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5:43 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Toiletries, produce among items requested on National Day of Service

Americorps VISTA volunteer Jessi Sheava holds up some items donated to Helena's 'Great Roll Out' toiletry drive
Credit Dan Boyce

    

Why would a group of young people  be collecting toiletries for the National Day of Service?

Well, the items collected by the Americorps VISTA volunteers go to veterans. VISTA volunteer Jessi Sheava sayssaid for vets going through hard times, some staying at the local homeless shelter, toiletries like toothpaste and shampoo may be luxury items.

"A lot of veterans here in Helena are looking for jobs, are eager to find work and the basics are needed to help them in their everyday life," she said.

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College Grads
10:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Are colleges teaching students to do what they’re best at?

Executive Director of Gallup Education, Brandon Busteed
Credit World Affairs Council

Many college graduates have jobs that have nothing to do with their degree - and many are not happy with the jobs they do have.

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Commentary
8:57 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Why the Federal Government Wants to Get into Rating Colleges

Why the Federal Government Wants to Get into Rating Colleges

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Wolf Hunting
5:33 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Wolf Hunt Sabotage manual continues to stir controversy on both sides of wolf debate

An environmental group called Earth First! is distributing a manual on how to sabotage the upcoming wolf hunting season.

It lays out steps for disrupting wolf hunts through methods such as smoke bombs and air horns as well as steps for destroying wolf traps.

The guide, released last month, continues to generate controversy.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with people on both sides of the trapping debate who disapprove of the manual—for different reasons.

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Commerce Secy
11:17 am
Mon September 9, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce tours Missoula store

Liquid Planet owner Scott Billadeau giving Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker a tour of his store
Sally Mauk

She's ranked number 271 on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

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Monday Poems
6:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

How to Write the Great American Indian Novel

Sherman Alexie

All of the Indians must have tragic features: tragic noses, eyes, and arms.
Their hands and fingers must be tragic when they reach for tragic food.

The hero must be a half-breed, half white and half Indian, preferably
from a horse culture. He should often weep alone. That is mandatory.

If the hero is an Indian woman, she is beautiful. She must be slender
and in love with a white man. But if she loves an Indian man

then he must be a half-breed, preferably from a horse culture.

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Montana Symphony Orchestras
6:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Helena Symphony opens 59th with Governor Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock

The 59th Season opens with Governor Steve Bullock narrating the powerful words by and about President Lincoln in Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. This spirit of Americana is coupled with maverick Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2, complete with gospel tunes, American songs, and barn-dancing fiddles. The season opener culminates with Beethoven’s revolutionary testament in THE groundbreaking and mighty Eroica Symphony. The evening concludes with a dessert reception in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom.

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The Wailin' Jennys
7:04 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The Wailin' Jennys

Credit The Wailin' Jennys

Musician's Spotlight, Tuesday, September 10th: Prairie Home Companion favorites, Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - a.k.a. The Wailin' Jennys - return to "Musician's Spotlight," hosted by John Floridis. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Commentary
4:17 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The Great Society Meets Fiscal Reality

The Great Society Meets Fiscal Reality

Someone wise in matters of politics once said that programs for the poor are poor programs.  It remains true today – initiatives aimed at helping the most vulnerable in our society, be they privately or publicly funded, seem to be perpetually starved for funds.  And so the genius of those who created the Social Security system – originally aimed at older Americans whose assets were devastated by the Great Depression in 1935 – was to make the program available to all, regardless of income.

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