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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

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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

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Main Street

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Jack Russell Weinstein ~ News Chat with Dave ~ Matt Reviews "Harriet"

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Friday, February 7 – Jack Russell Weinstein previews this Sunday’s episode of Why, Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.” His topic this week involves the conflict between financial pressures and morality in an episode titled “Does it Make Sense to Blame the System?” Jack visits with Lisa Herzog, associate professor at the University of Groningen. ~~~ News director Dave Thompson is here with our weekly discussion of topics in the news. ~~~ Matt reviews “Harriet” and makes a few Oscar predictions. The academy award ceremony is Sunday night.

Feb 07 2020

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Rank #2: Our Monthly Journalists Roundtable

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Friday, January 31, 2020 – Our monthly journalists’ roundtable convenes to discuss the latest headlines. Among the topic will be the flooding outlook and the governor’s State of the State address. Joining host Doug Hamilton and news director Dave Thompson are special guests Cecile Wehrman, editor of the Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune; and Kimberly Wynn, managing editor of the Grand Forks Herald.

Jan 31 2020

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Rank #3: Dakota Spotlight Podcast ~ Matt Reviews "The Two Popes"

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 – The Dakota Spotlight podcast is produced by James Wolner of Hebron. He calls the podcast “real stories from the true north.” Season two is now available. It’s a 7 part series about the 1976 bank robbery and double homicides of Wade Zick and his wife Ellen in Zeeland, North Dakota. Joining him to discuss the story is Mike Wald, grandson of the Zicks. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “The Two Popes.” ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.

Jan 30 2020

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Rank #4: Root Seller Sue Balcom ~ Dave Thompson on State of the State ~ Historian Tom Isern

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Sue Balcom joins us for a special Main Street Eats episode to kick off our Short n Sweet membership drive, with a discussion of chocolate. ~~~ NDSU history professor Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay, “Living Like the Kings of Tramps.” ~~~ News director Dave Thompson provided an update on today’s State of the State address from Governor Burgum.

Jan 29 2020

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Rank #5: Helping Victims of Crime ~ Poetry from Studio 47 ~ "Cats Cradle" Shelter

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – Crime victims who may not have qualified for mental health assistance in the past might now get help thanks to a grant through the Victims of Crime Act. Joining us from Lutheran Social Services are Tina Jacobs and Terri Burns. ~~~ Patrick Hicks presents a Poetry from Studio 47 episode on Wilfred Owen. ~~~ After last spring’s heavy rains and flooding, many Midwestern communities are still living with damaged water infrastructure. And as Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, some still don’t know how they’ll afford to protect themselves from more damages this year. ~~~ What happens to animals at the pound if no one comes for them? Sometimes they're euthanized. Sometimes they're transferred. Cats Cradle is a no-kill shelter that takes in hundreds of cats a year that the pound can no longer handle. From this week's Prairie Pulse, Host John Harris visits with Jill Frederick, one of the founders.

Jan 28 2020

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Rank #6: ND's First Coding School ~ Trahant Reports ~ Hemp Farming Update ~ Antiques Roadshow

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Monday, January 27, 2020 – North Dakota's is getting its first coding school. Emerging Digital Academy is geared at students ready for a career change. We learn more from program director Blaine Booher. ~~~ Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today shares a commentary on the coal industry. ~~~ Many farmers are wrapping up their first year of growing hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the crop but left regulation up to the states. Harvest Public Media reports. ~~~ "Like a kid in a candy store." That's how many antiques roadshow appraisers describes their experiences working with the show. Kathy Bailey appraises glass for the show. She was in North Dakota this past June on location at Bonanzaville. She spoke with Ashley Thornberg for a behind the scenes look at how the show works.

Jan 27 2020

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Rank #7: Bioplastics ~ Plains Folk Essay ~ News Debrief ~ Movie Review: A Hidden Life

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Friday, January 24, 2020 – Plastic made life more convenient. But that convenience comes at an environmental cost. Dr. David Grewell chairs the department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at NDSU. He works to have to convenience of plastics without the toll to our planet. He joins John Harris on this week’s Prairie Pulse to discuss bio-plastics. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay, “Well-Dressed Strangers in a Hobo Camp.” ~~~ Dave Thompson goes beyond the headlines for this week’s news debrief. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “A Hidden Life.”

Jan 24 2020

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