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Christopher Gabriel is the host of The Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota and around the world online at WDAY.com. You can listen to him weekdays from 11 am to 2 pm CT. His program serves up a unique blend of current events, pop culture, sports and humor with guests and contributors from across the nation. As a writer and humorist, Christopher's work has been been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters, publications within Sun-Times Media, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He's also been a weekly columnist in Fargo's daily newspaper, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

Kevin Duchschere from the Star Tribune on Vikings Stadium Kerfuffle (audio)

Kevin Duchschere from the Star Tribune on Vikings Stadium Kerfuffle (audio)

Kevin Duchschere is an outstanding reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, MN. A native of Fargo, ND, he’s been a longtime contributor to my program on all things Twin Cities and, in particular over the past 18 months, the ongoing saga-turned-victory-turned-kerfuffle of the proposed Vikings stadium. The latest in the stadium soap opera is funding. […]

Michael Maloof on North Korea (audio)

Michael Maloof on North Korea (audio)

Michael Maloof is a former Senior Security Policy Analyst at the Department of Defense. I had the opportunity to spend about 15 minutes with him discussing the North Korea situation, how China and Russia play into it, and what kind of response the United States should have if North Korea does launch a strike at […]

A 6-Year-Old on Cheese, Hockey and Poetry (audio)

A 6-Year-Old on Cheese, Hockey and Poetry (audio)

Several months ago my now 6-year-old daughter Cadence was methodically going over her birthday gift wish-list. Surely parents know the list I’m speaking about. The one that contains 40 to 50 items in varying size and shape put together without regard for cost. Parents understand the cost as something approaching a downpayment for a new car… per gift. […]

Star Tribune's Gail Rosenblum's Feature on CG

Star Tribune’s Gail Rosenblum’s Feature on CG

Recently I had the privilege of being interviewed by Star Tribune award-winning writer and author Gail Rosenblum. We sat down in Minneapolis just after Christmas over a cup of coffee. This is the result, published on January 12, 2013… Rosenblum: Classically trained actor steps into new role: Radio host

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer: A Measured Voice of Reason on Climate Change (audio)

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer: A Measured Voice of Reason on Climate Change (audio)

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. He’s also been a long-time participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. His extensive body of work is as impressive […]

Marc Levin: Director, HBO's "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" (audio)

Marc Levin: Director, HBO’s “Hard Times: Lost on Long Island” (audio)

Marc Levin is an award-winning flimmaker of independent films, episodic television and documentaries. His enormous body of work includes a 20-year relationship with HBO, producing 12 films for their America Undercover series that garnered him Emmy and CableACE awards. For Showtime, he executive produced the verite-styled television series Street Time, directing 10 episodes. His Twilight Los Angeles was an […]

Laura Roesler: Talent, Class and Grace (audio)

Laura Roesler: Talent, Class and Grace (audio)

Every now and then, an athlete comes along who makes even the most casual fan of a particular sport stop and take notice of their brilliance. University of Oregon track sensation Laura Roesler is one of those athletes. While attending Fargo South High School (North Dakota), she dominated her sport so thoroughly, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone if […]

Listener Email: Barry, The God Agenda, and CG (audio)

Listener Email: Barry, The God Agenda, and CG (audio)

Every chance we get, we effort to include listeners into our program in ways beyond taking their calls or reading their emails while breaking down a topic or when a guest is on with me. Sometimes we’ll invite a listener to do a movie review. Other times we’ll make one of them our Elite Basketball Mind. […]

Minot Bishop Ryan Softball: Winners on the Field, Winners in Life (audio)

Minot Bishop Ryan Softball: Winners on the Field, Winners in Life (audio)

It happens when you least expect it. The chance meeting, the proverbial door opening up to opportunity… or, a moment of clarity provided at the most unlikely time by an equally unlikely source. Enter, the Bishop Ryan High School (Minot, ND) softball team. On Friday, June 1st, I did my radio program from Scheels. To understand […]

The Definition of Character: Samantha Meyer (audio)

The Definition of Character: Samantha Meyer (audio)

Every now and again you meet someone, or perhaps you read about them, who makes you take a breath to think about the things you believe are weighing you down in your everyday life. Bills, a nagging cold that takes too long to go away, your children not going to bed at night… you get the […]

Christine Brennan: A Writer's Writer (audio)

Christine Brennan: A Writer’s Writer (audio)

There are writers. And then there are writers. I’m a writer. Most who sit at a computer, whether they’re a monthly blogger in Kansas or a twice-weekly columnist for a major newspaper in New York City, rarely rise to the level of italics. However, when we’re discussing, say, Mitch Albom or Michael Wilbon – they’re writers. That class of writer is […]

Jay Wilkinson: Dear Jay, Love Dad (audio)

Jay Wilkinson: Dear Jay, Love Dad (audio)

Bud Wilkinson was one of the most prolific college football coaches of all time. With a record of 145-29-4, three national championships, 14 Big 8 championships and inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969, he did for Oklahoma football what John Wooden did for UCLA basketball and Bear Bryant did for Alabama football. The […]

Chris Lower on LVAD's and Keeping Your Heart Happy (audio)

Chris Lower on LVAD’s and Keeping Your Heart Happy (audio)

Chris Lower has been a good friend for a number of years now. A former football player, happily married, three beautiful children and wonderfully successful as the director of marketing, PR and social media for Minneapolis-based Sterling Cross Communications (he’s also co-owner). For as long as I’ve known him he’s been a high-energy, “all systems […]

Barry Weiss: Road Trip to Fargo (audio)

Barry Weiss: Road Trip to Fargo (audio)

The only thing better than having Barry Weiss, the breakout star from A&E’s Storage Wars, live on the phone is having him live in studio for The Christopher Gabriel Program. Dinner with Barry on Sunday night, two hours on the program Monday, lunch that afternoon… toss in Tim Beers, Jr. and Tim Urian, producers from Original Productions […]

Andrew Young on Martin Luther King, Jr. (audio)

Andrew Young on Martin Luther King, Jr. (audio)

Andrew Young was there. In Birmingham, in Selma, in Memphis… he was there. He watched history in the making. Thinking about him over the years, that’s what I’d say when his name would come up in discussion. Shortly before Mr. Young came on my program I told a WDAY colleague, “Andrew Young is a connection to […]