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Thursday, November 25, 20201 -- It’s Thanksgiving. Director of Radio Bill Thomas is in-studio with Ashley as they visit with Sue Balcom in a special Main Street Eats episode about favorite dishes, traditions, and of course, leftovers. ~~~ Certainly pies of all types will be in a holiday spread. Pumpkin, sweet potato, apple and so many more. Sarah Wassberg Johnson is The Food Historian. We share an excerpt from her History Bites podcast about apples.

Friday, November 26, 2021 -- Today is Native American Heritage Day. Joy Harjo is this country’s first Native American poet laureate. She’s coming to Fargo in February and she recently spoke at an online event, Bringing Joy. ~~~ The day after Thanksgiving is a big day for retailers. Writer ShaunAnne Tangney shares an essay on when shopping is so much more than just buying things.

Sunday, November 28, 2021 -- Performances are multi-sensory. Today we talk with Paul Johnson, the muralist whose backdrop sets the stage for the Concordia Christmas Concert. ~~~ It’s a Magical Medora Christmas, 31 shows in 22 communities, and the first performance is coming up soon. Here with a preview is veteran Medora entertainer Bill Sorensen, along with cast member Amberlee Rosen. ~~~ Dancing is hard. You have to be strong, flexible, and graceful all at the same time. Now add to that being suspended 20 feet in the air. At the recent Chriskindlmarkt, we caught up with Yvette Reyes owner /studio director of FM Aerial and Movement Arts.

Monday, November 29, 2021 - Hundreds of languages are in danger of dying out, bringing with that a loss of culture and identity. We visit with two educators working on making it easier for fluent speakers of dying languages to get certified to teach. Dr. Cassandra Glynn oversees the World Language Instruction program at Concordia College. Lenny Silva is the membership chair of the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.