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Friday, April 24 – It’s time for our monthly Editors’ Roundtable with news director Dave Thompson and special guests, April Baumgarten, news editor for the Dickinson Press; and Jim Shaw, columnist for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the former news director for KVRR-TV. ~~~ Inside Energy reporter Dan Boyce joins us from Houston, where he’s covering CERA Week, the world’s preeminent energy conference.
Thursday, April 23 – The Sidewalk Art Project incorporates art and poetry into fresh concrete when sidewalks need replacement. Mara Morken Fogarty was inspired by the success of the project in St. Paul and is working on bringing it to Moorhead and beyond. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review, “While We’re Young.” ~~~ A Plains Folk essay from Tom Isern: “Cold War in a Cold Land.” ~~~ Meet Edd Goerger, the new executive director of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society. From his own farm, he markets direct to consumers. There’s no end of food issues to discuss. ~~~ Chuck Lura tells us about constellation Leo in today’s Natural North Dakota essay. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.
Wednesday, April 22 – Wednesday, April 22 – On this Earth Day, we meet Karmele Llano-Sanchez, the veterinary director and executive director of the Orangutan Project, a rescue center in Borneo. It’s featured in the documentary “Operation Orangutan,” which premiers tonight on Nat Geo WILD. (RELATED: NPR’s Morning Edition recently did a story on the issue of palm oil farming as it affects orangutan habitat. More on that story HERE.) ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl stops by with this week’s food topic, blackberries. ~~~ Barry Rabe is a professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He’s researching how states tax their oil and gas resources. He recently came to North Dakota to interview lawmakers, and in this interview, he visited with Inside Energy’s Emily Guerin on the same day lawmakers introduced a bill to lower North Dakota’s oil and gas tax rate.
Cyber Security Expert Steven Bucci ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith ~ NPR Reporter David Greene on Gay Marriage in ND
Tuesday, April 21 – A former Pentagon official presents on cyber security at Dickinson State University. Steven Bucci served as a deputy assistant secretary of defense. He’s giving a series of talks at DSU focused on cyber threats to business leaders, the oil and gas industry and the general public. DSU’s Darrell Neubert also joins the discussion. The former intelligence agent is now an entrepreneurial coach at DSU. ~~~ Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith stops by to answer some lawn and garden questions. ~~~ The final report from Morning Edition host David Greene on the gay marriage issue in North Dakota. ~~~ David joins us to further discuss his visit to North Dakota.
> To hear our 2013 interview with Melanie Hoffert, click HERE.
> Our conversation with David Green was edited for time. To hear the full conversation, click HERE.
Monday, April 20 – Inspired by ‘The Motorcycle Diaries,’ a movie about Che Guevara’s 1952 motorcycle ride through South America, Nathan and Germaine Everson sold all their possessions with plans to travel south via a motorcycle. We’ll hear about their adventures and the decision to return to North Dakota to open a restaurant. ~~~ Part three of NPR’s reports on gay marriage. Morning Edition host David Greene traveled to North Dakota for the series. ~~~ The Red Raven espresso parlor in Fargo has attracted national attention for banning legislators who voted against legal protection for gays. Ashley Thornberg visits with one of the owners, Joe Curry.