Dakota Datebook

Dakota Datebook radio features air weekdays at 8:41 am, 3:50 pm, 5:44 pm and 7:50 pm CT on Prairie Public.

Recent Shows

  • Schools at War

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    As the United States entered World War II, everyone on the home front was called upon to help. The Schools at War program was organized on September 25, 1942, by the War Savings Staff of the Treasury Department and the U.S. Office of Education. The program was set up to garner the interest and participation […]

  • Studebaker

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    In 1916, a very special car was turning heads: a Studebaker gold chassis. The car was constructed with more than 250 ounces of pure gold. It was built at a cost of more than $25,000 dollars. The car proved a sensation at the New York automobile show in January of 1916.   News of the […]

  • Beatrice Agard

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” Florentino Ariza waits fifty-one years, nine months, and four days to profess his “vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love” to his beloved Fermina Daza.   Everlasting adoration is often the material for writers and poets, but for Bea Agard from Larimore, North Dakota, […]

  • ND FCCLA National Vocational Education

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Hughes Act into law on this day in 1917.  This was the first national vocational education act, and it established state boards of vocational education be created in order to appropriate funds received by the federal government.  The act came about partly in response to the pressures concerning the nation’s […]

  • Counties on the ND Map

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    There are 53 counties in North Dakota today, but early on, the map of the state changed frequently. The first counties were established when region was still a territory. Additional counties were added, carved up or divided, which was often a point of contention. Have you ever heard of Burbank County? How about Stevenson? Both […]



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