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Thursday, July 31 – Our monthly Editors’ Roundtable discussion of the latest headlines with news director Dave Thompson and special guests, Dustin Monke, managing editor of The Dickinson Press; and Jim Shaw, former news director for KVRR-TV in Fargo.
Wednesday, July 30 – Paul Wylie has initiated a crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a 501-C3 startup intended to fulfill some needs and provide a sense of community for the people in Fargo’s high rise housing complex. He explains the purpose behind this Indigogo fundraising for the Fargo High Rise Self Sufficiency Project. ~~~ Hundreds of people gathered across the nation on Tuesday, in four different cities to comment on proposed new rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants. Inside Energy reporter Dan Boyce has the story. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Hiking the Grasslands.” ~~~ USS North Dakota will be commissioned on October 25th. We visit with Katie Fowler, ship sponsor; and her husband, retired Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler. ~~~ Ron Smith stops in to answer your latest lawn and garden questions.
Tuesday, July 29 – Patrick Atkinson, executive director of the God’s Child project, share some insights into the migration of children from Central America to the United States. ~~~ In today’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura discusses plant galls. ~~~ Pastor Jessica Zolondek of Congregational United Church of Christ in Minot joins us with an update on the “Minot Area Men’s Winter Refuge,” an effort to provide for people who are homeless. ~~~ In a related story, Black Gold Boom reporter Todd Melby reports on one man’s housing dilemma in Williston. ~~~ Commentary from Beth Diane Bradley, “May the Muse be With You.”
Monday, July 28 – The former president of the North Dakota Farmers Union has been appointed as the United Nations Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming. Robert Carlson stops by to tell us about his new position. ~~~ Gunel Gurbanova wants to improve awareness about scoliosis, a condition that affects 2 to 3 percent of the population. She says early detection and treatment can help people avoid surgery and lead a healthy life. ~~~ Farming and ranching have always been top industries in North Dakota. But now mining — which includes oil — is now worth $8.5 billion dollars. Agriculture is closer to 7. It’s a milestone for a state that had hardly any oil production 10 years ago. Inside Energy’s Emily Guerin reports, the change has created some tension.
Friday, July 25 – During his trip around the state, Doug stopped by the Dakota Dinosaur Museum where he visited with Larry League, museum curator. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson stops by to discuss the latest headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Snowpiercer.”
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