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Earth Day with authors Neville Williams (“Sun Power”) and Adam Rome (“The Genius of Earth Day”) ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith
Tuesday, April 22 – On this Earth Day, we visit with solar energy pioneer Neville Williams, author of “SUN POWER, How Solar Energy from the Sun is Changing Lives Around the World, Empowering America, and Saving the Planet.” ~~~ Earth Day events are taking place all across the state today. Ashley Thornberg stopped by NDSU where she caught up with guest speaker Adam Rome, author of “The Genius of Earth Day.” ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith shares some tips for getting your lawn off to a good start this spring.
Monday, April 21 – Jan Webb, executive director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts, has announced her retirement. Before she leaves, she stops by to reflect on her 14 years helping advance the arts across North Dakota. ~~~ Biblical films were popular on TV this past Easter weekend. Bruce Berg has some reflections on “Flicks for the Faithful.” ~~~ The new Blue Book is out. It’s an almanac of all things North Dakota. Here to discuss this classic publication is Secretary of State Al Jaeger. ~~~ Karen Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian, and policy advocate. Today she shares a commentary on the availability of food in her essay, “Food Deserts.”
Friday, April 18 – Main Street is pre-empted a National Poetry Month special as “State of the Re-union” explores all facets of poetry and its influence in host Al Letson’s life. We talk to poets from all over the country about the craft, the lifestyle, the resurgence of poems, and of course, hear some incredible poetry.
Thursday, April 17 – “Playing on Common Ground” is an event coming to NDSU that will explore the cross-disciplinary role theatre and the arts have at universities and the community at large. Joining us are Brad Delzer and Rooth Varland from the NSDU Theatre department. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Noah.” ~~~ NDSU historian Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk column, “Crazy Memories.” ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl’s topic this week is the incredible, edible egg. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our “What’s Happening” events calendar.
Wednesday, April 16 – Author Stew Magnuson has written “The Last American Highway.” It’s a journey through time down US Route 83 that cuts through central North Dakota. He’ll be on a book tour in North Dakota next week. ~~~ In today’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura of Dakota College in Bottineau tells us about the North Dakota state fish. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson stops in to discuss today’s court ruling involving abortions in North Dakota. ~~~ A growing problem with drug trafficking in North Dakota was the subject of a recent article by Associated Press Sharon Cohen. She was interviewed for yesterday’s All Things Considered by Audie Cornish, and we felt it deserved another play. ~~~ John Harris visits with Gary Wolsky of the Village Family Service Center in this excerpt of Friday’s Prairie Pulse television show.
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