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Spring doggie blitz
3:03 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Scoop it up and leash that pup!

Engen and Alta Jonessian talking policy. Sophia Cowmey's in the blue.
Edward O'Brien

A second grade exercise in persuasive letter writing led to an official reminder from Missoula authorities today: leash your dogs and - oh yeah - don't forget to pick up their poop, too.

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Radiolab
10:23 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Race

04/19/2014 - When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific base." Great words spoken with great intentions. But what do they really mean, and where do they leave us? Our genes are nearly all the same, but that hasn't made race meaningless, or wiped out our evolving conversation about it.  This hour of Radiolab a look at race.

Alternative Radio
10:14 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Dollarocracy

John Nichols

04/28/2014 - Dollarocracy: a system of government where private wealth determines political outcomes. Sound at all familiar? The corruption bred by boatloads of cash contaminates and pollutes our entire political process. So-called reforms won’t cure the ailment. Radical surgery is required. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood this well when he counseled, “Timid supplications for justice will not solve the problem. We’ve got to massively confront the power structure.” Washington is Lobbystan. The thousands of influence peddlars pretty much get what they want for their paymasters.

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Alternative Radio
10:09 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Sandra Steingraber - Contamination Without Consent

04/21/2014 - When faced with injustice what options are open to people? Turn away and ignore it or confront it? The destruction of the environment is an injustice. We are turning parts of the Earth into a toxic waste dump. What comforts are we willing to give up to protect Mother Nature? Will we make real sacrifices or simply kick the ball down the road and be content with placebos like shopping differently? The planet is facing a medical emergency. In response, activists are sitting in, chaining themselves to fences and blocking roads.

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Wednesday Special
10:05 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Maxine Kumin: Past American Voice

04/30/2014 - We continue the celebration of Poetry Month with a tribute to Maxine Kumin, who died on February 6, 2014 at the age of 88. A former Consultant in Poetry to Library of Congress (now known as the US Poet Laureate), Kumin is heralded for her poetry and her dedication to feminism.

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Violinist Adele Anthony
9:27 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Her love of the violin began with a brush and comb

Violinist Adele Anthony

Violinist Adele Anthony has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, and will soon be in Missoula for a concert with the String Orchestra of the Rockies. A native of Tasmania, Anthony studied at Juilliard, and won her first major competition at the age of 13.
    In this feature interview with News Director Sally Mauk, Anthony says her interest in the instrument began at a very young age.

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Poetry and Prose
6:19 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Paul Zarzyski Compares Writing Poetry to Riding Rodeo Broncs

Steering With My Knees, poems by Paul Zarzyski
Credit poetry, western author, bronc riding

During this program, Paul Zarzyski talks about and reads from his latest collections of poetry and prose, Steering With My Knees and 51: 30 Poems, 20 Lyrics, 1 Self-Interview, both published by Bangtail Press.

Including:

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Mountain West Voices
7:00 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

On the Tongue: A Montana Rancher and Amish Craftsmen Rebuild a Barn

4/23/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" On the Tongue River, in southeast Montana, a tornado destroyed Mark Fix's log barn. With the help of local Amish craftsmen using hand tools, he rebuilds the homestead-era structure.

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Beach Clemency
5:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Governor Bullock urges clemency recommendation for Barry Beach

In an unusual step, Governor Steve Bullock has sent a two-page letter to the state Board of Pardons and Parole, outlining why he thinks the board should recommend clemency for convicted murderer Barry Beach. The board is set to hear Beach's application for clemency April 29th. Beach has already served 30 years of a 100-year sentence for the 1979 murder of Poplar teen Kim Nees. He has long maintained his innocence, and was granted a new trial by a district judge in 2011.

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Public Access
1:00 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Community rallies to keep from losing Flathead Lake access site

The north shore on Flathead Lake has a MT FWP Fisheries Conservation site and a USFWS Waterfowl Production Area closed to the public March 1st through July 15th.
Katrin Frye

The potential to lose a popular access to Flathead Lake’s north shore rallies the community of Bigfork and shines a light on the issue of private property and public access to water. The access in question is a county-right-of way, running through government and private land on the north shore of the lake. There’s a US Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Area and a state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Conservation area, both currently closed to the public. The waterfowl production area stays closed to public access from March into July while birds are nesting.

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