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MSU-Billings Poll
4:41 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

New Poll: Republicans Lead Montana House, Senate Races

House candidate Ryan Zinke stops by the MTPR studio on October 17th, 2014.
Credit Eric Whitney

The latest statewide poll shows Republicans are leading in Montana’s races for the US House and Senate, but a large number of respondents remain undecided.

In the race for the open US House seat, Republican Ryan Zinke is leading Democrat John Lewis by a 40 percent to 33 percent margin.

Yellowstone Public Radio spoke to Montana State University Billings Political Science Professor Craig Wilson.

"I think the House race is probably, in relative terms, a bit closer than a lot of people thought," said Wilson.

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2014 Election Poll
4:01 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

MSU-B Poll Shows Daines Pulling Away, Zinke With Slight Lead

A new poll from MSU-Billings gives Zinke a bit of a lead in the race for the state's sole U.S. House race.
Credit Kaci Felstet

The top races in Montana look like they’re going red according to the state’s only public opinion poll released Friday, with the U.S. House race much closer than the Senate.

The poll of 410 Montanans gave Republican Ryan Zinke a 7-point lead in the race for the state’s sole U.S. House seat. Zinke garnered the support of 39.8 percent of all respondents support while his Democratic opponent, former aide to U.S. Sen. Max Baucus John Lewis, scored 32.9 percent.

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Helena Symphony
3:30 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Helena Symphony Season Continues With 'The Sacred & The Seductive'

The Helena Symphony continues its season with "The Sacred & Seductive", Saturday, October 18.

The Helena Symphony continues its 60th season with a concert titled "The Sacred & The Seductive". The concert takes place  Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center.

Allan R. Scott, music director of Helena Symphony, and Kile Smith, the Symphony's Composer in Residence  spoke with MTPR Program Director Michael Marsolek about the upcoming show and the theme of "The Sacred & The Seductive."

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Grizzly Marching Band
2:41 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

It Takes A Lot Of Grit To Be A Griz

Photo courtesy of UM Marching Band
Credit Photo courtesy of UM Marching Band

From the sweltering heat of August through the freezing winds of November, they run drills, memorize movements and grow tight as a team.

They can also lay down an awesome beat.

Listen to find out just how much grit it takes to be a Griz.

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Public Service Commission
2:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Hydropower Deal Divides PSC Hopefuls Hollenbaugh, Johnson

Northwestern's plan to purchase 11 dams in Montana, including Black Eagle Dam, has split the PSC candidates.
Credit Northwestern Energy

Here’s a question that might help you choose between two rivals for a seat on the board that regulates Montana’s biggest power utility.

What’s your take on the Public Service Commission’s approval of NorthWestern Energy’s purchase of $870 million worth of hydropower dams?

The deal would add an extra $5 a month to ratepayers’ bills and is a key point of contention between former Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson and a former legislator Galen Hollenbaugh.

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Commentary - October 17th, 2014
1:43 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

International Exchanges Prepare Montana Youth For A Global Future

The views expressed don't reflect the views of this station

Twenty five years ago Senator Mike Mansfield said, “We are living in a fast changing world.

You are living in a world that is shrinking, the globe is becoming a neighborhood. It’s going to shrink further still. We’re going to become closer neighbors still. We are going to have to understand each other better.”

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Good And Evil Belt It Out In "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical"

Michael Marsolek talks with Joe Martinez, Artistic Director of MCT, Inc. / Missoula Community Theatre, about the upcoming production of "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical," which plays October 31 - November 2 and November 5 - 9, 2014, at MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 North Adams Street, downtown Missoula.

Wednesday - Saturday night performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Dance Of The Sandhill Crane

Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) dancing at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Manith Kainickara, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

"Dance of the Sandhill Crane," written by Clare Antonioli, read by Caroline Kurtz.

"Why do sandhill cranes dance? There are several theories. They may be establishing territories, or they may be warning other cranes of possible danger, but the most widely accepted theory is that the dance is a mating ritual. However, sandhill cranes dance all the time, even when they aren't mating, so how could a dance be only a mating ritual? Even juveniles, who are not of mating age, dance.

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Preparing for Ebola
6:37 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Doctors, Nurses Concerned About Providence St. Patrick Ebola Readiness

Credit Courtesy Photo

Soon after patients with Ebola began receiving treatment in the United States, Missoula’s Providence St. Patrick hospital was identified as one of four hospitals nationwide that’s especially prepared to care for someone with Ebola. That’s because the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton is nearby, and researchers there work with Ebola. St Patrick's says it has long been prepared to treat anyone who might get infected with Ebola or other dangerous pathogens there.

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First Time in 14 Years
6:28 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

USFS Northern Region Reaches Timber Harvest Goal

The U.S. Forest Service's Northern Region met its timber harvest goal this year for the first time in over 14 years.
Credit Bell & Jeff (CC-BY-2.0)

The U.S. Forest Service's Northern Region met its timber harvest goal last year. That’s the first time that has happened in over 14 years.

Regional Forester Faye Krueger says Region One, which includes Montana, harvested about 280 million board feet of timber.

Krueger says a major factor in the agency reaching its goal is that it's  overhauled its litigation strategy.

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