Wednesday, April 3, 2019 –Athletes entertain us, certainly. But some transcend that role and use their platforms to influence or protest the political climate. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick famously took a knee during the national anthem and found himself out of a job. Dr. Eric Burin is a history professor at the University of North Dakota and he joined Prairie Pulse host John Harris to discuss a book he edited, “Protesting on Bended Knee Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America.” ~~~ State university extension agents offer farmers help with everything from crop rotations to switching to organics. But as Harvest Public Media’s Beth Hoffman reports, with the cost of land and machinery rise and farmers age, many specialists also find themselves facilitating emotional discussions about what to do with the farm itself. ~~~ Jerry Rosburg grew up in Minnesota, attended NDSU where he played linebacker, became an assistant coach at Fargo’s Shanley High School, coached at several colleges, then joined the NFL, taking positions with Cleveland, Atlanta and Baltimore, where he had a long run as one of the most highly-regarded special teams coaches in the league. Last month, he announced his retirement. He discusses his career and his time in North Dakota with Prairie Public traffic and operations manager Erik Deatherage, a big Baltimore Ravens fan.