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.
Prairie Public Broadcasting fulfills a great need in our region in an exceptional way. In a largely sparsely populated area, Prairie Public brings not only national news, but critical local and regional news in a clear-headed accurate manner. Prairie Public's afternoon show, "Hear It Now," provides in depth interviews and programming that keeps listeners current on everything from newly published books to area non-profit efforts to arts offerings. Prairie Public is truly a critical informational and social link for people in our region.Katherine Satrom, Bismarck ND