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2023 Prairie Day at the George Washington National Monument with Park Ranger Curtis Gregory

The event is held in conjunction with Gem Days in Diamond, MO also taking place Saturday September 9.

KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Curtis Gregory, Park Ranger at the George Washington National Monument in Diamond, Missouri about 2023 Prairie Day. The one-day event is being held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in conjunction with Gem Days at Diamond High School. Both Prairie Gem Days start at 10 a.m.

Gregory tells us how and when Prairie Day got started and what's in store for this year's event. We also look forward to the Carver's Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day on Saturday, September 23. It's a part of a month-long celebration spanning from mid-September through mid-October.

Vicki Wright

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.