Tuesday, January 16 – Paul Connors, the Canadian Consul General to Minneapolis, spoke to the Chamber of Commerce in Bismarck last week, and he also sat down with news director Dave Thompson. ~~~ The Cass Clay Food Commission is the only commission of its kind in North Dakota. It works to help communities have strong food systems. That might mean healthy food at high schools or researching what laws protect people and animals. Abby Gold is on the commission’s steering committee. ~~~ There's a move in North Dakota to overhaul our schools. That's the focus of today's excerpt from The Cutting Ed Podcast. Host Tom Gerhardt speaks with Kirsten Baelser. She's the superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction.