This edition of Art Beat is the first of a two part interview and lecture from Minnesota author Ashley Shelby. In this segment, Ashley will talk about the experience of writing her book, "Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and The Survival of an American City". The book details the flood of April 19, 1997, in in Grand Forks, North Dakota. One of the most dramatic floods in U.S. history, more than 50,000 people abandoned their homes and businesses. Ashley will also discuss her influences and how she got started as a writer. KQAL's Teri Tenseth hosts this episode of "Art Beat".