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Friday, March 24 – Horticulturist Ron Smith is here to answer some of the lawn and garden questions that keep coming in from our listeners. ~~~ In today’s feature on Women’s History Month, we learn about Deborah Sampson, an American woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here with this week’s discussion of the latest headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Beauty and the Beast.”
Thursday, March 23 – Tom Isern and Suzzanne Kelly are back from another trip of historical research in New Zealand, where they’ve been exploring the commonalities and differences between the plains down under and the plains region here in America. We’ll hear about their latest adventures. ~~~ Ann Green is known as “printer to the Province” of Maryland. She was employed in Philadelphia with Benjamin Franklin & Andrew Bradford. Green occasionally advertised the sale of “Choice good Coffee” and “very good Chocolate.” She’s the subject of today’s feature for Women’s History Month. ~~~ Reporter Bram Sable-Smith looks at the potential impact of the Republican health care plan on rural America. This story comes to us from Side Effects Public Media and Harvest Public Media. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Rosey’s Bistro is here with a discussion of peas. ~~~ Erik Deatherage joins Doug for our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, March 22 – For almost a year, hundreds of people occupied a strip of land along the Missouri River to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today we share a documentary on the issue from Inside Energy and reporter Nicky Ouellet. ~~~ Mary Prince was a Bermudian woman, born into slavery. Her autobiography, The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first account of the life of a black woman to be published in the United Kingdom. The first-hand description of the brutalities of enslavement was released at a time when slavery was still legal in British Caribbean colonies. ~~~ Farm succession can be a challenge, raising many issues. Here to discuss the issue are Ashley Ueckert (Golden Valley County) and Crystal Schaunaman (McIntosh County), NDSU Extension agents. They’re offering a Farm Succession Coordinator training to help people in position to assist families with the succession process.
Tuesday, March 21 – The Williston Police Department has faced some interesting times as it has grown to meet the challenges associated with the oil boom. To help residents understand more about the work they do they’ll be holding a Citizens Police Academy next month. Here to tell us more is Lt. Detective Amy Nickoloff. ~~~ We continue our series on Women’s History Month with the story of Pocahontas. ~~~ Alice Musumba is passionate about helping immigrants thrive in Bismarck. She’s a 2017 Bush Foundation Fellow who plans to use her fellowship to study immigrant communities across the country to see what might work here.
Monday, March 20 – Matt Olien visits with Steve Sellent of the Great Plains Food Bank in this excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ It’s the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. Ashley shares the results of a survey on the equinox and spring from National Today, a website started by Marlo Anderson of Mandan. The website shares a little something about every day of the year. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay called, ruffed grouse. ~~~ Matt Olien stops by to preview the upcoming Fargo Film Festival, now in its 16th year. ~~~ In today’s feature for Women’s History Month, we hear about Mary Anne Talbot, an Englishwoman who wore male clothing to become a sailor during the Napoleonic Wars.