News 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 revealed about women heading back to the land. 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 Federal REAL ID Deadlines "Like A House Of Cards"? http://mtpr.org/post/federal-real-id-deadlines-house-cards <p>The Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to comply with stringent federal driver's license rules under the REAL ID Act.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:26:42 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22341 at http://mtpr.org Federal REAL ID Deadlines "Like A House Of Cards"? Chemical Spill Update: Officials Closing Blackfoot River East Of Missoula http://mtpr.org/post/chemical-spill-update-officials-closing-blackfoot-river-east-missoula <p><strong>UPDATE 3:45 p.m.:</strong><br />Environmental health experts say chemicals were in a non-hazardous state and have largely disbursed and diluted. No sulfuric acid reaction. No reports of fish/wildlife kills. Rivers and access sites to re-open shortly.</p><p>&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;</p><p>Citing an "abundance of caution", Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Fisheries Manager, Pat Saffel, says the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers from Johnsrud Park, west into Missoula are closed down due to a chemical spill.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:24:08 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22326 at http://mtpr.org Chemical Spill Update: Officials Closing Blackfoot River East Of Missoula Semi Rolls Over On Highway 200; Chemicals In BlackFoot River http://mtpr.org/post/semi-rolls-over-highway-200-chemicals-blackfoot-river <p>A semi tractor trailer rolled over near mile-marker 3, near Marco Flats on Highway 200 east of Bonner this morning, spilling an undetermined amount of chemicals into the Blackfoot River.&nbsp;</p><p>Missoula County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, Paige Pavalone, says officials don't yet know much about the specific chemicals, only that, "<em>if mixed with water, there can be unknown risks</em>."</p><p>A hazardous materials team is on scene and a boom is in the water to contain the spill.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:47:58 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22324 at http://mtpr.org July 24 - July 30 http://mtpr.org/post/july-24-july-30 <p><br />Here are MTPR program highlights for July 24 – July 30, 2014<br /><br />THURSDAY- July 24, 2014<br /><br />9:05 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; – Morning Classics - Bach: Sinfonia #2 in C minor, BWV 788 and Sinfonia #9 in F minor, BWV 795 for piano; Mozart: Divertimento in Eb major, K. 563; Heinichen: Two Concerti Grossi: in F major and G major; Reinecke: Cello Concerto in D minor, Op. 82<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:22:59 +0000 MTPR 22319 at http://mtpr.org 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 Missoula Home Sales Lagging, Prices Rising http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-home-sales-lagging-prices-rising <p>Missoula's housing market is warming up just a bit.<br /><br />In the words of Missoula Organization of Realtors President, Brint Wahlberg, it's slowly but steadily improving.<br /><br />The number of homes sold the first six months of this year stands at 454, compared to 557 during the first half of last year. The median "sold price" rose to $220,500 from $214,000 during the same period in 2013.<br /><br />Wahlberg explains to Edward O'Brien the three main factors behind the lagging sales. The first one is interest rates :</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:19:15 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22289 at http://mtpr.org Missoula Home Sales Lagging, Prices Rising More Rain In The Forecast For Western Montana http://mtpr.org/post/more-rain-forecast-western-montana <p></p><p>July rain showers are rare, but welcome events in western Montana.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:54:32 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22287 at http://mtpr.org More Rain In The Forecast For Western Montana