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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.

Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Alter, the world’s foremost Hebrew Scriptures scholar. He just released a new translation of the books of Moses.

Main Street Weekend

Sep 8, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – The show features an objective voice on the effects of the year-long trade war between the US and China. NDSU market economist Frayne Olson will focus on the impact on soybeans. Olson says the numbers don’t lie—soybean sales to a critically important market have plummeted—leaving producers and businesses related to soybean production wondering about the future. ~~~ We preview of WHY: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life from host Jack Russell Weinstein. His topic: “Why do we need a new translation of the Hebrew Bible?” The discussion looks at the influence that time and translators have on texts that are central to faith communities. ~~~ Chuck Lura will share a Natural North Dakota essay about a species of woodpecker.

Marshall Johnson is the Vice President of the National Audubon Society and executive director of the local chapter. He works to make the Earth a healthy place for hikers, farmers, birders, hunters, and everyone in between.  At the recent TEDx Fargo event, he highlighted how we can all make a difference.

Dave Power is with the Perkins School for the Blind

Aneela Idnani is the co-founder and CEO of HabitatAware.

Scientists call the gut the second brain. The two are intimately linked. Poor gut health can lead to poor physical and mental health.  Dr. Erika Ebble Angle is the CEO and co-founder of Ixcela, a company that can send you an at-home test kit to analyze your gut's microbiome. Here’s her presentation from this year’s TEDx event in Fargo.

Have you ever noticed a trunk of a tree with several horizontal rows of rather small and shallow oval shaped holes in the bark? I suspect that many among us have, but probably do not know the cause. It’s the work of yellow-bellied sapsuckers, a type of woodpecker.

The Cows Came Home

Sep 7, 2019

One day in October 1907, a herd of milk cows belonging to townspeople in Pembina broke into a pasture that belonged to a farmer named Jim Kneeshaw.

“The town herd got into solitary confinement in Kneeshaw’s pasture on Wednesday,” the local editor remarked drolly, “because they seemed to like Jim Kneeshaw’s young timothy better than other feed. The matter was finally fixed up between Messrs Kneeshaw and Mr. Allen the herder -- and the cows came home as usual at night.”

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Friday, September 6, 2019 – Jack Russell Weinstein is here with a preview of this Sunday’s episode of “Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.” His guest this week is Robert Alter, the world’s foremost Hebrew Scriptures scholar. He just released a new translation of the books of Moses. They will preview Sunday’s episode, which is titled, “Why do we need a new translation of the Hebrew Bible?”