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Tuesday, August 28– Thousands of men, women and children will gather on September 3rd, 2012 as part of a national movement organized by a group called Improving Birth. The “National Rally for Change on Labor Day” is being hosted in close to 100 major cities, in all 50 states across the country. Amber Kracht is coordinator for the North Dakota “Rally for Change.” She visits with host Dayna Del Val. ~~~ Merrill Piepkorn visits with Marilyn Hudson, director of the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum.

NDSU Extension Horticulturist Ron Smith

Aug 27, 2012

Monday, August 27– NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith is here to take your lawn and garden questions.

"Thank God for Evolution"

Aug 24, 2012

Friday, August 24– Michael Dowd is the author of “Thank god for Evolution.” This popular speaker appears in North Dakota on Monday.  Today he visits with guest host Diane Wehlander. ~~~ News chat with Dave Thompson. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review, “Ruby Sparks.”

“WHY? Goes to China” part 5

Aug 23, 2012

Thursday August 23 – “The View from a Private High School,” our final episode of “WHY? Goes to China” with Jack Russell Weinstein. Is Chinese education a mindless brainwashing free of critical thinking or is it a modern, pragmatic, well-rounded experience preparing world leaders for the future? Is it a single-monolithic entity treating all citizens alike, or is it more like America where people can choose their own way? Join WHY? and our guest Dr.

Wednesday, August 22 –The North Dakota Humanities Council is hosting a public humanities symposium entitled “Four Souls: Stories from America’s Borders.” Joining host Dayna Del Val are Brenna Gerhardt, executive director of the ND Humanities council, and award-winning Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, one of the featured presenters. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk Column. ~~~ Dayna has “What’s Happening” this weekend.

Friday, August 17 – Black Gold Boom reporter Todd Melby stops in to share some of his latest experiences covering the oil patch. ~~~ News chat with Dave Thompson. ~~~ Guest film reviewer Tony Tilton on The Bourne Legacy.

Searching for Theodore Roosevelt Artifacts

Aug 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16 – The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University is conducting a sweep of North Dakota and eastern Montana to locate and preserve Roosevelt-related photographs, documents, and artifacts. Here to discuss the project with guest host Bob Dambach is Clay Jenkinson, the TR scholar at Dickinson State University. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk Column. ~~~ Bob has What’s Happening this weekend.

WHY in China part 3 - "Music Without Borders"

Aug 15, 2012

Wednesday , August 15– “Music without Borders,” is our next episode of “Why Goes to China.”Music crosses cultures, but how about the messages it imparts? How do you get an audience to dance, laugh, or even think, when you sing to them in a different language? And what if the music that one person thinks of as a relaxing party-soundtrack is actually regarded as dangerous and revolutionary? Join WHY?

– Tuesday, August 14 – The Act Up Theater Company of Fargo is a performance and training ground for young performing artists. Today, they report in from Scotland, where they’re performing “Spring Awakening” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. ~~~ The First Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Community Festival in Jamestown is featuring an exhibit on the new St. John’s bible illuminations. Joining host Scott Prebys are Jan Schultz and Sue Sorlie.

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