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3:15 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

15th Annual Montana Festival Of The Book

15th Annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book

Kim Anderson, Associate Director of Humanities Montana, talks with Michael Marsolek about the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book. This is the 15th anniversary of one of the biggest cultural happenings in the Northwest.

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Memoir
6:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Ranch Hand's "Bad" Wolf Dilemma

Bryce Andrews talks about his decision to move to a cattle ranch in Montana and about the memoir he wrote about his experiences there, Badluck Way. He also reads two passages from the book.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Bud Cheff, Jr. & Olivia Stiffler

Bud Cheff Sr. is depicted on a hunting trip with his friend and mentor Eneas Conko. Painting by Rich Sanders.

Bud Cheff, Jr.'s family has been friends with the Conko family of Montana's Mission Valley for over a hundred years. Bud recalls a reunion between his grandmother and Eneas Conko in the front pew of the St. Ignatius Mission church.

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Montana CO2 Emissions
6:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

State Rep. Ankney: Governor's CO2 Proposal 'Worth Talking About'

Republican State Legislator Duane Ankney.
Credit Montana Legislature

Tonight Governor Bullock’s proposal for how Montana can reduce C02 emissions from its coal fired power plants gets its first public airing at a meeting in Colstrip.

More public meetings will follow in Billings tomorrow night, and Missoula on Thursday. The administration is trying to meet a goal set by the Environmental Protection Agency for Montana to reduce C02 emissions 21 percent by the year 2030.

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Ski, Liquor Businesses Make Deals
6:03 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Montana Trade Mission Returns From China

The Montana Trade Delegation in China.
Credit Meg O'Leary

Governor Steve Bullock’s eight day trade mission to China has concluded and participants say Montana still has a lot to learn about conducting business there.

Montana exported over $100 million worth of goods to China last year, but state officials say we can do more.

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U.S. House Debate
2:09 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Lewis-Zinke Billings Debate Audio

9/29/14 debate between candidates for Montana's U.S. House seat, John Lewis - D, and Ryan Zinke - R.

U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke debated at the Petro Theater in Billings on September 29th, 2014.

The event was sponsored by The Billings Gazette, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Montana State University Billings.

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Commentary - September 17th, 2014
9:43 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Benefits of Governor Bullock’s Trade Mission

Reflecting on U.S.-China relations, many Montanans may have mixed feelings and a variety of views.  On the one hand, China is a distant foreign country with a different values system, a proportionately large grip on U.S. foreign debt, a growing military menace and a challenge to U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

John Oates

John Oates has enjoyed a rich musical career, both as a duo with Daryl Hall and as a solo artist. A member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, John keeps his ears and mind open to every musical and life experience.

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Treating patients in west Africa
6:34 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Missoula Doctor On Ebola Front Lines

Dr. George Risi (second from left) with ebola survivors in Sierra Leone who were cured and cleared to go home.
Credit Dr. George Risi

 

Dr. George Risi is an infectious disease specialist in private practice in Missoula. He’s just returned from working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone treating around 300 Ebola patients, and training medical workers in Cuba that were on their way there.

 

On Friday he returned to Missoula,  Eric Whitney talked with him Sunday at a local coffee shop.

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Hospital hasn't been asked yet
6:14 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

St. Patrick Hospital Ready To Accept Ebola Patients

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
Credit Courtesy Photo

Today Providence Saint Patrick Hospital in Missoula said that it is ready to admit a patient with Ebola if the need arises. A hospital press release says there are no immediate plans for an Ebola patient to be sent there, but that it has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to treat such patients.

The release says its special Care and Isolation Unit is separate from other patient areas and has equipment that “provides an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation compared to standard hospital rooms.”

 

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