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Senior Health and Wellness
4:27 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Getting older doesn't mean you're "doomed to be depressed"

Credit Flathead County Agency on Aging

Montana’s population is aging, and the number of people aged 65-and older living in Montana is expected to keep growing.

A report from the state Department of Health and Human Services says in 2000 Montana ranked 14th in the nation in the percentage of its population aged 65 or older.

That rank is expected to jump to 5th by the year 20-25.

Connecting this population with the necessary health services is part of an effort that brings together several organizations for seniors.

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Fish and Wildlife
2:41 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Trout Unlimited offers $10,000 to stem illegal fish introductions

The Montana Chapter of Trout Unlimited announced plans this week to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who illegally introduce fish species into the state’s waters, something wildlife officials say is on the rise.

"It is one of the most irresponsible things that somebody could do to Montana's fisheries," said Mark Aagenes, Montana TU Conservation Director.

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Donate to MTPR Today!
12:38 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Give to MTPR's Fall Campaign

Make a Pledge Today!

MTPR Fall Campaign
Through November 8, 2013

Thanks for donating to Montana Public Radio this fall. Tune into our on-air drive Nov. 5-8 to hear special programs and your favorite hosts. You can also call in your pledge during this time to talk to a friendly phone volunteer.

You make MTPR happen!

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Do Two Good Things!
12:37 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Food Bank Community Premium

Make a Pledge Today!

Donate to MTPR by Nov. 8th and help the Montana Food Bank Network!

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Give a few hours to MTPR
12:36 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Be a Volunteer

Sign up today!

Show your support for Montana Public Radio by donating a few hours of your time during our Fall Drive.  

Join fellow listeners and MTPR hosts in the phone room to answer pledge calls and enter the pledges online. You can sign up for a training session in advance of the drive.  Another volunteer opportunity is to help file pledge forms in the office.

Sign up today!  

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2014 Election
3:00 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Only Democrat in MT’s U.S. House race officially announces candidacy

Sen. Max Baucus's former State Director John Lewis officially announces his run for U.S. House Monday at a Helena union hall.
Credit Dan Boyce

The only Democrat so far to file for Montana's U.S. House seat in 2014 officially announced his campaign Monday. John Lewis, former State Director for Sen. Max Baucus, held the kick-off event for his campaign from a Helena union hall about two months after submitting paperwork for the bid.   

Lewis opened the kick-off by unveiling this campaign video:

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Journalism
2:35 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

The "Intimacy of Violence"

Tamara Jones

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Tamara Jones, knows more than most about the aftermath of tragedy.

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Commentary - October 14th, 2013
2:16 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Montana’s Forest Products Week

This week marks the third annual Montana “Forest Products Week”.  In 2011, the state legislature set-a-side a week every October, in order to recognize the value of Montana’s forest products industry, their contribution to the management of our forest lands, and to the stability of Montana’s economy. 

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MTPR Program Highlights
1:23 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

October 17- 23, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for October 17-23, 2013.

THURSDAY- October 17, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Raff: Suite in D minor, Op. 91; Martinu: Three Madrigals for violin and viola; Enescu: Violin Sonata #3 in A minor, Op. 25; Bartok: Divertimento

1:05 p.m   Women Are Not Men - Women are different from men in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different?

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