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The Plant Detective
6:00 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Cloud Mushroom

5/24/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:" Cloud mushroom, used for centuries in Chinese medicine, shows immunomodulator properties, helping prolong life after treatment in certain types of cancer. And in clinical trials, a compound derived from cloud mushroom, Polysaccharide-K,  inhibited the onset of cancer.

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Campaign Beat
3:01 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Rape, abortion and domestic violence dominate new Senate campaign ads

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

New campaign ads in the U.S. Senate race feature women telling personal stories of rape and domestic violence  - and implying their candidate is the best choice for women. Those new ads, plus reaction to the new lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana's ban on same sex marriage, are the focus of this week's "Campaign Beat", with political analysis by Lee newspapers' reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, and News Director Sally Mauk.

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Field Notes
6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Mont-Africa

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) and Blue Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus) in Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa
Credit Gaurav P.

5/25/14 & 5/26/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Mont-Africa," by Camille Barr.

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Broadcast-only, like the old days
6:31 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

The Bob Show, Friday, May 23rd, 7:30pm - 2:00am

Bob Dylan
Credit bobdylan.com

5/23/14: This week on "Pazz & Jop:" Saturday is Bob Dylan's 73rd birthday, which makes Friday, May 23rd the occasion for the annual Bob Show. Join host Fred Rice from 7:30pm Friday till 2:00am Saturday as he salutes Mr. Zimmerman's five decades of influence over popular music and culture.

Because Fred will be playing six and a half hours of Dylan, Dylan, and more Dylan, we'll be disabling our digital stream for this show.*  Turn on your radio, sing along, and find out how many lyrics you've forgotten from "Desolation Row" and "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts."

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In Other Words
4:21 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Voices From Butte

Credit Montanabw

5/13/14: This week on "In Other Words:" producers Ann Szalda-Petree and Clark Grant - himself a brand-new resident of Butte, MT * -  talk with four residents of The Mining City about its vibrant history and culture, and about the Berkeley Pit, the former open pit copper mine which is slowly filling with toxic water. Between conversations, you'll hear music by Clark Grant, Larry Hirshberg and Big Sky Revival.

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Victim Response
2:26 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

New coordinated offices part of Missoula police effort to better deal with victims of violence

Missoula police detective Connie Bruckner
Credit Sally Mauk

The Missoula police gave local media a tour of new offices and a new interview room they say will add to their improved response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
    Sergeant Travis Welsh says the improved facilities are part of the department's agreement with the federal Department of Justice to deal more sensitively with victims.

"They're going to help us relate to victims better," said Welsh. "And be able to understand what we're seeing and what we're hearing as we investigate the cases."

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Opera
2:12 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

05/24/2014 - Approximately 3 hours - in Italian, composed by Giacomo Puccini - Libretto by: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after the short story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Opera
2:09 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Verdi's "Otello"

05/17/2014 - Approximately 3 hours - In Italian, Composed by Giuseppe Verdi - Libretto by:  Arrigo Boito, after William Shakespeare's tragedy

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Opera
2:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Rossini's "La Cenerentola"

05/10/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

Three peerless Rossini virtuosos star in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and tenors Juan Diego Flórez and Javier Camarena, who share the role of her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.

Opera
1:57 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Bellini's "I Puritani"

05/03/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min.

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini’s final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera’s greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/i-puritani-bellini-tickets.aspx

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