Monday, May 21 – This year’s Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will include a new exhibit called the “Poet-Painter-Poet” project, in which a poem inspires art, and the art subsequently inspires two new poems. Here to discuss the project and the overall gathering are Jonathan Odermann and Bill Lowman. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay on Russian thistle. ~~~ Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day. Here to talk strawberries is Sue Balcom of the “Root Sellers” farm near Mandan. ~~~ PBS is launching The Great American Read. You can vote for America’s favorite book. We visit with PBS Teacher Ambassador Darcy Bakkegard.