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Recent Shows

  • “Poultry Processing Plant in a Box” ~ “Dinner Ties” Connecting Hosts and Guests ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith

      Wednesday, September 17 – Annie Carlson of “Morning Joy Farm” in Mercer, North Dakota tells us about an effort to make a public poultry processing facility available for area farmers. Currently, no public USDA-inspected facility exists in North Dakota, but there’s an interesting “poultry plant in a box” that they hope to bring here, and they want to hear from producers who might be interested in taking advantage of such a facility. Producers can take their survey at ~~~ Inviting the World to Dinner. That’s the concept behind DinnerTies, a website that connects hosts and guests looking to bond over a nice meal. It generally works by pairing up people coming to town on business, with “the locals.” We visit with Greg Tehven of DinnerTies. ~~~ Our next Inside Energy report on worker safety looks at Wyoming’s efforts to improve safety. ~~~ Bill Thomas, our director of radio, stops by to invite listeners to the Prairie Home Companion potluck. ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith answers listeners’ lawn and garden questions.

  • “Ze” a One-Woman Show ~ State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt ~ Gov. Dalrymple on Worker Safety

      Tuesday, September 16 – Jessica Lynn Johnson is bringing her one-woman show, “Ze” to North Dakota. The highly acclaimed show is about a 30-year-old virgin’s quest for healthy sexuality. Also joining us are Karla Buzick, Dakota OutRight; and Jenni Lou Russi, assistant professor of communication arts at VCSU. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Trouble Right Here.” ~~~ ND State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt drops by to discuss the state’s financial situation and the growing Legacy Fund. ~~~ Emily Guerin interviews Governor Jack Dalrymple about worker safety for Inside Energy.

  • “101 Brain Boosters” ~ UND Concert Choir in Cuba

      Monday, September 15 – Terry Eckmann, professor at Minot State University, will present “101 Brain Boosters” tomorrow at Aleshire Theatre. Her book of the same title was published last year. ~~~ We begin our worker safety series from Inside Energy. ~~~ Prairie Public’s Scott Prebys visits with Joshua Bronfman, director of choral activities at the University of North Dakota. They discuss the recent trip to Cuba by the UND concert choir.

  • “Keeping Company with Saint Ignatius” ~ News Chat with Dave Thompson ~ Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

      Friday, September 12 – Fargoan Luke Larson has written “Keeping Company with Saint Ignatius, Walking the Camino de Santiago Compostela.” Luke and his wife Evie walked 500 miles across Spain on the famous route that’s also called “The Way.” ~~~ The National Audubon Society says many species will be forced to find new habitat over the next 65 years. Some will survive, but many others will not. John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway, visits with Dr. Gary Langham, vice president and chief scientist of the National Audubon Society. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson stops by with this week’s discussion of the headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

  • Tropical Storms and Aircraft ~ Clay Jenkinson on “The Roosevelts”

      Thursday, September 11 – Two UND researchers are being asked to determine what hazards tropical storms pose for aircraft. Here to elaborate are Gretchen Mullendore and Mike Poellot. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl stops by for this week’s food chat. ~~~ Clay Jenkinson, star of the Thomas Jefferson Hour, stops by to preview the upcoming Theodore Roosevelt Symposium at Dickinson State, and to discuss the upcoming the new Ken Burns documentary on PBS in which Clay participated – The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

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