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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Montana's Division of Criminal Investigation

4/29/14: This week on "Home Ground:" The trail of a murder case in rural Montana is four years old when arrests are finally made, and prosecution will be difficult. The professionals at the Montana Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Investigations can help a young county attorney make the case.

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Musician's Spotlight
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Eric Funk

4/29/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" Bozeman composer and jazz pianist Eric Funk’s work has been featured on the syndicated public radio programs Morning Edition and Performance Today. Funk also hosts the Montana PBS television series, 11th and Grant.

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Commentary - April 28th, 2014
10:45 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Don’t be fooled by false and inflammatory statements

I simply have to shake my head at the blatantly false accusations and statements made in the press lately by a few fringe environmentalists concerning Governor Bullock’s priority landscape recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The accusations are so false and so out-of-line that they must be corrected.

Forestry provisions in the Farm Bill are the direct result of several national concerns, fire budgets, fire risk to public safety and infrastructure, lack of management on federal lands, litigation and jobs.

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Listeners Respond
3:19 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

MTPR Local Survey Results

Many thanks to the 1,390 listeners who responded to our request for an assessment of how MTPR local programs are meeting their needs.

See the MTPR Local Survey Results Summary (pdf format)

The survey period was March 18-April 1, 2014.

National Geo
10:03 am
Mon April 28, 2014

It’s not just the photos but the story that matters

National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns

Chris Johns is the first photographer and 9th person to be editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine. The Oregon native has led the magazine since 2005, and was in Missoula recently to lecture at the University of Montana.
    In this feature interview, Johns talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the magazine's evolution since it was started 125 years ago by Alexander Graham Bell, who headed the National Geographic Society.

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Monday Music Special
9:06 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Unsung Heroes: Cowboy Jack Clement

Cowboy Jack Clement

4/28/14: This week's Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 8:30pm, is another program in Tom Engelmann's series, "Unsung Heroes."

During a career that lasted over sixty years, Cowboy Jack Clement worked as a musician, recording engineer, producer, arranger and composer. Clement was associated with nearly a thousand recordings for George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings and numerous others.

A true “Unsung Hero,” Clement was a Nashville legend. Join Tom Engelmann as he salutes Cowboy Jack, another influential but overlooked master of modern music.

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MTPR Music
9:06 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Indigenous Expressions, Monday, April 21st, 7:30pm

4/21/14: The April edition of "Indigenous Expressions" features music by Rodriguez; Carlos Santana; The Neville Brothers with Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lila Downs; Richie Havens; The  Chambers Brothers; Tha Tribe, and more.

Join host David Sam for "Indigenous Expressions" Monday at 7:30pm, once a month, for indigenous music and words from around the world.

Music Special
9:03 am
Mon April 28, 2014

The History of Classical Music

04/14/2014 - This one hour On The Strip Radio Special produced by Ben Manilla takes listeners through a history of this enduring art form from its beginnings up to today.   Through an engaging narrative, host Dianne Nicolini of KFDC and renowned conductor Robert Ziegler tell the story of classical music from Gregorian chants to today's minimalism, highlighting innovations and developments and profiling the lives and works of groundbreaking composers.

Documentary Special
8:58 am
Mon April 28, 2014

The Really Big Questions - part 1 of 5

05/01/2014 - What is this thing called love?

This program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships? A fascinating cast of characters tackles these questions head-on: 

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Documentary Special
8:49 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Affirmative Action on Campus - Does More Than Good

04/24/2014 - Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for under represented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support? Its critics point to students struggling to keep up in schools mismatched to their abilities and to the fact that the policy can be manipulated to benefit affluent and middle class students who already possess many educational advantages. Is it time to overhaul or abolish affirmative action?  

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