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Monday, June 29 – James Van Raden is launching “The House That 5 Dollars Built.” It’s an effort to provide affordable housing for a family that could use a break. ~~~ Incorporating renewable energy on the power grid presents challenges that the nation is still trying to figure out. Meanwhile, Denmark is looking to be 100 percent renewable by 2030. Stephanie Joyce travelled to Denmark to investigate. ~~~ North Dakota native Jessica Runck is a Los Angeles actress and writer, and she’s also an essayist for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, essays now heard here on Prairie Public. During a visit home, she stopped by our studio.
Friday, June 26 – Our Monthly Editors Roundtable discussion of the recent headlines with news director Dave Thompson. This month’s special guests are Jack Zaleski and Matt Von Pinnon of the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As part of the conversation, acknowledging today’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, we hear a piece from the Takeaway on a same-sex Minnesota couple that received a marriage license 45 years ago. ~~~ An essay from North Dakota native Jessica Runck, a Los Angeles actress and writer. She also stopped by our studio this week … we’ll share that interview on Monday.
Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society ~ Movie Review: Inside Out ~ Chef Rosey: Lime Caviar
Thursday, June 25 – The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society is sponsoring some upcoming events that pose the question, “Are we unknowingly poisoning our families with GMO foods and Roundup?” Here to discuss the issue are the presenters, Dr. Don Huber, retired Purdue University plant pathologist; Howard Vlieger, a third generation farmer from Iowa who has investigated GMO concerns. Also joining us is Edd Goerger, executive director of the NPSAS. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Inside Out.” ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl tells us all about a newly available fruit, caviar lime. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
North Dakota’s Senior Medicare Patrol ~ Tom Isern ~ Prevent Child Abuse ND ~ Q & A with Horticulturist Ron Smith
Wednesday, June 24 – On this week’s Prairie Pulse TV show, John Harris visits with Brenda Munson. We’ll find out what she does as North Dakota’s Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator. ~~~ A Plains Folk essay from Tom Isern: “The Gauntlet.” ~~~ It’s a film, a book and a conversation. It’s “How We Survive.” Here to tell us about events coming to Fargo, Minot and Dickinson is Karen Van Vossen, communications director with Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota. ~~~ Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith is here with some lawn and garden tips.
Tuesday, June 23 – Molly Yeh moved from Brooklyn to a farm outside of Grand Forks, where her husband is a fifth-generation farmer. She blogs about farm life, food, and tales of her travels. The blog has gone over big, even winning Yahoo’s “Food Blogger of the Year” award. ~~~ Merrill Piepkorn stops by to report on the recent Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora. We’ll be playing some recordings from the event over the coming days.