Human Rights Film and Art Festival ~ Nina Totenberg ~ Tom Isern ~ Farewell Alicia Hegland-Thorpe
November 1, 2022 - The sixth annual North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival begins today. It features thirty-nine films from 10 countries, plus artist workshops, panel luncheons, and community discussions. Joining us for a preview are organizer Sean Coffman of The Human Family and filmmaker Kevin Shaw. ~~~ NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg is out with a book, Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. It’s an intimate look at Totenberg’s many powerful friends, most notably the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ~~~ Tom Isern has this week’s Plains Folk essay, “Hell in Texas.” ~~~ We say farewell to Alicia Hegland Thorpe, who’s off to an exciting new job with the Standing Rock Reservation.