news & awards

news & awards

  • 2nd January 2017

Summer 2016: We Don’t Talk Like That: ‘Fargo’ and the Midwest Psyche begins airing on public radio stations. After its debut on Prairie Public, the documentary airs on MPR News, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, KUT and elsewhere. March 2015: 2 below zero’s Todd Melby wins Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant to…

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‘Black Gold Boom’ on PBS

‘Black Gold Boom’ on PBS

  • 22nd May 2015

Some Native American tribes have banned fracking on tribal lands. With vast deposits of oil underneath its borders, Three Affiliated Tribes is at a crossroads. Should the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in western North Dakota drill for black gold or outlaw oil exploration on its land? Tribal member Marty…

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You Gave to the Max

You Gave to the Max

  • 23rd December 2013

In November 2013, some 28 individuals contributed $2,845 to 2 below zero. Your support allows us to hit the road to tackle big projects like “Black Gold Boom,” “No Brother Of Mine” and many, many more. Thank you!

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2 below zero à Biarritz!

2 below zero à Biarritz!

  • 23rd December 2013

In 2014, 2 below zero traveled to Biarritz, France for Smart FIPA, an interactive competition at the Festival International de Programes Audiovisual. 2 below zero’s Todd Melby presented Rough Ride: The Oil Patch Tour to the largely European audience. Rough Ride is the first interactive documentary from the Black Gold Boom…

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Investigative Series: Oil Patch Code Blue

  • 30th September 2013

A new four-part series on deaths and injuries in the oil patch hit North Dakota last week, as part of Todd’s Black Gold Boom. Supported in part by the Fund for Investigative Reporting, the series looked at a spike in the number of deaths by fumes and traffic accidents, as…

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Black Gold Boom

  • 15th April 2013

Black Gold Boom has been seemingly everywhere in recent months. Stories from the series have aired on several national public media shows, including Marketplace, Tell Me More, The Story, All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour. Others have written about the series, including Nieman Journalism Lab, The Current, The Arts Partnership and Columbia…

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donations

  • 2nd January 2012

On November 17, 2 below zero received a resounding $3,750 in individual contributions from 42 donors during Give to the Max Day through GiveMN.org. Thank you, each and every one of you!

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