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Threshold: Season 2

23 hours ago

March 24 at 5pm:

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of planet, and that has big consequences for all of us. But satellite images of melting sea ice don't begin to tell the whole story. Four million people live in the Arctic, and they’ve been dealing with the effects of climate change for decades. Hear from these people in a pivotal moment — when the ground is literally shifting beneath their feet.

Poetry Out Loud 2019

Mar 14, 2019

March 17 at 5pm:

Hear students' presentations and behind-the-scenes interviews from this year's North Dakota Poetry Out Loud contest.

Shawna Noel Schill/University of North Dakota

March 10 at 5pm:

On this month's episode of Why?, tune in as Jack Russell Weinstein talks with his guest, flautist and philosopher Mark Weinstein, on "The Philosophy of Jazz." This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks on February 26 in celebration of Why?'s 10th anniversary.

Threshold: Season 2

Feb 15, 2019

February 3, 17, 24, and March 3 at 5pm:

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of planet, and that has big consequences for all of us. But satellite images of melting sea ice don't begin to tell the whole story. Four million people live in the Arctic, and they’ve been dealing with the effects of climate change for decades. Hear from these people in a pivotal moment — when the ground is literally shifting beneath their feet.

February 10 at 5pm:

On this month's episode of Why?, tune in as Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest, Exeter University Professor of Arabic Studies Robert Gleave, discuss "What is Sharia Law?"

In the Dark

Jan 29, 2019

January 27 at 5pm:

Curtis Flowers, a black man, has been tried six times for the same crime — a quadruple murder in a small Mississippi town. The white prosecutor was determined to have him executed. Witnesses against him testified falsely. Expert testimony relied on junk science. For 21 years, Curtis Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but the prosecutor just tries the case again. The In the Dark reporting team moved to Mississippi for a year to track down witnesses and documents. 

January 20 at 5pm:

Tune in for Definition of Resilience, a radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs. INDIGEFI host Alexis Sallee travels to document their contribution to modern music.

 

January 13 at 5pm:

When people think of literacy, they think of simple reading and writing. But literacy is a lot more complicated than that. It involves culture, power, and the opinion of others. On the this episode, we'll discuss what literacy means, the way into plays into stereotypes, and how different institutions choose their own definitions for their own members. Tune in as Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Kim Donehower discuss “What is Literacy?”

January 6 at 5pm:

Tune in for Definition of Resilience, a radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs. INDIGEFI host Alexis Sallee travels to document their contribution to modern music.

December 30 at 5pm:

Join in a New Year journey with host Hal Cannon to an ancient Gaelic ritual of bringing in the year with fiddler Alasdair Frazier. Then join Jean Redpath for the original “Auld Lang Syne.” From the Isles back to the states we travel to delve into the Native American way of marking time with a heartfelt story from Lakota elder, Leonard Littlefinger telling how ritual can help us transform a brutal history into a new story of hope. We end with the hope of a healthy land from the Grand Canyon.

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