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Hunger in Montana
9:55 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Summer presents unique challenges for Montana's "food insecure"

Montana Food Bank Network CEO, Gayle Gifford

Summer is almost here and for many Americans that's the time to think about spending a few well-earned days away from work and getting away for an adventure.
     For many though, it's also a time of increased anxiety and stress because it can sometimes be a little more difficult to find that next meal.   
  

In this feature interview, Edward O'Brien speaks with Gayle Gifford, C.E.O of the Montana Food Bank Network.

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2013 Legislature
6:11 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Will Democrats change their minds on key bills to support Bullock vetoes?

Rep. Clarena Brockie (D-Harlem)

Governor Steve Bullock’s office is reaching out to Democratic Lawmakers to uphold his vetoes on some key bills from the 2013 Legislature,  including some bills that were initially supported by almost the entire legislative body.

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Commentary-May 31st, 2013
12:54 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Health Reform and Medicaid in Montana

A recent article in the May 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports on a study of a group of adults in Oregon who were given the option of applying for Medicaid health insurance in 2008.  This study is important because it shows what happens when uninsured people do get health insurance; in this case Medicaid.  Our own state legislature recently decided in a very close vote not to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid in Montana.  Despite this, or maybe because of it, we all need to understand some of the important facts about health, health care, and health insurance.

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The value of exercise
11:35 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Getting older doesn't necessarily mean you have to feel old

Brent Ruby

A University of Montana professor appeared before the annual convention of the American College of Sports Medicine this week to discuss a study on a remarkable group of cyclists .
      Brent Ruby is the director of the Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism. Ruby and his colleagues research how people respond to various forms of stresses and how dietary and training strategies can help us better prepare to deal with stress. Ruby's a lifelong athlete who says he's always nurtured a passion for science.

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2013 Legislature
10:12 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Planned Parenthood sues state over two abortion measures

Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a lawsuit Thursday against two measures restricting the abortion rights of minors, one just passed by the 2013 Legislature and the other passed by Montana voters in 2012.  

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William Marcus talks with Organizers
9:56 am
Fri May 31, 2013

St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival

The Muir String Quartet will perform in St. Timothy's July 14, 2013.

William Marcus talks with Diana Neely and Muriel Ramerman about the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival, which runs June 30th - August 25th at St. Timothy's Chapel in Southern Cross, east of Georgetown Lake.

http://www.sttimothysmusic.org

2013 Season

Bel Canto
Members of the Muir Quartet & Guests
Brig Urias, classical guitar
The Ringling 5
Jim Rotondi, trumpet, and David Morgenroth, piano.

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Weekly Highlights
11:53 am
Thu May 30, 2013

May 30 - June 5 , 2013

Here are highlights of some of the great programs on MTPR this week.

THURSDAY- May 30, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics

Hummel: Piano Trio in G major, Op. 65; Brahms: Piano Sonata #3 in F minor, Op. 5; Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 #2; Eichhorn: Variations Brillantes for 2 violins and viola on a March by Rossini; Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Suite for Orchestra

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms with Zed or Katie Van Dorn                       

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2013 Legislature
9:40 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes

Credit Natalie Maynor/Flickr

Montana lawmaker have until Monday to cast their votes on whether to override certain vetoes from Governor Steve Bullock.

Bullock vetoed the second highest number of bills in Montana history this year--a total of 71 bills.

Two dozen of those bills were passed by a 2/3rds  majority of the legislature, and thus meet the criteria for a potential veto override. The Secretary of State's office sends out polls on those bills, and if 2/3rds of both the House and Senate vote for them again the veto is overturned.

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Old Faithful area's plumbing
2:15 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

In Yellowstone sometimes it's what they don't know that matters most

Old Faithful
Credit National Park Service

Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days early next week to discuss what they know about the geothermal system in the Old Faithful area. The meeting will take place at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and will be open to the public.

In this evening's feature story, Edward O'Brien speaks with Yellowstone National Park Geologist, Dr. Hank Heasler(that's pronounced HESS'-ler), about this conference and what scientists know - or perhaps more to the point - don't know about the Old Faithful area's geothermal system.

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Commentary - May 28, 2013
10:47 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Indians in the Military

On this day following Memorial Day I think it would be good to briefly consider some facts of American Indian involvement in the history of the US military.  I think would be good to consider that there may not be any such thing as American military history without American Indian history. 

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