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'Legislature Today' radio show to feature CUAD every week
BISMARCK, N.D. (1/10/13)--The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) will be a featured guest on the two-hour radio show "Legislature Today" each Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT during the current North Dakota legislative session. 

Credit Union Association of the Dakotas' (CUAD) advocacy team,  Robbie Thompson, left, president/CEO, and Jeff Olson, vice president of advocacy and awareness, were interviewed for an hour  during a live radio and Web broadcast of the "Legislature Today" Tuesday night. CUAD will be a featured guest on the radio show each Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT during the current North Dakota legislative session. (Photo provided by Credit Union Association of the Dakotas)
CUAD's advocacy team of Robbie Thompson, president/CEO, and Jeff Olson, vice president of advocacy and awareness, were interviewed for an hour Tuesday during a live radio and Web broadcast of the show.

"To be a part this first-ever live weekly multi-media program that features the state's executive and legislative leaders is the perfect vehicle for us to create more awareness of credit unions", Thompson said.

The new show is broadcast from historic Peacock Alley restaurant and bar in downtown Bismarck, N.D., a popular spot for state legislators. "Legislature Today" is scheduled to be broadcast Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the North Dakota legislative session. 

Tuesday's show was a great beginning, CUAD said.  Thompson and Olson discussed credit union structure, the three-tiered system, and the history of credit unions.

Stressing that credit unions are "not for profit, but for service," Thompson described the differences between credit unions and banks to the audience. 

Olson discussed the relationship between credit unions and the legislative and regulatory bodies. North Dakota credit unions have a very positive relationship with both branches, he said. 

CUAD is one of four broadcast partners for the show, launched by the Bakken Beacon, a new North Dakota media company. The show can be heard on KFYR 550 AM, Bismarck; 1100 AM Fargo "The Flag"; and KTGO 1090 AM, which covers northwestern North Dakota's oil country.  The radio program will also be broadcast live through Web streaming at http://am1100theflag.com/ and will be archived each week.
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