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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 ...
 
Broadcasting on the new KZLQ (93.1 FM), Blue Rock Public Radio is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that broadcasts to the greater Blue Rock region. Covering a wide array of local, national, and international news, the station was founded in 2014 as part of a government-sponsored initiative to both inform the town’s citizens about widespread, ongoing national issues and collect valuable metadata about them.
 
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On this date in 1915, the front page of the Bismarck Tribune ran an ad for Henry W. Richholt’s Confectionary Store. The advertisement, running several paragraphs, was almost more of an ad for Mr. Richholt himself, singing his praises and describing his many contributions to Bismarck.Από τον Prairie Public
 
On this date in 1940, one of the last North Dakota railroad pioneers died. Andrew Munson, who was 75 years old, helped build the main line of the Soo Line railroad in the state. Mr. Munson was born in 1865 in Norway. He came to the United States in 1887 and settled in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The following year he was hired by the Soo Line.…
 
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Industrial Exposition took place in Bismarck in October 1914, and the city was bustling with activity. The Bismarck Tribune proudly exclaimed, “Never in the history of the state was there such an elaborate, … extensive, and … excellent display of the state’s products. … Not only is there quantity, but also a quality which …
 
The Wild West was not quite as wild as the movies would have us believe. There were some shootouts, but not nearly as many or as dramatic as portrayed. Most of the events were embellished by popular dime novels and magazines like Harper’s Weekly. There were also bank robberies, with outlaws like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the Daltons, and …
 
On this date in 1912, excitement grew as plans were made for Jane Addams to speak in the state. Addams was a well-known suffragist, activist, and social reformer. In 1889 she had co-founded Hull House in Chicago, a secular settlement house. She and other residents provided a number of services that were helpful for the community, including kinderga…
 
The Second World War brought about many advancements in technology. One of these was radar, the ability to detect aircraft at long distances. Early in the war, large stationary ground-based radars helped the British win the Battle of Britain by giving English fighter aircraft advance warning of the incoming German planes. Early radar was also insta…
 
Communities locked down when the 1918 influenza pandemic emerged in North Dakota. The outbreak of so-called “Spanish flu” shuttered most aspects of daily life. On this date in 1918, the City Board of Health in Bowbells, North Dakota, ordered the closures of all schools, churches, theaters, dance halls, lodge halls and other places of public gatheri…
 
In 1914, suffragists increasingly campaigned for the right to vote as the election on the matter approached. Speakers of some renown came to North Dakota — including Mrs. Antoinette Funk, a suffrage leader from Illinois. It was a visit that led to her arrest. The reason? She was speaking in the street without a permit.…
 
On this date in 1960, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded his shoe on his desk and declared to U.S. citizens, “We will bury you!” One year later, on October 6th, 1961, President Kennedy urged Americans to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout. A nuclear conflict with Russia would likely mean an missiles and planes crossing th…
 
On a cold winter night in 1910, a 600-pound meteorite lying on a sidewalk in Carrington disappeared and was never seen again. Thousands of meteors enter Earth’s atmosphere every single day, but only a few survive to hit the dirt. For example, on this date in 1992, thousands of people heard a sonic boom, then watched as a meteor burst into flames an…
 
On this date in 1930, Eleonore Winkel was born in Mannheim, Germany, and grew up during the chaotic times of World War II. Eleonore’s pediatrician, who had taken care of her since she was a baby and a friend of the family, was taken away. He was Jewish and was sent to a death camp.Από τον Prairie Public
 
French aristocrat Marquis de Mores founded the town of Medora in the spring of 1883 on the east side of the Little Missouri River, across from a small military outpost. His empire is best known for ranching, but the crafty marquis had other business interests, too. He shipped salmon from the Columbia River to the East Coast. He also had ideas for b…
 
In the late 1800s, hordes of journalists and photographers traveled west to get stories and pictures of Native Americans in the news. But it was a little-known Bismarck photographer who got the first pictures of two of the most famous. On this date in 1887, Chief Joseph surrendered with the words, “I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where t…
 
Today, barberry is a popular ornamental shrub. Plant catalogs offer a wide variety of barberry, ranging from the orange rocket to the crimson pygmy. However, barberry has not always been looked upon so kindly. In the early part of the twentieth century, it was viewed as the deadly enemy of wheat farmers. On this date in 1929, the Bismarck Tribune r…
 
