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Alternative Radio
1:02 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Dave Zirin - The Other Side of Sports

Dave Zirin is sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio. He is the author of many books including The John Carlos Story, What’s My Name, Fool?, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down and Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

05/19/2014 - Are sports simply a form of entertainment or is there some deeper meaning off the field we are not seeing? From ancient Greece to modern times, sports have always been a big attraction. But in the cable and digital age it is bigger and more lucrative than ever. Sports encompass the world. From soccer in Latin America to cricket in India to hockey in Canada, millions of people are energized by and care about their teams and players. Heroes rise and fall. Tiger Woods, Brett Favre, Lance Armstrong. There are sex scandals, doping, and murder trials.

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Commentary - May 22nd, 2014
10:51 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Farms Have So Much More to Offer

I love the change of the seasons. In the Flathead we see the farm fields change from white to brown to black to green; and eventually to many colors of bounty before we go back to brown and start again.

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Montana Lacrosse
7:17 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Lacrosse grows in the Big Sky state

Girls from the Missoula team watch as their teammates play Helena during the state lacrosse championship tournament.
Katrin Frye

Lacrosse is a common sport from elementary school on up through college on the east coast. In Montana it’s relatively new with high school aged boys teams and younger growing over the past decade, and girls teams just a couple of years old.

This past weekend the third ever state championship tournament was held in Whitefish. Flathead Boys Lacrosse Coach Matt Rizzolo is coaching the Valley-wide high school team.

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Poetry and Indian Culture
6:42 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Minerva Allen - Nakoda Sky People

Nakoda Sky People, poems by Minerva Allen

During this program, Minerva Allen talks about her role as a guardian of tribal culture. She also reads from her collection of poetry, Nakoda Sky People, and from Stories from the Elders: Nakoda Horse Society.

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Mountain West Voices
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

This Little Journey: A Montana Hutterite Woman Leaves Her Colony

Ruth Walter, Judith Gap, Montana
Credit Clay Scott

5/21/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" When Ruth Walter and her husband, both of them with 8th grade educations, decided to take their three children and leave the Flat Willow Hutterite Colony to make a new life for themselves, they 'didn't have a kernel of salt in their cupboard.' 22 years later, they are pillars of the tiny Montana farm community of Judith Gap.

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Exchange student shooting
1:56 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Missoula man accused of shooting student pleads not guilty

Kaarma (L) with Janelle Pflager on his right
Credit Edward O'Brien

The  Missoula man charged with shooting a German exchange student has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide.
    29-year-old Markus Kaarma was arraigned today in the April 27 death of 17-year-old Diren Dede. 

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Walsh for Senate
11:26 am
Wed May 21, 2014

He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate

Senator John Walsh

As the incumbent, John Walsh has an apparent advantage over his two opponents - John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams - in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

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-Elections 2014
9:31 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Democratic House candidates Lewis and Driscoll on fossil fuels, gun control and more

John Lewis

Montana Democrats next month will choose one of two candidates who hope to become Montana's next representative in the U.S. House. Republican Congressman Steve Daines is leaving the House to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Senator Max Baucus and now held by John Walsh.
      John Lewis and John Driscoll are competing for their party's nomination to advance to November's general election.
    Edward O'Brien has more on the Democratic House race featuring two men with backgrounds that each says would serve Montanans well:

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Reflections West
8:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Stephanie Land & Judy Blunt

5/20/14 & 5/21/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Stephanie Land recalls how the cold of an Alaskan winter forced her to surrender to nature. Judy Blunt portrays the 1964 blizzard on Montana's Hi-Line.

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Musician's Spotlight
1:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Liam Ó Maonlaí

5/20/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:"  U2's Bono calls Hothouse Flowers singer Liam Ó Maonlaí "the best white soul singer in the world." As the rock and soul group approaches its fourth decade of trailblazing, Ó Maonlaí’s grounding in Irish language and traditional Irish music allows him to move with ease between the worlds of pop and traditional music.

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