Montana http://mtpr.org en Montana Folk Fest 2014: Art Car Culture http://mtpr.org/post/montana-folk-fest-2014-art-car-culture <p>07/30/2014 - A record 175,000 people from all over the world traveled to Butte for the Montana Folk Festival in 2014. In it's fourth year, the 'Richest Hill on Earth' not only hosted a slew of internationally renowned musicians and visual artists, but unfurled its "Culture of the Car" celebration, demonstrating that folk art thrives everywhere. On the stage, the canvas, even the hood of a station wagon.</p><p><a href="http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/home.php" target="_blank">http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/home.php</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22253 at http://mtpr.org Fly Fishing in Montana http://mtpr.org/post/fly-fishing-montana <p>07/16/2014 - An ancient pastime explored in the lives, lore and literature of anglers. The producer takes lessons from one of Montana's legendary fly fishers and in the process&nbsp;visits the towns, streams, history and indoor watering places (saloons), hears whopping fish stories and catches a trout&nbsp;in the Land of the Big Sky.</p><p><a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/35684-fly-fishing-in-montana#description" target="_blank">http://www.prx.org/pieces/35684-fly-fishing-in-montana#description</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:44:47 +0000 Sue Ginn 21269 at http://mtpr.org "In A Field" http://mtpr.org/post/field <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Robert Pack 21892 at http://mtpr.org "In A Field" Dolack Painting and "Music in the Parks" Celebrate 75 Years of State Parks http://mtpr.org/post/dolack-painting-and-music-parks-celebrate-75-years-state-parks <p></p><p>Michael Marsolek talks with <a href="http://www.dolack.com/" target="_blank">Monte Dolack</a>, artist, <a href="http://www.sweetgrassmusic.com/" target="_blank">Phillip Aaberg</a>, musician, and <a href="http://stateparks.mt.gov/about-us/" target="_blank">Chas Van Genderen</a>, Administrator for Montana States Parks, about free concerts planned to celebrate 75 years of Montana State Parks.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:54:04 +0000 Chérie Newman 20443 at http://mtpr.org Dolack Painting and "Music in the Parks" Celebrate 75 Years of State Parks "Little Girl" http://mtpr.org/post/little-girl <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:58:52 +0000 Chérie Newman 20233 at http://mtpr.org "Little Girl" "Montana Night" http://mtpr.org/post/montana-night <p>Montana Night. The velvet of the sky<br />Is powdered thick with silver dust. Below,<br />A realm of half-lights, where black shadows flow<br />To Stygian lakes, that spread and multiply.<br />Far to the east the Moccasins rise high<br />In jagged silhouette. Now, faint and low,<br />A night bird sounds his call. Soft Breezes blow,<br />Cool with the dampness of a stream hard by.<br />Dim, ghostly shapes of cattle grazing near<br />Drift steadily across the ray of light<br />From a lone cabin; and I think I hear<br />The barking of a dog. All things unite Mon, 05 May 2014 15:01:00 +0000 Elliott Curtis Lincoln 17721 at http://mtpr.org "Montana Night" Montana's Community Foundations http://mtpr.org/post/montanas-community-foundations <p><strong>Links to resources and more information about the three Community Foundations featured in this program</strong>:</p><p><a href="http://www.flatheadcommunityfoundation.org" target="_blank">Flathead Community Foundation</a>, Lucy Smith, Executive Director:&nbsp; Women Who Wine, Dragon Boat Festival, philanthropist opportunities</p><p><a href="http://www.seeleylakecommunityfoundation.org/" target="_blank">Seeley Lake Community Foundation</a>, Stan Nicholson and Lee Boman, Board Members:&nbsp; stove changeout program, skies for kids, Norman Mclean Trail</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:54:45 +0000 Chérie Newman 17137 at http://mtpr.org Montana's Community Foundations Montana least fat of all the states http://mtpr.org/post/montana-least-fat-all-states <p>A recent national <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/167642/mississippians-obese-montanans-least-obese.aspx">Gallup poll </a>lists Montana as the least obese state in the country. Only 19.6 percent of Montana's population is obese - the only state to come in under 20 percent. Nationally, more than one third of adults are obese. Mississippi is the fattest state, with 36.4 percent of their population rated as obese.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:30:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 15973 at http://mtpr.org Montana least fat of all the states Blythe Woolston's Novel Chronicles YA Terrorist http://mtpr.org/post/blythe-woolstons-novel-chronicles-ya-terrorist <p>During this program Chérie Newman talks with Billings, Montana, author Blythe Woolston about her new novel for young adult readers, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780763661465" target="_blank">Black Helicopters</a>. First question:&nbsp; "Why was terrorism an idea you wanted to explore with your writing?"</p><p><strong>From the publisher:</strong></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:16:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 15728 at http://mtpr.org Blythe Woolston's Novel Chronicles YA Terrorist Pigs, Poems, and the Purpose of Farming http://mtpr.org/post/pigs-poems-and-purpose-farming <p><span class="piece-description-lead">During this program, Josh Slotnick talks about the art of farming, pigs, and his new poetry collection, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780931053627" target="_blank">FarmHome</a>. He also reads a few poems. </span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:13:21 +0000 Chérie Newman 15536 at http://mtpr.org Pigs, Poems, and the Purpose of Farming