Monday, April 9 – George Bibel, UND professor of mechanical engineering, is out with a new book, “Plane Crash, the Forensics of Aviation Disasters.” He joins us to discuss what goes wrong with plane or pilot when a crash occurs. ~~~ From Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR’s Dan Charles explores the small, but growing trend in dairy farming, robotic milking. ~~~ The North Country National Scenic Trail is a footpath stretching approximately 4,600 miles from Crown Point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park in North Dakota. It passes through seven states and it is the longest of the eleven National Scenic Trails authorized by Congress. Next week the local chapter of the North Country Trail Association will hold a Hiking / Backpacking Expo in Fargo. Here to tell us about the trail, the work of the Dakota Prairie Chapter, and their upcoming expo is Bob Stein. ~~~ The National Math and Science Initiative is an effort to help teachers learn new ways to engage students. A training program for teachers is coming up in June. In this excerpt from the Cutting Ed podcast, Tom Gerhardt speaks with Ann Ellefson of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and Damian Kennedy, a teacher who’s taken part in the training.