North Dakota Legislative Review 2019
Each week, news director Dave Thompson hosts conversations with newsmakers in the capital. North Dakota Legislative Review airs every week throughout the session: Fridays at 6:30pm on radio, Fridays at 8pm on television, and Saturdays at 5pm on television.
April 12: Don Vigesaa (R-Cooperstown)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Republican Representative Don Vigesaa of Cooperstown. Vigesaa discusses potential opportunities for building projects on North Dakota college campuses, the Theodore Roosevelt Library funding proposal, and funding for the North Dakota National Guard.
April 5, 2019: Erin Oban (D-Bismarck)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Democratic Senator from Bismarck, Erin Oban. Senator Oban discusses the ethics commission, the Theodore Roosevelt Library proposal, the legacy fund money, possible changes to the state constitution, sales and property and income taxes, and the state hospital in Jamestown.
March 29, 2019: Mike Nathe (R-Bismarck)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Bismarck Republican Representative Mike Nathe. Topics include the Theodore Roosevelt Library, Information Technology Services, the "Prairie Dog Bill," flooding and diversion ideas for Fargo, and Board of Higher Education funding.
March 22, 2019: Brad Bekkedahl (R-Williston)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Williston Republican Senator Brad Bekkedahl. Today's topics include the UAV Association expansion to use drones to monitor pipelines, the ongoing bill from Governor Burgum regarding addiction treatment, the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Library, and the Legacy Fund.
March 15, 2019: Kathy Hogan (D-Fargo)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Fargo Democratic Senator Kathy Hogan. Today's topics include projected oil revenue, medical marijuana, consolidation of social services, the Theodore Roosevelt Library, and the Prairie Dog Bill.
March 8, 2019: Shannon Roers-Jones (R-Fargo)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Fargo Republican Representative Shannon Roers-Jones. She talks about the proposed Sunday opening bill, decriminalization of Marijuana, justice reinvention, a drug court bill labeled as "probation on steroids," and more.
March 1, 2019: Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Fargo Democratic Representative Karla Rose Hanson. Representative Hanson talks about public employee pay raises, the Red Flag gun bill, mental health issues bills, and also discusses ways to decriminalize Marijuana and Marijuana possession on citizen's past records.
February 22, 2019: Dwight Cook (R-Mandan)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Mandan Republican Senator Dwight Cook about oil tax agreements between the state and the Three Affiliated Tribes, potential uses of the earnings of the legacy fund, state employee compensation, the Theodore Roosevelt Library, and the "Prairie Dog" infrastructure bill.
February 15, 2019: Larry Robinson (D-Valley City)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Democratic Senator Larry Robinson. Robinson discusses higher education, including bonding needs at NDSU and Valley City State University. He also talks about use of Legacy funds, including a possible expenditure for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Library.
February 8, 2019: Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews longtime Grand Forks Republican Senator Ray Holmberg. Holmberg discusses higher education budgets, research budgets for UND and NDSU, the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Library, and also spending priorities for this session.
January 25, 2019: Chet Pollert (R-Carrington)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews House Majority Leader Chet Pollert about the "Operation Prairie Dog" infrastructure bill, pay raises for state employees, and the proposed reorganization of the Human Services Department.
February 1, 2019: Joan Heckaman (D-New Rockford)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman about the future of higher education, the proposed Theodore Roosevelt library, behavioral health issues, and pay raises for state employees.
January 18, 2019: Josh Boschee (D-Fargo)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews House Minority Leader, Democrat Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee talks about the ethics bill, infrastructure funding, and the North Dakota Legacy Fund.
January 11, 2019: Rich Wardner (R-Dickinson)
Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner of Dickinson about the upcoming session, key initiatives in the works, and Governor Burgum's budget.