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Kirsten Baesler ~ Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove ~ Bush Fellow Kimimila Locke

  Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Kirsten Baesler, superintendent of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, is John Harris’s guest this week on the Prairie Pulse television show. In an excerpt from that show, we hear about the challenges the department faced during the pandemic, and the need for kids to catch up on their coursework. ~~~ Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove is the COVID-19 Technical Lead at the WHO. In this excerpt from the Conversations on Healthcare Podcast, she discusses The World Health Organization’s efforts to strengthen the worldwide response to pandemic threats. ~~~ Among the 2021 Bush Foundation Fellows from North Dakota is Kimimila Locke, a passionate educator who opened a school on the Standing Rock reservation that embraces Lakota culture. She wants to expand to other indigenous communities. She visits with Ashley Thornberg.

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