Commentary

Commentary-May 31st, 2013
12:54 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Health Reform and Medicaid in Montana

A recent article in the May 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports on a study of a group of adults in Oregon who were given the option of applying for Medicaid health insurance in 2008.  This study is important because it shows what happens when uninsured people do get health insurance; in this case Medicaid.  Our own state legislature recently decided in a very close vote not to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid in Montana.  Despite this, or maybe because of it, we all need to understand some of the important facts about health, health care, and health insurance.

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Commentary-May 30, 2013
8:50 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Happy Anniversary, Montana CPAs

Have you seen the Men in Black movies?  Most of us have.  They focus on this secret agency whose sole purpose is to rid Planet Earth of alien creatures.  No one knows about this covert agency, no one knows about the good they do or how they save the planet countless times each day.  CPAs are a lot like that.  Yes, you heard me right, I said CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS  are a lot like a secret organization of professionals who right the world of wrongs and make it a better place to do business.  Let me explain . .

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Commentary - May 28, 2013
10:47 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Indians in the Military

On this day following Memorial Day I think it would be good to briefly consider some facts of American Indian involvement in the history of the US military.  I think would be good to consider that there may not be any such thing as American military history without American Indian history. 

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Commentary May 27, 2013
9:22 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Our “last full measure of devotion”

Today is Memorial Day!  For some, this holiday marks the beginning of summer barbecues, blockbuster movie premiers, and retail sales events.  However, for many Americans, it is a day to pause, reflect and honor the many men and women who, as President Lincoln stated in his address to Gettysburg in 1863, “…gave the last full measure of devotion.”  Taking time to acknowledge the sacrifice of service is documented as far back as 1862, when women in Savannah, Georgia decorated the graves of soldiers.  After the Civil War, an annual Decoration Day was created to commemorate the loss of 625,000 U

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Commentary aired May 23, 2013
3:26 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

The Great Produce Rescue of 2012

I’m Robin Taylor, and I’m the garden manager at Wholesome Foods in Bridger. We’re in the middle of planting, but with every seed I put into the ground I’m reminded of my visits to this vegetable garden last summer – during a time that eventually became known as the Great Produce Rescue of 2012.

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Commentary aired May 22, 2013
3:03 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Therapeutic Cloning

Imagine, for a moment, that you have been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, and the only cure for your condition involves using one of your cells and a human egg to make an embryo, which is a clone—or genetic copy—of yourself. From that embryo—or blastocyst, technically—stem cells are removed, thereby destroying the embryo, but providing a source for the neural tissue to treat you. Would you do it?

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Commentary aired May 20, 2013
2:57 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Government and the Decline in Violence

One source of the split among Americans on the issue of gun control has its roots in fundamentally different judgments about the legitimacy, trustworthiness, and reliability of government.

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Montana's less-traveled gems
1:40 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Your Secret’s Safe With Me

I’ve visited the East Rosebud River every summer I’ve lived in Montana. 

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