News http://mtpr.org en Energy, Agriculture, And Suing The President http://mtpr.org/post/energy-agriculture-and-suing-president <p></p><p>This week in Montana politics: Walsh tries to the weather the plagiarism storm, Zinke presents his energy plan, Lewis promotes his "Farm and Ranch Jobs Platform", Daines votes to sue the President.</p><p><strong>Walsh Plagiarism </strong></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:13:38 +0000 Josh Burnham 22846 at http://mtpr.org Energy, Agriculture, And Suing The President Getting Closer To An Ebola Vaccine http://mtpr.org/post/getting-closer-ebola-vaccine <p>Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>There are 5 different strains of Ebola and the one responsible for the current outbreak has a 70 to 90-percent fatality rate.&nbsp;</p><p>The World Health Organization is launching a new joint $100-million-dollar response plan to the outbreak that's killed at least 729 people in four countries.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:24:43 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22830 at http://mtpr.org Getting Closer To An Ebola Vaccine Democracy A Casualty Of Voter-Suppression Politics http://mtpr.org/post/democracy-casualty-voter-suppression-politics <p>If there's one thing that Americans and Montanans are proud of it's the fact that our form of government is a democracy.</p><p></p><p>We brag about that around the world and to ourselves. &nbsp;Our whole belief in American exceptionalism is based substantially upon the fact that we are the oldest continually functioning democratic constitutional governmental structure in the world.</p><p></p><p>The fact that we have those free elections in our country is something we hold up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:19 +0000 Evan Barrett 22816 at http://mtpr.org 50 Years Of Wilderness http://mtpr.org/post/50-years-wilderness <p>First, a clarification: the 1964 Wilderness Act provides for areas where “the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man.” Executive Director of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation Carol Treadwell said it’s commonly confused as untrampled.</p><p>“Untrammeled means uncontrolled. So, in a natural state, letting natural things take place and not being tweaked by human influences. It’s there for the wildlife, and so that we can have wild experiences,” Treadwell said.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 22774 at http://mtpr.org 50 Years Of Wilderness Skunk In The Basement http://mtpr.org/post/skunk-basement <p>"Striped Skunk," by Peggy Miller, read by Allison De Jong.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22336 at http://mtpr.org Skunk In The Basement Monday Music Special, August 4th: "You Must Remember This," With Guest, Toby Scott http://mtpr.org/post/monday-music-special-august-4th-you-must-remember-guest-toby-scott <p>For the last thirty years, recording engineer and production coordinator <a href="http://www.montanaliving.com/People/Bruce-Springsteen-s-Sound-Guy-At-Home-with-Toby-Scott-622?nfc19320=90" target="_blank">Toby Scott</a> has been recording and archiving Bruce Springsteen's concert and studio sessions, lending his skills to nearly every Springsteen project since <em>Darkness On the Edge of Town</em>. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22737 at http://mtpr.org Monday Music Special, August 4th: "You Must Remember This," With Guest, Toby Scott Highway Patrol Stepping-Up Presence This Weekend http://mtpr.org/post/highway-patrol-stepping-presence-weekend <p>Law enforcement officers from Montana and 14 other states are stepping-up patrols of over 56-hundred miles of highway for the next several days.</p><p> I-90 and I-94 are two of the nation's most highly-traveled and dangerous interstates.</p><p>From August first through the fourth over the past three years, I-90/94 averages:</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:33:27 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22786 at http://mtpr.org Highway Patrol Stepping-Up Presence This Weekend An Easy Time To Live http://mtpr.org/post/easy-time-live <p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead">A retired history professor from Montana reflects on a childhood during the Depression, and on the nature of poverty...and happiness.</span></p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank"><em>Mountain West Voices</em></a>, 7/30/14)</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22717 at http://mtpr.org An Easy Time To Live Productivity Tip From A Farmer-Mother: Mud http://mtpr.org/post/productivity-tip-farmer-mother-mud <p></p><p>As a busy mother, farmer and journalist, Courtney Lowery Cowgill knows a few things about hard work and multi-tasking.&nbsp; In our Clip of the Week, she shares a tip that helps her squeeze a little more productivity out of her day: mud.</p><p>Listen to the entire program about <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/women-farmers">Women Farmers</a>, or find more <a href="http://mtpr.org/programs/other-words">"In Other Words" online</a>, via <a href="http://mtpr.org/podcasts/term/457/rss.xml">podcast</a> or on the air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:01 +0000 Josh Burnham 22505 at http://mtpr.org Productivity Tip From A Farmer-Mother: Mud Important Ebola Research Underway In Montana http://mtpr.org/post/important-ebola-research-underway-montana <p>An important part of the global effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus is taking place at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in western Montana's Bitterroot Valley.</p><p>A specific strain of Ebola has so far killed over 670 people in West Africa.</p><p>Death by Ebola is a terrible fate that starts with unremarkable symptoms; fever, sore throat, chills and muscle aches.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:52:21 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22733 at http://mtpr.org Important Ebola Research Underway In Montana