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Lisa Westberg Peters: Fractured Land

How a children’s book author became obsessed with the Bakken boom.

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Stuffed Shirts v. Blue Collars

“Rolling coal is more than a thing. I almost call it a movement.”

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The Other Boomtown Hamm

Billionaire Harold Hamm isn’t the only Hamm in town. Phil Hamm’s got something to say about the boom too.

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Grandma’s Got a Nice Truck

Cory Spotted Bear enjoys seeing folks who haven’t had much money get some monetary benefits from the oil boom.

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They’re Like Packs of Wolves

Everywhere she went, men hit on her. So Nathina St. Pierre took action.

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Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota is produced by independent producer Todd Melby and brought to you by Prairie Public, Zeega, and  AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated. Black Gold Boom is part of Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, in collaboration with Zeega, with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Spence Law Firm.

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