Jennifer Sweatman on Microplastics ~ Native American Heritage Month ~ Terroir Chocolate ~ Four Families PastaMonday, November 29, 2021 - What are microplastics and how are they impacting wild animals? We visit with Dr. Jennifer Sweatman who recently presented at The Wildlife Society's annual conference. She's an assistant professor of biology at Concordia College. ~~~ Friday was Native American Heritage Day, and November is Native American Heritage Month. To acknowledge the month, North Dakota Tourism prepared an essay about opportunities to learn about the region’s rich indigenous heritage. We asked Christy Goulet to adapt the essay and read it for us. Christy is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and a descendant of Chief Little Shell. ~~~ There’s nothing quite like chocolate. The mouth feel, the combination of bitterness and sweetness. When you think chocolate, you probably think Belgium, France, and Switzerland. How about Fergus Falls, Minnesota? We visit with Josh Mohagen of Terroir Chocolate. ~~~ Pasta is great comfort food, but too many carbs can be hard on our bodies. Four Families Pasta has a high-fiber option. We caught up with the company’s treasurer, James Bowling during a Pride of Dakota event.
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 and studio director of FM Aerial and Movement Arts.
The death toll is now 1,867.
The project is dubbed "The Meadowlark Initiative."
The death toll has risen to 1,861.
The new EPA Assistant Administrator was at the listening session at the behest of Sen. Kevin Cramer.
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Today's Dakota Datebook
In 1966, a Job Corps center opened in Bismarck at Fort Lincoln after the army had declared the site as surplus. The first 22 men to arrive at the Lewis and Clark Job Corps Center, had a quiet entrance into North Dakota, with little fanfare. However, this was perhaps a welcome relief, as much controversy had developed over the opening of the site in the past year, placing Bismarck squarely in the national news as tensions rose.