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Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm & Sunday, Nov.10th, 3pm
6:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Missoula Symphony Orchestra's "Italian Fire"

Guest viola soloist Brett Deubner will be featured in "Nicolo, Jimi & John; A New Concerto for Viola," composed by Charles Nichols and premiered by the Missoula Symphony Orchestra on November 9th & 10th, 2013, 7:30 and 3pm, Dennison Theater, UM-Missoula.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Darko Butorac, Music Director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, about the symphony's November 9th and 10th concerts in the Dennison Theater. On the program: 

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Member Appreciation Event Cancelled
5:12 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

MTPR Nov 24th Benefit Cancelled - With Regret

Update - November 20, 2013

With regret, MTPR is cancelling the “Evening with Montana Public Radio” event scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th at the Wilma Theater in Missoula.

Our featured headliner, NPR’s Susan Stamberg, is unexpectedly unable to travel to Missoula this weekend.  Ms. Stamberg is very disappointed and has asked that we let all the MTPR listeners know that she really wishes she could be here. She sends her best wishes for the station and all MTPR supporters.

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Racist e-mail
2:57 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Yellowstone County Treasurer admits sending racist e-mail

Yellowstone county treasurer, Max Lenington
Credit James Woodcock, Billings Gazette

Yellowstone County treasurer and county superintendent of schools, Max Lenington, says his use of racist and anti-gay slurs in an email were a private message to his sister, and reflected his anger that President Barack Obama was re-elected.

The Billings Gazette reports Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito is investigating whether there are grounds to recall Lenington for comments made in an email sent from his work computer last year.

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Diabetes
1:52 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Taking control of diabetes can change your life

A free diabetes awareness program is being held tomorrow at Missoula's Providence St. Patrick Hospital.
         Diabetes is a serious and growing problem across the country.
         The Coordinator of Providence St. Patrick's Diabetes Care and Prevention Center, Jennifer Troupe, says managing the symptoms of diabetes can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated.
         In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Troupe says taking control of the disease is not only possible, but can change the course of a life for the better.

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Commentary - November 1st, 2013
9:36 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Death. Talk about it.

Hello.  I’m Maurika Wells, Administrator for Hospice of Missoula.  This is my 5 minutes and I am going to title it: DEATH.  TALK ABOUT IT.  Picture a black billboard, and in big white bold letters… DEATH. TALK ABOUT IT

Last week I watched a fantastic TED talk titled “LET’S TALK ABOUT DYING” by Peter Saul (I highly recommend this talk!) and in it he says... “How we die, lives on in the minds of everybody who survives us.”  Think about that. 

How WE die.  Lives on, in the minds of everybody who survives us.

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Big Birds and Electrical Poles
8:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Live Wires, Dead Birds

Note the long plastic component: it's called a conducting insulator, and it prevents a bird from touching the middle electrical line.
Credit Rick Harness and EDM International, Inc.

"Fieldnotes," November 3rd & 4th, 2013: "Raptor Electrocution," by Jessica Lindsay. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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MTPR Live Re-Creations
8:39 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

"War of the Worlds" Audio

If you missed the live broadcast on October 30th, 2013, there's no cause for alarm; here it is, tentacles, tote bags, and all: Montana Public Radio's 75 anniversary re-enactment of the 1938 Orson Welles-Mercury Theatre radio drama, "War of the Worlds," along with director Ray Ekness's

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Demersville
4:53 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

A cemetery that lives on after its town died

Katrin Frye

Before the railroad came through and made Kalispell, Kalispell, there was Demersville (de-MARS-ville). The small community had an eatery, saloon, hotel, and mercantile, but died practically overnight when in 18-91 the railroad came through the Flathead several miles north of the fledgling town. Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us to all that remains of Demersville, the cemetery.

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"Montana" Novel
11:34 am
Thu October 31, 2013

“Montana” is a mystery (novel)

Jacket of Gwen Florio's mystery novel "Montana"

For over 30 years, Gwen Florio covered the news - everything from war in Afghanistan to crime in Missoula - as a print reporter. The recent release of her mystery novel, "Montana", marks the debut of her new career as a full-time author.

In this feature interview, Florio talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the new novel - and how she came to write a mystery.

 

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Fangs and Stencils
10:29 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! NPR sends this greeting from their Balkans Bureau

And here are here are stencils for carving your NPR pumpkin, and an opportunity to submit photos of your masterpiece.

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