Grand Forks Herald.

  • New York Times Reporter Deborah Sontag ~ Navy Midshipman Shane Dubord ~ Bruce Pitts

      Tuesday, November 25 – The New York Times has published a two-part report on North Dakota’s oversight of the multibillion-dollar oil industry, calling it a a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and second chances. We visit with Times reporter Deborah Sontag. ~~~ Meet Shane DuBord Navy Midshipmen. The Fargo native and Shanley grad is home from the Naval Academy, and we’ll learn about his nomination to the academy, his experiences there, and his plans for the future. ~~~ A clip from this week’s Prairie Pulse television show, featuring Bruce Pitts about his collaboration with Clay Jenkinson of the Thomas Jefferson hour. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Bad Water.” ~~~ Ashley Thornberg and Bill Thomas have this week’s What’s Happening calendar of events. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews the new movie, “Birdman.”

  • Liz Pearson ~ Sex Trafficking in ND ~ Kim Crowley Essay

      Monday, November 24 – Let’s talk food as we head toward Thanksgiving Weekend. Joining us is Liz Pearson, author of Broccoli, Love and Dark Chocolate, subtitled, Because Food Love and Life Should be Delicious! ~~~ Let’s talk food as we head toward Thanksgiving Weekend. Joining us is Liz Pearson, author of Broccoli, Love and Dark Chocolate, subtitled, Because Food Love and Life Should be Delicious! ~~~ Meg Luther Lindholm visits with North Dakota US attorney Tim Purdon about the issue of human sex trafficking. It’s part of our series called “Standup ND.”



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