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Dr. Michael Osterholm on COVID ~ Poet Tim Murphy ~ Breaking Barriers Oral History

Monday, June 22, 2020 - From the Conversations on Healthcare podcast, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease, Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He urges ongoing measures to protect the public and front line health care workers and discusses the scientific efforts to produce treatments and a vaccine. ~~~ Mark Trahant commentary reflects on summer, noting it’s not likely to resemble the lazy, hazey days of summers past, in this time of pandemic and politics. ~~~ The 30th Annual Midwest Book Awards will be announced on Saturday. Among the finalists are three titles published by North Dakota State University Press. One of them is Hunter's Log, Volumes II & III by poet Tim Murphy, published posthumously. We visited with Tim in 2011 about his first volume in the “Hunter’s Log” series. Today we share an excerpt of that conversation as Tim visits with Bill Thomas, Prairie Public director of radio. ~~~ June is Pride Month, and today we have another episode of the Breaking Barriers podcast, which features excerpts from the Red River Rainbow Seniors oral history project called “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains.” Jan Jorgensen visits with interviewer Darrell Hansen.

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