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Thursday, July 2 – News director Dave Thompson stops by for his weekly discussion of the latest headlines. ~~~ In the 1800s, the railroads faced a problem – farm labor shortages along their newly expanded westward lines threatened profitability. So, in 1853, they jumped at the chance to support a New York City minister’s idea – an early version of foster care that found homes for the city’s orphans on farms in the Midwest. Producer Kim Stenehjem   prepared this piece for this week’s Prairie Pulse television show. It features Christina Baker Kline who wrote “Orphan Train: The Novel.” ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Love and Mercy.” ~~~ Chef Rosey is here to talk about beans. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

Friday, July 3 – Main Street is preempted for a Capitol Steps holiday special. Listen in as the parody team takes on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other “76 Unknowns” who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. It’s time to “Mock the Vote” in 2015!

Monday, July 6 – Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith is here to take your lawn and garden questions. Call in at 888-755-6377, or write us at mainstreet@prairiepublic.org, or send us a message through Facebook where we are Main Street at Prairie Public.

Tuesday, July 7 – Norma Thorstad Knapp grew up on southwest North Dakota. She shares stories of hardship and heartbreak in her new memoir, “Scoria Roads, Twenty Houses in Twenty-One Years.”

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