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Madelyn Camrud "The Walk"

Nov 19, 2020
NDSU Press

Madelyn Camrud has lived all but nine months of her life in North Dakota. She received degrees in visual arts and creative writing from The University of North Dakota. She taught in the English department before taking a position at the North Dakota Museum of Art, where she served as director of Audience Development. Camrud's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Kalliope, Painted Bride Quarterly, Descant, and others. Two of her poems were chosen to air on Garrison Keillor's "Writers Almanac." In the spring of 2005, North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode named Camrud an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota.  She has published two books of poetry with New Rivers Press, “This House is Full of Cracks” and “Oddly Beautiful”,  and “Songs of Horses and Lovers,” from the NDSU Press.

An event was scheduled in Bismarck called “It’s a Wonderful Life: An Evening with Zuzu” featuring Karolyn Grimes who portrayed Zuzu Bailey in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Due to the pandemic, however, that event is on hold, but we decided to go ahead with a scheduled visit with Karolyn, who had quite a career as a child actor until tragedy changed the trajectory of her life. She joins us from her home in California.

Even the title is funny: "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"

"Let Him Go"

Nov 9, 2020

A nice film with a North Dakota connection.

This personal experience narrative describes the memories of a then-3-year-old girl in San Haven Sanitarium near Dunseith, North Dakota.

Eyes of an Angel

Nov 4, 2020

Blizzard stories with their themes of danger and beauty, such as this one experienced around Grassy Butte, North Dakota, are a staple of lore on the Northern Great Plains.

Denise Lajimodiere "We Carry the Last Century"

Nov 3, 2020

Denise Lajimodiere has a Covid-19 poem --listen or see it below.  Also, scroll down for information about her new book. 

We Carry the Last Century                                  

My father’s mother died
in the flu pandemic of 1918.
I know little about her,
as a child she survived
Indian wars, treaties, starvation,
forced to live on a newly
formed reservation.

The results are in. Matt shares the results of a poll as members of the North Dakota Film Society vote on their favorite films.

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.

Episode 7 features musicians Grant-Lee Phillips, Tre Burt, Sebastian Steinberg, and Sofia Wolfson; and Hilary Saunders from No Depression magazine. 

Poker Jim

Oct 28, 2020

Elders in McKenzie County, North Dakota remember regional folk legend “Poker Jim,” an itinerant cowboy and card-playing enthusiast in this dramatic yet humorous story.