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3:59 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Renewable Energy Standard: A Good Deal for Montana

Renewable Energy Standard: A Good Deal for Montana 

In less than a decade, renewable energy generation has grown exponentially in the United States. In 2012, renewable energy accounted for nearly 50% of all new U.S. power generation. State renewable energy standards- policies requiring a minimum amount of a state’s electricity to come from renewable energy—are an important reason for this growth. Thirty states, including Montana, have adopted renewable energy standards.

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Commentary - November 8th, 2013
12:27 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Judy Smith

I met Judy Smith when I was 23 years old and my life forever changed directions. I worked with her in a variety of projects for the better part of three decades. Judy died Wednesday evening.  We will all miss her vision, drive, passion and brilliance.  She was one of the smartest people you could ever hope to meet.  She had her doctorate in Microbiology but devoted her life to social justice. 

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Deadly fire season
10:19 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Deadly fire season raises new questions about public responsibility

Environmental historian Char Miller
Credit Pomona College

2013 has been a deadly year for wildland firefighters, including the loss of 19 members of a hotshot crew on a fire near Yarnell, Arizona. Their shocking deaths raised new questions about firefighting policy - and about the proper response to our changing climate and growing wildland urban interface.
    These are issues renowned environmental historian Char Miller has been pondering and writing about for some time.

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Support MTPR
10:14 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Wonderful Tally! $188,462 by 8pm Nov 8.

Smile! Michael Marsolek at the controls during Morning Classics.

Thank you, thank you!!! Our on-air fundraiser ended at 8:00 PM MST with a tally of $188,462 and over 2,450 pledges. If you missed the fall on-air week you can still Pledge now. Next week, we'll get the mail that was postmarked on Nov 8th and add that to our tally to determine the full bonus match for the  Montana Foodbank Network. More details to come Nov 12th or 13th. 

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Italian flatbread
8:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Focaccia

Credit Andrew Scrivani

November 10th, 2013: Jon and Greg distinguish the traditional Italian focaccia, which is not unlike pizza crust, from the fluffy stuff Americans call "focaccia bread."  http://www.thebakingwizard.com/

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Cheetahs, Ground Sloths and Short-Faced Bears
8:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Pleistocene Plains

Pleistocene Megafauna of North America
Credit Dantheman9758

"Fieldnotes," November 10th & 11th, 2013: "Pleistocene Megafauna," by Thomas McKean. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Henbane, Shakespeare's Little Helper

November 9th & 11th, 2013: Henbane is the source of the drug hyoscyamine, the alkaloid that put Juliet to sleep and poisoned Hamlet's father. In proper doses, it helps relieve gastrointestinal disorders, heart problems, and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

http://www.floradelaterre.com/

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Judy Smith
3:11 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Judy Smith: feminist, social justice advocate and friend of MTPR, dies.

Judy Smith
Credit Eliza Wiley Independent Record

Western Montana feminist, social justice advocate and long-time Montana Public Radio commentator, Judy Smith, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Edward O'Brien has more on the life and legacy of a woman remembered as a "warrior" by those who knew her.

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2014 Senate Race
2:51 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Former Republican Lt. Gov. files for Senate as Democrat

Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger poses for a picture in his Helena home Thursday.
Credit Dan Boyce

Former Republican Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger said Thursday he would be the Democratic candidate most able to defeat Congressman Steve Daines in the 2014 Senate Race.

The 77 year-old Bohlinger announced his Senate bid during a Tuesday dinner party held by the Lewis and Clark County Democratic Central Committee, but it was largely overshadowed by Daines announcing his Senate ambitions during a high-profile gathering in Bozeman on Wednesday.

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Commentary
2:09 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

A Harvest for All

A Harvest for All

We reap a bountiful harvest.  Many Montana kitchens fill with aromas of applesauce simmering on stovetops and later, pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving turkeys.  We stock pantry shelves with garden bounty.  If nothing else, we sit down tonight to dinner and have the luxury of not thinking about hunger until the morning—most of us, that is.

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