Public Radio to broadcast German-Russian narratives
March 1, 2007
FARGO, N.D — Prairie Public will broadcast a fascinating
new radio series of local oral histories beginning in March. “Growing
Up German Russian: A Radio Series” is a collection of narratives
gleaned from the oral histories collection of the Dakota Memories
Oral History Project.
The 3-6 minute narratives will air in the “Dakota Datebook”
time slot each Monday and Friday at 8:35 a.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
and 7:50 p.m. beginning in March and continuing through April. The
radio narratives will also be available on the Web at www.prairiepublic.org/radio.
Jessica Clark, project coordinator, explained that these interviews
are designed to preserve the precious history and heritage of Germans
from Russia on the Northern Plains. "These narrators contain
vivid childhood memories — memories of learning to drive a
tractor, witnessing a prairie fire, adopting a little colt, listening
to German funeral songs, and growing up on the prairie during the
Dirty Thirties," Clark said.
The radio series is part of a larger project that will record
numerous narratives for study and archiving. The project is sponsored
by Prairie Public, the German from Russia Heritage Collection and
the North Dakota State University Libraries, with partial funding
by the North Dakota Hummanities Council.
Radio broadcasts from Prairie Public Broadcasting are the result
of a partnership with North Dakota State University and the University
of North Dakota and can be heard on 90.5 fm Bismarck, 89.9 fm Dickinson,
91.9 fm Fargo, 89.3 fm Grand Forks, 91.5 fm Jamestown, 88.9 fm Minot,
and 89.5 fm Williston.
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael