Our retired East Grand host with the most Ruth Ann joins the program to talk current events. We talk events in Minneapolis and the tension that surrounds the investigation into the killing of Justine Damond, the insurance industry and the Twins vs Yankees series.
Ruth Ann Nicholls Schleif is a longtime resident of East Grand Forks, she joined us to talk about coping with the loss of a spouse and then quitting a job and living well as a retiree.
A great interview that is full of insights on life and continuing to live through the challenges life places in front of you.
June 14, 2017, Hour 1
Is illegal drug use increasing in the Grand Forks – East Grand Forks area? Is crime increasing due to increased drug use in the area? Or, are the numbers using drugs the same and we’re reading about them more because of the powerful nature of the drugs they are using?
We ask three longtime area law enforcement officers about their observations on drug use and crime, is it changing? Here’s what they had to say.
BREAKING NEWS: Bob Rost plans to run for a County Commissioner seat.
The Superintendent of East Grand Forks Parks & Rec joins us to talk about his background and EGF Park & Rec Summer Programs that got underway this week.
North Dakota State Senator Curt Kreun, (R) Grand Forks, joins the program to discuss the recovery of Grand Forks & East Grand Forks 20 years after the Flood of 1997 and the recently concluded Legislative session.
Kreun discusses (1) the net effect of the reduction of State Income Tax rates on revenue, (2) ND University System funding and fiscal oversight, (3) State Infrastructure Funding and (4) ending the Biennium style of State governance.
Always an interesting interview.
Ross Pape is a third generation farmer in East Grand Forks and a former U.S. Army SGT with two combat tours in Iraq… he joins the program to to talk conditions in the fields this week and other ag related news.
Additionally, we’ll continue this weeks mental health discussion with Ross who has much experience in that area as a combat veteran.
Scott Hennen, the Host of Hot Talk on KCNN in 1997, joins MacTalk to discuss the events surrounding keeping KCNN on the air during the Flood and the key role that he and the station played in the information flow to citizens in the aftermath the Flood.
Hennen also discusses the Flood itself, the media coverage, the fierce post-flood debates, The Angel and much more. Truly interesting stuff.
In a personal discussion, Hennen recounts Hugo Magnuson’s fine voice and singing while appearing as a guest on his 100th Birthday and interviewing Ralph Engelstad the morning of the opening of Ralph Engelstad Arena.
You can find Scott and his broadcasts here.
Jim Scanlan, the Head Women’s Hockey Coach at Bemidji State University and longtime East Grand Forks Senior High Boy’s Hockey Coach joins the program to reflect on events twenty years ago during the Flood of 1997 and it’s aftermath.
Hal Gershman, the owner/President of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops, former President of the Grand Forks City Council and current member of the Alerus Commission joins us to discuss his work since the Flood of 1997 in Grand Forks.
Hal discusses the Grand Forks City Council going from fourteen members to seven members, the decision to rebuild downtown and the bumpy road that any community travels as it recovers from a catastrophic event.
We’ll also get a quick Alerus Commission update.
A GREAT thoughtful interview.
Twenty years after the Flood of 1997, Mike Berg & Greg Lotysz join MacTalk to discuss their memories of the fight to save the City, the difficult work in the direct aftermath of the Flood and the view from twenty years removed.