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Commentary - June 19th, 2013
2:46 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Finding Wildness at Home

Could it be that the simple act of planting a native snowberry shrub or quaking aspen in your back yard is more than an expression of decorative taste?  I’m willing to say that it’s actually a simple but highly significant act of conservation that fosters a way of relating to nature that we, and the natural world, could sorely use.  The ecological problems we face now require solutions on a mammoth scale—a paralyzing thought for those who care.  But perhaps before we can achieve the elusive political will to take on these problems, a more personal, psychological change must be nurtured.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation list
2:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Montana's historic rural schoolhouses make endangered list

Burnham school
Charlotte Caldwell

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released its listing of America's eleven "Most Endangered Historic Places".

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Commentary - June 20th, 2013
12:16 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Millennials Making Change

We all hear it, all the time: “The trouble with kids these days is… ” This line is often followed by a string of complaints that detail the sense of entitlement and addiction to Facebook and other social media we often associate with the Millennial Generation.  But what if that’s just not true?  I’ve had the opportunity to work with young people from across Montana and I’m here to tell you:  not only are many of them motivated, intelligent, and selfless— they’re here to make change.

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Commentary
8:46 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Citizen Gun Ownership as a Way of Protecting Ourselves from an Authoritarian Government

          One important justification for having an armed citizenry is to keep the government from having a monopoly on the means of violence. If the government has that advantage over its citizens, so the logic goes, there is nothing to keep the government from using its armed advantage to displace democracy with authoritarian rule.

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Two-year Colleges
10:29 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Montana’s two-year colleges: new names, new logos – and new roles

New Bitterroot College logo

As we reported earlier, the two-year Bitterroot College in Hamilton became the last of the seven two-year colleges in the state to unveil its new name and logo.

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Memoir
6:38 am
Wed June 19, 2013

A conversation with The World's Strongest Librarian

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family, by Josh Hanagarne

During this program, Chérie Newman talks with Josh Hanagarne about The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family, an inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight-lifting.

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Fireworks ordinance
1:55 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Wanna use fireworks in Missoula's city limits? It may cost you...

Credit City of Missoula

When it comes to fireworks there doesn't seem to be lots of middle ground; you either love them or would be quite pleased if you never heard or saw one again in your life.

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Glacier Park Corridor Management
1:05 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Visitation is up in Glacier Park, and it's showing on the trail, and in the lack of bathrooms

Visitors on the Hidden Lake Trail at Logan Pass on July 13, 2011.
Credit flickr/GlacierNPS

Glacier National Park is working on a Road Corridor Management Plan to address some of the issues increased visitation is bringing to popular areas along the Going to the Sun Road and the trails that connect to it.

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MTPR Program Highlights
2:05 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

June 20 - June 26, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for June 20-26, 2013.

THURSDAY- June 20, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Clara Schumann:  Piano Trio in G minor;  Beethoven:  Piano Sonata #17 in D minor, Op. 31 #2; Robert Schumann:  "Slumber Song" from Albumblatter - for Violin & Piano;  Brahms:  Serenade #1, Op. 11
11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Zed
    

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