Main Street

3 & 7pm weekdays CT

Interview program of the Prairie Public radio network, the NPR affiliate serving North Dakota and bordering areas.

UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein is here to discuss a website he developed called “Philosophy is a Great Major.com.” We’ll also learn about a movement called “Philosophy for Children.” ~~~ National Geographic is launching a new scripted series called “Genius.” The 10-part program will dramatize the life of Albert Einstein.

Jessie Veeder’s "Coming Home" is a visual journey through the seasons that includes beautiful photography, poetry, recipes, stories and memories carefully handpicked to tell the story of why the prairie continues to pull us home. She joins us to talk about the book and her Coming Home Concert Tour. ~~~ Caring for people with disabilities is a persistent challenge, a need that gets even more acute as state budgets tighten.

Bruce Gjovig is retiring from the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation. He joins us to discuss his 33 year stint with the center, helping students and startups launch, growing great ventures, and helping start the angel fund industry. ~~~ The Dallas Brass will be featured at next Tuesday’s All-City Band event in Grand Forks. And there’s a local connection.

Wednesday, April 19 – This year’s Community Lecture organized by the College of Science and Mathematics at NDSU will feature Dr. David Schindler, an internationally recognized limnologist (the study of inland waters) and emeritus Killam Memorial Chair and professor of ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Tonight’s 7pm lecture at the Fargo theatre is called “Protecting Freshwater Quantity and Quality in the 21st Century." He joins us with a preview. ~~~The fracking boom has ushered in cheap natural gas prices nationwide.

April is Poetry Month, and we start today’s show by sharing an interview with Elizabeth Acevedo, a National Poetry Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works. She was in Vermillion, South Dakota recently as part of National Poetry Month events and for conversations on race and civility.

Plains Folk Essay: Reapers of the Dust

Apr 18, 2017

Natural North Dakota: Flowering Annuals

Apr 18, 2017

Writer and former fraud investigator Nick Sconce joins us to discuss waste, fraud and abuse in the health insurance industry, and he suggests some ways to help address the crisis in the cost of healthcare coverage. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay called “Reapers of the Dust.” ~~~ The lawn and garden questions keep pouring in. Send yours to mainstreet@prairiepublic.org.

It’s National Poetry Month, and for Western Christians, it’s Good Friday. We re-visit a conversation with poet Timothy Murphy on his return to the church. He explores that in his latest book, Devotions. ~~~ In our last Journeys Through Justice piece, Meg Luther Lindholm explores drug court through the eyes of one man, for whom nothing else worked. ~~~ Producer Rhonda Miller profiles a choir keeping a dying language alive.

Chef Rosey: Grilled Cheese

Apr 13, 2017

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