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Monday Poems
10:42 am
Mon October 21, 2013

"We Are the Spirits of These Bones"

Poems Across the Big Sky: An Anthology of Montana Poets

We have been with these bones
for a long time
and we are beginning to feel
a whole lot better now
that these bones are back among the Cheyenne people on their Reservation.

But we are troubled for another reason.
We want to travel on
now that these bones are safely buried.
They have now been properly put to rest.

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Climate Week 2013
9:38 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Climate change in Montana: less snow, more fire and “climate refugees”

l ro r: Sally Mauk, Dr. Steven Schwarze, Dr. Laurie Yung, Dr. Steven Running
William Marcus

As part of Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", climate change is the focus of our nightly features this week during Montana Evening Edition.

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Helena Civic Center, Sat. 10/19, 7:30pm
10:00 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Helena Symphony & Chorale Hails Verdi with an Evening of Italian Opera

Friday, October 18th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Allan R. Scott, Music Director of the Helena Symphony Orchestra, about this weekend's performance commemorating of the 200th birthday of composer Guiseppe Verdi.

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Government Shutdown
5:07 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Tea Party groups slam Daines for vote to end shutdown

Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)

  The end of the federal government shutdown this week exposes a growing rift in the Republican Party—a rift between moderates and Tea Party Republicans.

Passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act boosted the Tea Party movement three years ago and the momentum put the GOP back in charge of the House of Representatives. Republicans have since tried multiple tactics to delay or defund Obamacare—culminating in the government shutdown early this month.

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Commentary - October 18th, 2013
11:50 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Population Health

Most health insurance companies in 2013 remain focused on the financial health of their organization.  In today’s environment most large employer groups self-insure and pay all their own medical costs and a fee for services to the insurance company.  When providing coverage for individuals, insurance companies now avoid people who are likely to use much in the way of medical care.  This means trying to insure only people who are likely to remain healthy and who have no history of serious disease.  The sad truth is that looking for ways to improve the health of the people they insure is not

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Glacier Park Reopens
10:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Barricades down, gates reopened at Glacier National Park

Glacier Park employee Brenda Woll greets visitors as the Park reopens after a 16 day shutdown.
Credit Katrin Frye

Barricades came down, open signs switched on, and employees went back to work as Glacier National Park reopened. The partial government shutdown closed the national parks October first.

Public Affairs Officer Denise Germann says the Park had about 20 to 30 people working during the shutdown. As of Thursday about 250 employees were back on.

She said a lot of the work going on right now involves getting housing and lodging buttoned up for the winter.

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Wood for Haiti
9:38 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Emmy-winning actor in Missoula to advocate for aid to Haiti

Actor Keith David
Credit Sally Mauk

Emmy-award-winning actor Keith David is in Missoula to advocate for the organization "Wood for Haiti", started by Missoula resident Gary Funk and his daughter Angela.

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Ivan and Alyosha

July 23rd and October 22nd, 2013:  Seattle based folk-pop, indie-rock band Ivan and Alyosha derive their band name from Dostoyevsky, but their music is accessible as American pie. Their adventurous playing and writing aims for the highest common denominator. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Autumn Crocus's Corms of Colchicine

Credit Anna Veltfort

October 19th & 21st, 2013: Autumn Crocus blooms purple in fall, and its bulbs contain the powerful drug, colchicine, which relieves gout...with side effects. http://floradelaterre.com/

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Furry Indicator Species for Climate Science
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tiny But Tough: The American Pika

Credit Brian Crawford / http://rockymountainwild.org/species/american-pika

"Fieldnotes," October 20th & 21st, 2013: "American Pika," by Jessie Grossman and Allison de Jong.  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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