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Even in the 21st century, radio reporters and producers still rely on some surprisingly low-tech tools like this cardboard box studio.
Josh Burnham

If you caught him in the act – say in a McDonalds parking lot – you might not know what he was up to. Lying in the back of his car, head inside a cardboard box, repeating the same phrase again and again.

“It definitely gets weird looks when I bring it out and sit in a parking lot and people just see me talking into this box.”

Join us for a free event previewing the the new PBS series "Mercy Street". We'll screen a preview reel of the first episode plus series extras. Then UM History Professor Anya Jabour, who is an advisor to the show, will share her experiences of being on the set during production and more.

Holiday Specials On MTPR

Dec 21, 2015

'Tis the season for holiday specials. Tune in to MTPR all week to hear holiday music & more. Enjoy these holiday specials beginning December 21:

Giving Tuesday is December 1. Donate to Montana Public Radio on Giving Tuesday and you'll get an exclusive Ira Glass ringtone as a thank-you gift. Ira recorded the ringtone on-stage when he was in Missoula, Montana in September. Your Giving Tuesday donation to MTPR gets you an Ira Glass ringtone saying "I'm Ira Glass, the story this week is: your phone is ringing." It's our way of saying thank you to MTPR supporters.

Bill Harley sings "You're in Trouble" during his show in Missoula, Nov 1, 2015
Josh Burnham

Bill Harley entertained and delighted over 1,000 fans Sunday in Missoula. He engaged the audience with familiar songs and his stories "Yeast Rolls” and "Field Trip”.

Harley has been a longtime favorite of "Pea Green Boat" listeners. Host Annie Garde welcomed him to the stage.

Thank You
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A big thank you to all who donated or volunteered during our fall pledge week! You make public radio possible.

Listeners donated about $217,000, leaving us with around $200,000 left to raise by the end of the year. With your support, we'll make it! Thank you.

Timelapse video from today's special Pledge Week Friday Freeforms with Mike Steinberg. If you love the music you hear on MTPR, call 800-325-1565 or donate now online.

Your donation to Montana Public Radio helps support home-grown music all around the state.

A pledge week message from MTPR Membership Manager Anne Hosler.

Become a sustaining member today, or call 406-243-6400, or 800-325-1565 to donate.

Concussion: Answers in the Blood?

Oct 19, 2015
University of Montana researchers Dr. Sarj Patel (left) and Dr. Tom Rau examine a slide from their research on traumatic brain injuries.
John Twiggs

In the sports world, while concussion awareness is on the rise and current diagnostic protocols are improving, concussion diagnosis still relies heavily on symptoms and self-reporting by athletes. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Montana is attempting to develop a blood test to provide a definitive diagnosis for concussions.

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