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.
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.
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 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.
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.