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Best Prairie Public Broadcasting podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Prairie Public Broadcasting podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Main Street
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Main Street, hosted by Doug Hamilton and with contributor Ashley Thornberg, keeps its finger on the pulse of Prairie Public's broadcast region
 
Television producer Matt Olien doubles as Prairie Public's resident movie critic, and uses his background in film studies and extensive knowledge of movie history to review a current film. Stay tuned until the end, where he's quizzed with obscure Oscar trivia.
 
“When I was a kid, my mom told me to ‘Go play outside.’ So I did. And I have been enjoying it ever since!” -- Chuck Lura. A short piece of information about some part of the natural world in North Dakota.
 
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Plains Folk
Weekly
 
Plains Folk is a commentary devoted to life on the great plains of North Dakota. Written by Tom Isern of West Fargo, North Dakota, and read in newspapers across the region for years, Plains Folk venerates fall suppers and barn dances and reminds us that "more important to our thoughts than lines on a map are the essential characteristics of the region — the things that tell what the plains are, not just where they are."
 
Hosted by Chuck Lura, a biology professor at Dakota College in Bottineau. Chuck has a broad knowledge of “Natural North Dakota” and loves sharing that knowledge with others. Since 2005, he has written a weekly column, “Naturalist at Large,” for the Lake Metigoshe Mirror. His columns also appear under “The Naturalist” in several other weekly newspapers across North Dakota. Natural North Dakota is supported by NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center and Dakota College at Bottineau, a ...
 
Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.
 
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Dakota Datebook
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Stories of things that happened in North Dakota and vicinity. Sitting Bull to Phil Jackson, cattle to prairie dogs, knoefla to lefse. In partnership with the Historical Society of North Dakota, and funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National ...
 
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Chef Rosey
Monthly
 
Chef Tim Rosendahl of Rosey's Bistro joins the hosts of Main Street with a weekly topic about food.
 
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Hear It Now (retired)
Monthly
 
Hear it Now was Prairie Public’s weekday live interview program from 1999 to 2011. With new focus and new co-hosts, the program has been remodeled as Main Street . Find all Main Street content here .
 
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Outside the Horseshoe
Monthly
 
Every 2 nd and 4th Tuesday evening at 6:00PM, WCBU airs Outside the Horseshoe prior to the live broadcast of Peoria City Council meeting. Each program features Peoria Public Radio News Director Tanya Koonce as she previews some of the top issues on the council agenda, or delves into an important topic in city politics and government. Tune in to WCBU before each Peoria City Council meeting for this program, or catch the podcast of each episode.
 
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On this date in 1895, it was announced that Jacob Aaron had been taken into custody by Canadian authorities. Aaron was wanted in Grand Forks for arson, accused of trying to burn down the home of a police officer. He had made threats against Officer Ziskin, promising to burn down the policeman’s home.…
 
On this date in 1922, hunters greeted the beginning of deer season. Or, rather, they were supposed to. Initially, some had greeted it earlier in the month, on the 10th.By Prairie Public
 
On this date in 1908, readers of the Washburn Leader learned that John Kirshenman had been cured of Canada fever. He returned to McClusky after an absence of three weeks. He said he learned that the “promised land” of Canada was not so promised after all. After battling five feet of snow and frigid temperatures, North Dakota looked pretty good ...…
 
One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s losing arguments was based on the phrase “In God We Trust” on America’s coinage. First adopted for coinage in 1865 and years later named the U.S. motto, President Roosevelt was opposed to the slogan when it was re-considered for new coinage during his administration.…
 
Last week I detailed how the arsenic-laced pesticide, Paris Green, came into general use more than a century ago, mainly to combat the Colorado potato beetle. I was led to this topic by a fascinating paper presented to the Western History Association by Professor Lynn Ellen Bennett, of Utah Valley University. I determined that here in North Dak ...…
 
