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A Gold Medal for Atypical Brewery ~ Minot Artist Cera Pignet ~ Matt Reviews "Lightyear"
Friday, June 24, 2022 - Atypical Brewery and Barrelworks in Minot took home gold in the experimental wood-aged beer category of the 2022 competition for their Gin and Spruce. Ashley Thornberg visited with Nick Holwegner, co-owner and CFO, and Eric Johnson, co-owner and head brewer. Eric begins by explaining why they call it Atypical. ~~~ Among her many projects, Minot artist Cera Pignet (sara pin yay) designs Atypical’s beer labels. She visits with Ashley Thornberg about her multi-faceted art career, including work related to National Parks. Hear longer version of the conversation HERE. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Lightyear,” the new animated film from Pixar.
Tour of Nome Schoolhouse ~ Sue Balcom on Dairy Month
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Special contributor Brandi Malarkey continues her series on American Rescue Plan Grant recipients with a tour of the Nome Schoolhouse. ~~~ Sue Balcom’s topic this week on Main Street Eats is “Dairy Month.”
Carl Griffin and Greg Reed: "Project E-Quality"
Wednesday, June 21, 2022 - Carl Griffin and Greg Reed attended Moorhead State College in the 1960s and 70s as part of Project E-Quality, an affirmative action program developed to bring Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous students to the school. On this Juneteenth week, we visit with Carl and Greg. They’ll discuss their experience coming to Moorhead, and also their efforts around the Juneteenth holiday.
Public Housing Forums ~ Historian Tom Isern ~ Writer Josh Garrett Davis
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - Increasing deposit amounts, rent hikes and wrongful evictions is leading to growing homeless populations in communities all across North Dakota. One community action group in Bismarck is advocating for tenants’ rights by holding a series of forums to address predatory housing tactics. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “What We Call This Place.” ~~~ What is a Western? That is the name of a book by Josh Garrett Davis, about movies and books and art. HumanitiesND invited him in for a webinar as part of their One Book One ND series. Bill Thomas shares an excerpt from that event.
"Buxton in Bloom" ~ "Fargo Jazz" Picture Book
Monday, June 20 - Folks in the small town of Buxton are working to restore some of the town's beloved buildings. The effort is called Buxton in Bloom. Bobbi Hepper Olson visits with special contributor Brandi Malarkey. ~~~ A new book just released explores the jazz scene in Fargo. It’s called Fargo Jazz. Ashley Thornberg visits with musician Russ Peterson and photographer/writer W. Scott Olsen.
"Dakota Spotlight" ~ News Chat ~ Review: "Jurassic World Dominion"
Friday, June 17, 2022 - Dakota Spotlight is a true-crime podcast brings light to stories from the Upper Midwest. The new episode is about an unsolved missing persons case out of the Wishek/Napoleon area. Joining us are the producers, Jeremy Fugleberg and James Wolner. ~~~ Dave Thompson is here for this week’s news chat. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Jurassic World Dominion.”