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"The Lighthouse"

Nov 9, 2019

Matt likes this one.

Not for little kids, says Matt.

Butch Thunder Hawk

Nov 4, 2019

A profile of Butch Thunder Hawk, 2019 inductee into the ND Native American Hall of Honor.

Sunday, November 3, at 5pm:

Tune in for a radio version of Prairie Public's television documentary, Basketball, Water and the Lost City of Elbowoods. 

Linda Boyd on Leaving the Fargo Moorhead Symphony

Oct 31, 2019
Fargo Moorhead Symphony

Linda Boyd talks about symphonies in the modern world, changing audiences, the special appeal of live performance, how deciding on pieces for the Symphony is like being in a cover band, and more, on the occasion of her retirement as Executive Director of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.  More at

Chloe Marie Watterud

Oct 30, 2019

Chloe Marie Watterud was the North Dakota winner of the “Celebration of Music” talent search. As such, the 18-year-old recently participated in filming the Celebration of Music National Show, hosted by PBS personality Ethan Bortnick. That show will be distributed next year. She joins us to discuss her experience in California where the show is being produced.

It's an Mmmmmboppin Halloween for the California sister trio HAIM, or for a day, HAIMson. Este, Danielle and Alana dress up in blonde wigs as Isaac, Taylor and Zaz for a mimed rendition of Hanson's mega catchy hit in a new video.  "Baby It's Cold Outside" gets a badly needed update and transforms a creepy-at-best holiday (shunned?) staple into a loving ode to consent in a new version by John Legend & Kelly Clarkson. Keith Richards may own the title of Rolling Stone with Nine Lives, but his fellow bandmate Ronnie Wood can count himself lucky too. The current Stone and ex-Faces guitarist is the subject of a new documentary, the accurately-titled Somebody Up There Likes Me, which chronicles his very rock & roll lifestyle and his recovery from longtime addictions. 

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, whose rockabilly style stood out in the MTV era of spandex and synthesizers, pays tribute to his vintage rock instrument and some of the other "cats" who play upright bass on his new single, "Dog House Shuffle."  Baltimore electronic dance party maestro Dan Deacon, no stranger to lyrical death themes to contrast his upbeat, blippy sound, has a creepy new video out in time for Halloween that shows a decomposing woman getting eaten by maggots and beetles and then returning as a plant. And Sharon Van Etten has a new song that appears in the documentary about surrogacy, Made in Boise, which premiered on PBS last night.

Matt says you might like this one.

Rolling Stone

Hip-hop icon, social justice activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chuck D has been named the recipient of the 2019 Woody Guthrie Prize by the Woody Guthrie Center, in Tulsa, OK. The Public Enemy rapper, born Carlton Charles Ridenhour, was noted for, like the folk legend, holding truth to power and for shining a light on social and political issues, particularly those that impact African Americans. French band Phoenix recall in a new memoir their nearly disastrous appearance on Saturday Night Live in 2009, when Lorne Michaels gave them a backstage lecture about being too boring and their equipment almost conking out right before air time. And David Byrne made a triumphant appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week, beautifully performing a song that appears in his highly acclaimed Broadway show American Utopia, with a young person's choir.