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Thursday, October 8 – After her father’s death, Catherine Madison discovered his untold story, a story that helped her understand how the trauma of war came home to affect her family. She tells that story in “The War Came Home With Him,” published by the University of Minnesota Press. It’s our special gift when you make your membership pledge during this hour. ~~~ Chef Rosey is here with this week’s food topic. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Highlights from the previous week, including artist Buck Paulson and Celtic Thunder’s Ryan Kelly
Wednesday, October 7 – A riveting narrative of the US-Dakota War in Norwegian has now been translated into English. “The War with the Sioux, Norwegians Against Indians 1862-1863,” drew upon the diaries, letters and newspapers of Norwegian immigrants. It was written by Karl Jakob Skarstein of Bergen Norway. Joining us are the translators, Melissa Gjellstad and Danielle Skjelver of UND. ~~~ More on the immigrant experience from NPR religion and belief correspondent, Tom Gjelten. He’s here to discuss his new book, “A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story.” ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “WPA Privies.”
Tuesday, October 6 – “Churches of the High Plains,” a coffee table book with pictures from around the state, is our special gift this hour when you call in to join or renew your membership. We’ll hear from photographers Troy Larson and Terry Hinnekamp. ~~~ UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein stops by to discuss the new season of WHY? Philosophical Discussions of Everyday Life, a show that airs the second Sunday of each month. ~~~ Chuck Lura discusses red winged blackbirds in today’s Natural North Dakota.
Monday, October 5 – Our fall movie preview show. Matt Olien, Brittney Goodman and Tony Tilton discuss the hot new movies vying for box office and Oscar attention.