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Nutrition and Health ~ Tom Isern ~ News Chat with Dave Thompson ~ Review: “Alice Through the Looking Glass”
Friday, June 24 – Sally Fallon Morell is the founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, an organization devoted to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet. She’ll be a featured speaker at events in Fargo and Sioux Falls sponsored by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society. ~~~ A Plains Folk Essay from NDSU history professor Tom Isern: “Remembrance.” ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here with a look at the recent headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Thursday, June 23 – Lt. Dan Haugen of the North Dakota Highway Patrol is director of the state Law Enforcement Training Academy. He’s John Harris’s guest in this excerpt from Friday’s Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ In an Inside Energy report, Stephanie Joyce of Wyoming Public Radio explores the changing role of coal when it comes to providing baseload power as we hear from Colin Marshall, CEO of Cloud Peak Energy; and Jesse Morris of the Rocky Mountain Institute. ~~~ Prairie Public’s Marie Offutt and Christine McClellan preview this weekend’s Prairie Home Companion potlucks. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Rosey’s Bistro stops by to tell us all about bacon. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, June 22 – J. Ryan Stradal has authored Kitchens of the Great Midwest. It takes readers into the heart of Minnesota (and into their kitchens) with everything from the holiday tradition of cooking Lutefisk to Lutheran Church bake sales. Some of the recipes in the novel are inspired by a cook book compiled by the women of First Lutheran Church in his grandmother’s hometown of Hunter, North Dakota. It’s a story about how the food we eat and the people we meet shape the world around us. ~~~ ND Compass.org tracks and analyzes trends in North Dakota. This month, the organization features an article by NDSU researcher Carol Cwiak titled “Bakken Oil: What Have We Learned and What Will We Do Differently Next Time?” Carol joins us to discuss her research.
Tuesday, June 21 – A new Kids Count report finds North Dakota in the top ten when it comes to child well-being, but it also sees opportunities for improvement. Joining us is Karen Olson, program director for the North Dakota KIDS COUNT project. ~~~ Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith is here live to take your calls and emails. How’s your garden growing?
Monday, June 20 – North Dakota native Ilonna Pederson returns this summer for a 10th anniversary “Winds of Change” concert tour with the New York Kammermusiker. This year, the double-reed chamber music ensemble will make several concert stops across the state featuring Icelandic music and music dedicated to Theodor Roosevelt. Ilonna is joined by fellow ensemble member Jeffery Hale. ~~~ Inside Energy reporter Catherine Roberts reports on efforts to make combustion more efficient. ~~~ Can efforts to help people cope with trauma actually make matters worse? That’s the concern of Dr. Paul DePompo, director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Southern California.