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- January 23: New Lutheran Social Services of ND CEO Jessica Thomasson discusses her new role at LSS, goals for the future and the history of and programs LSS offers. Also, a story on the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia, MN.
- January 30: Former Chief of Staff Chuck Fleming who served under Governor George Sinner about his new memoirs “Carlisle Township to the Capitol City: A Lifetime of Memories”. He talks about his role in starting the nonprofit gaming industry and how he got involved in politics. Also, a story on the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
- February 6: Minnesota State University Moorhead English professor and author Lin Enger about his new novel “The High Divide”. Also, story on Minneapolis sculptor and Concordia College graduate Paul Olson.
- February 13: Children’s books author and painter Ellen Diederich of Fargo. Her new book is called “Samson’s Gift”which is about a sheep giving his wool to help Baby Jesus keep warm. Also, a story on the Steamthresher’s Reunion in Rollag, Minnesota where farmers and old timers bring restored farm equipment back to life.
- February 20: St. Paul Author Lisa Westberg Peters about her new book “Fractured Land” which is about her family’s mineral rights in western North Dakota where oil drilling is going on. Lisa is a committed environmentalist who outlines in the book her struggles with deciding whether or not to accept the oil royalties.
- February 27: Fargo Film Festival director Emily Beck who talks about the upcoming 15th annual festival which is March 3-7. Emily talks about growth of festival, volunteer spirit, how juries decide winning films and we also show clips of the winning films in 7 different categories–Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Student, and Animation.
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