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Sundays at 5pm CT

Tune in Sundays at 5 pm CT for a fresh variety of radio programs—a new one each week!

View past and upcoming episodes below.


Sunday, April 11, at 5pm:

Tune in for Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.

In this new episode, host Jack Russell Weinstein is joined by Danielle LaSusa to discuss "The Philosophy of Motherhood."

Kelsey Timmerman: Where Am I Giving

Apr 6, 2021

Kelsey Timmerman's Website.

Humanities North Dakota Website

Listen to this hour long version of the webinar in which Kelsey talks about how his footloose travels led him to very revealing insights about how clothing production (his first book), food production (his second) and philanthropy (the latest). 

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Sunday, April 4, at 5pm CT:

The Great American Folk Show returns this weekend with a new episode!

In Episode 12, host Tom Brosseau is joined by "Mrs. Death Misses Death" author Salena Godden; poets Madelyn Camrud and Shadd Piehl; and musicians Noel WellsSurrijaMark Erelli, and Michael Gay.

Plus, Bill Palanuk on Ukrainians in North Dakota, and “Notes from the Badlands” by Joe Wiegand.

Katherine Gehl: Political Innovation

Mar 30, 2021

This talk was part of HumanitiesND's Gamechanger Series. 

From HumanitiesND:  An interview and discussion with Katherine Gehl, a pragmatic business leader who cares deeply about U.S. competitiveness and the state of our democracy.


Sunday, March 28, at 5pm:

Tune in for a One Book One ND conversation with author Deb Marquart.

The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere is a wry memoir about a family farm, a father, and a daughter, and why it's so hard to go home again. Debra Marquart grew up on a family farm in rural North Dakota--on land her family had worked for generations. From the earliest age she knew she wanted out; surely life had more to offer than this unyielding daily grind, she thought. But she was never able to abandon it completely. In this distinctive memoir, she chronicles this process of flight and return--not only from and to a particular landscape, but to respect and admiration for her father. Poet Marquart offers a deeply intelligent rumination on the meaning of native ground, on freedom and security, and on the forging of identity.

Sunday, March 21, at 5pm:

Tune in for a One Book One ND conversation with author Susan Power.

Inspired by the lore of her Native American heritage, this critically-acclaimed novel from Susan Power—an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe—weaves the stories of the old and the young, of broken families, romantic rivals, men and women in love and at war.


Set on a North Dakota reservation, The Grass Dancer reveals the harsh price of unfulfilled longings and the healing power of mystery and hope. Rich with drama and infused with the magic of the everyday, it takes readers on a journey through both past and present—in a tale as resonant and haunting as an ancestor's memory, and as promising as a child's dream.


Sunday, March 14, at 5pm:

Tune in for Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

This month, an encore episode from 2017 as Jack visits with historian Rutger Bregman about universal basic income.

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Sunday, March 7, at 5pm CT:

The Great American Folk Show returns this weekend with a new episode!

In Episode 11, host Tom Brosseau is joined by musician Sarah Morrau; Musician Clinton Davis; Michael Patrick F. Smith, author of “The Good Hand”; Musicians Nina Ricci and Teresa Ricci; and singer-songwriter Quinn DeVeaux. Plus, Notes from the Badlands with Joe Wiegand.

Sunday, February 28, at 5pm:

"MLK and The Fierce Urgency of Now" unpacks the implications of the 2020 US Presidential Election through the prisms of civil rights and modern day social justice movements. The Black community’s historic and adversarial relationship with law enforcement and western medicine institutions represent acute focal points to be addressed.

Co-hosted by The Takeaway’s Tanzina Vega, and WNYC’s Jami Floyd and Brian Lehrer.

North Dakota State Senator Nicole Poolman talks with Peter Wehner (see his qualifications below) with much reference to the Republican and conservative experience of Donald Trump.  Wehner is a Christian and a significant part of the discussion goes over faith and its place in politics. 

This is part of HumanitiesND's Gamechanger series. 


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