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Public Affairs

Issues and stories about matters of social or political concern.

 October 6 at 5pm: 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode Four: Spycatcher -- Finding Insider Threats in the Digital Age

We delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever known, and explain how casinos, algorithms, and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age.

September 29 at 5pm: 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode Three: Hacking ISIS -- Cracking into the Most Secretive and Deadly Terrorist Organization in the World

We go behind-the-scenes of a military unit to reveal, for the first time, how soldiers cracked into ISIS's network and launched missions against the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.

Fargo Ideas Event

Sep 26, 2019

We learn about the Fargo Ideas event from Jon Melgaard.

David Fischer was born in South Dakota in 1950, but soon moved to North Dakota, growing up when being gay was often puzzling, and being out wasn’t imaginable. He attended NDSU, enjoyed a 38 year career in area hospitals, and retired in 2012.

Ariel Zambelich/NPR

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts is being remembered in a funeral in Washington, D.C. She died on Tuesday at the age of 75.

The live stream is expected to begin at 9:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, September 21.

September 22 at 5pm: 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode Two: Elephants and AI -- Can Artificial Intelligence Save the Elephants?

We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language.

Fargo Lunch Aid

Sep 13, 2019

Lunch Aid is an effort to retire student lunch debts.

September 15 at 5pm: 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode One: Project Vigilant -- The Evolution of Hacking

Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last Spring. We take listeners on a narrative journey to reveal not only how he died, but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.

Marshall Johnson is the Vice President of the National Audubon Society and executive director of the local chapter. He works to make the Earth a healthy place for hikers, farmers, birders, hunters, and everyone in between.  At the recent TEDx Fargo event, he highlighted how we can all make a difference.

Dave Power is with the Perkins School for the Blind

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