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Staying Warm

Jan 6, 2021

Elders from central North Dakota reminisce about staying warm and having fun during the harsh cold winters of their childhoods.

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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 9 features musicians Kyle Field of Little Wings, Raye Zaragoza, Herman Dune, Eliza Blue, and Elisa Flynn; Painter Mollie Douthit; and Joe Wiegand with Notes from the Badlands.




Nomadland is the new film starring Francis McDormand. Matt also reviews the Wonder Woman sequel.

"Another Round"

Dec 27, 2020

Matt Olien reviews “Another Round,” a drama from Denmark. 

"Saint Frances"

Dec 25, 2020

A deadbeat nanny finds friendship with the 6-year-old she's hired to watch.


Dec 23, 2020

1930s Hollywood through the eyes of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish "Citizen Kane.


Dec 22, 2020

For many people, just the warning sound of a rattlesnake is enough to make one shiver, but for many in western North Dakota these creatures are a part of everyday life.


Dec 21, 2020

"Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife."

The first film is about a journey of friendship, bravery and compassion. The second is a sequel to "The Princess Switch."

Where I'm From 3

Dec 11, 2020
Peiper Bloomquist

This is Bill Thomas at Prairie Public. Where I'm From is a sort of a poetic template to encourage recollection and recording, recording of meaningful things from someone's life. The North Dakota Council on the Arts hired Maureen McDonald-Hins and Matthew Musacchia to help elders create these poems. And when the pandemic hit, they were able to keep on going because it could be done remotely. Here is Matthew Musacchia reading one.