State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler ~ "North Dakota Voices of the Great War" | Prairie Public Broadcasting

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler ~ "North Dakota Voices of the Great War"

Aug 18, 2020

Kirsten Baesler

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - Next in our series of interviews with statewide candidates, we visit with Kirsten Baesler who is seeking re-election as the state superintendent of public instruction, a most challenging job during these stressful times. ~~~  Nearly two years ago, the University of Mary debuted its original play “North Dakota Voices of the Great War,” based on approximately 1,400 letters written by North Dakota soldiers and nurses who served during World War I. That play has now been published to not only preserve the work, but to make it available so other institutions can present the play in the years to come. The 58 page volume has been augmented by colorful illustrations. Joining us to discuss this new phase of the project is Dr. Joseph Stuart, associate professor of history at the University of Mary. He co-produced the play along with Daniel Bielinski, the director of the University of Mary theater department.