SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP INVADES BISMARCK THIS WEEK: Kathy Meagher

Kathy Meagher
Special Olympics North Dakota
President

Kathy Meagher is the President of Special Olympics North Dakota, she joined us to talk about the SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH AMERICAN SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017.  Kathy has been around the world as a Special Olympics coach and official and makes us smart about this week’s events in Bismarck.

SIMPLOT EXPANDS IN GRAND FORKS: Keith Lund

Keith Lund
President, CEO
Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation

Keith Lund is the President & CEO of the Grand Forks EDC; he joined us to talk about an economic development deal that was brought to the Grand Forks City Council — J.R. Simplot’s construction of a new freezer facility north of Gateway Drive, set to open in 2019.   He explains the benefits to the City of Grand Forks as well as the costs.

CHARLOTTESVILLE & COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Mike Berg and Greg Lotysz

Mike Berg & Greg Lotysz

PART 1:  Greg Lotysz and Mike Berg are both community leaders.  They joined the program to talk about the events in Charlottesville, the media and the 1st Amendment.

PART 2:  We talk UND Football and how much the pre-season phase of college football has changed over the years.

 

NORTH KOREA UPDATE: Grant Newsham

Grant Newsham
Japan Forum for Strategic Studies
Senior Researcher
Col USMC (ret)

Is it folly to expect China to intervene in North Korea?

What do real “sanctions” look like? 

We’ll talk about all of this with Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), a former intel officer and Pacific Rim expert.  WARNING:  Grant is not optimistic about the role China will play or that North Korea will cease and desist.

A DANGEROUS MIX… PERMITLESS CARRY & NO TRAINING: Sheriff Bob Rost

Bob Rost
Sheriff, GF County

Permitless Carry for gun owners is a dream come true for some and a cause for concern among law enforcement professional.

Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost joins us to discuss the basics of life for law enforcement officers now that permitless carry is the law in North Dakota and his concerns about untrained citizens wielding weapons with law enforcement officers in proximity.

AN “HONOR FLIGHT” TRIP OF A LIFETIME & RAISING FUNDS FOR OTHERS TO GO: Don Roberts, USMC (ret)

Don Roberts
GySgt USMC (ret)

Don Roberts is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant who fought in the Korean and Vietnam War.  In May he traveled to Washington DC as a member of the WDAY coordinated “Honor Flight.”  The experience so moved the longtime Grand Forks native that he’s now raising funds so that others can on the same flights

Roberts discusses his service in Korea and Vietnam, his trip to Washington DC and the Honor Flight fundraiser he’s organized for September, to be held at the Eagles Lodge in East Grand Forks.

 

2018 OLYMPIC TRAINING UPDATE & ESPN “THE BODY ISSUE”: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
US Women’s National Team

Grand Forks native and US Women’s National Team star forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson joined MacTalk to update us on National Team training for the 2018 Olympic Games, her personal post-Olympic plans and whether she’ll continue to play and what it was like to appear on ESPN’s “The Body” issue.

Always a gracious guest, Jocelyne is a national leader and star in the world of women’s hockey and a great guest.