Tom Miller on Brian Faison’s retirement: “Forced, awkward and slimy”

Tom Miller
Grand Forks Herald

I have lots of questions surrounding the “retirement” of University of North Dakota Athletic Director Brian  — Tom Miller, Sports Reporter for the Grand Forks Herald joined the program to try to explain to me the “why’s” of this confusing story.

Roger Goddell dances & who decides if it’s ok to alter the dynamics of a community by bringing refugees?

John Lotysz

The NFL continues to try to find a way out of the box they find themselves in, John Lotysz joins me to talk about it.

Who decides when the makeup of a community will be altered?  Faith based refugee programs?  We’ll talk about that too.

Chicken Fried Steak — the Salami Swami picks games & a Celebrity Guest!

Chicken Fried Steak

The MacTalk head Chef gives you pointers on how to make great Chicken Fried Steak with gravy and then he gives you some betting advice on the Major League Baseball Playoffs and this weeks College Football slate of games.

SPECIAL GUEST BETTING CONSULTANT:  Greg Lotysz, former NFL player joins us to talk something he LOVES… football.

The Big Salami Swami
(Kim Holmes)
Greg Lotysz

Why I don’t watch the NFL and John Lotysz’s father was a laborer at Auschwitz

We talk the news headlines of the day:

— How old is too old to be a member of Congress?

— Permits for garage sales in EGF?

— Why Mac doesn’t watch the NFL

— John Lotysz grew up in Thunder Bay, his father was a member of the Polish Resistance during World War II, we’ll talk about it.

Stanley Lotysz
Working for the US Army Guarding German POW’s
Austria 1946

The Big Salami Swami makes his debut

The Big Salami Swami
(Kim Holmes)

The MacTalk Head Chef is Kim Holmes, he makes his debut in an exciting new feature where he’ll pick sports games and you should know, he’s not a novice.

We’ll discuss the upcoming Grand Forks Sales Tax initiative and glasses that assist colorblind people see in FULL COLOR!  The company is called Enchroma and you can find the product here.


THE RYDELL HOUR: Pre-Winter Car Checkups, Winter Car Washes & Extending Warranties

Kathy Lind
Guest Experience Mgr
Craig Rogne
Rydell Service Center

Kathy Lind and Craig Rogne from the Rydell Auto Group joined the program to talk:

(1) Why you should get your car checked before things go wrong in the dead of winter in the middle of nowhere

(2) Why winter car washes are necessary

(3) Extending warranties for quality cars that are capable of going 200,000 miles on one engine of maintained well.

Great information each week during CarTalk!


Bruce Gjovig talks more innovation in the Bakken

Bruce Gjovig

Bruce Gjovig is no stranger to pioneering and innovation in business.  The founder of UND’s Center of Innovation joined MacTalk to discuss his latest writing project which chronicles agricultural innovation in northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.

While on the subject of innovation Bruce, a native of western North Dakota,  proudly recounts the petroleum extraction revolution that began in the Bakken which has made the United States an energy exporter and changed strategic equations for the nation. However, he’s most excited about current efforts underway in the Bakken to continue that extraction revolution by extracting a higher percentage of petroleum from the shale in the Bakken.