Tuesday, October 19. 2021 - Artist Dawn Kopp is working to make Bismarck known as the mosaic corridor. Ashley stops by to learn about her large-scale mosaic that’s in the works for downtown. ~~~ Some schools are making farm work into classwork. As Harvest Public Media’s Katie Peikes reports, they’ve built chicken coops and sheep pens near their playgrounds in ways that seem to pay off in the classroom. ~~~ Concordia College has received an "A" in the Tucker Report For Women In College Coaching, the only college in the MIAC to get an A, though MIAC itself still gets good marks, too. We visit with Concordia athletic director Rachel Bergeson.
Monday, October 18, 2021 - Ashley dives into an unusual way to interact with cold weather in a visit to a remarkable gathering at the Missouri River. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Deeper Significance in the Neighborhood.” ~~~ The Conversations on Health Care podcast has been an important resource during the pandemic, allowing us to share information from leading experts. Today we hear from Dr. Ofer Levy, a member of the FDA COVID Vaccine Advisory Panel. Among the topics discussed is the review process to authorize vaccines for children.
North Dakota's death toll is now 1,662.
Tim O'Keeffe says the process of getting the images to their rightful owners may take months.
Today's test positivity rate is 7.31 percent.
Pipeline to bring Bakken natural gas to the Red River Valley one of the proposals for ARPA federal moneyThe project would be a "public-private" partnership, with a dollar-for-dollar match requirement.
Lawmakers will meet starting Nov. 8th for redistricting and spending ARPA money.
News from NPR
- Dr. Rachel Levine is sworn in as the nation's first transgender four-star officer
- House panel on Jan. 6 votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying subpoena
- The great vaccine ... bake off ... has begun
- Customs and Border Protection nominee pledges to balance security and humanity
- Netflix employees call for accountability
Today's Dakota Datebook
On this date in 1832, Dr. Meredith Martin started on his way back to St. Louis after vaccinating Indians along the Upper Missouri River. Secretary of War Lewis Cass had interpreted the Indian Vaccination Act of 1832 to mean that only Surgeons were allowed to vaccinate Indians. So, Lakota and Dakota Indians had been fortunate to have received the opportunity afforded by Dr. Martin's visit.