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  • Minot State Summer Theatre Turns 50! ~ A Debut Essay from Jessica Runck ~ News Chat ~ Review: “The Hunting Ground”


    Jessica Runck

      Friday, May 22 – Kevin Neuharth is the director of theatre at Minot State, and he’s here to tell us about their summer theatre program, which is celebrating 50 years! ~~~ Wimbledon, North Dakota native Jessica Runck has been living in Los Angeles as a writer and actress, and her columns about her experiences appear in Forum newspapers. They’ve been wonderful to read, but it’s also nice to hear writers read their work, so here’s Jessica with today’s column on “Meeting the Neighbors.” ~~~ Part three of our Inside Energy series on the energy grid. Today’s episode looks at the idea of a smart grid. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson joins us for our Friday update on the week’s top stories. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “The Hunting Ground.”

  • ND Parks Celebrate 50 Years ~ “Important Voices” of ND Women in Politics ~ Chef Rosey on Fennel

      Important_VoicesThursday, May 21 – The North Dakota State Park system celebrates 50 years this summer. Here to tell us more is Mark Zimmerman, director, ND Parks and Recreation. ~~~ Susan Wefald is John Harris’s guest in this week’s Prairie Pulse television show. Susan will talk about her book “Important Voices: North Dakota’s Women Elected State Officials Share Their Stories 1893-2013.” ~~~ Dan Boyce has part two of our Inside Energy series on the grid called “Our Electric Grid, so Misunderstood.” ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl’s topic this week is fennel. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

  • NY Kammermusiker ~ The Electrical Grid ~ Essay: “Heart River Corral” ~ “Finding Your Home’s History” ~ Feature: “Stud Dames”

      Wednesday, May 20 – The New York Kammermusiker double reed ensemble has an ambitious schedule for the 9th annual “North Dakota Winds of Change Festival.” It even includes some Ukrainian art and poetry! Here with a preview of this year’s performances around the state is the founder and conductor for the group, Ilonna Pederson. ~~~ Inside Energy begins a new series of reports called “Blackout, Reinventing the Grid.” In the first of 3 parts, Stephanie Joyce has a story called “When The Largest Machine In The World Fails.” ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Return to Heart River Corral.” ~~~ “Finding Your Home’s History” is just one of the interesting topics to be explored this Saturday as part of the North Dakota Archaeological Association Conference taking place in Bismarck. It’s open to the public, and here to tell us more about it is Erik Holland, curator of education with the State Historical Society of North Dakota. ~~~ Did you know the cattle business has “Stud Dames?” Harvest Public Media’s Abby Wendle has the story. ~~~ In today’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura discusses ticks.

  • UND Aerobatics Team ~ “March Against Monsanto” ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith

      Tuesday, May 19 – Ashley Thornberg is taken for the ride of her life as she profiles UND’s champion aerobatics team. ~~~ Sadie Velasco of Dickinson is here to tell us about the March Against Monsanto, scheduled for this Saturday at the Capitol in Bismarck. It’s one of many such marches taking place nationwide. ~~~ Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith stops by to answer some lawn and garden questions.

  • Black Gold Boom ~ Norsk Hostfest News ~ Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute

      Monday, May 18 – Black Gold Boom reporter Todd Melby previews his new television documentary on the oil patch, which includes the controversial efforts by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes to start an oil company. The show debuts tonight at 9 Central on Prairie Public. He also has a new interactive web presentation called “Oil to Die For.” ~~~ Commentary from Bruce Berg: “Local News.” ~~~ Chuck Lura has this week’s Natural North Dakota essay, “Pan Evaporation.” ~~~ David Reiten is president of the Norsk Hostfest. He joins us with the latest news from the festival, including this year’s lineup of performers. ~~~ Lynette Burgan joins us to invite teachers to participate in the upcoming “Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute.”

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