Friday, May 13, 2022 - Violinist Gaelynn Lea of Duluth won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and more recently she was tapped to compose the music for a new production of Macbeth on Broadway starring Daniel Craig. ~~~ Bismarck has a big celebration this weekend. It’s the town’s sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday. We take the occasion to share a conversation between special contributor Brandi Malarkey and Dr. Marilyn Snyder, president of the Bismarck Historical Society. They discuss an effort to gather major oral histories plus a project to transcribe police records that go all the way back to the early 1900s. ~~~ Matt Olien has this week’s movie review: “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
Native Studies Educator Dakota Goodhouse on Winter Counts ~ Plains Folk Essay ~ B'nai Israel Synagogue Receives Grant to Rebuild After FloodWednesday, April 13, 2022 - How do you commemorate important experiences. Many cultures have different approaches. Today we learn about what a winter count is. Alicia Hegland-Thorpe visits with Dakota Goodhouse, a History and Native Studies educator at United Tribes Technical College. ~~~ We share a Plains Folk essay from Tom Isern, Breakfast at 6. ~~~ The State Historical Society of North Dakota has awarded twenty organizations throughout the state with a Cultural Heritage Grant for improvements, projects, and events. The B’nai Israel Synagogue, located in Grand Forks, is one of the grant recipients. Today Bert Garwood, president of the congregation at the B’nai Israel Synagogue, visits with guest interviewer Brandi Malarkey about their building rehabilitation project.