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Alternative Radio
8:36 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Remembering Well and Raising Hell

Martin Espada

5/5/2014 - If you’d ask most people, they’d rather stay at home and watch a Seinfeld rerun than go to a poetry reading. Yet almost imperceptibly poetry enriches our lives and generates cultural growth and change. Think about it. Add up all the myriad poetry-related activities: readings, workshops, symposia, retreats, undergraduate and MFA programs at universities, books, zines, websites, spoken word recordings, then throw in lyric writing for theater and the multi-billion dollar music industry.

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Nonfiction
6:26 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Grasshopper Ranches Can Save the Environment

The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook, by David G. Gordon

David G. Gordon explains why we should be eating bugs and talks about some of the recipes in his book, The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin.

About the Book:

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Mountain West Voices
7:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Things of Intrinsic Worth: The Cowboy Poetry of Wally McRae

Cowboy poet, Wally McRae.
Credit Clay Scott

4/30/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A visit with award-winning environmentalist cowboy poet Wally McRae on his ranch in southeast Montana.

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Montana Art Interscholastic
1:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

High School artists descend on the Flathead for a 24-hour workshop blitz

Florence High senior Callie Hunt works on her piece in the wheel throwing workshop during the recent Montana Art Interscholastic event in Kalispell.
Credit Katrin Frye

High School art students from around the state converge on one town each year for a 24-hour workshop-blitz. This year Kalispell’s Glacier High and Flathead Valley Community College housed more than 200-students learning jewelry making, painting, printmaking and numerous other techniques. The students from 18 different Montana schools came to the Flathead Friday through Saturday as part of the 2014 Montana Art Interscholastic event.

Workshops range from familiar sounding art classes like oil painting and watercolor workshop, to edible art, and urban art.

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Religious Freedom
12:46 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Gay marriage opponent to speak at UM

Princeton University professor and author Robert P. George

He's been called "the country's most influential conservative Christian thinker" and he'll be speaking in Missoula this week as part of the President's lecture series at the University of Montana. Robert P. George is a Princeton University professor, author and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He's also past chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, one of the groups opposing the legalization of same sex marriage.

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Commentary - April 30th, 2014
9:54 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Building Bridges from the West to the East

 

Innovation. It is a concept that is promoted from the world of business and technology to education.

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Commentary - April 29th, 2014
9:49 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Montana Nonprofits: The Economic Engines That Could

Montana Nonprofits:  The Economic Engines That Could

The other day, I ran into an old friend at the grocery store.  “Are you still with United Way?” she asked.  “Yes,” I said.  “And is that what you do full-time?” she continued.  I gave her the only answer that came to mind:  “I’m trying to get it down to full time,” I said.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Tessa Heineman & Marjorie Manwaring

4/29/14 & 4/30/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Tessa Heineman explains why she loves archaeology. Poet Marjorie Manwaring's poem, "Treasure," unlocks the memories contained in a single rusty key.

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Mullan Road
2:44 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

John Mullan and his legacy road

Credit trailergypsies.com

Many are familiar with the Mullan Road; the road that traverses the expanse from Walla Walla, Washington to Fort Benton, Montana.  
      Missoulians, for instance, routinely use Mullan to access their homes, or shopping or dining on Reserve Street. The Missoula County Detention Center's located there, as well.
       But perhaps you've never given a second thought to the road's namesake, its origin, or the impacts it's had on the region.

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MTPR Program Highlights
1:52 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

May 1 - May 7

Here are MTPR program highlights for May 1, 2014 – May 7, 2014

THURSDAY- May 1, 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

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