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Teacher Retention Crisis ~ Diversity in the Hemp Industry ~ Natural North Dakota ~ Growing Small Towns With Art

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - In our final installment of the North Dakota Teacher Retention Crisis series, in partnership with North Dakota United, Tom Gerhardt visits with Democratic State Senator Erin Oban. ~~~ The US Department of Agriculture’s first-ever survey of hemp production found an industry worth more than 800 million dollars. But the recent report also showed a glaring diversity issue: Just six percent of hemp growers are Black. Harvest Public Media’s Corinne Ruff reports. ~~~ We share a Natural North Dakota essay, “Pasque Flower.” ~~~ Growing Small Towns is bringing art to Oakes, ND with the assistance of a North Dakota Council of the Arts Grant to host a "Creating Stories" event the first weekend in April. Rebecca Undem visits with Brandi Malarkey to share a little of the journey that went into creating this event.

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