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A levee on the Clark Fork River near Turah, MT eroded by floodwater, May 20, 2018.
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Montana Flood News Roundup For May 21, 2018

Missoula’s historic flood season is still going strong, but the worst of it may be over. First, the good news as delivered Monday by Missoula National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Kitzmiller.

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The Last First Mile
Nora Saks

The Last First Mile

A documentary about why the first mile of Silver Bow Creek in Butte was left for last to be cleaned up, and what a crew of feisty locals are doing about it.

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Lyle Lovett And Robert Earl Keen: Old Buddies With Guitars

In this hour-long edition of Musician's Spotlight , Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen drop by to reminisce with guest host Michael Marsolek about performing, recording, and creatively coping with the rapidly-changing music industry. The fast friends are renowned Texas folk singer-songwriters and former Texas A & M roommates, as well as musical contemporaries.

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Recipe: Japanese Milk Bread

19 hours ago
Joyosity of The Cooking of Joy

Japanese Milk Bread is known for its unique and slightly sweet flavor. The secret? A milky, watery roux that is made and added to the dough mixture.

Missoula high school students march for action on gun safety on the Higgins Street bridge in Missoula, February 21, 2018.
Olga Kreimer

During first period English last Friday at Capital high school in Helena, student Noah Whitehorn, felt his phone buzz with a notification; 10 people were dead following a school shooting in a small town just outside of Houston, Texas.

“I almost cried in the middle of English class. How is this still happening? After all that we’ve done in the past few months you’d think that at least something would have been accomplished.”

Mule deer.
USFWS (PD)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Monday announced plans to expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 30 National Wildlife Refuges, including two in Montana.

A levee on the Clark Fork River near Turah, MT eroded by floodwater, May 20, 2018.
Inciweb

Missoula’s historic flood season is still going strong, but the worst of it may be over.

First, the good news as delivered Monday by Missoula National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Kitzmiller.

Border Agent Questions 2 Women For Speaking Spanish

21 hours ago
Police car.
(PD)

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday.

Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana racially profiling people to find out their immigration status.

In this hour-long edition of Musician's Spotlight, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen drop by to reminisce with guest host Michael Marsolek about performing, recording, and creatively coping with the rapidly-changing music industry. The fast friends are renowned Texas folk singer-songwriters and former Texas A & M roommates, as well as musical contemporaries.

Alex Not Amy: Growing Up Transgender In The Rural West

May 21, 2018

Go along with Alex on his journey to change his gender — legally and socially — in his hometown in the Rocky Mountain west.

The Last First Mile

May 21, 2018
The Last First Mile
Nora Saks

A documentary about why the first mile of Silver Bow Creek in Butte was left for last to be cleaned up, and what a crew of feisty locals are doing about it.

A beaver swims through a forest pond.
Josh Burnham (CC-BY-2.0)

In the great stands of old cottonwood trees along prairie rivers, chemical skirmishes are taking place between beavers, cottonwoods, and a certain species of beetle. Beavers gnaw on the trees; the trees fight back with toxic compounds; and the beetles move in to feast on the toxins. But in this apparent conflict, all three species benefit.

What could a potential presidential visit mean for Montana’s Senate race? Senator Daines’ proposal to work through the August congressional recess could affect the campaigns of Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte. And a new ad says Tester “stepped in it” when he voted against Trump’s tax reform.

Nicky Ouellet (filling in for Sally Mauk), Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin discuss these stories and more, on this episode of "Campaign Beat."

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