University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features preventing tuberculosis and raising whitetail deer

Two public health professionals, Don Shields and Raymond Goldsteen, discuss the process of stopping the spread of a disease through education. North Dakota has seen a recent increase in tuberculosis cases, an infection of the lungs or throat. According to Shields, there have been 16 cases this year compared with an average of one or two in previous years. By educating the general public and taking measures to treat current cases, Goldsteen says the spread can be contained. Find out what measures help eliminate this disease.

Also, one family from a small town in northern Minnesota enjoys the beauty of nature in a unique way. The Porter family raises whitetail deer on their farm. “The whole family is engaged in it and it’s really rewarding,” said Steve Porter, owner of Trophy Whitetail. The Porters say raising these animals brings enjoyment but comes with challenges. “[The deer] will never be loyal to me like a dog, he would never try to protect me and on any given day he might turn on me and try and kill me. So, there is no loyalty,” said Porter. This family spends time traveling with their deer and educating students in different communities about does and bucks. They encourage others to enjoy the outdoors.

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

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