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Features and interviews from our daily radio show, Main Street, hosted by Ashley Thornberg and Alicia Hegland-Thorpe.
  • "Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde" is part of the Rural Arts Initiative from the North Dakota Museum of Art, which brings traveling exhibits to all corners of the state. Dr. Suzzanne Kelley wrote her dissertation on Lunde and four other “memory artists” of the Great Plains region — she joins Main Street to talk about these artists.
  • Chef Candace Stock grew up on the White Earth Reservation, and now works at Bernbaum's in Fargo. Her training as a chef is focused on events and creating community. Listen to her conversation with Main Street's Ashley Thornberg.
  • Main Street's Ashley Thornberg recaps the 2022 election results with Prairie Public news director Dave Thompson and NDSU political science professor Dr. Nick Bauroth.
  • Dr. Nancy Hodur is the director of the Center for Social Research at NDSU. She visits with Ashley Thornberg about recent report from North Dakota Compass about the financial burden of housing in North Dakota and how renters and homeowners compare.
  • Listen up jazz lovers! Prairie Public has a special jazz concert tonight (Friday, November 4). It's called, "One Night Forever" and features Fargo Moorhead jazz musicians. Back in June, Main Street's Ashley Thornberg interviewed jazz musician Russ Peterson and photographer W. Scott Olsen about their collaboration on the book "Fargo Jazz."
  • We continue candidate conversations today as Rep. Kelly Armstrong, the incumbent Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, visits with Matt Olien.
  • The sixth annual North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival begins today. It features 39 films from 10 countries, plus artist workshops, panel luncheons, and community discussions. Joining us for a preview are organizer Sean Coffman of The Human Family and filmmaker Kevin Shaw.
  • NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg is a busy woman. Still, she took time to spend a few minutes with NPR stations across the country to talk about her book, Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. Here's the full conversation with Main Street's Ashley Thornberg.
  • NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg is out with a book, Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. It’s an intimate look at Totenberg’s many powerful friends, most notably the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spoke with Main Street's Ashley Thornberg.
  • Cara Mund is running as an Independent, seeking the North Dakota seat in the House of Representatives. She visits with Prairie Public producer Matt Olien in a conversation that first aired on the Main Street show.