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Season 11: 2013-2014

A new season of Prairie Pulse

#1101: September 27, 2013 This week’s guest: Christopher Zimmerman, the new Musical Director of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, talks about the upcoming season and his approach to conducting.

#1102: October 4, 2013 This week’s guest: PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest winners Caleigh Gabriel and Vivi Allosso are interviewed. Musical performance from the Ogg Creek String Band.

#1103: October 11, 2013 This week’s guest Fargo Republican state Representative Kathy Hawken talks about higher education issues and other issues facing North Dakota. Profile of early North Dakota Governor John Burke.

#1104: October 18, 2013 This week’s guest: Claudia Berg with State Historical Society of North Dakota talks about renovation project at Heritage Center. Profile of famed Sauk Centre, Minnesota author Sinclair Lewis.

#1105: October 25, 2013 This week’s guest: Dr. Carol Archbold, Criminal Justice Professor at NDSU is interviewed about her research study of crime in western North Dakota oil country. Profile of Charles Lindbergh’s father.

#1106: November 1, 2013 This week’s guest: Interview with Grand Forks Herald food reviewer and media darling Marilyn Hagerty about her new book “Grand Forks”. Preview of new Prairie Public documentary on Uganda.

#1107: November 8, 2013 This week’s guest: Interview with Darlene Ellefson of Moorhead who’s written a book about making Lefse. Also in this episode, a profile of Chief Four Bears, a Mandan Indian who received his name from his strength in battle and went on to become an important leader.

#1108: November 15, 2013 This week’s guest: Interview with Author LaVera Edick of Bismarck, her book is called “Four Score and More”. Profile of Poetry Out Loud contest winner Janessa Hensrud.

#1109: November 22, 2013 This week’s guest: Interview with Presidential historian and scholar Rick Collin discusses 50th anniversary of JFK assassination, including examination of Zapruder film.

#1110: December 13, 2013 This week’s guest: Jason, Junia, Cindy and Rodney Waldner–former members of Hutterite colonies near Brandon, Manitoba and Grand Forks–talk about leaving the colonies and the oppressive nature of the colony. They and 5 other ex-Hutterites have written a book called “Hutterites”.

#1111: December 20, 2013 This week’s guest: Robin Nelson, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley/Fargo Youth Commission talks about the various programs her organization has that impact children. Also, Minneapolis Singer/Songwriter Keri Noble performs Christmas music.

#1112: December 27, 2013 This week’s guest: Andrea Winkjer Collin is the Editor of North Dakota Horizons Magazine. She talks about her magazine, it’s history and the stories they cover. Also, Poetryoutloud finalist Reed Wagner of Bismarck is profiled.

#1113: January 3, 2014 This week’s guest: Travis Christopher is the new CEO of the Boys Scouts of America Northern Lights Council chapter. He talks about membership, programs and other events affiliated with boy scouts. Also, a musical performance from the Deb Jenkins Band.

#1114: January 10, 2014 This week’s guest: Former Fargo Forum Photographer Bruce Crummy talks about his new coffee table, photo book called “North Dakota Region” which has many of his acclaimed photographs in it. Also, Jerry Jacobson of Vergas, Minnesota talks about making maple syrup.

#1115: January 17, 2014 This week’s guest: Winnipeg teen author Shaylynn Wilbon talks about her new book “This I Promise” which is a teen fantasy book. Also, a musical performance from Twin Cities Reggae band Jon Wayne and the Pain.

#1116: January 24, 2014 This week’s guest: Bob Dambach talks about the history of Prairie Public’s television broadcasts to mark the network’s 50 year celebration. Also, Poetry Out Loud finalist Bethany Brumbaugh from Cavalier, ND is profiled.

#1117: January 31, 2014 This week’s guest: Prairie Public director of radio Bill Thomas talks about the history of Prairie Public’s radio network, and Elisa Korenne performs a “Root Beer Lady” music video.

#1118 February 7, 2014 Bill Law with NDSU Performing Arts talks about the new documentary airing on Prairie Public about the 100th birthday of the Little Country Theatre at NDSU and we’ll have a 6 minute preview from the documentary.

#1119 February 14, 2014 Prairie Public Engineer John Peterson talks about technological changes during Prairie Public’s 50 years. Also, a musical performance from the Clearwater Hot Club from Grand Rapids, MN.

  #1120 February 21, 2014 Author Marc de Celle talks about his new book “Close Encounters of the Fargo Kind,” and a musical performance from Sneaky Wild Oats, a band from Grafton, ND.

#1121 February 28, 2014 Fargo Film Festival Co-Chair Brittney Goodman talks about the upcoming 2014 film festival, and a music video from Elisa Korenne titled “Mail Order Bride.”

#1122 March 21, 2014  Kris Bevill, editor of Prairie Business Magazine, talks about her magazine and various businesses profiled by her magazine. Also, a profile of Fergus Falls, MN artist Charles Beck.

#1123 March 28, 2014 Deb Dawson, President of African Soul, American Heart, talks about her efforts to start a school for orphaned girls in South Sudan, which includes a film clip. Also, a music video from Elisa Korenne titled “Hormel Girls.”

#1124 April 4, 2014 Plains Art Museum curator Becky Dunham

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