University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features an exhilarating sport and a gardening guru

The sight of horseback riders brandishing firearms is something that most people think exists only in the movies. “I don’t think you’ll ever get tired of the sport once you try it. That adrenaline rush of the first time ever shooting a gun off a horse is something you don’t ever get over,” said Laura Pikop, a mounted shooting competitor. This sport combines the thrill of horseback riding with the kickback of a 45 revolver. Learn more about the fastest growing equestrian sport in the nation on the next edition of Studio One.

This week, spring comes to the studio. Darlene Shea, owner of Shea’s Nursery and Landscaping, will demonstrate some creative ways to enhance gardens. “There is just something about renewing yourself every spring, seeing things come to life again,” said Shea. Repurposing and recycling is the focus of the greenhouse this season. This expert green thumb will show how to use everyday items to liven up your garden.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at

-- Suzanne Irwin, Maddy Magner, Ashley Trdan, Studio One, 777-4346,

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