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Front Row Center
4:44 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

War, Peace and Fate: Helena Symphony & Chorale, Sat., May 3, 7:30pm

4/27/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Allan R. Scott, Music Director and conductor of the Helena Symphony, about the final concert in the symphony's 59th season. Two works are on the program for Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30pm, at the Helena Civic Center. First, the orchestra, chorale, and vocal soloists Diana McVey and Evan Thomas Jones will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams's cantata, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1936).

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Campaign Beat
2:06 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sally, Chuck and Mike look at deceptive ads and websites

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

Candidates like to brag in their TV ads - but not at all the bragging is perhaps as truthful as it should be. Deceptive ads - and websites - are part of the discussion tonight on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program featuring News Director Sally Mauk and Lee newspapers'  Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.

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The Entire Conversation
11:56 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Leon Panetta at UM

Leon Panetta on stage of Dennison theater
Credit Sally Mauk

The former head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, spoke recently on the University of Montana campus. Panetta has also served as Secretary of Defense, as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and in Congress as a representative from California from 1977 to 1993.
    As part of the annual Jones/Tamm law school lecture, Panetta was questioned by Washington, D.C. trial attorney Robert Bennett about domestic and foreign policy; here is that conversation in its entirety.

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Commentary - April 25th, 2014
11:10 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Bystander Intervention

Imagine you and your friends are out at a bar on a Friday night. When you came in you noticed a woman at the bar sitting alone. Later in the evening, you notice her again, now sitting with a man who keeps moving closer to her and buying her drinks. She looks uncomfortable and keeps moving her chair farther back while looking around the bar. A bit later you notice that she stands up and tries to walk away. He follows her and puts his arm on the wall to talk to her further. It looks like she’s cornered. What do you do?

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Commentary - April 23rd, 2014
11:05 am
Fri April 25, 2014

American Oligarchy

When asked to name one idea that would change the world, venture capitalist Tom Perkins responded that wealthy Americans who pay more taxes should get more votes.  Pay a million dollars in taxes, get a million votes.  His audience laughed.  But Tom Perkins, a very wealthy man, wasn’t joking.  The sad fact is that, in a certain respect, his wish has already come true.

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Climate Change
10:17 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Montanans rally for climate solutions

The poster for Saturdays event features the work of one of the artist who will be presenting, Diane Burko.

Major environmental legislation like the Clean Air and Endangered Species Act followed the first earth day celebration in April of 1970. Whitefish resident Steve Thompson is hoping the growth of local efforts across the country will again have a similar effect, this time in relation to climate change.

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Coke Blinks

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4/27/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" Greg and Jon re-cap a New York Times article by Mark Bittman, titled: "Coke Blinks"

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Watermelon Snow

Snow algae (Chlamydomonas nivalis) on Gunsight Mountain, Glacier National Park.
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4/27/14 & 4/28/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:"Watermelon Snow," by Boo Curry.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Dong Quai

4/26/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:" Dong Quai, or Chinese angelica, is sometimes called the "female ginseng" for its role as a balancer of the female reproductive system. It's used for menstrual cramps, abnormal periods, and symptoms of PMS and menopause. Dong Quai is not recommended if you're pregnant or breast-feeding or if you're taking blood-thinning medicine, and it can make your skin light-sensitive.

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Leon Panetta
4:39 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Former CIA Director warns government paralysis threatens national security

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta on stage of Dennison Theater in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

In sometimes salty language, the former head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, covered everything from torture to budget deficits in a wide-ranging talk Thursday at the University of Montana. Besides heading the CIA, Panetta also served as Secretary of Defense, and as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.     

Panetta spoke to a riveted audience at the annual Jones/Tamm law school lecture. He was questioned for about 40 minutes by his friend and famous trial attorney Robert Bennett about domestic and foreign policy.

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