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The Dust Bowl

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KEN BURNS NEW FILM, “THE DUST BOWL,” LOOKS AT VERY SERIOUS ISSUES IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS DURING THE 19-30S.  A PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHES THE DUST BOWL ON THE NORTHERN PLAINS—AND DR. DONALD BERG SAYS THE SITUATION IN THE DAKOTAS AND OTHER LOCATIONS WAS EVEN WORSE.   HE IS WORKING ON THE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT, AND HAS FINISHED A SCHOLARLY PAPER.  TODAY ON “DAKOTA DIGEST,” BERG VISITS WITH S-D-P-B RADIO’S GARY ELLENBOLT ABOUT HIS RESEARCH.  HE STARTS WITH HIS REASONS TO BELIEVE THE NORTHERN PLAINS ARE IGNORED IN ANY DISCUSSION OF THE “DIRTY THIRTIES.”

DAKOTA DIGEST WITH PROFESSOR EMERITUS DONALD BERG AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY.  HE CONTENDS THE NORTHERN PART OF THE GREAT PLAINS SUFFERED FROM DRY, DUST BOWL CONDITIONS ALONG WITH STATES TO THE SOUTH.  KEN BURNS FILM, “THE DUST BOWL” CONTINUES TONIGHT ON s-d-p-b TV-1, AT 8:00 PM CENTRAL, SEVEN MOUNTAIN