Americans seem to enjoy lists! I was reminded of that recently when I happened upon a website that contained a list of “ The 10 Most Incredible Natural Attractions in North Dakota That Everyone Should Visit .” They note that North Dakota has way more beautiful spots of nature than most people realize. They also note that everyone should visit a ...…
 
Matt's liking this sequel from the shining.By Prairie Public
 
Friday, November 15, 2019 – A common frustration among people with disabilities is that other people can't seem to see beyond the disability. An upcoming exhibition, Artist First , aims to challenge such perceptions and raise awareness about accessibility at museums. Sherry Shirek founded Arts Access for All after losing her vision to diabetes. ...…
 
On this date in 1917, the Hope Pioneer ran picture of a check on the front page. The check was in the amount of $21.25. It was made out to the American Tobacco Company. The headline asked, “Do You Have an Interest in This Check?” The check, said the newspaper, meant “comfort for the boys in France.” The rather modest sum represented 85 smoking ...…
 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Satellite sensing of methane releases from fracking operations is being used to help investors avoid risk. Could this influence the oil and gas industry? Here to discuss the technology and its ramifications is Mark Kriss, CEO of Geofinancial Analytics, Inc. ~~~ We remember Professor James Sugihara with a excerpt of ...…
 
The Great War came to an end at eleven a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. But while the fighting was over, it wasn’t really the end of the war. It was only the beginning of the end. On this date in 1918, North Dakota Senator McCumber drew attention to the dire conditions in Europe where “our boys” were still stationed. He noted tha ...…
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – A Moth Mainstage event takes place Thursday night at the Fargo Theatre. Here with an update is Chloe Salmon, producer and director for tomorrow’s event. ~~~ On November 17 th , the Lake Agassiz Concert Band will premiere the 9th and final symphony of James Barnes, one of 25 participating musical groups with exclus ...…
 
On this date in 1908, the Devils Lake Inter-Ocean informed readers of Phil Shortt’s funeral, held the previous Sunday. Shortt was well known and liked in his adopted town. The newspaper knew his passing would be of interest. Shortt was only thirty-nine years old and his death was a shock.By Prairie Public
 
Tuesday, November 12 – Today the Bush Foundation announces five winners of the Bush Prize for Community Innovation with awards of up to $500,000. There’s a North Dakota winner, but we can’t reveal that until Tuesday. Tune in to meet a representative from the winning organization. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Fair Chase.” And ...…
 
On this date in 1909, the Billings County Livestock Protective Association gave a warning to potential livestock rustlers. There would be serious risk for stealing the animals of association members. That’s because the association was offering a $500 reward for information that led to the arrest and conviction of the thief. That reward was the ...…
 
Monday, November 11, 2019 – November is Native American Heritage Month. Laura Youngbird is the Plains Art Museum's Director of Native American Programs. She helped organize a screening of "Warrior Women" about the women of the American Indian Movement. ~~~It’s Veterans Day today, and last year, Prairie Public partnered with the State Historical ...…
 
President Theodore Roosevelt, could not have dreamt that his frustrating November bear would launch the birth of, arguably, the most famous toy in the world. TR was invited by the Mississippi Governor in 1902 to join a bear hunt. Uncharacteristically, avid hunter Roosevelt was skunked among the hunting guests for three days.…
 
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Michael Ruse, a faculty member at Florida State in Tallahassee. Ruse specializes in the philosophy of biology and the relationship between science and religion.By Prairie Public
 
Matt likes this one.By Prairie Public
 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 – A repeat of our conversation with philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein as he tackles the biggest question of all – what is the meaning of life? ~~~ Gabe Brown talks about his experience with regenerative agriculture and pilot projects involving 100-thousand acres. ~~~ We get some tips on canning and pickling f ...…
 
Wrapping up the prairie gardening season of 2019, I bid farewell to some slimy companions. As I work in the beds, often barefoot, I welcome all the frogs, salamanders, and toads I touch with my toes. I like to see the nightcrawlers boiling up when I lay down a water hose. I am not a strictly organic gardener, but I spend a lot of time in the be ...…
 
