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Tuesday, October 13 – Jamie Parsley is a poet and priest. He’s an associate poet laureate of North Dakota. He discusses his new collection of short stories with host John Harris in this excerpt of Friday’s Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ We visit with NPR’s Ari Shapiro as he begins a new assignment as host for All Things Considered. He moves to ATC after two years as NPR’s correspondent based in London, where his reporting took him all over the world. He also spent four years as NPR’s White House Correspondent and five years as Justice Correspondent. On his days off, he often tours with the “little orchestra” Pink Martini as a guest singer. ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith stops by to answer some late-season yard and garden questions.

Wednesday, October 14 – North Dakota has received one of ten grants from the US Justice Department to combat human trafficking. Here to discuss the effort is Janelle Moos of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services, and Wayne Stenehjem, ND Attorney General. ~~~ Concordia College will soon hold an interesting event to help first- and second-year college students start thinking about their life/vocational path. It’s called BREW: Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World. Leading the seminar if former UND professor Dr. Jeffrey Stamp. Also joining us is Concordia’s career Initiative director, Carley Nelson.

Thursday, October 15 – A research team including representatives from UND spent the summer researching the use of unmanned aerial systems in an ecological study of geese in the Arctic. Joining us from UND are Drs. Susan Felege and Bob Newman, plus project leader Dr. Robert Rockwell of the Museum of Natural History in New York. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl stops by with this week’s food topic. ~~~ Bill and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

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