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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.

 

 

  

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 8 features writer Gianni Washington; Musician Melissa Mary Ahern; Writers Julie Wolfson and Zoe Howell; a short story by Glen Phillips; Poet laureate of Charleston, South Carolina, Marcus Amaker; Cowboy poet and songster Andy Hedges; North Dakota associate poet laureate Bonnie Larson Staiger; and autoharp player Colin Haines.


You don’t have to listen to Prairie Public for very long before you hear News Director Dave Thompson. He’s known as the dean of the North Dakota press pool and he’s infamous for his puns.

Dave visited the StoryCorps MobileBooth in Bismarck with his Prairie Public colleague, Lowell Loritz. In this excerpt from their conversation, we learn about Dave's lifelong love of radio, the beginnings of Prairie Public's radio service, and how the radio industry has changed.