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Sustainable Ag Program ~ Chokecherries ~ An Ode to Typewriters ~ Recovery Reinvented

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 –United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has a new program aimed at teaching students the science and art of growing healthy food. In its first semester, there are four enrolled students and four interns. Brian McGinness is the land grant director and a faculty member in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program at UTTC. Linda Black Elk is the food sovereignty skills coordinator. ~~~ In this week’s Natural North Dakota, biologist Chuck Lura discusses chokecherries. ~~~ For over a century, typewriters were mass-produced in both the U.S. and abroad. In the digital age, typewriter manufacturing is pretty much defunct. Working typewriters can still be found on various platforms and some demand high prices. Michael Keller is a professor of English and coordinator of composition at South Dakota State University. He is a part of the Brooking's Public Library's Typewriter Project which launched last month. ~~~ More than a third of North Dakotans view drug or alcohol addiction as a moral failing, rather than as a disease. Jenny Olson is the managing director of the office of Recovery Reinvented. As we learn in this Prairie Pulse excerpt with host John Harris, it's an initiative to reduce shame and stigma attached to addiction. It grew out of North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum's own struggle with alcoholism and sobriety. 

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