Prairie Public

Hydrogen: Nature's Fuel | Battery or Fuel Cell?

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Daryn Van Duyn from SYSCO talks about the difference between fuel cells and batteries. He says fuel cells may last up to 14 hours per shift as compared to traditional batteries that last just 6 to 8 hours.

High Risk High | Interview - Gabriel Richard Chichos

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Chichos talks about the reckless and dangerous things he did while under the influence. He also speaks of choosing alcohol over his then-girlfriend and ultimately losing her love because of that choice.

Red River Divide | Flooding

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Learn about the history and geology of the Red River of the North and the surrounding plains, including glacial Lake Agassiz, the many floods in recorded history, and disaster relief and protection in the past. Government leaders who with dealt with the 1997 flood talk about its lasting impact and the real possibility of another flood as bad or even worse in the future.

Red River Land | History of Red River Land | Part 1

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Erling Rolfsrud examines how glaciers have influenced the geography of the Red River Valley, including information about the mammoth glacial lake, Lake Agassiz, and how it receded to form the Red River.  Find out why the land is flat and where the huge rocks on the prairie came from.

Lewis and Clark Minutes | Mandan Winter

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Learn how the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1803-04 at Fort Mandan near the earthlodge villages of the Mandan Indians.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: The Role of Markets | Carbon Sequestration in Developed Economies

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In this clip, students will learn about reducing the carbon footprint of existing infrastructure.

Mother Nature in Charge | The Roundabout Way

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Dr. Greg Gagnon, an associate professor of Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota, wonders who will suffer the most when a solution is finally settled on to relieve the flooding situation. No solution will please everybody, and “somebody’s ox will have to be gored.”

WWII Prairie Memories | Kamikazes in the Pacific and Cold in Europe

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Hear the stories of Navy gunner Dick Severson, Fargo, ND; Navy bosun mate Donovan Witham, West Fargo, ND; and infantryman Wayne Rowe relate stories of wartime incidents.

World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

Indian Pride, Heroes: Part 1

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JuniKae Randall hosts a collection of interviews about Native American heroes. Grace Thorpe, Sac and Fox Tribe, Oklahoma, speaks about world famous athlete Jim Thorpe, and the 1912 Olympics. Lyle St. Goddard, Blackfeet, is a firefighter from Glacier National Park in Montana who talks about the Chief Mountain Hotshots, one of the few Native American firefighting hotshot crews. Senator Byron Dorgan from North Dakota discusses the need to celebrate well-known Native American historical leaders such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph.

It's All Earth and Sky | Introduction to Germans from Russia

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Hear five representative Germans from Russia, Arthur Flegel, Debra Marquart, Al Neuharth, Henry Schmick and Brian Schweitzer, who have all attained success in their lives, share their insights on the process of becoming American. Like many others who have come here, Germans from Russia have suffered, and they have overcome. Since their background and history is as rich in texture as it is in diversity, they serve here as a model of assimilation of other ethnic groups into American society.

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