Thursday, October 18 – Meet Haitian journalist and tour operator Acenel Laurent, who’s in North Dakota to speak at the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota on behalf of the Diocese’s “Haitian Outreach Committee.” Also joining us is committee chair Andrea Stomberg. ~~~ The 55th Annual North Dakota-Manitoba District Auditions for the Metropolitan Opera take place this Saturday in Grand Forks, and the public is welcome to attend. Here to extend that invitation is Royce Blackburn, associate professor of music at UND. ~~~ NDSU history professor Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Print Culture.” ~~~ Sue Balcom is here to talk about root crops. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.