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Poetry Out Loud 2020 North Dakota's Winners

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Poppy Mills

They were forecasting high winds and 3 to 5 inches, some of the high schools might not make it, but the competitors, coaches, parents and friends made their way to Bismarck for the statewide showdown.  You might be thinking Class B basketball, but it was North Dakota's 2020 Poetry Out Loud statewide finals.  In the dramatic theatre at the Heritage Center, with the audience in steeply raked seating, 17 poetry champions (2 schools did cancel) recited 2 poems, by recognized, published poets, one from before 1900.  A panel of judges quickly scored each performance on understanding, physical pr

2010 NPR, by Doby Photography

Since 2008, NPR's popular Tiny Desk Concerts have carved out an online space for intimate musical performances, by both undiscovered and established talents. Taylor Swift has done one. And so have five unknown, unique musicians who won the first Tiny Desk Contests. The 2020 edition is happening now, and Tiny Desk founder Bob Boilen wants to see lots of entries from North Dakota, Eastern Montana and Northwest Minnesota. 

"Uncut Gems"

Feb 21, 2020

Not Matt's cup of tea

Nominations are being sought for the 2020 class of inductees to the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. Today we go back to the Hall of Honor’s first year, 2016, as we hear comments from Scott Davis, executive director of the North Dakota Indian affairs commission; and listen to a profile of the very first inductee, Anthony McDonald.

"Birds of Prey"

Feb 20, 2020

Matt also comments on the recent Academy Awards.

Matt takes a critical view of the new film about Harriet Tubman, and he gives some thought to the likely winners at the Academy Awards.

Matt reviews the WWI film 1917, and Bombshell, the account of several women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. He also comments on the Oscar nominations.

Kris Kitko's Dance Tunes For North Dakota

Jan 13, 2020

Whether she's riffing on geography, topography or history, Bismarck-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kris Kitko's got a catchy North Dakota-themed singalong song you can dance to! They'll be on full display Saturday evening in downtown Fargo at the 2020 edition of the Celebration of Women and Their Music at The Spirit Room. She stopped by our studios for a preview.

Matt reviews two Netflix films that are garnering honors.

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Carries On

Jan 10, 2020
Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre

FMCT's Executive Director Eloise Breikjern talks with Bill Thomas about the state of their building, known as The Stage at Island Park, which is suffering from a sagging roof and other damage thanks to a broken beam. The building is currently "shored up," and they are still making plans.