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Arts & Culture

  • Humanities ND is hosting online "Chautauqua & Chat" events that feature hour-long performances by a scholars who impersonate significant historical figures. Bill Thomas visits with executive director Brenna Gerhardt and Chautauqua performers George Frein and Bruce Henderson.
  • In this episode of Dakota Datebook, we'll hear Alex DeCoteau, educator and enrolled Member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, share his insight into exactly what it is that Native Americans have contributed to the United States.
  • Episode 61 features North Dakota luthier Kevin Muiderman, an interview with Ear Trumpet Labs founder Philip Graham, and musicians Sarah Bethe Nelson, Michaela Anne, and Victor Herrero.
  • The first recorded use of the term “one-hit wonder” was in 1957, and since then, many groups have been producing songs that can be called just that. On this episode of Davey Bee’s Hit Song Vault, Davey and John David travel through four decades of popular music to talk about who recorded which hit — and when!
  • Tom Brosseau is on a mission to interview every curling club in North Dakota. Today, he visits the Lake Region Curling Club in Devils Lake to visit with club member Jeffrey Kitchens.
  • North Dakota Native American Essential Understanding Number Five is about tribal policies, treaties and sovereignty. It states, "Native people practice self-determination, developing tribal policies and practicing political activism." Despite a history of US policies and treaties that have often been detrimental, native people are members of sovereign nations that predate the US government.
  • Episode 60 features English poet Josienne Clarke, North Dakota singer-songwriter Leo Rondeau, Cowboy poet Carson Houser, and French indie/folk artist Pollyanna. Plus, a visit with Jeffrey Kitchens of the Lake Region Curling Club in Devils Lake.
  • This week, Prairie Public premieres its 15th season of Prairie Musicians. Prairie Public production manager Barb Gravel joins Main Street's Ashley Thornberg to preview the new season.
  • North Dakota Native American Essential Understanding Number Five is about tribal policies, treaties, and sovereignty. In this episode of Dakota Datebook, we'll hear Demus McDonald, elder and enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota nation, tell the traumatic story of his own experience with assimilation policies practiced by America's Indian boarding school system.
  • On the last day of 2022, we're taking a look back at some of the guests that really left an artistic impression on this program. Episode 59 features musicians Trio from Hell, A-Day, Lisa Lambe, Sons of the Pioneers, and Marianne Dissard. Plus, Kearny Public Library director Matthew Williams, and a Taco Bell food review from Grand Forks columnist Marilyn Hagerty.