Lot’s of parents struggle with how to approach youth suicide when it rocks a community. Bill Chase is a longtime counselor in the Grand Forks School District and South Middle School, he joined us to talk about some basic advice for parents as they attempt to broach such a delicate subject.
Bill also recommended this website that contains guidance specifically for parents addressing the issue of suicide with their children.
Jeff Bakke dropped out of college in 1967 and joined the US Army. After accepting an Army offer to go to Officer Candidate School and a tour in Germany, Jeff headed to Vietnam in 1969.
After a year in Vietnam he returned to the United States, left the Army and enrolled in the University of North Dakota. His post-Army life took him to teach in East Grand Forks and a career as an educator and coach.
Jeff joined us to discuss his thoughts on the Ken Burns documentary airing on PBS — The Vietnam War
Longtime Grand Forks politician and now a columnist for the Grand Forks Herald Eliot Glassheim joins us to talk (1) Federal Assistance after disasters and the requirements that need to go with that aid, (2) what “regular order” means in Congress, (3) the challenge that Senator Heidi Heitkamp ahead of her as she seek reelection to the US Senate and (4) his frustration at the Grand Forks City Council’s decision to have only one polling station for the November 2017 Sales Tax vote.
Coach Berg joins us to talk about the controversy surrounding national anthem protests in the NFL and UND (1-3) Football after two big losses, including an opening Conference loss to Montana State last Saturday in the Alerus Center 49-21. We’ll talk to the former Grand Forks Central coach about what to do with so many injuries so early in the season.
Kim Holmes is the former owner/operator of Sanders 1907, a restaurant that was the centerpiece of the food scene in Grand Forks for decades. He joins MacTalk each Friday and today he discussed the history of the Caesar Salad and then walked us through making that classic dish.
Randy Sattler and Kathy Lind joined us to talk cars. Kathy updates us on the Rydell Car & Bike Show that was held last Sunday and Randy gives advice on the finer points of window tinting and some things to consider if you’ve been in an accident.
Grand Forks native Pierre Paul Lamoureux is the new Associate Head Coach of the Fargo Force. He joined us to talk a bit of USHL hockey and to update us on his new job assisting Cary Eades with the Fargo Force.
With stops in Red Deer of the WHL, the University of Manitoba and the University of North Dakota; and fresh of getting married, we’ll catch up with Pierre Paul and get the latest news on the Fargo Force.
It’s budget season for municipalities and the City of Grand Forks published their FY 2018 Budget this past week. Dana Sande joined us to discuss the good and the bad of what is a challenging budget due to contracting revenues and infrastructure bills that are piling up. The President of the Grand Forks City Council discusses the decision not to fully fund the City’s Personnel budget and the ongoing discussion with citizens about the upcoming Sales Tax vote.
Sande is candid about the limited options that the Council has if the proposed Sales Tax initiative fails, with water rates and property taxes being the logical tools to service the infrastructure debt that the City will need to service in the upcoming years. A “Road Utility Tax” another option.