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Friday, February 27 – It’s our monthly Editors’ Roundtable with news director Dave Thompson and special guests, Jeff Beach of the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and Harvey Brock, publisher of the Dickinson Press.
Thursday, February 26 – It’s Public Media Day at the state Capitol. Doug Hamilton is on location for interviews in the Great Hall. Among his guests, Governor Jack Dalrymple, and Lynn Helms, the director for the Department of Natural Resources.
Wednesday, February 25 – We discuss the music of Bob Dylan with Merrill Piepkorn and Sally Story as we preview the upcoming Fargo Dylanfest. ~~~ Part two of our Inside Energy report on the problem of produced water, a byproduct of fracking. ~~~ Oil companies in North Dakota are looking for the fastest and cheapest way to get their product to refineries, and they’ve set their sights on moving more of their product by rail to the Northwest. Ashley Ahearn reports from Washington state in a story that aired earlier this week on Morning Edition. ~~~ Matt Olien stops by to discuss the recent Academy Awards. ~~~ Bacon is this week’s food topic as we visit with chef Tim Rosendahl. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Tuesday, February 24 – Independent producer Meg Luther Lindholm has a one hour special on anti-bullying work in North Dakota. Her Stand Up ND work is about the change hands, as Northern Lights SADD takes over the project. We’re joined by Meg and Jessica Roscoe of Northern Lights SADD. ~~~ A preview of the Fargo Film Festival as John Harris visits with Emily Beck of the Fargo Theatre in this excerpt of the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ The Sacred Hoop Coalition worked with a number of artists to raise awareness about sex trafficking among Native women as part of the Bakken Boom: Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush, an exhibition at the Plains Art Museum. We hear from Sarah Curtiss of the Sacred Hoop Coalition, and Kris Bergquist, the education director at the Plains Art Museum.
Monday, February 23 – Susan Wefald is the author of Important Voices: North Dakota’s Women Elected State Officials Share Their Stories 1893-2013. The book features the 17 women in ND history elected to statewide office, including Laura Eisenhuth, the first woman in US history to hold a statewide position ~~~Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay: Southern Exposure. ~~~ Travis Gerjets is launching “Minot Story Hour.” It’s aimed at real people telling real stories. The first event is February 28 at Minot’s Pangea House. ~~~ Commercial use of drones is still widely banned in the U.S. But regulators recently released a draft of new rules. If they’re approved, they could lead to an explosion in drone use on farms. Harvest Public Media’s Luke Runyon reports. ~~~ Chuck Lura’s Natural North Dakota essay: Pronghorns.
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