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12:28 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Shawn Colvin

Aquatic Invasie Species
6:19 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Stopping the tiniest hitchhikers

FWP hopes it becomes second nature for people to inspect, clean, and dry their boats after use.
Credit Katrin Frye

Boaters traveling from water body to water body, and travelers passing through the state may have noticed something new this summer.

Mandatory boat check stations are not new to the state, but increased funding means there are more of them.

Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist Linnaea  Schroeer with Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the state set up 20-mandatory check stations this summer, up from 16 the year before.

She said Montana is one of only 5-states free of zebra and quagga mussels.

The others include Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.

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MTPR Weekly Highlights
11:49 am
Thu September 12, 2013

September 12- 18, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for September 12– September 18, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 12, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Pierné:  Violin Sonata, Op. 36; Ireland: selections for piano; Boismortier: Premier suite in E minor for flute and lute; medley of traditional tunes - Scotland, Ireland, Brittany; Delius:  Florida Suite

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Commentary - September 12th, 2013
10:46 am
Thu September 12, 2013

The Power of Less

This past May I attended two meetings full of contractors, architects, and planners. One was a “listening” session for the public to provide commentary on the adoption of a new energy code for all buildings in the State of Montana. The other was a public meeting of a group called the Northern Rockies Passive House Alliance. Both meetings were about energy conservation in buildings, but the tone between the two couldn’t have been more different. At the listening session, I heard a lot about why any energy code improvements at all will cause reckless damage to a fragile industry.

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Commentary - September 10th, 2013
10:31 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Veteran's Viewpoint

This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.

Let’s begin with this premise:  The reason that veterans were initially called to military service was to defend our nation’s liberties from an enemy--or enemies--whose goal was to destroy those freedoms; and to defend, sustain, or advance our nation’s principles and interests.

Now, I’m not claiming veteran status qualifies us as foreign affairs experts, nor can it be used as evidence that our knowledge of military matters surpasses our non-veteran peers.  Ultimate wisdom is not necessarily a bonus that war gives us.

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Indian Country
9:15 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Ft. Belknap's relocated Yellowstone bison herd worries adjacent landowners

Rancher Leta Calvin's land runs adjacent to Ft. Belknap's herd of Genetically Pure Yellowstone Bison. She worries about perceptions of brucellosis.
Dan Boyce

A small herd of genetically pure Yellowstone National Park bison transported to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation late last month are creating tension between the tribes and landowners adjacent to the animals’ enclosure.

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9/11 reporter
4:23 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

New York reporter remembers the chaos of covering the 9/11 attack

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig
Credit WNYC Radio

The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is of course most meaningful to the survivors of those who perished.

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American Indian Stories
4:00 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Shoshone-Bannock Teacher Collects Sacred Stories

When the Smoke Goes Straight Up: Grandfather's Stories, retold by Donna Houtz McArthur

Donna Houtz McArthur talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about the sacred stories of the Shoshone-Bannock people and reads from her collection When the Smoke Goes Straight Up: Grandfather's Stories.

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Glacier National Park
10:49 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Glacier Park's new leader on budgets, community, and climate change

Superintendent Jeff Mow in November 2012 while working at Denali National Park.
Credit NPS Photo / Jay Elhard

Glacier National Park’s new leader says the Park is facing many challenges, and opportunities. New Superintendent Jeff Mow is heading south, to Glacier National Park after more than 20-years working in Alaska.

“I have actually had the northern-most duty station in the National Park Service which is in the small Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range, I lived there for a couple years. So, anything is moving south in the National Park Service,” Mow said.

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(No, he's not related to Joey Ramone)
6:11 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Monday Music Special: The Great Engineer, Phil Ramone

Monday, September 16th, 2013, 7:30pm: host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," profiling the work of the late record producer and engineer, Phil Ramone.

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