2:53 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Monkey model of Hantavirus opens new research opportunities

Sin Nombre virus particle emerges from a cell.
Credit NIAID

Hantavirus season is here and health officials are warning people to take precautions to guard against the virus that can lead to fatigue, aches and eventually progress to coughing,   shortness of breath and in some cases - death.

National Institutes of Health researchers have developed an important animal model of human hantavirus pulmonary syndrome that may - one day - lead to treatments, vaccines and improve diagnosis methods.

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Musician's Spotlight
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

John Butler

5/13/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" On the heels of the release of "Flesh and Blood," John Butler returns to "Musician's Spotlight," updating listeners on the state of his "garden,” a metaphor for balancing time with family and friends, his responsibilities as a business owner, and his passion for music.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Tami Haaland, Montana's Poet Laureate

Tami Haaland
Credit Brian D'Ambrosio, Huffington Post

5/13/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Merriam Webster's dictionary defines "poem" as "a composition in verse, especially a highly developed, imaginative one." Poetry enjoys great popularity in some cultures, but not in the U.S. Does this matter? Can something be done about it? Tami Haaland, raised on a farm on the Hi-Line, thinks it does and it can. She's Montana's poet laureate.

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MTPR Program Highlights
9:40 am
Tue May 13, 2014

May 15 - May 21

Here are MTPR program highlights for May 15, 2014 – May 21, 2014

THURSDAY- May 15, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Telemann: Partita #5 in E minor for Oboe and continuo; Nisle: Septet in Eb major; Stamitz: Symphony in F major “La Chasse”; Haydn: 2 Piano Sonatas #2 in E minor and #10 in G major; Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3 in C minor, Op. 37

1:00 p.m   “Why Does Music Move Us?” – Music exists in every culture.  This program delves deeper into what music can teach us about the human brain.  Program three from the month long series, “The Really Big Questions”

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Bohlinger for Senate
11:25 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Republican turned democrat says he’s the progressive in the Senate race

Democratic Senate candidate John Bohlinger

Former Republican state legislator and lieutenant governor John Bohlinger wants to be Montana's next democratic U.S. Senator.

Bohlinger is an ex-Marine and former Billings businessman who served five terms in the legislature and two terms as the Republican lieutenant governor with democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer.

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Monday Poems
6:06 am
Mon May 12, 2014

"A Tribute to Chief Joseph (1840?—1904)

Duane Niatum
Credit Klallam Tribe, Native American, poet

"God made me an Indian, but not a reservation Indian."  —Sitting Bull

Hin-Mah-Too-Yah-Lat-Ket: Thunder-rolling-in-the-mountains,
never reached with his people,
the Wal-lam-wat-kins, Canada's promised land.
Instead, the fugitive chief sits in a corner of the prison car
clicking its way to Oklahoma.
Chained to his warriors, he is like a featherless eagle
forced to look at a sky colorless as a square.

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Campaign Beat
3:25 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike talk superPAC's, and campaign ad humor

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program,  News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the role of super PACS in the House Republican primary race, who's got the funniest campaign ads (so far), and how many times you can say "Obama" in a 30-second ad...

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11:32 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Patient Zero - Start with Typhoid Mary

05/10/2014 - This hour we explore perhaps the most iconic Patient Zero of all time: Typhoid Mary; dive into the molecular detective story to pinpoint the beginning of the AIDS epidemic; ask whether you can trace the spread of an idea and in the end, we find ourselves faced with a choice between competing claims about the origin of the high five.

Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Good Mother Lizard

Maiasaura model

5/11/14 & 5/12/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Maiasaura," by Thomas McKean.

"Small, croaking chirps emanated from a tidy pile of mounded vegetation. A huge hulking dinosaur raised its bony skull to investigate and plodded to the mound. With a careful nudge, the dinosaur, a Maiasaura, uncovered her hatchlings with her wide duckbill-like nose....This Maiasaura, Latin for "good mother lizard," knew precisely where to find good food in this area. For years she had been returning to this very spot to lay her eggs...

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Baked Polenta with Spinach and Leeks

Baked polenta with vegetables
Credit Rachel Yukiko Perez, Coconut Crumbs

5/11/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" Greg and Jon take up a favorite topic: how to incorporate more vegetables into every meal. Coleslaw, broccoli and cauliflower get some attention before they introduce the following recipe for baked polenta with spinach, leeks and ricotta.

Baked Polenta with Spinach, Leeks and Ricotta

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