Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota I'm lead producer and reporter of Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota during 2012 and early 2013. The public media project is a multimedia effort to show how the discovery and production of oil in western N.D. is changing the lives of the people who live and work there. That's why I'm living in Williston, a city that's doubled in size in recent years. Radio stories are airing on Prairie Public , the statewide public media broadcaster in North Dakota. But there's a lot more going on here than just radio. The project will include a website, with geotagged audio, photos, video, oil well locations and other place-based data. All that good stuff will launch later this year. For now, you can track the project through Twitter , SoundCloud , Flickr and the project's website: Black Gold Boom .