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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Our monthly “Philosophical Currents” conversation touches upon timely topics as we visit with UND professor of philosophy Jack Weinstein. ~~~ For Main Street Eats this week, Sue Balcom has thoughts about getting your garden ready for winter.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - Prairie Public will be experiencing an outage in the Bismarck area. Here to explain is Bill Thomas, our director of radio. ~~~ UND researcher Ursula Running Bear has explored the health problems experienced by Native Americans who were sent away to boarding schools as children. She found that the attendees were much more likely to develop cancers, anemia, arthritis and gallbladder disease. ~~~ Friday is Orange Shirt Day, which began in Canada, but is becoming more recognized in the US. It was created to honor the legacy of the Indigenous children who were forcefully taken from their parents and sent off to residential schools between the 1830s and the 1980s. The day is an acknowledgement of the healing that is still taking place in the lives of those affected. Alicia Hegland-Thorpe visits with two Orange Shirt Day event organizers from the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, one who is running over 100 miles to bring awareness to Orange Shirt Day.
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Today's Dakota Datebook
  • Helen Summers was an artist and designer who wanted to do it all. On this date in 1956 the Bismarck Tribune announced the opening of her new business, Helen Summer Originals, Inc. The business allowed Helen to dabble in anything and everything artistic. She did interior decorating, drew floorplans, designed clothes, did commercial art, painted wall murals, and decorated for parties.