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Two Seats Up In November
3:03 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Montana Supreme Court Candidates Debate

Montana's Current Supreme Court Justices
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Montana's Supreme Court candidates faced off Tuesday night in a forum at the University Of Montana Law School. Sitting Justice Mike Wheat is running against former Montana solicitor general Lawrence Van Dyke, and incumbent Justice Jim Rice faces Billings Attorney and Podiatrist David Herbert. Listen to the entire the debate at the link above.

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Commentary - September 24th, 2014
2:22 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Gun Safety - Get Your Remington Repaired

It happens every year for me, those crisp early mornings, the angle of the light, even the smell, tell me, in a way that no calendar can, that hunting season is upon us. Hunting is a family tradition in Montana, a higher percentage of our population hunts than in any other state, and it is common to see hunting parties of two or three generations in the woods and on the prairies throughout Montana. In my experience, the stories from hunting trips are not primarily about the kill, but rather about the experience of being with family and friends in Montana's wild country.

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Commentary - September 23rd, 2014
2:21 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Building The Montana Economy Around Coal Exports Is Not A Productive Strategy

Montana coal boosters, including the coal companies themselves, have been warning Montanans that if they do not embrace unlimited coal exports to Asia, Montana will lose thousands of coal mining jobs while gaining nothing in the form of environmental protection.

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Nonfiction
6:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Journalist Discovers The Truth About Circus Elephants

Carol Bradley, author of Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top, talks about the cruel lives of circus elephants and what we can do to stop it.

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In Other Words
5:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Amanda Curtis On "Paying Attention And Getting Involved"

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This interview first aired in April 2013, sixteen months before Curtis was chosen to replace John Walsh as Montana's Democratic nominee in the 2014 U.S. Senate election.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Erin Saldin & Marilynne Robinson

A pregnant Erin Saldin narrated the details of her winter walks to her unborn child, imagining him as a character in a novel. "That imagined child is nothing like my flesh-and-blood daughter, who was born late, blonde, and wide-eyed." Saldin pairs her reflection with an excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's novel, Housekeeping.

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Bitterroot Elk Migration
4:56 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Biologists Track Bitterroot Elk Migration

A herd of elk gather in agricultural field.
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It’s big game season in Montana, and hunters aren’t the only ones tracking the state’s elk herds. Wildlife biologists are currently studying the animals’ migration patterns in the Bitterroot Valley. They’re trying to understand why elk are spending more time on the valley floor. In this story, University of Montana Graduate Student, Nate Hegyi, follows the scientists as they use a helicopter to net, collar and release elk for a study that should provide some answers.

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Montana News
4:52 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Missoulian Welcomes New Publisher

Mark Heintzelman has been named the new publisher of the Missoulian.
Credit Kurt Wilson- Missoulian

The Missoulian newspaper is welcoming a new publisher.

Mark Heintzelman says newspaper reporters face new challenges in gathering news and their readers want to access those stories in brand new ways. Heintzelman says it's his job to help both accomplish their goals.

He succeeds Jim McGowan who's now working as the Missoulian's Sales and Marketing director.

Heintzleman comes to the Garden City from Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he most recently worked as the publisher of The Sentinel newspaper.

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A Change in Dialogue
11:03 am
Tue September 23, 2014

UM Climate Scientist: Governor's C02 Options Are Progress

Dr. Steve Running, is a Regents Professor of Ecology and Director of the Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group at UM.

The state of Montana has a new set of proposed options for reducing how much carbon dioxide the state’s coal burning power plants release. Those options, released by Governor Bullock Friday, have won praise from both the Montana Environmental Information Center, and PPL, the company that owns the Colstrip power plant, which is the state’s largest C02 emitter.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn
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Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn discusses her most recent recording, "In 27 Pieces," which is the culmination of a multi-year project. Hahn commissioned 26 composers from around the world to write short-form works, suitable for use by violinists as performance encores.

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