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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.

It’s a timely strategy in these times of often heated confrontations. “De-Escalate, How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less.” That’s the title of a book by today’s guest, Douglas E. Noll, a trial lawyer-turned-mediator. ~~~ Commentary from UND professor Mark Trahant on the prospect of a government shutdown and the impact on Native Americans.  Mark writes for Native Voice One, and you can visit his blog at

Our monthly Editors’ Roundtable with news director Dave Thompson and special guests, Jack Zaleski of the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and Renee Jean of the Williston Herald. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “A Ghost Story” and “Logan Lucky,” and he also reflects on the career of Jerry Lewis.

Chef Rosey: Fried Green Tomatoes

Aug 24, 2017

Bruce Berg Essay: Cash Wise

Aug 24, 2017

Natural North Dakota: Ambush Bugs

Aug 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24 – It’s been 100 years since WWI, and this year’s powwow at United Tribes Technical College will honor Native Servicemen who served. Joining us to discuss this slice of history and an effort to verify the list of soldiers are Leander "Russ" McDonald, UTTC president, and Michael J. Knudson, Bismarck, co-author with his wife Ann of the book "Warriors in Khaki, Native American Doughboys from North Dakota." ~~~ In this week’s Natural North Dakota, Chuck Lura discusses Ambush Bugs.

Dr. Robert Marx feels prescription drugs are a big part of our healthcare problem, with properly prescribed drugs the nation’s 5th leading cause of death. He says there are serious flaws in our drug approval system, and he’s using fiction to make his point. He joins us to discuss his novel, “Deadly Prescription,” an Amazon best-seller.

We travel to Grand Forks for his year’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit and Expo where our coverage begins with a conversation with UND president Mark Kennedy. ~~~ A report from Inside Energy on re-using oil field wastewater as an alternative to injecting it back into the ground from Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.

North Dakota has been chosen for the Bee Integrated Demonstration Project, a study to determine best practices for managing healthy bee colonies.  Joining us to explain is Julie Shapiro of the Honey Bee Health Coalition.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is looking for input from farmers in order to assess the extent of damage caused by the pesticide dicamba. Joining us is state agriculture commissioner Doug Goering. Find the survey HERE. ~~~ Ashley Thornberg will be flying to Nebraska on Monday with meteorologist Fred Remer to experience the eclipse. Today she and Fred chat in advance of that journey. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson joins us for our weekly discussion of the latest headlines.