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  • The New Rockford Transcript ~ 105 Year Old Bobbie Schnabel ~ Family History Workshop

      Tuesday, September 1 – The New Rockford Transcript was first published in 1883. It’s recorded a lot of history, including its own story when it burned to the ground in August. Despite that, publisher Craig Voigt and general manager Amy Wobbema and their staff put the next issue out on time. ~~~ Bobbie Schnabel has seen a lot of history. She turned 105 in May and she’s still going strong. We interviewed her at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. ~~~ The Heritage Education Commission seeks to foster the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest. To that end, they sponsor an annual Family History Workshop. Joining us to discuss family histories and to invite your participation in the workshop are featured speaker John Philip Colletta, and commission secretary Les Bakke.

  • Images of America: Herbst Department Store ~ Jessie Veeder Essay: Farm and Fleet ~ U.S. Navy Band ~ Ron Smith

      Monday, August 31 –The era of the locally-owned department store is chronicled “Herbst Department Store,” a new book in Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. Joining us are the authors, Trista Raezer, the head of the NDSU archives, and John Hallberg, archives associate. ~~~ An essay from Jessie Veeder: “Farm and Fleet” ~~~ Chuck Lura has today’s Natural North Dakota essay, “Wetlands Drawdown” ~~~ The US Navy Country Current Band performs in Bismarck September 6th and Medora September 7th. Here to tell us about this off-shoot of the US Navy Band is chief musician Adam Grimm, communications manager. ~~~ Former NDSU extension horticulturist Ron Smith answers lawn, garden and houseplant questions. Today we hear about an ailing cottonwood, a damaged apple tree and an overwatered cactus.

  • Our Monthly Editors’ Roundtable ~ Movie Review: “Fantastic Four”

      Friday, August 28 – Our monthly Editors Roundtable show … this month featuring Jeff Beach, editor, Forum News Service; and Dustin Monke, editor, the Dickinson Press. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review, “Fantastic Four.”

  • The Jamestown Area Grief Support Team ~ Chef Rosey on Eggplants ~ “Creating Hunger Free Communities”

      Thursday, August 27 – The Jamestown Area Grief Support Team hold a highly regarded Widow’s Retreat each year. Here to elaborate on this year’s event, and share other news from the team are Diane Witzig and Eileen Lisko, representing the Jamestown Area Grief Support Team. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl stops by with this week’s food topic: eggplant. ~~~ The “Creating Hunger Free Communities” statewide Summit will take place September 17-18 at the Event Center in Bismarck. Joining us with more are consultant Karen Ehrens, who is helping organize the event; Katia Barrett, with the Hunger Impact Program of the AARP Foundation; and Jordan Vernoy, vice president of national programs at Feeding America. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

  • Musician Becky Buller ~ 3D Prosthetic Printing ~ “Exploring Home Movies”

      Wednesday, August 26 – Meet Becky Buller, a Minnesota musician who’s become one of the most sought after performers in the bluegrass music industry. She’s performing this Saturday in North Dakota, and you can also catch her at the Minnesota State Fair. ~~~ From toys to bridges and from the catwalk to the hospital, 3D printing is quickly becoming more widespread. Ashley Thornberg shares a story about 3D printing and how four young entrepreneurs from NDSU are applying it to the field of prosthetics. ~~~ Home movies provide an entertaining and informative glimpse at previous generations, and they’ll be the subject of a series of screenings coming up in Bismarck, Valley City and West Fargo called “Exploring Home Movies.” The State Historical Society of North Dakota collects, digitizes and preserves home movies considered to be of historic value. Here to tell us more is Shane Molander, deputy state archivist.

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