Beth Dooley: "The Perennial Kitchen" ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - There's more to a good cookbook than recipes. In The Perennial Kitchen, James Beard-Award winning author Beth Dooley tells the story of where those foods come from, and how best to get them to our tables. It teaches about regenerative agriculture and where to source foods regionally. ~~~ It's a busy time of year for gardening and lawn work, so we check in with horticulturist Ron Smith.

Laura Caroon of Ladyboss Midwest ~ Author Linda Sue Park

Monday, June 14, 2021 - Ladyboss Midwest is devoted to empowering and connecting women by facilitating an active online community and holding professional development events. The organization seeks to address issues affecting women that are often overlooked in professional settings. Joining us is Laura Caroon, Ladyboss Midwest president. ~~~ Award winning writer Linda Sue Park joins us to discuss her latest book, "The One Thing You'd Save," a story told through linked poems in which a classroom

"Super Fly" Author Jonathan Balcome ~ "Crime Scene Kitchen" ~ Chuck Lura on Walleyes

Sunday, June 13, 2021 - There are roughly 7 billion humans on Earth. That's a huge number, but it pales in comparison with the 17 quadrillion (17,000,000,000,000,000) flies. Biologist Jonathan Balcome is the author of "Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Successful Insects."~~~ Imagine competing on a cooking show, complete with celebrity judges and timers and a film crew capturing your every move. Now imagine you're not told what to make, but have to figure it out based on clues

"Super Fly" Author Jonathan Balcome ~ "Crime Scene Kitchen" ~ Chuck Lura on Walleyes

The Politics of Crisis ~ News Debrief ~ Movie Review: Cruella

Friday, June 11, 2021 - UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein is the host of Why? "Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life," which airs this Sunday at 5pm. He joins us with a preview of this month's conversation when he visits with Prof. Olufemi Taiwo of Georgetown University in an episode titled "The Politics of Crisis: How Police Reform, Covid-19, and Climate Change are all Related." ~~~ Dave Thompson joins us for our weekly discussion about topics in the news. ~~~ Matt Olien

"Super Fly" Author Jonathan Balcome ~ Sue Balcom on Companion Planting

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - There are roughly 7 billion humans on Earth. That's a huge number, but it pales in comparison with the 17 quadrillion (17,000,000,000,000,000) flies. Biologist Jonathan Balcome is the author of "Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Successful Insects." ~~~ Sue Balcom is here for Main Street Eats with a discussion about companion planting, which refers to plants that share space well.

ND Employment Update ~ Farming Simulator ~ Author John Shesol: "Mercury Rising"

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - It's a challenging time. As the economy revs up, employers are scrambling for help. The hospitality industry is one example, as some restaurants have cut hours or even closed. Here to discuss the employment situation is Job Service deputy director, Darren Brostrom. ~~~ Even though only three percent of Americans are currently farmers, a lot of people still identify with the agriculture lifestyle, and some of them have found an interesting way to connect, by way of a

ND Employment Update ~ Farming Simulator ~ Author John Shesol: "Mercury Rising"

Crime Scene Kitchen ~ Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy ~ Tom Isern

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Imagine competing on a cooking show, complete with celebrity judges and timers and a film crew capturing your every move. Now imagine you're not told what to make, but have to figure it out based on clues left in the kitchen. The detective and the baking shows are combined in Crime Scene Kitchen, which airs Wednesdays at 8 pm Central on Fox. Two contestants are from North Dakota. Thomas McCurdy, who now runs a farm in Vermont appears on the show with his mom Cathy

Author Louise Erdrich ~ Chuck Lura on Walleye

Monday, June 7, 2021 -Today is author Louise Erdrich's birthday. In honor of this, we re-air a conversation from December 2020 when her novel, The Plague of Doves, was the One Book one Minnesota selection. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay about North Dakota's most popular game fish, the walleye.

Main Street Weekend for June 6th

Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 - A number of creative art projects are underway that will explore recovery from trauma for war veterans. In one of those projects, local songwriters and musicians will express those experiences in song. Joining us is veteran and musician Dan Hudson. ~~~ We visit with co-directors David Borlaug and Marci Narum of the Capital Gallery in Bismarck. ~~~ A Plains Folk essay from NDSU historian Tom Isern titled "Marching to Bismarck."

Journalists Roundtable ~ Matt reviews "A Quiet Place Part II"

Friday, June 4 2021 - For our monthly journalists roundtable with news director Dave Thompson, we welcome guest journalists Dave Kolpack of the Associated Press, and Jill Schramm, senior reporter with the Minot Daily News. ~~~ Matt Olien is here for his weekly movie review. Today's film is "A Quiet Place Part II."

"Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook" ~ Curt Wollan ~ Sue Balcom

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - "Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook" is a new publication from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. This collection of essays from more than three dozen writers includes perspectives on the pandemic and situates them amid the long history of cooking, food, and women's work in the home. Joining is one of the editors, UND history professor Cynthia C. Prescott. ~~~ The Great American Folk Show with Tom Brosseau will be airing twice a month this

"Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook" ~ Curt Wollan ~ Sue Balcom

Regional Climate Changes ~ Capital Gallery Update

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - The Center for Forest Ecology at the University of Minnesota researches the effect of climate change on ecosystems in our region. Returning to our show with an update on their observations is the center's director, Dr. Lee Frelich. ~~~ We visit with co-directors David Borlaug and Marci Narum of the Capital Gallery in Bismarck. There are a number of things to talk about, including their first student art fair that's coming up. They also have a program called "Hang with

"Nine Sticks of Butter" ~ White Horse Hill Game Reserve

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - When parents lose a child, it can feel like life will never go on. Minot's Melissa Olson lost her first born after a decade of health concerns following a premature birth. She's channeled her love for Natalie, and her love of baking, into her business, Nine Sticks of Butter Cookies. It's named in honor of Natalie's birth weight. ~~~ Chuck Lura discusses prescribed burning in another episode of Natural North Dakota. ~~~ As school is over or winding down, it's time to think

Main Street Weekend for May 30th

Sunday, May 30, 2021 - Jack Russell Weinstein joins us for another episode of Philosophical Currents as he and Ashley discuss the interaction of emotion and reason, especially as it applies to vaccine hesitancy. ~~~ The Great Plains Food Bank is more than doubling the number of Youth Summer Meals locations this year. We visit with the director of the program, Nancy Carriveau.

Healing Trauma with Music ~ Perennial Cropping ~ Review: "Those Who Wish Me Dead"

Friday, May 28, 2021 - A number of creative art projects are underway that will explore a recovery from trauma for war veterans. In one of those projects, local songwriters and musicians will express those experiences in song. Joining us is veteran and musician Dan Hudson. ~~~ Farming feeds the world, but it also contributes about 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions. For Harvest Public Media, Brian Grimmett looks into how a small group of Kansans are trying to develop crops that could lessen

Healing Trauma with Music ~ Perennial Cropping ~ Review: "Those Who Wish Me Dead"

Jeremy Jackson: ND Economic Forcast ~ Deb Marquart Essay ~ Sue Balcom on Rhubarb

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - A new quarterly forecast is out for the economy in North Dakota. Joining us to discuss the report is Jeremy Jackson, professor of economics at NDSU. ~~~ Deb Marquart grew up in Napoleon, deep in the Sauerkraut Triangle of North Dakota. After touring as a rock musician she moved to writing. She teaches at Iowa State in Ames, and is Iowa's Poet Laureate (and still performs music). She has piles of honors and critical praise, especially for her memoir "The Horizontal World:

Jeremy Jackson: ND Economic Forcast ~ Deb Marquart Essay ~ Sue Balcom on Rhubarb

Jamestown Arts Market and Chalkfest ~ Queen Victoria's Dress in Rugby ~ Youth Summer Meals

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - The Arts Center's Downtown Arts Market in Jamestown is resuming with a much-needed celebration. Thursdays starting June 24th, the market will feature outdoor live music, artisan vendors and creative opportunities. Did you know there was such a thing as a professional chalk artist? Eight of them will be featured for the first event as they turn the sidewalks and streets into glorious canvases for CHALKFEST! We visit with Shawn McCann, chalk artist; and Mindi Schmitz,

Jamestown Arts Market and Chalkfest ~ Queen Victoria's Dress in Rugby ~ Youth Summer Meals

The Aphorisms of Gordon Hutchins ~ "Balladeers of the NPL" ~ Cowboy Poet Bill Lowman

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - The art of the aphorism is on full display in Gordon Hutchison's collection of 400 clever quips, "Reality (can be OK, but mostly it) Bites." It's a collection of humorous observations, provocative viewpoints and unvarnished truths. He visits with Bill Thomas. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay, "Balladeers of the NPL." ~~~ Small town events are back! We hear a story from Harvest Public Media titled "Tulip Tourism." ~~~ The Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering is back in

The Aphorisms of Gordon Hutchins ~ "Balladeers of the NPL" ~ Cowboy Poet Bill Lowman

"Philosophical Currents" with Jack Russell Weinstein ~ Poetry from Studio 47

Monday, May 24, 2021 - Jack Russell Weinstein joins us for another episode of Philosophical Currents as he and Ashley discuss the interaction of emotion and reason, especially as it applies to vaccine hesitancy. ~~~ Patrick Hicks presents a Poetry from Studio 47 episode on Jeanne Emmons.

"Philosophical Currents" with Jack Russell Weinstein ~ Poetry from Studio 47