Dave Thompson

News Director of Prairie Public Radio in North Dakota

Dave Thompson appears in the following:

North Dakota Lawmakers Will Tap Into State Savings To Endure Through COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in North Dakota.


North Dakota County Votes To Continue Accepting Refugees

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Burleigh County commissioners narrowly agreed to keep accepting refugees. A Trump administration executive order requires communities to approve the arrival of new refugees.


North Dakota Voters Reject Corporate Farming, Big Agri-Business

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Last March, North Dakota passed a bill that would relax a ban on corporate farming. Citizens protested, and were able to defeat the law in a referendum held yesterday.


Super Tuesday: 10 State Tour

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

  • Fred Thys, political reporter for WBUR, discusses today's primary in Massachusetts and what expectations are in the state.
  • Ross Sneyd, news director at Vermont Public Radio, on the GOP race in Vermont and what the big themes are in that state.
  • Beverly Amsler, reporter at WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke, Virginia, on the GOP race in Virginia and what the big themes are in that state, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are on the ballot.
  • Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Reporter for Ohio Public Radio and T.V. , checks in on the themes in Ohio's GOP primary taking place today, and why campaigns have been so focused on the state.
  • Denis O'Hayer, "All Things Considered" host at WABE-FM in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the latest news from the GOP race in Georgia and what may be driving voters there to the polls.
  • Michael Cross, KOSU Capitol Bureau Cheif, explains how GOP candidates have been campaigning in Oklahoma and what the voters there are focusing on this Super Tuesday.
  • Dave Thompson, news director of Prairie Public Radio in Bismarck, North Dakota , talks about the GOP caucus in North Dakota today, and what the campaigns and analysts are expecting from the Peace Garden State.  
  • Scott Ki, reporter for Boise State Public Radio, talks about the Idaho caucus in the state today, and the issues of interest for Republican voters there.
  • Chas Sisk, political reporter for The Tennessean, reporting to us from Nashville, the state capital, explains how Tennessee voters are participating in the primary today.
  • Daysha Eaton, KSKA public radio reporter joining us from Anchorage, Alaska, checks in from Alaska on what's expected.  

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Natural Disasters Cost US $32 Billion in 2011 So Far

Monday, June 27, 2011

Though we're only halfway through 2011, natural disasters have already cost the U.S. $32 billion, and that number will continue to climb. Over the weekend, the Suris River crested in Minot, North Dakota, leaving 4,000 homes underwater. Fewer than 400 residents of the city—the state's fourth largest—have flood insurance. North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S., and one of the fastest growing economies. 

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Historic Floods Ravage North Dakota

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Souris River, which loops from Saskatchewan, Canada to North Dakota, has risen to record high levels and is spilling into the North Dakota city of Minot, causing more than 11,000 residents from there to evacuate for the second time this month. The flooding is said to have been caused by a heavy spring snow melt and heavy rains. The last major flood in the area occurred in 1969, which prompted the construction of levees. But this flood is five feet taller than the 1969 flood, and the levees are unable to contain it. 

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Searching for a Velvet Goldmine

Friday, March 26, 2010

When Lou Reed and Iggy Pop met David Bowie in 1971, it was far from certain that the three frustrated musicians would amount to much. But they soon became superstars -- and eventually, megastars. Today: author Dave Thompson shares a story of "dangerous glitter," as told in his new book ...

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Jobs Summits in DC, Cincinnati and On-Air

Thursday, December 03, 2009

On the eve of the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s release of employment numbers for November, President Obama will host 130 business leaders at the White House today for a "Jobs Summit." ...


Smackdown: Disco

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Born in underground music clubs and raised on dancefloors, disco hit the mainstream in 1977 with the film Saturday Night Fever. Soon, it seemed that anything could be "disco": clothes, furniture, or even a Rolling Stones hit. But two years later, a cultural backlash booted disco from the pop ...

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