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Main Street Weekend, December 15

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Our Sunday highlight show features a Denver company promoting an intriguing idea for the Oil Patch. To help producers decrease the flaring of natural gas, why not use the gas to power server farms? Cully Cavness is the founder and president of Crusoe Energy Systems. He says there’s synergy with this plan—gas that would be flared is instead used to generate electricity, which powers computer services processing data. The arrangement would reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet the world’s growing demand for data services. ~~~ Two Minnesota professors have compiled a mass shooting database to help researchers better understand why such events occur. We’ll talk with Metropolitan State University professor James Denley. ~~~ And historian Tom Isern reads “Black will share a Plains Folk essay.