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Mark Trahant ~ Discrimination Against Black Farmers ~ Natural North Dakota ~ Sue Balcom


  Thursday, March 4, 2021 - Prairie Public is now carrying the Indian Country Today newscast. Mark Trahant, a frequent commentator on Main Street, is the editor of Indian Country Today, and a former professor of journalism at UND. He joins us to discuss this new program and some of the news they’ve been following. The show airs Monday through Friday at 11pm Central. ~~~ More than than 20 years ago, Black farmers across the country won a discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today, advocates and experts are saying more is needed to repair the decades of discrimination. Harvest Public Media’s Seth Bodine reports on the efforts by the government to help Black farmers. ~~~ In this week’s Natural North Dakota, biologist Chuck Lura elucidates on The Power of Wonder. ~~~ In today’s Main Street Eats, Sue Balcom says St. Patrick’s Day means cabbage!