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1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show"
5:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Stan Howe Program, Tuesday, July 1st, 2:06-3:05pm

Stan Howe

7/1/14: This week on "The Folk Show:" The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

For July, Stan celebrates the start of his twentieth year on "The Folk Show," and he's celebrating with a musical road trip: "One More Ride," "Route 66," "Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky," and the classic, "I've Been Everywhere."

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Supreme Court Union Fees
3:07 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

S.E.I.U: Supreme Court union decision to have no impact in Montana

The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions today, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

In a 5-4 split the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights of non-members who disagree with the positions that unions take.

According to one regional union rep, the decision is expected to have no impact here in Montana.

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Documentary Special
2:23 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Millennials Don't Stand A Chance - An Intelligence Squared Debate

07/10/2014 -

Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? The debaters are Binta Niambi Brown, David D. Burstein, W. Keith Campbell, and Jessica Grose.

MTPR Program Highlights
12:35 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

July 3 - July 9

Here are MTPR program highlights for July 3 – July 9, 2014

THURSDAY- July 3, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics - Fauré: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121; Paganiní: Caprices for Violin #1-8; Casella: Symphony #3; Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas-Brasileiras #5 for accordion, mandolin, and double bass

1:00 p.m   The Capitol Steps – The July 4th edition of politics takes a holiday.

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

4:00 p.m.    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

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Monday Poems
10:15 am
Mon June 30, 2014

"Jada"

Black Bear Holds a Hole In His Paws: Poems & Letter,s by Robert Lee

Are you frickin' kidding me?
Yes, Jada, woman, sister, yes
I am. Smile, Jada, there is more
to laugh at than you know.

In Haida, you pronounce the J.
Jada. It means woman. It says
sister, and in this matriarchal culture
gone to hell in a hand basket or a highbrow
hat that one woman remembers how to weave,
it is one hell of a handle, hell
for a fifteen year old to handle. Jada
who in the hell were they frickin kidding
when they named you?

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Montana's 2014 Special Olympics

Torch Run Participants, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 2014, Shelby, Montana. (CC-BY-NC. Some rights reserved)
Credit Flickr user Eric Zabinsky

7/1/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" Host Brian Kahn takes a tour of the recent 2014 Montana Special Olympics in Billings, speaking with president and CEO Boby Norbie and various staff, volunteers and competitors in the games.

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Eat Your Vegetables

Tofu-veggie stir fry. (CC-BY-NC)
Credit CorkandSpoon

6/29/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" In the service of a favorite theme - incorporating more vegetables into your diet - Jon and Greg suggest green salads and Chinese stir-fry dishes. Counting off various vegetables, Greg reveals his secret: "You shouldn't be shy with spinach."

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Heavenly Harps at St. Timothy's Chapel

Karin Gunderson of Heavenly Harps
Credit Heavenly Harps

6/29/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Karin Gunderson, one-half of the mother-daughter duo, Heavenly Harps. Karin and Joy Gunderson and friends open the 2014 St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival, held during five Sundays in June, July and August at St. Timothy's Memorial Chapel in Southern Cross, east of Georgetown Lake. All concerts begin at 4:00pm. (888) 407-4071 for information and tickets.

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The Plant Detective
5:00 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Tea I

6/28/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:" According to archaeologists, human use of tea,  Camellia sinensis, goes back 500,000 years.  The flavonoids in tea are more effective antioxidants than Vitamins C or E - they seem to boost immunity and protect against cavities and ultraviolet rays. More research is needed to find out if tea's flavonoids protect against cardiovascular disease and certain kinds of cancer.

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Montana News
3:53 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Closed primaries, V.A. craziness and campaign chicanery

Over the weekend, Montana Republicans held their platform convention in Billings.  Chuck Johnson of Lee Newspapers reports that Republicans, "Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections. . . called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them."  Delegates also supported a resolution to turn over federal public lands to the state.

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