Main Street

3 & 7pm CT weekdays
  • Hosted by Doug Hamilton, Ashley Thornberg

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

Thursday, October 26 – May college graduates have started receiving notice that their six-month grace period is coming to an end and they’ll need to start making student loan payments. The state’s DEAL One refinancing program could help. It’s also time for students to consider the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. Joining us is student loan expert Staci Holzheimer of the Bank of North Dakota.

Best-selling author Scott Eyman has written a delightful account of the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. He joins us to discuss this new release, “Hank & Jim.” ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay regarding a common lawn challenge: quack grass. ~~~ Three University of North Dakota students have just wrapped up a 14-day mission inside the Inflatable Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat. The students are Stefan Tomović, Prabhu Victor and Joseph Clift.

An inaugural “North Dakota Human Rights and Arts Festival” is coming up next month. It’s an effort to facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human rights topics using film and other art forms. Here to discuss the festival and how you can still submit in some categories is festival chair Sean Coffman. ~~~ The 10-part, 18-hour television documentary on the Vietnam War continues tonight at 8 Central on PBS.

Monday, October 23 – It’s been 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, an anniversary being celebrated by many protestant congregations. Retired pastor Marv Mutzenberger will portray Martin Luther as part of a synod-wide worship festival next Sunday at the Bismarck Event Center. He and Bishop Mark Narum join us with a preview as we discuss the story of Martin Luther. In this week’s Natural North Dakota, Chuck Lura discusses mange.  ~~~ Harvest Public Media looks at the growing number of farmers offering organic options.

Friday, October 20 – The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program helps ensure that the state has an adequate number of attorneys to serve as public defenders and prosecutors. Here to explain the need, and how the program works, are Aaron Birst, executive director of the North Dakota State’s Attorneys Association; and Janel Schmitz, with the Bank of North Dakota, which administers the program.  ~~~ The Heart Springs Community Healing Center offers a music therapy program for these patients and their loved ones.

The Tremble Clefs Choir

Oct 20, 2017

Tremors. Slow movement. Compromised speech. Mood swings. These signs show up in conditions like Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and traumatic brain injuries. Medications can minimize symptoms, and doctors often recommend lifestyle changes like getting more exercise. In Fargo, the Heart Springs Community Healing Center offers a music therapy program for these patients and their loved ones. Main Street’s Ashley Thornberg takes us to choir practice with The Tremble Clefs.   

Chef Rosey: Bacon

Oct 20, 2017

Prairie Memories: The Vietnam War Years

Oct 20, 2017

Prairie Public is participating in an oral history project called   “Prairie Memories: the Vietnam War Years.” It’s an effort to document how the Vietnam War made an impact on the lives of people in this region. 

You can submit your own story at mnvietnam.org

Thursday, October 19 – From this week’s Prairie Pulse television show, we hear about “Steamboats in Dakota Territory,” a new book that takes an in-depth look at the boats, trade and cultural and military relations between the United States and the native inhabitants of Dakota Territory. John Harris visits with author Tracy Potter. ~~~ Prairie Public is participating in an oral history project called “Prairie Memories: the Vietnam War Years.” It’s an effort to document how the Vietnam War made an impact on the lives of people in this region.

Giant Water Bugs

Oct 19, 2017

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