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​Storage Wars Part 2

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Last week we talked about my lack of photographic skills and then what the heck am I going to do with all of these bad pictures that I take. Storage options for those pictures continues this week:

RAID
Another storage option is a technology commonly referred to as RAID, which stands for redundant array of independent disks. Remember that all hard drives will eventually fail.

There are various flavors of RAID, and all offer various benefits of intelligently spreading your data across…

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​Gender-bending the rules

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Photo by Shane Friesz

“The adrenaline that you get when you first perform is just crazy. I was just shaking the whole night. I couldn’t even make a joke I was so nervous,” Kyle Anderson, also known by his drag persona Tequila Mockingbird, said. Anderson is also the producer of Fargo Moorhead’s newest drag troupe, The Hot Mess Harlots.

Anderson’s foray into drag started two years ago at a show in Grand Forks. Since then he’s followed the wisdom and guidance of FM drag veterans Mia Starr and Raven…

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​PB&J’s Second Annual School Lunch Fundraiser

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

I had a chance to sit down with Moorhead school board member Kara Gloe about her fundraising event to help students in need. This is a project she has undertaken outside of her role on the school board because it’s an issue that she deeply cares about. The money raised will support Moorhead schools and pay off lunch accounts with a negative balance. Personally, as a student who was impacted by this sort of thing growing up, I’m very grateful for events like these in our…

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Positive Vibrations: The Edge Interview with Jurema Silva

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Jurema SilvaBy Tim Miejan
t.miejan.25@gmail.com

As a young girl growing up in São Paulo in southern Brazil, Jurema Silva was exposed to an eclectic blend of spirituality that went beyond the borders of her family’s Catholic Church parish. Yes, on Sunday millions of Brazilians attended mass, but during the week, on Wednesday nights and Friday nights, centers focused on spiritualism and African religions helped the locals explore their gifts of intuition and mediumship.

The openness of her society to…

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​Supporting North Dakota’s Next Generation of Creativity

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

Photograph by Jude DillWhenever the topic of children’s education comes up, the subject of the arts usually follows. Despite the fact that artistic undertaking can have a positive effect on a young individual’s development, arts programs are often the first to see budget cuts for more “practical” fields. Many great artists got their start when they were young, and not giving young people the proper outlets to ply their craft means that we may be denying ourselves the artists and writers of tomorrow.…

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​Awesome Grant awarded to F-M’s only queer radio program

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2018

The Awesome Foundation supports ideas and initiatives in our area through thousand-dollar grants every month. This month they awarded $1,000, split between the host of Fargo’s only queer radio program, Nemo Siqueiros, and the “Multi-Ethnic Recording Project” on KPPP-LP.

Last year I had the privilege of talking to Nemo about his program “Finding me” and what got him into radio. That article can be found here: 

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Japanese Hinamatsuri dolls

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2018

Hina dollsThe Hina dolls were exhibited at the Spirit Room beginning on March 3rd in honor of and in recognition of the Hinamatsuri Festival of Japan, which is celebrated on that date to honor young girls (Hina, girls; Matsuri, festival).

In Japan the young girl's family and friends share Japanese sweets (moji), exhibit their own Hina Doll collection and wish for a happy and prosperous life for the young girl(s). This always includes the hope for a successful marriage,” Said Vern Hunter,…

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​HPR by Southwest highlight reel

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 21st, 2018

Lukas Nelson on the pandora stage at the gatsby previewSouth by Southwest in Austin Texas, where does one even begin to say how it inspires, invigorates, and exhausts--but in the best way possible. We spent two weeks at SXSW this year working and playing. In that time we had a chance to watch as people filtered in and out of the city. Talk about a haven for creatives. Where else can one experience customized rapping robots, panel discussions with pop cultural icons, test products, games and apps, rub elbows with celebrities, take in thought…

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​What software should I use?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 21st, 2018

I just bought a new Windows computer and now is the time to decide which software I am going to use. I generally don’t buy the real expensive software not because I can’t afford it but because I don’t need it. My needs for office-type software are fairly simple.

If you do decide to buy the greatest and the best, be aware that there will be a steeper learning curve. There may be more features in the high-end word processor, but you have to take the time to learn them.

One of the…

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​Getting back in touch with nature in Fargo-Moorhead

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 21st, 2018

Photograph by Sabrina HornungThe environment is a hot topic nowadays. Nature and people’s interaction with it are at the forefront of political and social discussions. But for all our fixation on it, hardly has there been a point in history where humans have been so far removed from the natural world.

This isn’t just the case in a huge metropolis like New York City, but even in smaller urban areas like Fargo. However, many people want to learn more about the natural world and revisit it in a way that ancestors…

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