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MTPR Program Highlights
4:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

September 18 - 24

Here are MTPR program highlights for Sept 18- 24, 2014

THURSDAY- Sept 18, 2014

9:05 a.m.    Morning Classics -  Rubinstein: Six Characteristic Pictures, Op. 50, for piano 4 hands; Rabaud: Solo de Concours, Op. 10, for clarinet and piano; Busoni: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35a; Dvorak: 5 Bagatelles, Op. 47, for 2 violins, cello, and harmonium, Sibelius: Symphony #1 in E minor, Op. 39

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Federal Budget
4:32 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Tester, Daines Call For Budget Vote

Montana Senator Jon Tester is urging his Congressional colleagues to act this week to prevent a federal government shutdown at the end of the month.

The current budget ends September 30th, the end of the fiscal year. Tester told reporters during a conference call yesterday the American people don’t want another event like last fall when the National Parks, federal programs and services closed.

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YMCA Has Sister Group In Sierra Leone
4:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Missoula Y Responds To Ebola Crisis

Christian Kamara and Chris Siegler, far left, in Sierra Leone recently.
Credit Chris Siegler

As the Ebola crisis rages on in West Africa, Missoula’s YMCA is raising money to help their sister organization in Sierra Leone fight the deadly outbreak.

Chris Siegler, who’s been on the board of Missoula’s Y since 1983, was a Peace Corps volunteer in the west African country in the late 1960s with his wife Jeannie. They went back to visit after Sierra Leon’s 11-year civil war that ended in 2002. On that trip they discovered the Y in its capital, Freetown.

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ISIS Airstrikes
3:32 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Candidates Weigh In On Necessity Of Military Strikes

U.S. Sailors move a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Aug. 26, 2014, in the Persian Gulf as the ship supports operations in Iraq.

Montana's candidates for federal office are weighing in on President Obama's intent to unleash military strikes on the so-called "Islamic State" extremist organizations.

Obama last week announced his counter-terrorism campaign to use intel, training and airstrikes to weaken and destroy Islamic radical groups know by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL.

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Commentary - September 15th, 2014
2:51 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Megafire Trends

This week, the Montana Wood Products Association holds its annual convention marking 42 years as a trade association dedicated to preserving and promoting Montana’s wood products industry. 

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Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Deepa Kumar and Arun Kundnani - Racism & Surveillance

09/22/2014 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a long history of spying on African Americans including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The great writer Richard Wright, who was also snooped on, wrote the poem "The FB Eye Blues:" Woke up this morning/FB Eye under my bed/Said I woke up this morning /FB eye under my bed/Told me all I dreamed last night, every word I said. Racism and surveillance are closely intertwined. Today, state security agencies and police departments profile and target Muslims. Their organizations and mosques are infiltrated.

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Alternative Radio
11:58 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Mohamad Elmasry - Egypt: From Pharaoh to Pharaoh

Alternative Radio
11:52 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Chris Giannou - Understanding The Middle East

09/08/2014 - Large parts of the Middle East today are engulfed in violence. Why? What historical factors shape the current conflicts? Take Iraq for example, a country in chaos. The U.S. has been intervening in Iraq non-stop for decades. What has it produced? Sectarianism and strife. Death and destruction. Actual U.S. policy in the Middle East is buried in a blizzard of propaganda about democracy and human rights while in practice Washington backs feudal and repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the Emirates as well as dictatorships like Egypt. Justification for U.S.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

The Montana Historical Society: Why History Matters

"When the Land Belonged to God," by Charlie Russell

In the midst of rapid change, history can seem so...out of date. But a visit with Jennifer Bottomly-O'Looney and Kirby Lambert at the Montana Historical Society shows why it matters.

(Broadcast: Home Ground Radio, 9/16/14)

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in flight, carrying pollen in its pollen basket. (GFDL 1.2)
Credit Muhammad Mahdi Karim

"The Food Guys" - Jon Jackson and Greg Patent - consider Colony Collapse Disorder, the recent large-scale disappearance of European honey bees, both wild and managed.

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