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Public Affairs

Issues and stories about matters of social or political concern.

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.

Senior Meal Programs

Jul 22, 2019

We learn about senior meal programs from Jaclyn Seefeldt, Aging Services Program Administrator at the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

Lynn recalls some difficult times.

In this excerpt, Anita Bender shares part of her coming out story, including the consequences her Mennonite parents faced for supporting her. She visits with volunteer Larry Peterson.

We hear from a former minister who served in churches in Iowa and Minnesota. He married a fellow seminarian, a woman, in 1969 and raised a family. But he eventually came to terms with his true self, came out to family and friends, and discovered a life he never thought possible. Here’s a portion of his visit with volunteer Darrell Hansen.