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Radon Awareness ~ “Ready To Learn” ~ “The Great Plains Oil Rush”

posted on 02/05/2014

  Wednesday, February 5 - The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding the public about the danger of radon, which claim an estimated 21,000 lives each year due to lung cancer. In North Dakota, an estimated 63 percent of the homes have elevated levels of radon. Joining us is Justin Otto, ND radon and indoor air quality coordinator. E-mail Justin for your free radon test kit: jotto@nd.gov. ~~~ A winter essay from Beth Diane Bradley: “Honey, It’s Time ….. for Spring.” Visit her blog at boomersbliss.areavoices.com. ~~~ “Ready to Learn” is a project of Prairie Public and PBS Kids. The mission is to improve math and literacy skills of young children. Parents, daycare providers, and teachers can all get involved as we hear from Bev Pearson and Deanne Hopfauf of Prairie Public’s education services division. ~~~ The issue of flaring natural gas is today’s topic in NPR’s series, “The Great Plains Oil Rush.” ~~~ On Today’s Natural North Dakota essay from Chuck Lura, we learn about the Great Backyard Birdcount.

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