From Iraq to Moorhead, MN: Ron West Talks with Author Newzad Brifki 10/25/17

Northern Thunder by GlenBraget on October 27, 2017

Moorhead, Minnesota resident Newzad Brifki’s journey to America began in Kurdistan, from which his family fled in 1988 when he was seven years old, due to the oppressive governmental regime of Saddam Hussein. He lived in a refugee camp in Turkey for 4 years before coming to America with his family, being sponsored by two families through Lutheran Social Services.

Brifki discusses his book, “My Journey to America”, a personal memoir about this journey to America.

He graduated high school in Moorhead, and eventually earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and an MBA in 2014.

Brifki is the founder and director of the Kurdish Community of America, which is a resource center for the vast local Kurdish community members in the Fargo-Moorhead area and a bridge to the greater community, nurturing understanding of Kurdish people’s stories and history.

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Update October 24, 2017

Talkin’ Greater Grand Forks Community Theater 05/05/17

featured,Northern Thunder,Pioneer by GlenBraget on May 5, 2017

Ron West talks with GGF Community Theater Chief Kathy King about a special fund-raising, production awareness event coming up Friday evening May 5th in the front of the Fire Hall Theater in downtown Grand Forks.

Ron West Chats with Tyler Dahl 09/25/14

Northern Thunder by GlenBraget on September 25, 2014


Ron West interviews Tyler Dahl, representative of “The Grove” in Grand Forks. The Grove is a fully loaded college experience in Grand Forks! College: It’s a time for new discoveries, new friends, a new way of life.

Ron West Chats With Members of the Core Ensemble 09/17/14

Northern Thunder by GlenBraget on September 19, 2014

Byron Sean & Cristina Lucas

“The Core Ensemble” performed recently in the NCTC/EGF Commons, a performance sponsored and coordinated by the NCTC Diversity Services.

Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West had the opportunity to talk with ensemble members Byron Sean and Cristina Lucas. Enjoy the interview and a bonus sample of their performance.

Ron West Chats With Kelsey Misialek From Greater Grand Forks Community Theater

Northern Thunder by GlenBraget on September 16, 2014


Ron West interviewed a cast member of “You Have the Right to Remain Dead”, and upcoming performance of the Greater Grand Forks Community Theater – at the Fire Hall Theater in downtown Grand Forks. The opening performance is this Thursday, September 18th at 7:30 pm.

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