Bismarck Santa Run ~ News Chat with Dave ~ Matt Reviews "The Front Runner"

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Friday, December 7 – The Santa Run in Bismarck helps improve the lives of those facing addiction. This year’s run will feature a special guest: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, who started the Midnight Mission Running Club to help people dealing with addiction and homelessness. The club inspired a documentary titled “Skid Row Marathon,” which will screen tonight in Bismarck. We visit with Judge Mitchell and Bismarck judge David Reich. ~~~ When American farmers are unable to find the labor they need, the federal H2A visa program allows them to temporarily bring in workers from foreign countries. As Harvest Public Media’s Esther Honig reports, the visas are costly for farmers and the application process is time-consuming, yet the number of visas granted continues to climb. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here for our weekly discussion of the headlines. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “The Front Runner,” a dramatization of Gary Hart’s run for president in 1988.