Beth Anne Austein http://mtpr.org en Women Farmers http://mtpr.org/post/women-farmers <p>Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FemmeFarmToTable" target="_blank">Audra Mulkearn</a> started the <a href="http://audramulkern.com/the-female-farmer-project/" target="_blank">Female Farmer Project</a> and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22288 at http://mtpr.org Women Farmers Alicia Gignoux & Charles Finn http://mtpr.org/post/alicia-gignoux-charles-finn <p></p><p></p><p>Each fall, black bears snap poet Alicia Gignoux's wild plums trees in half. One year, she salvaged a broken ten-foot tree, hauling it indoors for her Christmas tree. In an excerpt from his book, <em>Wild Delicate Seconds</em>, writer <a href="http://finncharles.wix.com/charlesfinnwriting#!" target="_blank">Charles Finn</a> catches an October bear in the act of pilfering apples.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.reflectionswest.org/index.php" target="_blank"><em>Reflections West</em></a>, 7/22/14 &amp; 7/23/14)</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22293 at http://mtpr.org Alicia Gignoux & Charles Finn Carolina Chocolate Drops http://mtpr.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops <p></p><p>For the past decade, the Grammy Award-winning <a href="http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/" target="_blank">Carolina Chocolate Drops</a> have been highlighting the African-American place in American stringband music. Singer&nbsp;Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins reflect on the band’s ascending career and how it fits into the history of the genre.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank"><em>Musicians' Spotligh</em>t</a>, 7/22/14)</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22268 at http://mtpr.org Carolina Chocolate Drops Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba http://mtpr.org/post/dan-whittle-and-environmental-defense-funds-partnership-cuba <div style="margin:0;"><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:22:12 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22258 at http://mtpr.org Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba Rhubarb and Strawberry Galette http://mtpr.org/post/rhubarb-and-strawberry-galette <p></p><p>Now that local strawberries and rhubarb are in season, Greg offers his recipe for <a href="http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/rhubarb-strawberry-perfect-partners-for-tangy-sweet-galette/article_46fd46e6-f68f-11e3-ae7a-0019bb2963f4.html" target="_blank">strawberry-rhubarb galette. </a></p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.thebakingwizard.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Food Guys</em></a>, July 20th, 2014)</p><p></p><p>Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette:</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22180 at http://mtpr.org Rhubarb and Strawberry Galette Health, Mental Health, Psychology And Global Warming: A Conversation http://mtpr.org/post/health-mental-health-psychology-and-global-warming-conversation <p>Producer Amy Cilimburg talks with three Missoula-area professionals: nurse Beth Schenk, and psychotherapists Jen Robohm and Kevin Dohr. These experts share research and their professional and personal experiences around climate change and human health. In this time of rapid change, they offer reasons for hope.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://inotherwordsradio.com/" target="_blank"><em>In Other Words</em></a>, July 15th, 2014)</p><p></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:07:18 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22132 at http://mtpr.org Health, Mental Health, Psychology And Global Warming: A Conversation Echinacea http://mtpr.org/post/echinacea <p></p><p>When taken as herbal medicine, echinacea stimulates our immune systems, raising white blood cell counts and strengthening cell walls. Although it originated in North America, where native Americans used echinacea as something of a cure-all, in the 20th century, Germany is where its popularity first surged. People use echinacea to shorten the duration of the common cold and reduce the symptoms, and to boost immunity and fight off upper respiratory infections.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22135 at http://mtpr.org Echinacea Stump Stabber http://mtpr.org/post/stump-stabber <p>"Giant Ichneumon Wasp," by Christine Wren.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22134 at http://mtpr.org Stump Stabber The Gardener: A Hmong Life in Montana http://mtpr.org/post/gardener-hmong-life-montana <p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">Mo Thao reflects on her chaotic early life in Laos and on coming to Montana...and on gardening.</span></p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 7/16/14)</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:38:20 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22130 at http://mtpr.org The Gardener: A Hmong Life in Montana Toby Thompson & Ken McCullough http://mtpr.org/post/toby-thompson-ken-mccullough <p>7/15/14 &amp; 7/16/14: This week on <a href="http://www.reflectionswest.org/index.php" target="_blank"><em>Reflections West</em></a>: In his youth, <a href="http://www.bangtailpress.com/metroliner-by-toby-thompson/" target="_blank">Toby Thompson</a> stormed thirty saloons a day in search of the Great American Bar. In the dark of a recent December night, he experienced a revival at the New Atlas Bar in Columbus, MT. Poet <a href="http://www.kenmcculloughpoet.com/books/walking-backwards/" target="_blank">Ken McCullough</a> finds consolation at the New Atlas, too:</p><p>"Your conversation</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21405 at http://mtpr.org Toby Thompson & Ken McCullough