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Just 12 years old, Alice Brownotter leads a crowd of hundreds in a rally against a major oil pipeline.

“We can’t drink oil,” they chant. “Keep it in the soil.”

She’s protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to cross under the Missouri River, just upstream of her home on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in south-central North Dakota.

“When it goes through - or if - and when it breaks, it will affect everyone,” Alice said.

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It was a double celebration at Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Thursday. The National Park Service and the United States Mint released the park’s America the Beautiful Quarter. On top of that, Thursday was also the official 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Thursday, August 25 – Inside Energy is following the court hearing concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil project facing opposition by many American Indians. Amy Sisk reports. ~~~ Dr. Jane Chu is the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. She’s visiting the state for several town hall meetings on the state of the arts. ~~~ Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park System. NPR’s Morning Edition looks into some of the challenges the park system is facing. ~~~ Chef Rosey is here to talk about horseradish.

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Fraudulent grant program banned in ND

Aug 24, 2016

A fraudulent grant company has been banned in North Dakota.

Parrell Grossman is director of the attorney general's consumer protection division. He says a cease and desist order has been filed against Jeremy Silvers of Mesa, Arizona. Silvers was representing himself as Premium Business Solutions, LLC. He was investigated after an elderly consumer was promised a grant to help her pay off her credit card.

Plains Folk Essay: Native Winnebago Drawing

Aug 24, 2016

Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk Essay: Native Winnebago Drawing, about a surprise discovery in the archives of the Smithsonian. 

Dr. Tom Isern is a distinguished professor of history at North Dakota State University. He writes a weekly essay for Prairie Public called Plains Folk. You can hear all of them here: http://www.prairiepublic.org/radio/radio-programs-a-z/plains-folk/

Wednesday, August 24 – A judge is expected to rule soon on a court hearing blocking construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline hearing. Linda Black Elk is an ethnobotanist, restoration ecologist, and instructor at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota. She’s been fighting the pipeline, which protestors say threatens the water supply of the Standing Rock Reservation.

Student Research on Diabetes Among Native Americans

Aug 23, 2016

Indigenous populations of the US and Canada tend to suffer from diabetes more than white people. Leah Bercier spent her summer at UND studying some of the factors contributing to this. She spoke with Ashley Thornberg about her research findings.   

Natural North Dakota: Animal Personalities

Aug 23, 2016

Chuck Lura of Dakota College in Bottineau shares a Natural North Dakota essay.  

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In Japan, you sometimes hear the term "village on the edge." What it means is "village on the edge of extinction."

Japan's population is declining. And the signs of that are easiest to see in rural areas, like the mountainous interior of the southern island of Shikoku. For example, the village of Nagoro used to have around 300 residents. Now it has 30.

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Thursday, August 25 – Inside Energy is following the court hearing concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil project facing opposition by many American Indians. Amy Sisk reports. ~~~ Dr. Jane Chu is the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. She’s visiting the state for several town hall meetings on the state of the arts. ~~~ Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park System. NPR’s Morning Edition looks into some of the challenges the park system is facing. ~~~ Chef Rosey is here...
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