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"One Night in Miami"

Apr 16, 2021

Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X hang out together in Miami in 1964.

"Hillbilly Elegy"

Apr 16, 2021

An impressive cast, an Oscar winning director, but one stinker of a movie, says Matt


Since 1987, cowboy poets have met at the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora, North Dakota. This year, the gathering is celebrating its 35th anniversary over Memorial Day weekend.

The founder of the event, North Dakota poet Bill Lowman, spoke with Tom Brosseau about this year's gathering, which includes performances from regional musicians and poets. Listen above.

Find more information about the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering on their Facebook page.

The Barber of Seville from FM Opera

Apr 14, 2021
Fargo Moorhead Opera

Click above or download to listen to FM Opera's Artistic Director David Hamilton talk with three of the leads and the production's Director about this show, that will appear online. More below from

Streaming On Demand Beginning April 19th


Salena Godden is an English poet, author, activist, broadcaster, essayist, and memoirist. 

Her debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death has been picked as a Bookseller Editor’s Choice, a NetGalley Book of the Month, and recommended on the Sky Arts Book Club. It's described by the publisher as “intoxicating and life-affirming” and in The Bookseller as “an original, exuberant novel, freewheeling from prose to poetry to non fiction, truly one of a kind.” 

Design by DLT

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.

In Episode 12, host Tom Brosseau is joined by "Mrs. Death Misses Death" author Salena Godden; poets Madelyn Camrud and Shadd Piehl; Actress Noel Wells; and musicians SurrijaMark Erelli, and Michael Gay.

Plus, Bill Palanuk on Ukrainians in North Dakota, and “Notes from the Badlands” by Joe Wiegand.

"Sound of Metal"

Mar 31, 2021


  "A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing."

Debra Marquart: Memoir and More

Mar 30, 2021

This is an edited version of Deb Marquart's "One Book One North Dakota" online session for HumanitiesND.  More here.

Mona (Susan) Power: The Grass Dancer and More

Mar 25, 2021

Mona (Susan) Power is a Standing Rock Sioux author from Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Her fellowships include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, and USA Artists Fellowship. She lives and teaches in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Jamie Parsley: The Downstairs Tenant

Mar 25, 2021

This is an expanded version of the interview that was on "Main Street".

"The Downstairs Tenant" has three sections -- first, a set of "Prairie Gothic" stories, set mostly in rural North Dakota.  They are dark, often tragic.  The second section is made up of adaptations of some of Yasunari Kawabata's "Palm of the Hand" stories -- short, short ones that are poetic and occasionally surreal.  Finally there is a play -- a straight up North Dakota ghost story. 

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