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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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MTPR Program Highlights
12:49 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

September 5 - September 11, 2013


Here are MTPR program highlights for September 5– September 11, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 5, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Dvorak:  Serenade in D minor, Op. 44; Brahms:  Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 for brass quintet; Francaix:  Dixtuor for wind quintet and string quintet; Tchaikovsky: Voyevoda

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Clean Energy
11:03 am
Fri September 6, 2013

U.S. falling behind in clean energy development

Pew Clean Energy Program Director, Phyllis Cuttino
Credit Pew Charitable Trusts

Clean energy advocates are closely watching the tax reform efforts in Congress, and hoping that reform provides clear and helpful policies for clean energy development.

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Corny Ideas

September 8th, 2013: If an abundance of corn on the cob has left you indifferent to one of summer's highlights, Jon and Greg are ready with suggestions: cornbread, tamale pie, corn soufflé, corn chowder, and corn in salads.

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

One Eye Open: Mallard Sleep

Credit Marat Roytman

"Fieldnotes," September 8th & 9th, 2013: "Mallard Sleep," written by Kassy Holzheimer, read by Nicole Schegg.  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"Although technically, the mallard is sleeping, one side of its brain remains active throughout the night. The open eye usually points towards potentially dangerous directions, and when it recognizes a danger, the mallard becomes fully awake quickly and can usually escape."

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Sage Advice

Credit Flora de la Terre

September 7th & 9th, 2013: Garden sage is a plain little herb that packs a medicinal punch.Depending on how it's prepared, sore throat, sweating, nervous system conditions, digestion, hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause are all affected by it.
http://www.floradelaterre.com

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Montana News
6:26 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Fox asking MT Supreme Court to prevent Rambold resentencing hearing

Attorney General Tim Fox

Attorney General Tim Fox is asking the Montana Supreme Court to prohibit a District Judge from holding a resentencing hearing this Friday on the 30-day prison sentence a former Billings teacher received for raping his 14-year-old student.

The case has prompted widespread criticism from around the country.

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Commentary
4:16 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Falling is dangerous - and preventable

Good evening.  I’m Susan Kohler, CEO of Missoula Aging Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Missoula and Ravalli counties.  Because September is fall prevention month, tonight I’d like to talk about why preventing falls is so important as we get older, and suggest some ways that can help you do this.

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Flathead Valley Community College
3:25 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Mono, strep, pregnancy among the tests available to students at new clinic

Testing for mono and strep as well as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is a service available in-house to students at the new Flathead Valley Community College Student Health Clinic.
Credit Katrin Frye

The Flathead Valley Community College becomes the first stand-alone 2-year college in the state to offer a health clinic for students. The FVCC Student Health Clinic opened in the new Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Sciences with the beginning of the fall semester.

Physicians Assistant Shelley Naomi said she can treat patients for a range of ailments from preventative care like well-woman annual exams to flu shots, treating the common cold, and sexually transmitted disease testing.

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Title IX
2:09 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

41 years of Title IX

Lucy France
Credit University of Montana

The University of Montana's Legal Counsel presented a campus lecture today examining Title IX's impact in America over the last four decades.

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