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Prairie Public Broadcasting is a trusted public service dedicated to building an exciting and productive future for the prairie and its people. Prairie Public Broadcasting offers a window on the world through national and regional television and radio programming; creates a forum for the most important issues facing our region with locally produced, topical programming; partners with others to foster education for all ages; and utilizes digital technology and Web services to expand those valued services. Beginning with a single television transmitter in Fargo, Prairie Public Broadcasting has grown to become the premier broadcaster of public television and radio services throughout the prairie region.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – The Heritage Education Commission’s 44th Annual Family History Workshop is coming up. It attracts people from all across the region, offering 20 classes for all skill levels - novice to professional. Here to discuss genealogy, this year’s event, and other activities of the commission is the organization’s president, Margaret Zeren; and guest speaker Alice Hoyt Veen, genealogist. ~~~ Sue Balcom joins us with a discussion of farmers market etiquette on today’s Main Street Eats. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

Being a farmer is a lot of work. Sue Balcom of The Root Sellers Farm outside Mandan has a few ideas about how to be your best self when you're buying directly from the grower. 

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Follow NPR Politics reporters for live analysis and fact checks of the September Demoratic presidential debate, beginning tonight at 7pm CT.

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I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode One: Project Vigilant -- The Evolution of Hacking

Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last Spring. We take listeners on a narrative journey to reveal not only how he died, but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.

On August 27, 1896, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jefferson welcomed a baby into the world. Earl Vincent Jefferson was born in the Steele County township of Colgate. The family moved to Hope in 1902, and Earl entered the school system there. He graduated in 1914. His life was off to a promising start. But on this day in 1918, the Hope Pioneer announced to the community that Earl Vincent Jefferson had been killed in action on a battlefield in France.

On this date in 1908, the Washburn Leader explained how the town of Burlington got its name.

The site for the town was prompted by a visit to the area in the spring of 1883 by Joseph Colton and James Johnson. At the fork of the Des Lacs and Mouse Rivers, they noticed a coal outcropping and thought the location was promising. Colton established a mine there.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – It’s National Direct Support Professionals Week. DSPs are the folks who help people with developmental disabilities. We visit with Dori Leslie, vice president of CHI Friendship; and Steve Schultz, direct support professional, about this important profession and the various services those workers provide. ~~~ Tom Isern: “Wolf Hunters.” ~~~ Here with an update from the education division of Prairie Public is Darcy Bakkegard, teacher ambassador & professional development coach.

Today we share another story from the journals of The Rev. Richard C. Jahn, who served as a Lutheran minister at several churches in McKenzie County a century ago. The 20-year-old, fresh from seminary in St. Louis, spent ten months in the county. He lived in a cabin east of Watford City with a bachelor homesteader and immersed himself in rugged western life.

Monday, September 9, 2019 – Horticulturist Ron Smith is here to take your lawn and garden questions as the growing season winds down. We’re also in our fall membership drive, so there’s two phone numbers today. Talk to Ron at 888-755-6377, and make a donation to Prairie Public at 800-359-4145.

Roosevelt in Fargo

Sep 9, 2019

The first week of September in 1910, Teddy Roosevelt addressed over 30,000 citizens at Fargo College, which overlooked Island Park. The former Dakota Territory rancher’s tenure as the nation’s youngest chief executive had ended in March the previous year. Here are some of TR’s remarks after being introduced by the college president.