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"The Kid Detective"

Oct 24, 2020

"A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. But a naive client brings him his first adult case -- to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend."

Tell Tale: Dakota Folklife and Stories” is a new project from the North Dakota Council on the Arts. It’s a collection of narratives describing the shared personal experiences and lore of life on the North Dakota plains. Employing interviews with senior citizens, it’s part of the Art for Life Program, which seeks to improve the emotional and physical health of elders through art and artist interaction. Joining us are state folklorist Troyd Geist, and Makoche Studios producer David Swenson.

The latest comedy effort from Robert De Niro.

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 Six features musicians Chuck Suchy, Suzanne Vallie, and Lisa Sanders; Poets Bridgette Bianca and Gino Sky; Folk artist Angelina Elise; and zine maker Jonas Cannon. 


Documentary or feature film? A delightful tale of a real Mongolian family.

A fascinating documentary on a terrible movie. So terrible, it never got released!

Jamie Parsley


(after Bertold Brecht)

After these
dark times

will we
still sing?

Yes, we
will sing.

We will sing
loudly and clearly

about these
dark times.

Emily Vieweg -- "Jungle Gym"

Sep 28, 2020

Text of the poem is below.

More about Emily here.
and her new book here.

Jungle Gym 

I feel like I’m failing – 

galloping down a metal slide, 

thighs burning from the sticking –


Remember this feeling:

It is 98 degrees in St. Louis

in August and you are just trying 

to play at recess

when The Gorilla dares you to climb

Parking Lot Easter Service with the Waddingtons

Sep 24, 2020
Courtey of Seth Waddington

Bill Thomas: It's the spring of 2020 and a pastor in Southwest North Dakota wants to do a safe Easter service. He calls on a band for help, a band of brothers. Here's Matthew Musacchia, who looked into what happened for the North Dakota Council On the Arts.

Peiper Bloomquist

Bill thomas: Hi, this is Bill Thomas at Prairie Public. When the pandemic descended on us, a lot of people wondered rightly about being able to continue. You can imagine that this would especially apply to a project for older people, since they have repeatedly been identified as very vulnerable. But at the Burleigh County Senior Center, they used an Arts for Life grant from the North Dakota Council On the Arts to do a poetry project based on a sort of template, Where I'm From. Lisa Bennett works at the Burleigh County Senior Centers where she did this project. And she reads from a poem produced, in spite of the pandemic.