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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Four features Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan, singer/songwriter Sunny War, and Toad the Wet Sprocket founding member Glen Phillips.

 

Plus, a visit with Mary Beth Orn and her daughter, Medora Burning Hills singer veteran Bethany Andrist, in Wimbledon, North Dakota at the Peggy Lee Museum.

North Dakota Council on the Arts

The Burleigh County Senior Center was faced with how to program for seniors in a pandemic -- writing poems inspired by memories turned out to be not only doable but a great project.  Lisa Bennett (Senior center staff) reads three of the poems for us, and we hear an evocative description from Alicia Underlee Nelson, who interviewed several participants (her report is also below).

Alicia Underlee Nelson

Leif Enger Discusses "Virgil Wander"

Jul 17, 2020
Grove-Atlantic

Author Leif Enger in a webinar, moderated by Bill Thomas.  They discuss aspects of the characters and plot of Enger's most recent book, set in a small town on Lake Superior.  They talk about the writing process and second chances, and take questions from webinar participants.  Enger came to prominence with "Peace Like A River" and also wrote a western novel, "So Brave, Young and Handsome".  A project of HumanitiesND with suprt from the Paris Family Foundation.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Three features Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids, LA singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell, rising Baltimore Americana artist Letitia VanSant, Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly, and chef Andrea Baumgardner of Bernbaum's.

 


"Da 5 Bloods"

Jun 26, 2020

Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam.

"Onward"

Jun 13, 2020

Not their best, but another thumbs-up for Pixar.

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The Great American Folk Show is a little place on the radio where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

Episode Two features actor, writer, and musician John Doe; Grammy Award-winning musicians Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins; NY Times best-selling author Daniel Levitin; North Dakota poet Madelyn Camrud; and writer and arts educator Julie Wolfson.

 


"The the game is now broken -- and fighting back."

"Cats"

May 21, 2020

A hit play becomes a movie.

Love Poems for Anxious People

May 18, 2020

In the spirit of his popular books Love Poems for Married People and Love Poems for People with Children, John Kenney now presents Love Poems for Anxious People. It’s welcome wit and wisdom in this age of coronavirus, and he visits with our director of radio, Bill Thomas.

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