"Furry Nation" ~ Tom Isern ~ Arts Advocacy in ND ~ "Poetry Out Loud"

Joe Strike

Monday, March 12 – At the suggestion of a “furry” listener who attended the 2017 Midwest FurFest in Illinois, we visit with a featured speaker at that event, Joe Strike, author of “Furry Nation.” He joins us to discuss furry fandom, a subculture of people interested in animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “History as a Public Good.” ~~~ On this “National Arts Advocacy Day,” we take the occasion to introduce Kim Konikow, the new executive director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts. ~~~ We also hear another poem from this year's Poetry Out Loud event as Bailey Boehler of Lisbon performs "Battlefield" by Mark Turcotte.