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On The Hotdish, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp serves up insight into issues affecting North Dakotans, and how she's fighting for rural America in the U.S. Senate.

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    Episode 15: The Farm Bill's Importance to Rural America

    U.S Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Tom Vilsack, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and Ryan Pederson, a North Dakota farmer and Vice President of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill’s wide-ranging impact on rural America, from crop insurance and safety net programs to rural development and nutrition assistance. Vilsack and Pederson also shared their concerns about the administration’s trade war and the economic uncertainty it is causing farmers and ranchers.

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    Episode 13: Intern Edition

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews two interns—one past intern and one current intern—about their experiences interning in her office. They discuss how internships can help students learn about the impact of public service and the importance of supporting your home state and the families who live there, as well as finding out about different career paths.

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    Episode 9: Addressing the Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Native Women

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews two experts and advocates who have dedicated their lives to helping indigenous women overcome obstacles and hardship. They focused on tackling the problem of missing and murdered Native American women, which has plagued indigenous communities in North Dakota and across the country.

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    Episode 8: North Korea

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews two experts on foreign policy and national security to better understand how the present day threat from North Korea evolved, and the various diplomatic and military options the United States has available to deal with it.

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    Episode 7: Role of Refugees & Immigrants in our Communities

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp interviews Fowzia Adde, a leader in the Fargo-Moorhead community for refugees and New Americans, to talk about her work to help folks resettle to the region. Heitkamp also spoke with Fargo Police Chief David Todd who, since leading the department has been actively working to promote inclusiveness, to discuss his department's work to actively reach out to refugee and immigrant communities.

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    Episode 6: Carbon Capture

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosts Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to highlight a bill they reintroduced this month to extend and expand a tax credit to encourage innovation that would reduce carbon emissions, recognizing the need to maintain a diverse energy mix for years to come. Heitkamp also spoke with Julio Friedmann, who recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Energy Department.

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