Bears have been in the news recently. A black bear, or perhaps more than one, has been observed in the Turtle Mountains. A video recording of one episode even ran on one of the region’s television stations. Black bears in the region are not particularly unusual. They are periodically observed in the Turtle Mountains and other areas of North Dak ...…
 
Bears have been in the news recently. A black bear, or perhaps more than one, has been observed in the Turtle Mountains. A video recording of one episode even ran on one of the region’s television stations. Black bears in the region are not particularly unusual. They are periodically observed in the Turtle Mountains and other areas of North Dak ...…
 
Friday, November 8, 2019 – Jack Russell Weinstein previews this Sunday’s WHY radio show, when he’ll visit with Michael Ruse of Florida State on the topic of “does Accepting the Theory of Evolution Mean There is no Meaning of Life?” ~~~ November is Native American Heritage Month, so for this week’s Poetry from Studio 47 Patrick Hicks profiles Vi ...…
 
Collegiate football has always been a contact sport, but in its early days, which began in the late 1870s, it was particularly deadly. The game had not developed the forward pass, and there was regular fighting, with fists thrown. Scoring was mostly made by kicking the football to the goal. Bones were snapped, eyes were gouged, and men were eve ...…
 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – John Nichols is a National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. He’ll be the keynote speaker for the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition’s Human Rights Summit. He joins us to preview his presentation and to discuss the current state of American media. ~~~ Another profile from the ND Native American Hall of Honor as ...…
 
If you were to drive about 8 miles north-northeast of Hazen, you would find two cemeteries and an old flour mill. If you got out and walked around, you might be lucky enough to chance upon an old basement. These are the remnants of Krem, short for Crimea, a name given to it from the many German-Russian immigrants that settled there around the e ...…
 
Wednesday, November 6 – Between late planting, floods, and trade turmoil, many families in agriculture are operating under an extra layer of stress this year. But as Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, addressing mental health in rural communities is more complicated than increasing resources. ~~~ Speaking of mental health, Pam Sag ...…
 
On November 11, 1918, church bells rang out across the United States and, indeed, across Canada and all of Europe. The war to end all wars was over. The Great War that came to be known as World War I ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The Treaty of Versailles wasn’t signed for another seven months. But the mom ...…
 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Preston Truman Boyd, a Moorhead native, is joining the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables as Inspector Javert. Boyd’s Broadway credits include Kiss Me, Kate, The Play That Goes Wrong, Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me, One the Twentieth Century, Bullets Over Broadway and Big F ...…
 
For a long time, the towns of Argusville, Arthur, Gardner, Grandin, and Hunter all had their own schools. However, in the 90s, the districts wanted to consolidate. It is possible that this desire came from the country’s new focus on outcome-based education, causing people to want consistency in the classroom. So, throughout the 1995-96 school y ...…
 
Monday, November 4, 2019 – DIRT stands for Dakota Innovation Research and Technology, but ultimately, it is about dirt. Modeled after the NDSU Café Talk program, it’s a workshop designed to present practical, science-based information for farmers, educators, researchers and anyone else interested in soil health. Here to discuss the event and th ...…
 
Not for little kids, says Matt.By Prairie Public
 
In 1871 the first settlers staked their claims at the point where the railroad would cross the Red River. Railroads were crucial in the settlement of North Dakota. Fargo was named in honor of William Fargo, a director of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Early Fargo was a rough and tumble town with its fair share of saloons, bordellos, tents, and ...…
 
I suspect that the vast majority of North Dakotans have heard coyotes vocalize. They are commonly heard across the state howling, yipping, yapping, and yodeling. But I don’t many have ever heard a fox vocalize. I hadn’t until recently. Or perhaps I just didn’t know what I had heard.By Prairie Public
 
