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Justin Zahradka, New Century Farmer ~ “Northern Lights” Director John Hanson ~ Chef Rosey on Lobster
Thursday, February 11 – Justin Zahradka is an NDSU student, a New Century Farmer, and FFA’s 2015 American Star in Agriscience recipient. His award came about as a result of his work analyzing cover crops for grazing. ~~~ There’s a free screening of the film “Northern Lights” at the Fargo Theatre on Friday evening. It’s the story of the Non-Partisan League’s development in North Dakota in the early 1900s. In this excerpt from Prairie Mosaic, we hear from the director, John Hanson. He’ll introduce the film at Friday’s showing. ~~~ In many parts of the West, there are hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil wells. We have part two of an Inside Energy investigation about new development happening on top of those old wells. Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl is talking lobster this week. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, February 10 – Tomorrow is Giving Hearts Day, an online fundraising effort benefiting regional non-profits. All donations of $10 or more are matched (up to $4,000) by the Dakota Medical Foundation and other community donors. Today we visit with representatives from some of the recipient organizations, beginning with Dan Mimnaugh. He’s the director of Camp Grassick, a camped owned and operative by the Elks of North Dakota, serving children and adults with special needs. ~~~ We continue with the Dickinson Backpack Program, which provides hungry children with nutritious, easy to prepare food on weekends and during school breaks. Our guest is the program organizer, Kristin Seaks, a social worker for the school district. ~~~ Our final organization is “Sanford Community of Care,” a faith-based effort focusing on preventive care and reduced readmission rates for Medicare patients. We visit with Myrna Hanson, executive director; and Lois Ustanko, director, Faith Community Nursing & Health Ministry at Sanford. ~~~ There are millions of plugged and abandoned oil and gas wells in the country. Recent studies show some of them are leaking small, but measurable, quantities of methane. Stephanie Joyce reports for Inside Energy. ~~~ Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We’ll share some listener memories.
Tuesday, February 9 – With Valentine’s Day upon us, and spring on the horizon, we visit with Stephen Buchmann, the author of “The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, and Biology, and How they Change Our Lives.” ~~~ A delegation from North Dakotans recently travelled to the Mexican border to learn about the complex issues surrounding immigration. Joining us are the leader of the group, Vicki Schmidt, co-founder of Abriendo Fronteras – Opening Borders; and Bishop Terry Brandt of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. ~~~ A Natural North Dakota essay from Chuck Lura: “Hugh Glass and Grizzly Bears.”
Monday, February 8 – We talk about air service in the state with Kyle C. Wanner, executive director of the state aeronautics commission; and Shawn Dobberstein of the Fargo Airport Authority. ~~~ Mike Marcil of the Energy Media Group, a marketing agency, joins us to discuss recent economic changes in the state.
Sunday, Feb 7 - Highlights from previous shows