George Frein & Mark Twain ~ Bill of Rights Day ~ Bluegrass with Jill Wiese and Ashley Stewartposted on 12/16/2013
Monday, December 16 – The long-awaited second volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography has finally been released. Joining us to talk about the life of the celebrated author is George Frein, professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at UND. He’s a veteran Chautauqua performer, who has not only portrayed Twain, but also Herman Melville, Henry Adams, John James Audubon, Abraham Lincoln, and Dr. Seuss. He joins us from his home in Fort Worth, Texas. ~~~ Sunday was Bill of Rights day, an effort to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. Joining us today to discuss the Bill of Rights is Aaron Ley, assistant professor in the Political Science & Public Administration department at the University of North Dakota. ~~~ Jill Wiese of the Cotton Wood band, and her daughter Ashley Stewart, stop by to tell us about their upcoming “Christmas with Cotton Wood” benefit for the God’s Child Project. Also on the horizon is the annual BLIZZARD Bluegrass event in January.