I suspect that the vast majority of North Dakotans have heard coyotes vocalize. They are commonly heard across the state howling, yipping, yapping, and yodeling. But I don’t many have ever heard a fox vocalize. I hadn’t until recently. Or perhaps I just didn’t know what I had heard.By Prairie Public
 
Well, I will not inquire if you did your homework. Last week I asked you to go to a Cornell University website and listen to the call of the upland sandpiper recorded at Long Lake in 1988. As recorded there and as heard it in the wild, I find the bird’s tuneless trill to be wonderfully macabre. The call of the upland plover--which is what I cal ...…
 
Friday, November 1, 2019 – Prairie Public music host Mike Olson is interviewed by John Harris in an excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ We share another profile from the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. Today it’s artist Butch Thunder Hawk, one of this year’s inductees.~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here for his w ...…
 
It was over 800 years ago when a group of hermits gathered around the Well of Elijah on Mount Carmel in Israel. Sometime between 1206 and 1214, Albert of Jerusalem crafted a document with 16 articles outlining the rules for monastic life in the group, which is known as the Carmelite Order. A little over 200 years later, in 1452, Prior General J ...…
 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Nicotine addiction, tainted cartridges, hospitalizations, and concerns about a growing black market have health officials and legislators trying to address the problems with vaping. Here to discuss the proliferation of vaping and the strategies to counter it is Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator ...…
 
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, in 1858, the second child of Theodore and Martha’s four children. His faulty eyesight and his ever-active asthma were a persistent distraction to the boy and he had to be taken away on long trips to help him find a place to breathe.By Prairie Public
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – “More Than Just the Music” is a new Prairie Public television documentary that profiles the Lincoln High School choir and their optimistic view of the world and its future. Our guests are Thief River Falls, MN, choir director Darcy Reese, and Prairie Public producer Barb Gravel in a conversation recorded at a gathe ...…
 
With killing frost hitting much of the state, we touch base with horticulturist Ron Smith.By Prairie Public
 
The United Commercial Travelers is a non-profit fraternal benefit society that touts services and products for its clientele, while giving back to the local communities. It formed in Columbus, Ohio, as a society to provide accident insurance and other benefits for traveling salesman and their families. The organization spread throughout the Uni ...…
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Chloe Marie Watterud was the North Dakota winner of the “Celebration of Music” talent search. As such, the 18-year-old recently participated in filming the Celebration of Music National Show, hosted by PBS personality Ethan Bortnick. That show will be distributed next year. She joins us to discuss her experience in C ...…
 
On this date in 1915, the Washburn Leader noted that good roads were crucial to the growth of North Dakota. Traveling by car was not for the faint of heart. It was an adventure that might include flat tires, broken springs, boiling radiators, flooded roads, and getting stuck in mud.By Prairie Public
 
Monday, October 28, 2019 – Meet Keith O’Brien, author of “Fly Girls, How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.” Among the women profiled is Florence Klingensmith, who grew up in Clay County. O’Brien is in town as part of the One Book, One Community reading project, which is featuring “Fly Girls.” ~~~ Ava Hill is a North D ...…
 
Keith O’Brien, author of “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.” Among the women profiled is Florence Klingensmith, who grew up in Clay County, MN. O’Brien is in the state as part of the One Book, One Community reading project.By Prairie Public
 
On this date in 1898, the Spanish American War was nearing an end. The American peace commission spent the afternoon negotiating the peace treaty with Spain. The discussions focused on the Philippines and had little to do with the conflict in Cuba. This was of special interest to North Dakotans. The First North Dakota Volunteer Infantry had shi ...…
 
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Our Sunday morning show highlight show will feature Ashton Hauff the founder of Makewell, a Bismarck-based organizations that unites entrepreneurs and artisans and small businesses people in several states. ~~~ We’ll also have a Dakota Journalists podcast excerpt with veteran newspaper editors and reporters talking ab ...…
 
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