Influenza was not the only outbreak that struck North Dakota in 1918. LaMoure County became a hot spot for trachoma, a contagious eye disease that can lead to blindness. Barnes, Dickey and Stutsman counties also had cases. Five LaMoure County children were sent to a trachoma hospital in Kentucky for treatment, and when 19 cases emerged in the state…
 
Helen Virginia Briggs was born on this date in 1910 and grew up in Fargo. Her father was an insurance broker; and her mother an exceptional golfer who won the State Golf Championship three times. Helen preferred her middle name, Virginia. She was a petite, blue-eyed blond who was active in all facets of life at Fargo Central High. After she graduat…
 
Welcome to the weekend and Episode #32 of Public Media Daily, now in your podcast feed. Highlights from Thursday, July 5th include just two things... 01) 91.5 KUSU-FM Logan introduces a new program on science and bringing scientists together to talk about science and life. 02) Michigan Radio's 70th birthday! Please subscribe to this pod wherever yo…
 
It's the 4th of July edition of Public Media Daily, Episode #31. Not much happened during the holiday but some highlights from Wednesday, the 4th of July, 2018 include... 1) 101.9 WDET Detroit is trying to start an NPR-inspired tradition by reading the Preamble and the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. 2) 90.5 KUT Austin listeners g…
 
It took forever but its now Episode #30 of Public Media Daily in your podcast feed. Highlights from Tuesday, July 3rd include... 01) 94.9 KUOW Seattle and NPR are working on donations made by listeners tuning in through Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. 02) Two retirements... Radio Kansas' music director Mark Simmons and WKNO's chief engineer Russ Aber…
 
After a long period away, we're back! This is Episode #29 of Public Media Daily, now available on your podcast feed for the first time in weeks. Highlights from Friday, June 29th-Monday, July 2nd include... 01) Texas Standard had Current's Dru Sefton on about the struggles PBS is having in Texas. 02) KBYU is no longer a PBS affiliate. KUED is Utah'…
 
We go Episode #28 of Public Media Daily inserted into your podcast feed. Check it out as we have the latest public media news inserted into here. Highlights from Thursday, June 7th include... 1) Bill Littlefield is retiring after 35 years in public radio and 25 years hosting NPR and 90.9 WBUR Boston's Only A Game. 2) KLRU 18 Austin is scheduled to …
 
A very short episode of Public Media Daily for you today, Episode #27, for your Thursday morning. Highlights from Wednesday, June 6th include a new report from The Pew Research Center indicating the state of public media on various factors including investments into newsrooms, economics and audience figures. That report can be found on our twitter …
 
We now have Episode #26 of Public Media Daily for you on your feeds. Highlights from Tuesday, June 5th include... 1) After a 19 year run leading 89.3 KPCC Pasadena - Los Angeles, Bill Davis has decided to step down as President and CEO in December 2019. He has turned KPCC around into become the most-listened-to NPR News outlet in Southern Californi…
 
Episode #25 of Public Media Daily from Public Media Fans is now available on your podcast feeds. Highlights from Monday, June 4th include... 1) A slew of programming changes at 88.5 WAMU Washington, D.C. starting June 25th. The changes mainly affect weekends with one change on weekdays. Listen in for more details. 2) 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati is changin…
 
We're back after a long break! This is Episode #24 of Public Media Daily and we're glad that your patient enough to stick around. We took some time off and upgraded our equipment to sound better than before. Highlights from Friday-Sunday, June 1st-3rd, include... 1) 90.7 WMFE Orlando delivering another successful "silent drive," its fourth victory …
 
Episode #23 of Public Media Daily is here. Before you get lost because its the weekend, highlights from Thursday May 17th include... 01) Day 4 and the final day of April 2018 public radio ratings. Today, we look at Austin, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Providence, Jacksonville, Greensboro, West Palm Beach, Memphis and Hartford. 02) W…
 
This is Episode #22 of Public Media Daily and highlights from Wednesday, May 16th include... 01) WKAR East Lansing receives 12 regional Michigan Emmy nominations. 02) Marketplace has announced the end of Marketplace Weekend, hosted by Lizzie O'Leary. 03) Vermont Public Radio (VPR) is upgrading its audio equipment over the weekend so they'll be in a…
 
