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Sibling Search Ends ~ Minot Voices of Pride ~ Crowdsourcing Aids Disaster Relief ~ Chef Rosie on Ham
Wednesday, December 11 – Bismarck resident Jerry Roberts has been searching for his siblings for 35 years. Well, that search has now come to an end. ~~~ Minot Voices of Pride is a LGBT Allied chorus, and they’re getting ready to do their second show ever this weekend. Joining us is Travis Halleman. ~~~ New crowd-sourcing technologies are bringing humanitarian relief work to anyone with an internet connection. Dale Kunce, senior geospatial engineer at the American Red Cross visits with John Hockenberry of The Takeaway. ~~~ Commentary from Bruce Berg: “Stop the Game” ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Square One Kitchens stops by to talk Christmas Hams. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, December 11 – Most people enjoy the jolly holiday season, but it’s also the time of year when we have to be careful about spending and making sound financial decisions. Here to discuss the latest trends in debt and financial health is Paul Jarvis of United Capital in Fargo. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Gladstone Christmas.” ~~~ The rough roll-out of the Affordable Care Act might have some senior citizens concerned about the impact it will have for them, but a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs brings some reassurance. Joining us is Jon Bailey, the center’s director of rural research and analysis. ~~~ An emerging area of study indicates that memories can be passed from parents to children. This story comes to us from “The Takeaway” and host John Hockenberry
Tuesday, December 10–Bruce Berg and Laurel Woiwode of Jamestown have collaborated on a collection of short stories they call, “Pages Between Ages.” ~~~ An essay from Bismarck State College English professor, Kim Crowley: “Ione’s Grain Bin.” ~~~ Terry Shoptaugh, professor of history at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, is also the school’s archivist. He has compiled a history of the institution as part of the celebration of its 125th year.
Monday, December 9 – For centuries nostalgia was viewed as a neurological or psychological disease. These days, it’s viewed as psychological resource that helps people cope with life stresses. It’s the topic of this month’s Science Café with Dr. Clay Routledge, who will share some of the exciting new studies about nostalgia. ~~~ Thousands of wells have been drilled in North Dakota and other parts of the country, made possible by fracking technology. But there are questions about safety. Pennsylvania is one of the states seeing increased drilling, and as Reid Frazier reports, doctors and scientists there are scrambling for answers. ~~~ Could Bitcoin destroy the dollar? Is it a scam? Here to discuss this mysterious cyber security is finance expert Louis Navellier. ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith is here to answer recent questions that have come our way, turning our attention to indoor plants now that the growing season is behind us.
Remembering Pearl Harbor ~ News Chat with Dave Thompson ~ Matt Reviews “Blue is the Warmest Color” and “Frozen.”
Friday, December 6 –Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor day. Joining us to discuss that event in history is Craig Shirley, author of “December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World.” He describes the tensions between the US and Japan in the weeks before the attack, and the anticipation of armed conflict. ~~~ An excerpt from a documentary entitled “Patriots,” featuring interviews with people about Pearl Harbor and how it immediately changed the lives of everyone in America. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson stops by to discuss the week’s headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews two movies this week, “Blue is the Warmest Color” and “Frozen.”
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