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HAPPY 242nd BIRTHDAY Marines! AND… how to cook Prime Rib

11/10/2017
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Duration:00:35:35

Grand Opening of the Rydell Outlet Center

10/12/2017
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Kathy Lind & Randy Sattler of the Rydell Auto Group joined the program to talk about winterizing you car and GRAND OPENING of the RYDELL OUTLET CENTER! GRAND OPENING is this Saturday! 5500 Gateway Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Duration:00:29:54

NEWS & OPINIONS: Charlottesville

8/14/2017
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Mac discusses the senseless confrontation that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend… the 1st Amendment and the President’s response.

Duration:00:32:35

NORTH KOREA, DUNKIRK & SHRIMP: Kim Holmes

8/11/2017
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The MacTalk Head Chef joins us to talk movies and food after Mac updates the latest news on North Korea. Kim reviews the movie Dunkirk (disappointed) and talks shrimp, prawns and scampi.

Duration:01:14:27

NORTH KOREA UPDATE: Grant Newsham

8/10/2017
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Is it folly to expect China to intervene in North Korea? What do real “sanctions” look like? We’ll talk about all of this with Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), a former intel officer and Pacific Rim expert. WARNING: Grant is not optimistic about the role China will play or that North Korea will cease and desist.

Duration:00:43:53

HYBRID & ELECTRIC CAR TALK: The Rydell Guys

8/10/2017
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Ray Franks, Craig Rogne and Randy Sattler joined MacTalk for a discussion on electric and hybrid cars, as well as exciting automotive technology of the future that surrounds both types of vehicles. The Rydell Guys are always interesting and fun and today’s show is no different.

Duration:01:00:30

A DANGEROUS MIX… PERMITLESS CARRY & NO TRAINING: Sheriff Bob Rost

8/1/2017
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Permitless Carry for gun owners is a dream come true for some and a cause for concern among law enforcement professional. Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost joins us to discuss the basics of life for law enforcement officers now that permitless carry is the law in North Dakota and his concerns about untrained citizens … Continue reading "A DANGEROUS MIX… PERMITLESS CARRY & NO TRAINING: Sheriff Bob Rost"

Duration:00:53:53

IF NO SALES TAX INCREASE… WHAT THEN? Todd Feland

8/1/2017
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Todd Feland is the City Administrator of Grand Forks, he joined us to discuss and footnote key elements of Mayor Mike Brown’s Sales Tax increase proposal which was unveiled Monday night. Todd walks us through the plan for infrastructure, to include 42nd St and 47th Ave South, the Plan for Reserves, the plan for existing … Continue reading "IF NO SALES TAX INCREASE… WHAT THEN? Todd Feland"

Duration:01:13:06

AN “HONOR FLIGHT” TRIP OF A LIFETIME & RAISING FUNDS FOR OTHERS TO GO: Don Roberts, USMC (ret)

7/31/2017
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Don Roberts is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant who fought in the Korean and Vietnam War. In May he traveled to Washington DC as a member of the WDAY coordinated “Honor Flight.” The experience so moved the longtime Grand Forks native that he’s now raising funds so that others can on the same flights Roberts … Continue reading "AN “HONOR FLIGHT” TRIP OF A LIFETIME & RAISING FUNDS FOR OTHERS TO GO: Don Roberts, USMC (ret)"

Duration:01:01:47

2018 OLYMPIC TRAINING UPDATE & ESPN “THE BODY ISSUE”: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson

7/31/2017
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Grand Forks native and US Women’s National Team star forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson joined MacTalk to update us on National Team training for the 2018 Olympic Games, her personal post-Olympic plans and whether she’ll continue to play and what it was like to appear on ESPN’s “The Body” issue. Always a gracious guest, Jocelyne is a … Continue reading "2018 OLYMPIC TRAINING UPDATE & ESPN “THE BODY ISSUE”: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson"

Duration:00:57:25

CAT-FISHING & COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bruce Nelson

7/26/2017
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Longtime East Grand Forks resident Bruce Nelson of the Red River Valley Catfish League joins us to talk cat-fishing on the Red River, river conditions and high school and college football.

Duration:00:57:50

PLAGUED BY POLITICAL GRIDLOCK, IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION? Mark Jendrysik

7/26/2017
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Mark Jendrysik, Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of North Dakota joins us to talk about whether the nation has outgrown its need for political parties or if they still contribute to furthering the common good. I THINK THEY SHOULD BE BANNED… THEY HAVE CLEARLY OUTLIVE THEIR USEFULNESS IF THEY EVER HAD ANY. … Continue reading "PLAGUED BY POLITICAL GRIDLOCK, IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION? Mark Jendrysik"

Duration:01:23:19

ENERGY TALK: Brian Kalk of the EERC

7/26/2017
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Brian Kalk is a retired Marine Officer, a PhD, a former member of the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission and currently the Director of the EERC’s Energy Systems Development. We’ll meet the Bottineau, ND native, learn about his career and then focus on energy. Brian gives his thoughts on what excites him about America’s current energy … Continue reading "ENERGY TALK: Brian Kalk of the EERC"

Duration:01:41:49

GRAND FORKS SALES TAX INCREASE & CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS: Eliot Glasshiem

7/24/2017
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Eliot Glasshiem joined us to discuss reforms to the US Constitution. Should political parties be prohibited, have they outlived their usefulness? Should political campaigns be entirely funded by Federal/State/Local funds so those elected can execute their duties in the best interests of The People who they are elected to represent. We’ll talk about it. We … Continue reading "GRAND FORKS SALES TAX INCREASE & CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS: Eliot Glasshiem"

Duration:01:41:49

VALIDATING THE NEED FOR ANOTHER TAX: Terry Bjerke

7/20/2017
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My former Grand Forks City Council colleague Terry Bjerke joined the program to talk the prospects of a new sales tax discussion in Grand Forks. Terry is no stranger to the the details of this discussion and walks us through what he believes to be the basics of the any substantive discussion on additional revenue for … Continue reading "VALIDATING THE NEED FOR ANOTHER TAX: Terry Bjerke"

Duration:01:22:04

DREAM CARS, TIRE ROTATIONS & CHECKING YOUR BRAKES: The Rydell Guys

7/20/2017
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Kathy Lind, Craig Rogne, Ray Franks and Randy Sattler joined the program to talk CARS CARS CARS. In this weeks program we discuss (1) dream car to own, (2) proper tire rotation patterns and frequency and (3) how often should brakes be checked — and a whole lot more.

Duration:01:05:03

WHAT DOES BETTER POLICE TRAINING LOOK LIKE & CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION: Mac

7/19/2017
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What does “better” training look like for police officers… Mike Musselman, a retired Marine weapons and training expert, joins us to talk about it. Mac’s idea for eliminating political parties… we’ll talk about it.

Duration:00:54:10