This is Episode #21 of Public Media Daily on your podcast feed and highlights from Tuesday, May 15th include... 01) 90.9 WBUR Boston, Montana Public Radio and 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee won 2018 Associated Press Media Editors awards. 02) Janae Pierre is moving from hosting A.T.C. for 89.9 WWNO New Orleans to doing the same thing for 90.3 WBHM Birmingham s…
 
This is Episode #20 of Public Media Daily and higlights of this episode, from Monday, May 14th, include... 1) A detailed report from Current about transparency for pay equity and sexual harassment trainings that NPR staffers are asking for so badly. 2) KDLG Dillingham, Alaska has just added a new radio station to expand its reach. 3) 91.5 KIOS Omah…
 
Episode #19 of Public Media Daily is now available. Highlights from the weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 11th-13th includes... 01) Twin Cities PBS (KTCA/KTCI) CEO Jim Pagliarini has decided to retire after 21 years at the helm. He'll stay until a successor is named. 02) Technical problems include two of 106.3 KGOU Norman - Oklahoma City's Ada, Okla. tra…
 
Episode #18 of Public Media Daily from this shortened week. Due to personal commitments, there was no episode on Wednesday or Thursday. But we're catching up with highlights from Tuesday-Thursday, May 8th-10th including... 01) Amanpour is sticking around on PBS with a new hour-long late-night program called "Amanpour and Company." NPR's Michel Mart…
 
This is Episode #17 of Public Media Daily. Highlights from Monday, May 7th include... 1) WYIN 56 (Gary, Ind. - Chicago), known as Lakeshore PBS, lost power at its offices. 2) Advanced tower maintenance coming to 91.3 WLTR (Columbia, S.C.), one of South Carolina Public Radio's "News and Music" stations. 3) 90.7 KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)'s longti…
 
Episode #16 of Public Media Daily is now here and we're ready to start the week off right. Highlights from the weekend of Friday-Sunday, May 4th-6th include... 1) Two 91.5 KJZZ Phoenix executives are suspended on paid leave due to "anonymous allegations" against them. 2) KBDI 12 Broomfield - Denver (CPT12: Colorado Public Television) is upgrading i…
 
Episode #15 and the final Public Media Daily for this week. Its now on your podcast feed so before you enjoy your weekend, highlights from Thursday, May 3rd include... 1) NPR, WNYC Studios, 91.5 WBEZ Chicago and This American Life team up to buy the popular podcast app, Pocket Casts. 2) 90.3 WPLN-FM Nashville wins 21 Tennessee Associated Press awar…
 
This is Episode #14 of Public Media Daily, now available and ready for you to listen. If you don't catch up on public media, then thats okay. This is the podcast where you'll hear the latest news from inside the world of public media. Highlights from Wednesday, May 2nd include... 1) Public Television will soon have a new interconnection system that…
 
Episode #13 of Public Media Daily is now on your podcast feed. Highlights from Tuesday, May 1st (our first birthday) include... 1) U.K.-based PBS America has moved on Sky from Channel 534 to Channel 160. 2) WGVU General Manager Michael Walenta is retiring after 30 years with the PBS/NPR member stations for West Michigan. 3) 14 stations have receive…
 
This is Public Media Daily - Episode #12 on your podcast feed. Its a special episode because one year ago today, Monday, May 1st, 2017, we launched something called Public Media Fans and it still exists today. We pay homage to it at the end of the episode. Highlights from Monday, April 30th include... 1) PBS and American Public Television win Dayti…
 
A brand new week is here and with it, a brand new week of Public Media Daily episodes. Call this one Episode #11 if you're keeping track. Highlights from Friday-Sunday, April 27th-29th include... 1) NPR's Research, Archives and Data Strategy (RAD) unit will soon digitize "Enfoque Nacional," NPR's first-ever Spanish-language program, thanks to an al…
 
This is episode ten of Public Media Daily from Public Media Fans. Its the final episode for the second week of the program and highlights for Thursday, April 26th include... 1) Classical 89 is saved as BYU will keep classical music on 89.1 KBYU-FM while putting BYU Radio on its newly purchased 107.9 KUMT. 2) The Corporation for Public Broadcasting …
 
Episode nine of Public Media Daily is here. Pay attention to today's episode because its an awards-heavy episode. Highlights from Wednesday, April 25th include... 1) KCET and KOCE are merging to combine one super public broadcaster in Southern California. KOCE will still be the main PBS station for SoCal while KCET will return to the network for th…
 
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