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Musician's Spotlight
1:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Le Vent du Nord

5/6/14: This week on "Musicians' Spotlight:" Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a cosmopolitan breath of fresh air. Accordion, foot-tapping, hurdy gurdy and jaw harp characterize the sound of this engaging French-Canadian band.

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Climate change: tropics
9:12 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Another effect of climate change: disappearing lizards

University of Washington biologist Ray Huey

Ray Huey has been studying lizards for a long time - but he's finding fewer of them to study. The University of Washington biology professor's research into the evolutionary physiology of lizards and tortoises, especially in the tropics, is finding dramatic impacts from climate change.

Huey was recently a guest lecturer at the University of Montana, and took time to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk to talk about the evolutionary and ecological effects of our warming climate.
 

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1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show"
6:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Stan Howe program, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

5/6/14: This week on "The Folk Show:" The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

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Commentary
4:53 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Coping with a New Cold War in Central Europe: Ukraine and Russia

Coping with a New Cold War in Central Europe: Ukraine and Russia

          Our aging old and bellicose new young cold warriors are rattling their rhetorical sabers and urging that the American military machine rattle loudly some real military equipment to chase the Russians out of Ukraine and end the Russian intimidation of the Ukrainian people.

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Global Education
2:30 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

A global education is about more than jobs

Princeton scholar Stanley Katz receiving National Humanities Medal in 2011

The recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal is in Missoula to lecture about "the global century." Dr. Stanley Katz is a Princeton University professor, author, president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, and an expert on American legal and constitutional history.
    In this feature interview, Katz talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the difference between the terms "global" and "international" - and the importance of a globally-focused education.

 

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In Other Words
2:20 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Behind the Lens in India

On "In Other Words:" Behind the lens, in India.
Credit Allison Mills & Madelyn Beck

5/6/14: This week on "In Other Words:" Thanks to the Internet, at the click of a button, we can view photos and articles from around the world. But in the moment the photographer snapped that photo, what was HER experience?  In this week's "In Other Words," University of Montana student reporters Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck talk with several photojournalists and writers about their recent study-abroad program in India, and the challenges of reporting there.

'In Other Words" airs every Tuesday night at 10:30.

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MTPR Program Highlights
12:07 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

May 8 - 14

Here are MTPR program highlights for May 8, 2014 – May 14, 2014

THURSDAY- May 8, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Gates: Flute Sonata, Rio Bound for clarinet and piano; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for Piano solo, Three Preludes; Antheil: A jazz Symphony; Milhaud: Le Printemps, Op. 18, Cinema – Fantaisie d’apres Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 586; Bax: Spring Fire Symphony

1:00 p.m   “Why Do We Share” – Are humans basically giving or basically selfish?  Program two from the month long series, “The Really Big Questions”

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Commentary - April 24th, 2014
11:43 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Ending Hunger and Creating More Resilient Community Food Systems

When people talk about hunger and hunger issues, they often picture a homeless man begging on street corner, and while that’s one face of hunger, it’s not completely representative of everyone hunger impacts.  Hunger and food insecurity impact people of all ages, from all walks of life. Our customers at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank are working families, seniors, college students, and people living on fixed incomes that don’t allow them to meet their basic needs, these are people that are your neighbors, your friends, and fellow community members.

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Monday Poems
9:01 am
Mon May 5, 2014

"Montana Night"

Elliott Curtis Lincoln, poems

Montana Night. The velvet of the sky
Is powdered thick with silver dust. Below,
A realm of half-lights, where black shadows flow
To Stygian lakes, that spread and multiply.
Far to the east the Moccasins rise high
In jagged silhouette. Now, faint and low,
A night bird sounds his call. Soft Breezes blow,
Cool with the dampness of a stream hard by.
Dim, ghostly shapes of cattle grazing near
Drift steadily across the ray of light
From a lone cabin; and I think I hear
The barking of a dog. All things unite

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Sun., May 4th, 7:30pm, U.M.
4:23 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

String Orchestra of the Rockies with Adele Anthony

5/4/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Fern Glass Boyd, Artistic Director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, about tonight's S.O.R. concert featuring violin soloist, Adele Anthony. It'll take place Sunday, May 4th, 2014, at 7:30pm in the Music Recital Hall in the School of Music at the University of Montana-Missoula. On the program:

Peter Sculthorpe’s Little Suite for Strings W. 169;

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