Mission: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., provides quality television, radio and public media services that educate, involve, and inspire the people of the prairie region.
Programs: In addition to a roster of PBS and NPR programs, Prairie Public is a leader in providing award-winning, locally produced programs including "Indian Pride," "Prairie Crosses," "Prairie Voices: Iron Crosses of the Great Plains," "Scandinavian Traditions," "The Old Red Trail," and other documentaries on the history and culture of the people of the prairie. Informative programs including "Old to New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize" and "Stewards of the Land" examine the most important issues that face our prairie people. Television interview program "Prairie Pulse" and radio interview program "Hear It Now" provide in-depth discussions with newsmakers, authors, performers, and experts in politics, culture, arts, and education. "Red River Showcase" travels across the region to spotlight the interesting people and places of Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Local music programs, including "Soundcheck" and "The Old Red Trail Concert," feature talented area musicians.The "Rural Meth Awareness Project" was a series of television and radio programs that examine issues of importance in the fight against methamphetamine. These programs serve a primarily rural audience comprised of 700,000 residents spread across the 85,000+ square mile coverage area of North Dakota, eastern Montana, north western Minnesota. We also serve the population of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
My life is daily enriched by both Prairie Public Radio and TV. Since I am a classical music fan, PPRadio is the only station in our region that provides this service. Scott Prevus had enlarged the knowledge and scope of classical music for all of us who hear his programing each morning. I also trust the NPR news to give me an unbiased and informative review of the happenings in the country and in the world...something that is hard to find in any commercial stations. The program such as Upstairs Downstaiirs, Downton Abbey and Ken Burns specials provide some of the best entertainment available anywhere. When I settle into my chair with my cat on my lap and my knitting beside me, I know that I will have a wonderful evening!
Prairie Public Television is an oasis in the great wasteland that commercial television has become. Not particularly "television people", we none-the-less have finally found something worthwhile to fill the flat screen. Prairie Public Radio is our touchstone for quality when we listen to other outlets. It is seldom equaled and never bested. Prairie Public Radio brings us commercial free jazz and classics, as well as fair and in-depth coverage of national, regional and local news through the NPR news staff and Dave Thompson and his statewide news team. Matters of importance and of interest to North Dakotans are covered through special features like Black Gold Boom, Natural North Dakota and ... well the list is longer than the space provided here. In other words, Prairie Public Radio fills the beginning, middle and end of our day. Without Prairie Public Television and Prairie Public Radio, we would be a lot less – less informed, less inspired, less connected, less entertained and certainly less happy.