Monday, February 12 – Kellam Barta, a member of the NDSU English department, joins us to preview his Science Café talk titled, “Why Do People Talk Different?” (Or should that be “Differently?”) We’ll discuss the phenomenon of varied pronunciation, word choice, and grammatical structures that occur across the country. ~~~ In this week’s Trahant Reports, Mark Trahant, UND journalism professor, writes about how Indian Country is consistently left out of national policy. ~~~~ Three-time Olympian Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson of Grand Forks joins Todd Zwillich on The Takeaway to talk strategy for the US Women’s National Hockey Team. ~~~ In an excerpt from the Cutting Ed podcast, host Tom Gerhardt visits with state senator Nicole Poolman. Nicole is also a teacher at Century High School in Bismarck, and the prime sponsor of the education innovation bill passed by the state legislature.