Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Greg Schwem is a stand-up comedian and syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune. He’s performed across the US and in five foreign countries. His travels inspired him to start a web series, A Comedian Crashes Your Pad, where he interviews his AirBnb hosts. He’ll be speaking at a corporate event in Fargo on May 16. ~~~ In the first of three stories about pesticide use and safety, Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer explores the risks for field workers. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Sweet Dreams.” ~~~ In the first of three stories about pesticide use and safety, Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer explores the risk for farm workers. ~~~ “Opera is coming to Dickinson. The Badlands Opera Project will have its inaugural performance on Saturday at 7pm at Stickney Auditorium. It will feature the world premiere of the Fairy Tale Suite by composer Willem Oosthuysen and librettist Chandra McClelland. The suite is two miniature operas. In addition to the evening performance, a 10am “accessible” performance at the Dickinson library will accommodate young children or anyone with challenges that make it difficult to sit quietly for a fully staged performance. Here to tell us about the project is Kelsey Rogers, instructor of voice and music at DSU.