University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features communication expert and Mexican cooking

This week on Studio One, one man explains his former role with the Bush administration and how changing media like Twitter plays a key component in social activism. “I’ve always just been really interested in the whole process on how people reach each other and communicate,” said CEO of Pod Strategies David Pfeifle. His passion for communication led Pfeifle to Washington D.C., where he worked as National Security Advisor and Communicator for the Bush administration. “People consume information differently than they used to,” he said. “Social media has allowed different organizations and groups to get their message out in a way that couldn’t previously be possible without money or power.” Pfeifle is experienced in tackling media challenges and sharing news in a variety of mediums. He worked in Baghdad, reported on the 9/11 attacks and helped organize political events. “I sort of became known as the man who would run toward the fire,” he said.

Also on the show, it may be rare for some families to eat around the dinner table. This week on Studio One, cooking instructor Leonor Alcantara-Gilsdorf talks about her Mexican style of cooking and why it is important to learn how to fix meals at home. “Being prepared for the meal you want to cook is the best tip I have,” said Alcantara-Gilsdorf. Tune in to learn how to spice up the kitchen with south-of-the-border style cooking.

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, Kyle Kohns, Hayley Kuntz, Studio One, 777.4346,

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