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Public Affairs

Issues and stories about matters of social or political concern.

Aneela Idnani is the co-founder and CEO of HabitatAware.

Scientists call the gut the second brain. The two are intimately linked. Poor gut health can lead to poor physical and mental health.  Dr. Erika Ebble Angle is the CEO and co-founder of Ixcela, a company that can send you an at-home test kit to analyze your gut's microbiome. Here’s her presentation from this year’s TEDx event in Fargo.

Lonnie was born in 1961 and raised on a Minnesota country farm. He is descended on his mother’s side from Jacques Cartier, the French explorer and founder of Quebec. Lonnie currently lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota enjoying woodworking and back country skiing in the Quetico/Boundary Waters Wilderness of the Minnesota/Canadian border area.

David O'Hara is Professor of Philosophy, Classics, and Environmental Studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he serves as Chair of the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics, and as the Director of Sustainability.

From this year’s TEDx event in Fargo, Governor Doug Burgum visits with Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins. St. Peter was born in Bismarck and is a UND alum.

Food Insecurity

Sep 4, 2019

We conclude the series as we hear about the reasons food insecurity has increased in the state. We visit with health and nutrition consultant Karen Ehrens and the new president of the Great Plains Food Bank, Melissa Sobolik, who will also tell us about their statewide summit coming up on the 24th.

Randy's path takes him through Catholic schooling, traditional marriage, and parenthood before finally embracing his true self.

Summer is quickly coming to an end as many schools in North Dakota start classes this week. Dr. Cory Steiner is a passionate educator who says we have a moral obligation to educating our kids. He spoke at July’s TEDxFargo.

August 18 at 5pm:

Discourse Disruptors: Risk & Reason

What happens when an economist walks into a brothel? In this episode, economist and author Allison Schrager talks with host John Donvan about her new book, “An Economist Walks Into a Brothel,” and how you can use reason to assess risk in your everyday life.

In this episode, we hear from Robert Uebel as he visits with volunteer Mark Chekola.

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