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3 & 7pm weekdays CT

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

"Automation: Boon or Bust?" is the title of a presentation coming up this Thursday at NDSU. Here with a preview of his lecture about the affect of automation on the workforce is Dr. Reza Maleki. ~~~ Dave Thompson joins us for our weekly discussion of items in the news. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Blade Runner 2049” and “Brad’s Status.”

The leaves are falling, the flowers are fading and it’s time to harvest the pumpkins and squash. Horticulturist Ron Smith is here live during our 3pm broadcast to take your calls and e-mails. 888-755-6377 or And you can email Ron directly at ~~~ NDSU distinguished professor of history Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Dry Bones.” ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl of Rosey’s Bistro is here to talk about pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup.

Natural North Dakota: Pheasants

Oct 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11 – If you're looking to make a little money (or a lot of money), you might do well to study the past. How about 400 years of big ideas and start-ups, for example? Bhu Srinivasan has written a new book. It's called “Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism.” It's a roll through the "Next Big Thing" of the past few centuries. He recently visited with Lori Walsh of South Dakota Public Broadcasting's "In the Moment." ~~~ In this week’s Natural North Dakota essay, Chuck Lura discusses pheasants.

"The Opioid Epidemic" ~ Dr. Neil Harl on Taxes

Oct 10, 2017

Prairie Public partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to produce a TV documentary on the opioid epidemic. Today we share an interview from this week’s Prairie Pulse television show with Dr. Elizabeth Faust of BCBS as she discusses the problem with host John Harris. “The Opioid Epidemic: Seeking Solutions in North Dakota” premiers October 27th.  ~~~ Among the new tax reforms being proposed is the elimination of estate taxes. One of the arguments is that it’s good for farmers. But are farms really affected? Here with some answers is Dr. Neil Harl, the Charles F.

New Views of the Universe: Hubble Space Telescope” is a new exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. It immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. Doug stopped by the museum for a visit with Maurice Henderson, NASA program manager. ~~~ The North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor inducted six new honorees in September. Each is featured in a video prepared by Makoche studios in Bismarck. Today we hear about inductee Dan Jerome, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, who was selected in the category of Culture and Arts.

Sunday’s Prairie Public presents features UND professor Jack Russell Weinstein’s monthly show, “Why? Philosophical Discussions of Everyday Life.” He stops by to preview his conversation with Aubrey de Grey, an international adjunct professor of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Aging Association, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. De Grey's research focuses on whether regenerative medicine can prevent the aging process.

Chef Rosey: Pumpkins

Oct 6, 2017

Plains Folk Essay: Pile of Bones

Oct 6, 2017