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A Campaign Finance Reform Group Calls On Rosendale To Return Donations Or Give Money To Charity

A campaign finance reform group has called out a move by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale for allegedly moving money around to skirt campaign finance laws. They said it’s another sign Rosendale is trying to hide who is donating to his campaign.

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The Original Stage at the Montana Folk Festival in Butte, July 14, 2018.
Josh Burnham

Watch: 2018 Montana Folk Festival Highlights

Butte, Montana is known as the "Richest Hill on Earth," and this weekend its cultural riches were on display at the Montana Folk Festival. Miss the fun? Listen to the archives of MTPR's live broadcast from the original stage [ Friday , Saturday ] and see videos and pics from this weekend.

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Greek Yogurt And Chili Peppers: A Surprising Twist On Cornbread

The Food Guys create a bold and delicious cornbread recipe, great to accompany a good chili dish .

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Warm Springs Productions was founded in 2008. Ten years later, they employ more than 130 people who produce 34 shows appearing on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, HGTV, and more. 

President and co-founder of the company Chris Richardson joins us to explain how he helped build the kind of company that he wanted to work at. Tune in now to learn about the positive side of making mistakes while starting up a company; how integral a curious staff can be to helping a business grow; and the opportunities that self-financing your startup can provide.

David Dorian, an environmental health specialist with ATSDR, discusses a new exposure investigation at a public meeting at Anaconda High School. July 11, 2018.
Nora Saks

A federal public health agency is starting a new investigation to find out if contaminants left behind from a century of copper smelting in Anaconda still pose a risk to human health.

The study was announced Wednesday at Anaconda High School in front of a crowd of about 40 residents, and will be trying to answer the question, "Are exposures to arsenic and lead at levels currently that could adversely affect people’s health?"

Police car.
(PD)

A man who fired shots at authorities near Bozeman yesterday has been arrested.

Federal, state and local authorities coordinated what Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton called a “systematic sweep” of the area today. During the sweep, a woman who lives in the Bozeman Pass area called 911 to report seeing a man matching the description of 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole attempting to break into her home.

Sheila Hogan is director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services.
State of Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the state health department says child protection workers in Billings are facing "crisis level caseloads" leading the Division of Child and Family Services to decide to close its Livingston office and move that office's caseworker jobs to Billings.

High Temperatures, Low Humidity Raise Wildfire Potential In Parts Of Montana
National Weather Service, Great Falls

Fire potential is expected to increase Friday in parts of north-central and southwest Montana, with temperatures reaching into the upper 90s.

According to the National Weather Service hot temperatures, low humidity, and winds will create critical wildfire conditions, especially along the Highway 2 corridor from Browning to Harlem.

Autism
Nick Youngson http://nyphotographic.com (CC-BY-SA-3)

"The myth is that autistic kids sometimes don't feel emotion, and that is just not true at all. I can say from personal experience that autistic kids have emotions," says Logan, who joins Annie to clear up some misconceptions you might have about autism.

Listen to this installment of "Kids Like You And Me" on "The Pea Green Boat" Friday, July 13, 2018, between 4:00 - 4:55pm.

Betsayda Machado on stage at the 2017 Montana Folk Festival in Butte, MT.
Josh Burnham

On their “Sabrosito Rico” tour in 2017, Venezuelan Afro-Soul tambor venezolano musicians Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo simultaneously mesmerized and energized audiences, including those at the 2017 Montana Folk Festival. Felix Contreras, host of NPR’s Alt.Latino, writes: “Watching Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo perform is like peering back in time. The music's roots extend to the Venezuelan slave trade, and while the vocals are in Spanish and not an African dialect, the instruments the group plays date back more than 500 years."

"People love to tell their stories. I was really amazed by the optimism of people in Montana despite some of these towns were—some of the county seats, especially in eastern Montana were in pretty bad shape. It just blew my mind how people were still clinging to the idea that things will eventually turn around. I guess the biggest surprise was how. . . it takes a lot to kill the spirit of this place." -- Russell Rowland

Cindy Smith of Holiday Inn Missoula; Bob-Be Sparks of Holiday Inn Missoula; Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins; Missoula Mayor John Engen; Erica Bouris and Jen Barile, both of IRC, discuss immigration on July 11, 2018 in Missoula.
Maxine Speier

Immigrant populations in Missoula are contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy each year. At a panel held in Missoula today the mayors of both Missoula and Helena talked about the economic benefits of welcoming refugees and immigrants.

Yellowstone Sees Second-Busiest June On Record

Jul 11, 2018
Tourists at Yellowstone Park's Grand Prismatic Spring.
Jacob W. Frank - National Parks Service (PD)

Yellowstone National Park had its second busiest June on record this year. In a statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior, park officials say 810,884 people visited the park last month, up slightly from June 2017.

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