Compass is being moved to a new time slot during prime time to follow Pioneer’s local broadcasts of Postcards, Prairie Yard and Garden and Your Legislators. For the inaugural program of Season Two, Compass producer Laura Kay Prosser and Pioneer’s General Manager, Les Heen will revisit stories and discussions from Season One including: the Marsh Lake Restoration Project, the Milbank Area Hospital Avera expansion and updates to the One Watershed, One Plan pilot program being advanced by the Minnesota Local Government Roundtable. Other topics to be covered include teacher shortages, rural broadband, a discussion about buffers and pollinators and a story about a collaborative WWI history exhibit that is traveling through the region. The program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, January 15 at 12:30 p.m.
A new feature of the second season of Compass will include interviews with regional authors talking about their books. This episode of Compass will include an interview with Southwest Minnesota State University professor and crime author Anthony Neil Smith discussing his recent book Worm and the forthcoming Castle Danger: Woman on Ice series.
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Compass is recorded, produced and edited by Laura Kay Prosser, Pioneer’s Public Affairs journalist. Viewers with story ideas and issues they would like to see discussed on Compass are encouraged to contact Pioneer Public Television via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the station at 1-800-726-3178.
The past season of Compass programs are all available for online viewing at www.pioneer.org/compass.
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