Mountain West Voices http://mtpr.org en Meyer Chessin: A Bronx Kid Comes To Montana http://mtpr.org/post/meyer-chessin-bronx-kid-comes-montana <p></p><p>7/9/14: This week on <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>: <span class="piece-description-lead">94-year-old activist Meyer Chessin talks about his journey from his Yiddish-speaking Bronx neighborhood during the Depression, to a career in plant pathology at the University of Montana.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21707 at http://mtpr.org Meyer Chessin: A Bronx Kid Comes To Montana Middle-Aged, Professional And Homeless In Montana http://mtpr.org/post/middle-aged-professional-and-homeless-montana <p></p><p></p><p>7/2/14: This week on <em><a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a></em>: <span class="piece-description-lead">A middle-aged woman with grown children leaves a bad relationship to start her life over in Missoula, Montana. Within a couple of weeks she finds herself living in a homeless shelter. She got back on her feet through the generosity of strangers, and now works for a non-profit that deals with homelessness. </span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21342 at http://mtpr.org Middle-Aged, Professional And Homeless In Montana Showing Up With Your Heart: A Montana Couple Leaves White Collar Careers to Farm on the Great Plains http://mtpr.org/post/showing-your-heart-montana-couple-leaves-white-collar-careers-farm-great-plains <p></p><p>6/25/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">The story of <a href="http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/01/02/montana-seed-growers-sow-importance-of-organic-farming/" target="_blank">Doug and Anna Crabtree</a>, who left good careers and invested their life savings in a farm in a remote part of north-central Montana. </span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21037 at http://mtpr.org Showing Up With Your Heart: A Montana Couple Leaves White Collar Careers to Farm on the Great Plains Music is a Wonderful Friend: A Montana Rockabilly Guitarist and his Grandson Talk Music http://mtpr.org/post/music-wonderful-friend-montana-rockabilly-guitarist-and-his-grandson-talk-music <p></p><p>6/18/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">Montana rockabilly guitarist Russ Nassett visits with his grandson Jack about the importance of playing music.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:26:16 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20809 at http://mtpr.org Music is a Wonderful Friend: A Montana Rockabilly Guitarist and his Grandson Talk Music Nekaneet Cree Stories From Saskatchewan, Part 1 http://mtpr.org/post/nekaneet-cree-stories-saskatchewan-part-1 <p></p><p>7/17/13: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">A visit to the Nekaneet Reserve in southwest Saskatchewan. Elder Linda Oakes talks about racism, about the importance of the Cree language, and about her people's fight to remain in their ancestral home in the Cypress Hills.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20641 at http://mtpr.org Nekaneet Cree Stories From Saskatchewan, Part 1 The Canoe Builder: A Montana-Based Master Talks About his Craft http://mtpr.org/post/canoe-builder-montana-based-master-talks-about-his-craft <p></p><p>6/11/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">Master canoe builder Greg Morley talks about his life-long love of exploring the wilderness in his own hand-crafted cedar boats</span>.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20265 at http://mtpr.org The Canoe Builder: A Montana-Based Master Talks About his Craft The Biggest Win: An Iraq Vet's Extraordinary Story http://mtpr.org/post/biggest-win-iraq-vets-extraordinary-story <p>6/4/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <a href="http://www.frumforum.com/the-war-doesnt-end-when-the-troops-return-home/" target="_blank">George Nickel</a> survived the roadside bomb that killed his comrades in Iraq. Back home in Boise, Idaho, his readjustment to civilian life was a disaster. An armed standoff with Boise police led to jail, and almost a year of solitary confinement. Now George's life is dedicated to helping other combat veterans make the difficult transition to non-military life.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19958 at http://mtpr.org The Biggest Win: An Iraq Vet's Extraordinary Story My Funny Valentine: An Ex-Navy SEAL Bonds With Injured Eagles in Montana http://mtpr.org/post/my-funny-valentine-ex-navy-seal-bonds-injured-eagles-montana <p></p><p>5/28/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">When Scott Hannon retired after 23 years as Navy SEAL and made his way to Montana, he wanted to hunt, fish, and live a quiet life. Then he discovered the therapeutic value of working with injured wildlife - especially eagles.</span></p><p><a href="http://fwp.mt.gov/fishAndWildlife/wildlifeRehab" target="_blank">Montana WILD Wildlife Rehabilitation Center</a></p><p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:54:51 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19688 at http://mtpr.org My Funny Valentine: An Ex-Navy SEAL Bonds With Injured Eagles in Montana This Little Journey: A Montana Hutterite Woman Leaves Her Colony http://mtpr.org/post/little-journey-montana-hutterite-woman-leaves-her-colony <p>5/21/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">When Ruth Walter and her husband, both of them with 8th grade educations, decided to take their three children and leave the Flat Willow Hutterite Colony to make a new life for themselves, they 'didn't have a kernel of salt in their cupboard.' 22 years later, they are pillars of the tiny Montana farm community of Judith Gap. </span></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19321 at http://mtpr.org This Little Journey: A Montana Hutterite Woman Leaves Her Colony No Right Way to Play a Tune: A Conversation with two "Old Time" Musicians http://mtpr.org/post/no-right-way-play-tune-conversation-two-old-time-musicians <p></p><p>5/14/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">Mike Williams and Aaron Parrett of Helena, Montana, talk about old time American music, its evolution, and their relationship to the genre.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 18987 at http://mtpr.org No Right Way to Play a Tune: A Conversation with two "Old Time" Musicians