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  • Ben Blount is a renowned letterpress printer and artist, whose work has been featured in the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Newberry Library, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • 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.
  • In Episode 21, host Tom Brosseau is joined by musicians Delnora Reed, Sarah McQuaid, and Doyle Turner; and folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album, "Prologue."
  • October is National Arts & Humanities Month, and it’s just around the corner. Joining us with the latest arts and humanities news is Kim Konikow, executive director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
  • In the summer of 2020, composer and musician Patrick Mathews-Halmrast approached us with an idea: As a summer internship, he would work on musical ideas that were based in our "sense of place." He'd heard us while helping with the harvest on the family farm near Georgetown, and thought we could work together. The summer culminated with Patrick taking a flight across North Dakota in a private plane (courtesy of UND professor Fred Remer). Patrick was composing, playing, and recording all the way. The result is "Ideas in the Sky."
  • In this excerpt from The Great American Folk Show Episode 18, host Tom Brosseau visits with Tama Smith, professional potter and owner of Prairie Fire Pottery Studio in Beach, North Dakota.
  • In Episode 20, host Tom Brosseau is joined by musician and author Max Patzner; Musician from Berlin, Germany Gianna Ferilli; and musicians Tom Proutt and Emily Gary on Margaret Wise Brown. Also, an interview with Laurie Geller and Bill Harbort of Notstock Festival at Minot State University.
  • Prairie Public’s News Director Dave Thompson has been a familiar voice to North Dakota for 40 years — delivering newscasts every morning as we cook breakfast, drive to work, or ride to school.Not only is Dave the first voice North Dakota hears every morning, but the first voice ever to grace Prairie Public’s radio network when KCND-FM in Bismarck went live on September 1, 1981.
  • Twenty-year-old magician Colin Zasadny of Anamosa, Iowa, is performing "Magic Through Time" five days a week this summer in Medora. In this bonus segment from The Great American Folk Show, Colin speaks with host Tom Brosseau about his show, how he learned magic, his mentor and "Medora legend" Bill Sorensen, and his family’s history of performing.
  • Author and historian Rolf Sletten shares the expansive history of Medora, from Theodore Roosevelt to Harold Schafer.
  • In Episode 19, host Tom Brosseau is joined by artist Sally Chernenko; Musician Jake Gibbons of Outlaws in the Golden State; Musician Ericka Sance; Musician Colleen Reinhardt; and author/historian Rolf Sletten.
  • A shorter version of Dave Thompson's visit with Dr. Porter. This version originally aired on the Main Street show on August 2.