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History Alive! Features Yellowstone Vic Smith

Arch Ellwein entertains a crowd with his stories as Buffalo Hunter Yellowstone Vic Smith.

By the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Buffalo hunter Yel­lowstone Vic Smith will appear at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora on August 11 and 12, 2012.

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Dave Thompson the Man Behind the Mic

Dave Thompson of Prairie Public Broadcasting.

By Brian Palecek

I had a chance to interview news legend Dave Thompson. Thompson is news director of Prairie Public Radio, found locally at 90.5fm on the radio dial.

Brian Palecek (BP): Give us some of your story, Dave. Where did you come from? How did you get to become the number one statewide journalist in North Dakota?

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“Blame It on the Karaoke”

Charlie Barber, Mandan

Revised and reprinted by permis­sion of the author and the High Plains Reader.

“What is too silly to be said may be sung — well yes; but what is too subtle to be said, or too deeply felt, or too reveal­ing or too mysterious — these things can also be sung and ONLY be sung.”

– Kenneth Clark, Civilization

“Karaoke is, without doubt, the de­finitive social equalizer. Regardless of your walk of life, no one is immune to the fear and nervousness of stepping up to a microphone to sing in front of a captive audience. Whether performing for friends, family, work colleagues or complete strangers, the fear of making a complete “ass” of yourself can haunt us all.”

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