The Espionage Act of 1917 ~ Breaking Barriers Oral History ~ Marshall Johnson at TEDxFargo | Prairie Public Broadcasting

The Espionage Act of 1917 ~ Breaking Barriers Oral History ~ Marshall Johnson at TEDxFargo

Aug 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Today we learn about “Judge Charles F. Amidon, Wartime Hysteria, and the Espionage Act of 1917.” That’s the title of a talk coming this Sunday to the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. The speaker is Matthew Berning, a legal historian studying at Augsburg University. He joins us to preview his remarks. ~~~ In this week’s Natural North Dakota, biologist Chuck Lura discusses Giant Floater Clams. ~~~ Pride events have taken place across the state this summer, and FM Pride takes its turn tomorrow through Sunday. As we acknowledge the event, we share another story from the Red River Rainbow Seniors oral history project called “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains.”  The project gathers stories from folks who grew up during a time when being out was not a practical consideration. In this excerpt, we hear from Robert Eubel as he visits with volunteer Mark Chekola. ~~~ Marshall Johnson is the Vice President of the National Audubon Society and executive director of the local chapter. He works to make the Earth a healthy place for hikers, farmers, birders, hunters, and everyone in between.  At the recent TEDx Fargo event, he highlighted how we can all make a difference.