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MTPR Program Highlights
12:46 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

November 21-27, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for November 21-November 27, 2013.

THURSDAY- November 21, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Gordon Goodwin: California Pictures for String Quartet; Bela Fleck: The Impostor Concerto; David Starobin: Variations on a theme by Carl Neilsen for guitar; Paul Lansky: Partita for guitar and percussion; Matthew Brown: Two Choral Works; Ralph Vaughn Williams: The Lark Ascending

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Monday Poems
6:51 am
Mon November 18, 2013

"Pick Up"

Poems Across the Big Sky: An Anthology of Montana Poets

What kind of finger to point? At which
map showing which right or southern turn? On
the newly poured shoulder, tar sucks at my shoe

I'm willing to walk out here alone, gravel grinding
my heel, gray day and the surface of the road
one continual oatmeal. No one thumbs

a ride on the frontage road but me
so no one stops but you. Stories of fingers
in the psychopath's pocket, suspicion float back

and forth in our first stumbling exchange.
You need me for company. I settle grateful.
Highway lengthens toward silence, hazard lights

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Affordable Care Act
4:11 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Insurance companies, commissioner examining options following ObamaCare announcement

About 5,000 health insurance plans from PacificSource set to be cancelled are eligible for one more year if the company decides to extend them.
Credit Dan Boyce

Montana Insurance companies are looking over their options after President Obama’s Thursday announcement regarding the Affordable Care Act. The President said some insurance plans about to be cancelled for not following the new healthcare law will be allowed to continue for one more year.

Montana’s Insurance commissioner said the announcement throws years of planning for ObamaCare into a tailspin.

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Student Response
2:43 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

William Albert Allard: Pick a Bird

Stephanie Land

For the last several years, Robert Stubblefield has invited me to talk about The Write Question with students in one of the classes he teaches at the University of Montana. We talk about specific programs, which, if students have done their homework assignments, they've listened to. Then I answer questions about the process of reading, interviewing, and creating programs for radio and the Web.

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Black Footed Ferret
1:57 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Ferret recovery is tricky. Is it worth it?

Credit U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

State wildlife commissioners have approved the release of up to 20 black-footed ferrets in central Montana to prevent the loss of a struggling population of the highly-endangered prairie animal.

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Search and Rescue
11:57 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Philanthropy to the (search and) rescue

Jordan White of Two Bear Air stands next to the organizations new Bell 429 rescue helicopter.
Credit Katrin Frye

It took private investment of more than $10-million to create Two Bear Air, a dedicated search and rescue air support service in the Flathead.

Former Flathead County Undersheriff Jordan White teamed up with Whitefish philanthropist Mike Goguen to create the non-profit. Goguen comes from a business background with a capital investment firm known for its support of entities like Google and YouTube.  Paying for Two Bear Air is one of several philanthropic investments he’s made in the Flathead.

White described the organization as privately funded for a public purpose.

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Commentary - November 15th, 2013
11:04 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Marking International Education Week in Montana

Last week while visiting Beijing, China, I appreciated once again how large our world is and, at the same time, how small it is as well.  While scaling the Great Wall and walking through the grandiose imperial palace of the Forbidden City, I was reminded how historically rich and culturally diverse the global community is outside of the United States.  At the same time, as I passed the bustling streets of this metropolis of 21 million people buzzing with market activities, I also realized how interconnected our worlds are.

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Invitation to the Modern Dance
8:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Headwaters Dance Concerts, Nov.21-23, Missoula

Headwaters Dance Company

Sunday, November 17th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Amy Ragsdale, founder and artistic director of Missoula's Headwaters Dance Company, about their annual gala concerts at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts in Missoula, November 21st - 23rd. Featuring seven works by choreographers from New York, Boston and St.

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For Fawns, Calves, Lambs and Kids, Timing Matters
8:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Ungulate Breeding Calendar

Male bison fighting, Grand Teton N.P.

"Fieldnotes," November 17th & 18th, 2013:"Ungulate Mating Seasons," by Milo Burcham / Caroline Kurtz. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Apples and Caramel Syrup Topped By Crisp Pastry
8:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Tart Tatin

Tart Tatin

November 17th, 2013: Greg resumes his periodic role as The Baking Wizard, pointing out the sticky spots involved in baking this classic French apple Tart Tatin. Jon reprises his role of Greek Chorus, offering frequent oohs of approval.

Tarte Tatin (adapted from Greg and Dorothy Patent's cookbook, A is for Apple)

Pastry

1 cup (5 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

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