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5:05 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership Lands in the Smithsonian

In the "Old-News-Is-Good-News" Department: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired The Mothership. Starting in 2015, you'll be able to admire the spacecraft that, amid a blaze of stagecraft and cannabis smoke, brought funkadelic to the people. Actually, it's a replica Mothership, built in the 1990s; the whereabouts of the original are unknown.

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Cuban journalist
2:54 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Cuban journalist working to save historic Havana

Cuban journalist Magda Resik Aguirre
Credit Adriana Toural

A Cuban historic preservation expert and journalist is in Montana this week, speaking about the effort to restore historic buildings in Havana.

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In Other Words
8:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Barbara Ehrenreich on Alternative Radio: "Kicking People When They're Down"

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013: On "In Other Words:" September 2nd's  scheduled "Alternative Radio" program is pre-empted for special Labor Day programming, so we're airing it on September 10th at 10:30pm : Barbara Ehrenreich on "Kicking People When They're Down."

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Energy
7:20 am
Fri August 30, 2013

AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is formally protesting new proposed ‘fracking’ regulations from the Bureau of Land Management. He signed a letter last Friday to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell along with four other Attorneys General—from Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma and West Virginia expressing strong objections to these new hydraulic fracturing rules being considered by the BLM.

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University System
9:18 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Largest university employee union reaches tentative pay raise deal

The largest union of Montana University System employees announced this week a bargain has been reached with the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education over pay raises for the next two years.

The Montana Public Employees Association represents nearly 1700 ‘classified employees’ of the university system. Executive Director Quinton Nyman said the tentative agreement includes the following raises:

·        Effective Oct. 1, 2013: all MPEA bargaining unit members will receive a 46-cent per hour base pay raise.

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Trumpeter Swans
4:48 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Tribes ask for "citizen scientists" to search for cygnets

Trumpeter Swans and Cygnets.
Credit CSKT Wildlife Program

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are calling their Trumpeter Swan reintroduction program a success. The Tribes have been releasing swans bred in captivity since 2002 on the Flathead Reservation in the Mission Valley.

Wildlife Program Manager for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Dale Becker says the swans were historically hunted for food and for marketable goods.

The population was wiped out. The Tribes have released 239 swans since 2002. They count 87 successful nesting attempts with 146 fledgling cygnets since the releases started.

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4:12 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

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Nonfiction
3:41 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet

Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, by Todd Wilkinson

During this program, veteran journalist Todd Wilkinson talks about and reads from his book Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet.

About Ted Turner and the book:

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Beer
2:10 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

A new book examines Montana's craft beer revolution

The History Press

Beer lovers have no shortage of choice in Montana.

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The Plant Detective
1:57 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Henna: A Famous Cosmetic, But Don't Paint the Baby

Credit Flora de la Terre

August 31st & September 2nd, 2013: Henna, used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, is medicinal, but risky for some. www.floradelaterre.com

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