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Documentary Special
1:36 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Capitol Steps - July 4th Special

07/03/2014 - Tune in on July 3 at 1:00 p.m. for this pre-Independence Day celebration. Enjoy the Capitol Steps' one-hour long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes! There's John Kerry singing "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea?" and Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to "Let It Go" when it comes to running for President. It's a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!

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Wednesday Special
1:29 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Philip Aaberg's "Of The West"

MTPR Music
12:40 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Monday Music Special, June 30th: Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

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MTPR Program Highlights
12:08 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

June 26 - July 2

Here are MTPR program highlights for June 26 – July 2, 2014

THURSDAY- June 26, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics - Schumann: Violin Sonata #3 in A minor; Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 131; Bach: Two Toccatas for piano: in G minor, BWV 915 and in D minor, BWV 913; Saint-Saens: Symphony in A major

1:00 p.m   An America Abroad special - The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

4:00 p.m.    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

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Monday Poems
10:59 am
Mon June 23, 2014

"Pow-wow Fever"

Nakoda Sky People, poems by Minerva Allen

In a few days it strikes
Everyone in Indian Country,
Be Canada or wherever.

Drums vibrating,
The high pitched tones carry a chant.

Laughter of children,
Whispering of lovers,
Not too old or young to join.
Tipis, tents, campers and trailers
Stand symbolic as the sun sets.

The night carries many songs:
Contests, 49's, doorway songs and
owl songs,
"I will take you home,
in my one-eyed Ford!"

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Brucellosis

Credit Montana Outdoors

6/24/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Brucellosis is showing up among bison, elk, and domestic cattle near Yellowstone National Park, and ranchers, hunters and conservationists are upset. Biologists with Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks hope that their research will help lead to common ground among these groups.

 

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Olive Oil and Pine Nuts

European pine nuts
Credit Yone Fernandes

6/22/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" Greg reports on his recent trip to Florence, Italy, where he investigated (and sampled) high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, prosciutto,  Tuscan pistachios, and other regional delicacies. Greg and Jon reveal why pine nuts grown in Italy and elsewhere have become so expensive: climate change.

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Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Mortality

06/28/2014 - Is death a disease that can be cured?  We filter the modern search for the fountain of youth through personal stories of witnessing death - the death of a cell, the death of a loved one...and the aging of a society.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91562-mortality/

Opera
4:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Rusalka

06/28/2014 - Composed by Antonin Dvorak

It’s like The Little Mermaid grown up. Beautiful and mysterious things happen in the dark woods. Lyric Opera of Chicago takes you there with Ana María Martínez, Brandon Jovanovich, Eric Owens, Jill Grove, and Ekaterina Gubanova in a new production and company premiere of Dvořák’s heartbreaking fairytale fantasy.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Montana Composers and Performers Gather at the Big Sky Alive Festival

6/22/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with composer Craig Thomas Naylor, director of the inaugural Big Sky Alive Festival.

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