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    Friday, May 13, 2022 - Violinist Gaelynn Lea of Duluth won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and more recently she was tapped to compose the music for a new production of Macbeth on Broadway starring Daniel Craig. ~~~ Bismarck has a big celebration this weekend. It’s the town’s sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday. We take the occasion to share a conversation between special contributor Brandi Malarkey and Dr. Marilyn Snyder, president of the Bismarck Historical Society. They discuss an effort to gather major oral histories plus a project to transcribe police records that go all the way back to the early 1900s. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review: “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Bismarck kicks off its sesquicentennial celebration this weekend. Alicia Hegland Thorpe visits with Bismarck Ass’t City administrator Jason Tomanek (toe-MAHN-ek) and former Bismarck Mayor Bill Sorenson. ~~~ Historian Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Bachelors of Mt. Carmel.” ~~~ In a piece from the Prairie Public television division, Emily Buermann (BEER-man) of the Becker County History Museum in Detroit Lakes shares an “Artifact Spotlight” story about two pioneering women of medicine: “Emma and Emma of Detroit, Minnesota.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLrMqe_EOeI ~~~ Sue Balcom is here for Main Street Eats. Today we discuss seeds.
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  • Agnes Shurr was born near Glenburn, North Dakota in 1915 and grew up on a farm. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a nurse after studying at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Minot. Agnes worked at a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, but in 1928 decided to join the Navy to see the world and earn more money.