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Gamechanger Ideas Fest Explores Threats to Democracy ~ US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo


Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Humanities ND is hosting its Gamechanger Ideas fest online, with a focus on democracy in these difficult times. This Thursday, featured speaker Yaël Eisenstat, former CIA analyst and U.S. Diplomat, explores how social media threatens our democracy.  We visit with Program Coordinator Sue Skalicky. ~~~ Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today, reflects on what 2020 meant for his news outlet, and how to best tell the COVID-19 story as it impacts indigenous peoples. ~~~ US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has been appointed for a third term, making her only the second laureate to receive such an extension since the position was established in 1943. Today we share an interview with Harjo from a year ago when she spoke with Lori Walsh, host of “In The Moment '' on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.