Grand Forks Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty will be among the featured guests when “The Great American Folk Show” debuts Sunday, May 3, on Prairie Public Radio.
The show, created by singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau, a Grand Forks native, will air at 5 p.m. Sunday on local radio stations 89.3 FM and 90.7 FM.
During the show, Hagerty will read from a 1993 review of Bonzer’s, a bar and restaurant in downtown Grand Forks. Hagerty has written restaurant reviews, along with other columns, for the Herald for decades.
Brosseau, son of Jolene and Dr. Jim Brosseau of Grand Forks, has known Hagerty most of his life, he told the Fargo Forum’s John Lamb.
Another featured guest, actor and musician John C. Reilly, will read a story, written by Jim Brosseau, about a fire in a Norwegian Lutheran church. Tom Brosseau toured with Reilly’s band, John C. Reilly and Friends, which performed in Grand Forks in 2012.
Brosseau, who lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and young daughter, said his show will feature music, storytelling and poetry. His goal is to bring talented people to the platform to share their stories, music and traditions.
Brosseau has been working to create a radio show for decades, he said. He’s planning a second show and hopes to host the program monthly.
The show also may be heard online at www.prairiepublic.org/radio.