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Thursday, September 29 – We’re on location to day as Prairie Public president John Harris guests hosts from the Norsk Hostfest in Minot. He visits with Curt Pearson of the Basin Electric Power Cooperative; Miss North Dakota 2016 Macy Christianson, who was previously Miss Norsk Hostfest (2014); Lars Roalkvam, a chef at Scandi Kitchen; and finally, Wayne Faust – Singer/Comedian. ~~~ Inside Energy reporter Amy Sisk has a story on an oil industry and residents on edge over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
“Biting the Hands that Feed Us” ~ Chef Rosey on Peanuts ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith ~ Naturalist Chuck Lura
Wednesday, September 28 – Baylen Linnekin is the author of “Biting the Hands that Feed Us, How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable. Linnekin is a leader in the burgeoning field of food law and policy. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl is here with this week’s food topic: peanuts. ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith answers some recent lawn and garden questions. ~~~ In today’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura discusses Teredo Petrified Wood. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Jack Seaman, Libertarian candidate for Congress ~ Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder ~ Studio Crawl Preview
Tuesday, September 27 – We visit with Jack Seaman the Libertarian candidate for Congress in North Dakota ~~~ A panel of judges heard arguments today in an appeal of the Clean Power Plan, which would restrict carbon emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants. North Dakota is one of the plaintiffs in the case. Inside Energy’s Stephanie Joyce visited with David Greene in this excerpt from today’s Morning Edition on NPR. ~~~ While federal regulations have cut back some water pollution, they have little effect on one of the Midwest’s biggest environmental problems, as Amy Mayer reports in part 3 of Harvest Public Media’s series Watching Our Water. ~~~ Celtic Thunder is coming to North Dakota. We get a preview from performer Ryan Kelly. ~~~ This weekend the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists will put on their annual studio crawl. As a preview, John Corley visits with Cheryl Cassman, a painter who relies more on instinct than sight for her creations.
Monday, September 26 – Marvin Nelson, candidate for governor, kicks off our season of interviews with candidates as we lead up to the November election. ~~~ This afternoon, President Obama is hosting the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference. This comes as protesters remain camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. As Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports, the Standing Rock Sioux, and others, are looking to bring such issues to the capital. ~~~ A profile of Richard Marcellais, one of the inaugural inductees into the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. ~~~ We share Marlo Anderson’s presentation at from last month’s TEDx event in Fargo. ~~~ Dave Reiten, the president of the Norsk Hostfest is John Harris’s guest in this excerpt from last Friday’s Prairie Pulse television show.
Friday, September 23 – North Dakota poet laureate Larry Woiwode joins us to discuss his new poetry chapbook, “Land of Sunlit Ice.” ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here with his weekly discussion of topics in the news. ~~~ Project Unpack is an effort to help veterans and their families share their stories. We air an excerpt from veteran Joshua Zeis, who served in Iraq with the North Dakota Army National Guard. ~~~ And we’re off to the movies with Matt Olien. This week he reviews “Sully,” the new film starring Tom Hanks.