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Art Vending Machines ~ Tom Isern Commentary ~ Anton Treuer ~ Sue Balcom on Garlic

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Bringing art to unexpected places is a passion of artist Nicole Gagner, the founder of Meadowlark Mercantile. She got a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts to use old snack vending machines for art vending. Gagner partnered with Justin Cancilliere, the executive director of the BisMan Writers Guild to put homemade ‘zines in one of those machines. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay called “Searchlight for Cowboy Ballads.” ~~~ Anton Treuer is known for, among other things, writing "Everything you Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask." Recently he appeared in a webinar as part HumanitiesND’s Gamechanger series. We share an excerpt as he visits with Russ McDonald, President of United Tribes Technical College. ~~~ Sue Balcom discusses garlic in today’s episode of Main Street Eats.

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