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Small Business Saturday
10:54 am
Wed October 23, 2013

You've heard of Black Friday, how about Small Business Saturday?

Plant Land of Evergreen and Beckman's Fine Furnishings of Kalispell (left to right) are among the local businesses signing on to a Chamber of Commerce led Small Business Saturday effort.
Credit Katrin Frye

Yes, it’s not quite Halloween yet, but businesses are already gearing up for Christmas. Over the past couple of years a buy local effort has been growing. While many people have heard of “Black Friday” as the big shopping day after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is gaining traction. T

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Commentary - October 23rd, 2013
9:42 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Common Core Craziness

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound and fury, a dimension of fright. You're moving into a land of shadow and little substance, of things and ideas fiercely believed, though barely believable. You've crossed over into the Fact-Free Zone."

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Commentary - October 22nd, 2013
9:36 am
Wed October 23, 2013

What's The Cause of Rising Health Care Costs?

Well, the rhetoric over the Affordable Care Act, Obama Care, is heating up. Amazing that a private health insurance plan that Republicans touted as a solution not so long ago, is now being attacked by those same Republicans as being “socialist,” while Democrats who supported a national single payer system, now defend a private insurance plan. We even have disagreement as to whether it is a good idea for every citizen to have insurance coverage.

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Environmental Nonfiction
6:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Christopher White Discovers The Melting World

The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers

During this program, Christopher White talks about and reads from his book The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers.

About The Book:

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Climate Week 2013
10:01 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Glacier Park's shrinking glaciers a visible barometer of climate change

Salamander Glacier sits 250 feet above Grinnell Glacier, which ends in a lake filled with icebergs sporting car-sized boulders.
Brianna Mills

As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", tonight we focus on how climate change is impacting Glacier National Park.

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Commentary - October 21st, 2013
9:43 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Economics of the Recent U.S. Shift Away from Coal for Generating Electricity

 The Montana Chamber of Commerce recently attacked EPA’s regulation of the emissions from coal-fired electric generators. That regulation, the Chamber argued, would have catastrophic consequences for both controlling carbon emissions and for the Montana and American economies.

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MTPR Program Highlights
4:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

October 24-30, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for October 24-30, 2013.

THURSDAY- October 24, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Widor: Suite, Op. 34, for flute and piano; Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria; Auric: Les Facheux; Glière: 12 Albumblatter, Op. 51; Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto, Op. 66

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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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