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Giving Hearts Day ~ Adaptive Theatre ~ Joy Harjo Poem ~ The History of Nordic Skiing

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - Tomorrow is Giving Hearts Day. We share a Prairie Pulse excerpt with Pat Traynor, executive director of the Impact Foundation. ~~~ Hope Inc focuses on adaptive sports and recreation for people with mobility issues. They joined forces with Theatre B for an adaptation of Alice and Wonderland. We visit with Hope Inc’s Kelly Buhr and Theatre B’s Scott Ecker. ~~~ We share a reading of the poem, An American Sunrise, from US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. ~~~ The Olympics are underway and ski fans have Sondre Norheim to thank for the sport as we know it today. The Norwegian immigrant came to the US, living in Minnesota and North Dakota, bringing with him a culture of nordic skiing. We visit with Ryan Rodgers the author of Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing.