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Wednesday, April 26 – Our monthly Editors’ Roundtable. In addition to news director Dave Thompson, we’re joined by special guests Joe Radske, news director at KVRR-TV in Fargo, and Jim Shaw, columnist for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay on the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.
Tuesday, April 25 – Horticulturist Ron Smith joins us to take your calls and answer your email questions. Call in toll free to 888-755-6377 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ~~~ We’ll also have a Plains Folk essay from Tom Isern called “Vineyards in Grassy Places.”
Monday, April 24 – UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein is here to discuss a website he developed called “Philosophy is a Great Major.com.” We’ll also learn about a movement called “Philosophy for Children.” ~~~ National Geographic is launching a new scripted series called “Genius.” The 10-part program will dramatize the life of Albert Einstein. Joining us to discuss this project is one of the actors, Michael McElhatton, who plays Philipp Lenard, a German physicist. ~~~ Meet Andrew Stenehjem and Kirstin Perala. After over a year of hard work and dedication, they quit their jobs and set out for an 8 month adventure through Southeast Asia documenting their journey in a blog and podcast called “World Squared,” which combined their love of art, travel, adventure, and life.
Friday, April 21 – Jessie Veeder’s “Coming Home” is a visual journey through the seasons that includes beautiful photography, poetry, recipes, stories and memories carefully handpicked to tell the story of why the prairie continues to pull us home. She joins us to talk about the book and her Coming Home Concert Tour. ~~~ Caring for people with disabilities is a persistent challenge, a need that gets even more acute as state budgets tighten. In this Friday’s Prairie Pulse television show, host John Harris visits with Scott Ecker, activities coordinator with Access of the Red River Valley, one of the many organizations striving to meet the need. We share an excerpt from their conversation. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here with a discussion of the latest headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review, “Going in Style.”
Thursday, April 20 – Bruce Gjovig is retiring from the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation. He joins us to discuss his 33 year stint with the center, helping students and startups launch, growing great ventures, and helping start the angel fund industry. ~~~ The Dallas Brass will be featured at next Tuesday’s All-City Band event in Grand Forks. And there’s a local connection. Grand Forks native Ryan Christianson is a trombonist for the Dallas Brass. He joins us to discuss his career, which also included time touring with Lori Line. ~~~ The issue of nitrate water pollution is an issue facing farm towns across the Midwest. For Harvest Public Media, reporter Alex Smith shares an example as he visits Pretty Prairie, Kansas. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Rosey’s Bistro is here with this week’s food topic, fiddlehead ferns. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.