Christi McGeorge on Conversion Therapy ~ The Governor's Budget ~ Student Film: "ND Goes to War"

Christi McGeorge
Credit ndsu.edu

Wednesday, December 5 – A new report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimates that 77,000 LGBT youth in the U.S. ages 13 to 17 will undergo conversion therapy attempts. The therapy is the subject of the new film “Boy Erased,” and it’s a practice the American Psychiatric Association strongly opposes. Here to discuss the issue is NDSU Professor Christi McGeorge, who did a research study on reparative/conversion therapists. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson joins us for a discussion of Governor Burgum’s budget address, which he gave this morning. ~~~ A new documentary film, “1898-1899, North Dakota Goes to War,” is the story of the 1st North Dakota Infantry Volunteers, men who fought in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. It was inspired by a Dakota Datebook story. The film, a production of the Fargo History Project, is scheduled to premiere Monday at the Fargo Theater. We visit with Angela Smith, an associate professor of history at NDSU; and doctoral candidate Carole Butcher, who writes for Dakota Datebook, and whose dissertation is about the soldiers and their role in the war.