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“Women Behind the Plow" with Sue Balcom ~ University Relationships with Big Ag ~ News Chat ~ Review: "The French Dispatch"

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Friday, November 12, 2021 - This Sunday, Prairie Public will hold a Facebook Watch Party presenting “Women Behind the Plow,” the original documentary that tells the stories of women who settled the North Dakota prairie and of the new generations who continue to work on the farm. The documentary was inspired by the book and exhibits produced by Sue Balcom. We visited with Sue about this project back in 2019. As a warmup for the watch party, we share an excerpt from that conversation. ~~~ It’s common these days for corporations to get involved with universities, especially within agriculture departments. Reporting by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest reveals just how much money has gone to Midwestern universities, and how that money can put schools in sticky situations. ~~~ It’s been a busy week in the news for Dave Thompson. He joins us to recap the special session of the legislature. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “The French Dispatch,” from director Wes Anderson.