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Debra Marquart: Winter Amaranth and Barbara Crow

Mar 22, 2021

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"The Father"

Mar 19, 2021

Anthony Hopkins delivers a performance that earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor.

Todd Melby is the author of the new book, “A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere” -- stories about the making of the movie “Fargo.” That movie is now 25 years old. Prairie Public is hosting a Zoom event with Melby this Sunday.


Mar 11, 2021

Polio was a crippling and deadly infectious disease that ravaged families and communities in the first half of the 20th Century as these first-hand accounts testify.

ShaunAnne Tangney "For Jacob Who Has Covid"

Mar 10, 2021

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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.

In Episode 11, host Tom Brosseau is joined by musician Sarah Morrau; Musician Clinton Davis; Michael Patrick F. Smith, author of “The Good Hand”; Musicians Nina Ricci and Teresa Ricci; and singer-songwriter Quinn DeVeaux. Plus, Notes from the Badlands with Joe Wiegand.


Mar 5, 2021

This "Willow" comes from Macedonia.

Adrianne Mathiowetz Photograph

Text of the poem is below.

Emily Vieweg, MFA, is a poet and playwright originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been published in Foliate Oak, The Voices Project, Red Weather Literary Magazine, Soundings Review, Art Young’s Good Morning, The Basil O’Flaherty Feminist Voices and more.

More about Emily here.
and her new book here.

I’ll Read Poems by the Pomegranates

Larry Woiwode

Larry Woiwode is North Dakota's Poet Laureate.  From his celebrated novel "Beyond the Bedroom Wall" through his publication in top national literary magazines, his prose and poetry have continually drawn appreciation and awards.

We asked him to give us the text of what he recited for this piece.  His first recitation was from a poem called "20" and here is what he sent.


Warren Sturlaugson "Dear Coronavirus"

Mar 2, 2021

Larry Woiwode (North Dakota's Poet Laureate) says :  "Warren Sturlaugson's poetry is direct, uncluttered, infused with dimensional faith, and a full-bodied sense of humor and genial wit, along with graphic representations of North Dakotans' views on weather, the surrounding atmosphere and Dakotans' general state of mind".  Warren is the author of two poetry collections, "Braiding Frayed Air" and "The Brightening Atmosphere", available at 

Dear Coronavirus