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Tuesday, May 21 – This week’s Prairie Pulse television show includes a feature on Kelly Corcoran, one of the finalists for the position of director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. ~~~ May is Mental Health Month, and today we visit with Dr. Gregory Jantz, who says it has special meaning this year, in light of the issues in the news having to do with gun violence, terrorism and stress. Jantz is founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources. ~~~ And what about mental health resources here in North Dakota? Here to add some state perspective on today’s topic is Susan Helgeland executive director of Mental Health America of North Dakota. ~~~ Chuck Lura from Dakota College in Bottineau has this week’s Natural North Dakota essay, “The Big Sit.”
Monday, May 20 – North Dakota native Ben Novak is pursuing a passion he’s had since the age of 13 … reviving an extinct species. He’s now pursuing that work at the University of California in Santa Cruz. More Info ~~~ Andrea Winkjer Collin of ND Horizons Magazine has another “Vittles in the Vast Lane,” Everlasting Yeast. ~~~ Around 40 children die each year from being left in hot cars. Nationwide, there have already been three fatalities this year. Carma Hanson of Safe Kids Grand Forks stops by with some safety reminders. ~~~ An essay about dictionaries from Kim Crowley, assistant professor of English at Bismarck State College.
Friday, May 17 – With same-sex marriage becoming legal in Minnesota, what are some of the concerns a prospective couple should keep in mind? And what possible problems might there be if they move to North Dakota or have some business to conduct here? What if they buy a house, have a baby or adopt? We visit with family law attorney Alisha Ankers. ~~~ Commentary from Bruce Berg: “Pick a Card.” ~~~ News director Dave Thompson joins us with a discussion of the week’s headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review, “The Great Gatsby.”
Thursday, May 16 – The Williams County Disaster Emergency Services Office has its hands full these days, with hopes that recent legislation will provide some relief. We visit with Mike Hallesy, director of emergency services and county 911. ~~~ Two pieces on Morning Edition on NPR caught our attention, and we thought them worthy of rebroadcast. The first deals with a summit in South Dakota to discuss the issue of Native American children being placed in white foster homes. The second has to do with varieties of grapes for wine being developed for northern climates. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk column, “Shooting Wells.” ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our “What’s Happening” calendar of events.
Wednesday, May 15 – A Farm Bill is taking shape in Washington. In addition to its impact on farmers, it affects jobs, conservation and funding for nutrition assistance programs. We have interviews today with Senator Heidi Heitkamp and National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson. ~~~ North Dakota is a hotbed of choral music, you might even say it’s in the nation’s “Choral Belt,” as we hear in this two-part feature story from Kaia Miller.
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