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From nationally broadcast series like Painting With Paulson to regional documentaries such as I Am A Person, the slate of award-winning original programs created by Prairie Public’s acclaimed production team reflect the life, culture, and interests of people in the prairie region.

Check here for more about Prairie Public productions currently in our roster of broadcast programs. You can also visit Prairie Public On Demand to see a list of the many local productions available to view online.

Prairie Public Originals Coming Up

  • Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country


    Premiering Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country is Prairie Public’s newest documentary that celebrates the food culture of the Germans from Russia who emigrated to south central North Dakota beginning in the 1880s. Visit the kitchens of ten local North Dakota cooks who make strudels, sauerkraut, kartoffel-kurbis strumbas, fleischkuechla, […]

  • Prairie Memories The Vietnam War Years


    The Vietnam War defined a generation. It changed the lives of people who fought in it and who fought against it, leaving an indelible mark on millions of people. How has the Vietnam War made an impact on your life? To document how this turbulent time shaped life in the prairie region, Prairie Public and […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions


    Veterans. Families. Protesters. Refugees. The Vietnam War left an indelible mark on millions of people. You have a story to tell. You can share that story with others. How long will the interview take? Each appointment is 30 minutes in length. Some people will take less that the allotted time. Some people will take a little […]

  • Prairie Musicians

    Categories: Music

    All New Season Friday, July  7 at 9:00 PM   Eric Koskinen Trio Koskinen, St. Paul, MN, is a wizard at uniquely crafted lyrics for his own brand of American folk music, with a little blues, country and rock mixed in. He’s been performing throughout Minnesota for years and has developed a fan base that appreciates […]

  • Malcolm Frager: American Pianist


    Encore Broadcast Monday, August 18 at 9:30 pm Prairie Public’s newest original documentary Malcolm Frager: American Pianist chronicles the award-winning artist’s life, work, and legacy. Frager’s talent and scholarship was honored with numerous prestigious awards, and his influence and perseverance uncovered a cache of more than a thousand original manuscripts by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and […]

  • The Bell Creek Story – CO2 in Action


    Premieres on June 21st at 7:00 pm CT Boom and bust; it’s the story of the frontier. For southeastern Montana, boom times came with cattle in the 1880s and with oil in the 1960s. Now, carbon dioxide from human activities is bringing the Bell Creek oil field back to life. What began as a typical […]

  • Prairie Mosaic

    Categories: History and Heritage, Arts

    A patchwork of stories about the people and places that contribute to the arts, culture, and history of our region. Monday, April 24 at 9:00 pm ALL NEW A Warroad, MN family business that builds and sells tobbogans, a German-Russian poem written and read by Deb Marquardt, Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Gun Club of Perham, MN […]

  • Terms and Conditions


    Prairie Memories The Vietnam War Years is an oral history project of Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. (“Prairie Public”) and is a contributing member to the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam web site. Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: The Story Wall located at https://www.mnvietnam.org/ (“Site”) is owned and operated by Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (“TPT”). The Story Wall is a respectful space […]

  • Prairie Pulse

    Categories: Public Affairs

    Tune in: Fridays at 7:30 pm Encore:  Sundays at 12:30 pm Prairie Pulse is back with a new season featuring host John Harris and the newsmakers of our region. Coming Up June 30:  Author Cliff Naylor, whose book “Dakota Day Trips’ is now being re-printedtalks about his book which chronicles trips to fun locations in […]

  • Painting with Paulson

    Categories: Arts, Home and How To

    Saturdays at 3:30 pm Artist Buck Paulson is back with a new series of public television shows that will help you to paint like a pro! Taped in the Prairie Public studio, the 13-part Painting With Paulson features Buck demonstrating his techniques. Join renowned artist and teacher Buck Paulson as he shares painting techniques that will […]

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