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The Great American Folk Show

  • Episode 48 features Chicago jazz musician Charles Rumback, poet David Garza, Americana duo Corn Nut Creek, and Idaho luthier Lawrence Smart. Plus, a spotlight on Nancy Tangen, Miss North Dakota 1970.
  • Episode 47 features singer-songwriter Riley Gilbreath; poets Sean Sexton and Shadd Piehl; Bluegrass band Corner House; German composer Gianna Ferilli; and storytelling singer-songwriter Persian Pelican.
  • Episode 27 features Australian musician Nat Vazer; Instrumental music from the Killdeer String Band; and a visit with Tom Halcrow, board member of the Drayton Curling Club in Drayton, ND. Plus, writer and arts educator Julie Wolfson and renowned pastry chef Valerie Gordon talk about cake.
  • In this Dakota Diners segment, Tom Brosseau talks with Madge Dows and Cindy Workman, who are part of the Page Café Association. Listen to their conversation as Tom tries a made-from-scratch apple pie — made with apples from a nearby orchard, and topped with a slice of American cheese.
  • Episode 26 features poet/author Salena Godden reading from her book Mrs. Death Misses Death; A “Dakota Diners” visit to the Page Cafe in Page, ND, for a slice of homemade apple pie with American cheese; Musician Ellie Turner; and a visit with Alexa Althoff, publisher of the Fortuna Oracle in Fortuna, ND.
  • In this new Dakota Diners segment, Tom Brosseau visits the Let's Eat Cafe in New Leipzig, North Dakota, and visits with the cafe owners, Marissa and Phil Sprenger.
  • Hear North Dakota Associate Poet Laureate Bonnie Larson Staiger read from her new collection of poetry, "In Plains Sight," and answer audience questions at a poetry reading at The Capital Gallery in Bismarck.
  • Episode 23 features musician Simone Felice; Musicians Terry and Linda Schwartz; Trumpeter Michael Cartwright; and an interview with Eileen Seeger about her “famous liver pâté.” Plus, an interview with Peggy Lee’s granddaughter, Holly Foster Wells, about Peggy Lee’s career.
  • In Episode 22, host Tom Brosseau is joined by letterpress printer Ben Blount; Law professor and singer/songwriter Brit Benjamin; Author and poet Danielle Pollock; Legendary singer/songwriter Dan Bern; and Simone Wai of Folkways talks about their holiday Christkindlmarkt in Fargo, ND.
  • Ben Blount is a renowned letterpress printer and artist, whose work has been featured in the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Newberry Library, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.