Thursday, August 2 – Bismarck writer Katherine Pendergast, aka Kat Socks, has written a children’s book called “Pickles the Dog – Adopted in North Dakota.” It’s illustrated by Bismarck artist Ben Brick. Katherine joins us to share the true story that inspired the book. ~~~ North Dakota prison officials think outside the box to revamp solitary confinement as we hear in this story from NPR’s Cheryl Corley. ~~~ Former UND professor Mark Trahant is now editor of Indian Country Today. He is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and he shares commentaries about Indian Country and politics. Today he comments on the Farm Bill. ~~~ It’s zucchini time! Here to discuss this prolific veggie is Sue Balcom of the Root Sellers farm near Mandan. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.