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Public Affairs

Issues and stories about matters of social or political concern.

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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

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.

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