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Our over-the-air radio signal in the Bismarck area is down as a tower crew repairs damage from an ice storm last April. The outage should last a few days.

Project Unpack: Telling Stories, Creating Community ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith

Prairie Public is working in collaboration with NDSU on Project Unpack, an effort to establish an ongoing oral history archive that features veterans and their families. Joining us from NDSU are Michael Strand and Christina Weber. ~~~ When it comes to our electric bills, it’s not just based on how much electricity we use, but also when we use it. Inside Energy’s Stephanie Joyce explains. ~~~ Chuck Lura has a Natural North Dakota essay on bighorn sheep.  ~~~ Former NDSU Extension horticulturist Ron Smith stops by to answer some recent questions from listeners. ~~~ Pinball machines used to be everywhere. Today, not so much, but there are still pinball arcades. Main Street’s Ashley Thornberg visits Fargo Pinball. ~~~ Essayist Beth Diane Bradley writes about growing older in “The Eyes Have It: Aging is Not for Sissies.” Visit Beth's blog at boomersbliss.areavoices.com.