"Nomadland" Author Jessica Bruder ~ Grant to Fight Cancer in the Dakotas

Tuesday, September 11 – Jessica Bruder is a journalist who reports on subcultures and economic justice. For her recent book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, she spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in our precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving—from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay about mallard ducks. ~~~ Dr. Marc Basson of the UND medical school visits with news director Dave Thompson about a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that is intended to help counter high cancer rates in the Dakotas.