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Main Street Weekend for October 25th

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Sunday, October 25, 2020 - We begin with a pandemic update from Dave Thompson. ~~~ We visit with NDSU assistant professor of history, Donald Johnson, author of ”Occupied America, British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution.”  The book chronicles the everyday experience for people under occupation as the British sought to end the revolution. ~~~ “Tell Tale: Dakota Folklife and Stories” is a new project from the North Dakota Council on the Arts. It’s a collection of narratives describing the shared personal experiences and lore of life on the North Dakota plains. Employing interviews with senior citizens, it’s part of the Art for Life Program, which seeks to improve the emotional and physical health of elders through art and artist interaction. Joining us are state folklorist Troyd Geist, and Makoche Studios producer David Swenson.