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  • Many who grew up in North Dakota are familiar with the song “You Oughta Go Ta North Dakota” — it has been commonly taught in elementary schools and sung by choirs across the state for decades. Great American Folk Show host Tom Brosseau digs into the song's history.
  • Davey Bee and John David jump into a blazing list of tracks that are all about smoke and fire, and the burning intensity that they ignite within us.
  • There is nothing like a brass section to get you moving and grooving! Davey Bee and John David discuss the soulful and lively artists that rely on trumpets, trombones, and saxophones to get you out on the dance floor.
  • Davey Bee and John David cover the hits of yesterday that relate the feelings and the memories associated with the passage of time.
  • Davey Bee and John David explore the many ways that weather and weather conditions inspire the lyrics and melodies of popular songs.
  • Get introduced to Davey Bee and to his son John David and the vast knowledge and experience that they possess about recorded popular music.
  • Concert pianist Gregory Slag received a doctorate in music at The Juilliard School and played at the famous international Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Pianist Paul Heisler got his master’s degree at Yale and played a concert for royalty in Jordan. Besides being world-renowned pianists, these two men had one other important thing in common. They both learned how to play the piano from Mandan piano teacher Josephine Mushik.
  • Brandi Malarkey introduces us to the new Fargo based-band, Hiahli, which is currently in the middle of a unique recording project. Hear from Ryan Tetzloff and Jason Boynton, the co-founders of the hip-hop band with the unusual name. The FM Arts series is funded in part by The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.
  • A shorter version of Dave Thompson's visit with Dr. Porter. This version originally aired on the Main Street show on August 2.
  • Heather Steinmann was putting together her father's obituary, and it reminded her that his song "I Love You, North Dakota" had been on the radio in the 80's — but she did not have a copy.