What do Middle-earth, the mythological realm of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Minot Park District’s 5-year planning process have in common? They’re both topics of this week’s #GoodTalkMinot conversations.

On our first hour we’re joined by Director Kena Davidson and Actor Cade Solberg. Out topic: the Magic City Playmaker’s upcoming production of The Hobbit.¬†Watch below to hear a few tricks of the theater trade, what it’s like to catch the acting bug, and our weekly community calendar segment.

For the second hour, we’re joined by Park District President Cliff Hovda and Executive Director Ron Merrit. That conversation focused on the Park District’s ongoing 5-year planning process. That work is in motion, but there’s a public input meeting coming up on March 7 focused on a gathering your ideas for the Parks.

Here’s our conversation with Kena and Cade

Here’s our conversation with Cliff and Ron.

Josh Wolsky, Writer & Developer, The Minot Voice

Josh Wolsky is a Minot native and developer of the Minot Voice. He is also actively involved the Friends of the Souris River and all efforts to #MakeMinot. He also had the recent misfortune of being elected to Minot's City Council.