Politics Week In Review
3:36 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

How Plagiarism Sank A U.S. Senate Campaign

This week in Montana politics, a recap of events leading to Sen. Walsh's decision to drop of out of the U.S. Senate race.

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MTPR Music
11:59 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Sean Watkins Talks Songwriting, Solo Projects And Nickel Creek

Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek was in the MTPR studios playing songs from his recent solo album and talking music with John Floridis.
Credit Josh Burnham

Sean Watkins, guitarist, songwriter, and member of Nickel Creek stopped by our studio yesterday. He played songs from his latest solo album "All I Do is Lie", and talked music with MTPR's John Floridis.

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First Annual Care Farm Challenge
10:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Creating More Opportunities For People With Disabilities To Succeed

Medals for the first annual Care Farm Challenge at the Keller family "Centennial Farm" in the West Valley of the Flathead.
Credit Katrin Frye

The first of what organizers plan to be an annual race took place on Saturday, July 26th in the Flathead featuring a Spartan-style-obstacle race for people with disabilities. The race brought together several organizations including Special Olympics, Care Farms, the Lighthouse Christian Home, and the Special Friends Advocacy Program.

Rachel Grant works with the Care Farm Program through A-Plus-Home-Healthcare of Kalispell. Grant helped plan this “Farm-Style” Obstacle race.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Blodgett Canyon's Horsehead Arch

Horsehead Arch, Blodgett Canyon, Bitterroot Mountains. (CC BY-NC)
Credit Roger Lynn

"Blodgett Canyon," written by Ben Johnson, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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12:02 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Good Jobs Missoula

Everyone would like to see Missoula get more good jobs – jobs that pay well, offer good benefits, provide access to quality health care and a secure retirement.

Most people will say that the particular good jobs Missoula needs are in the high tech, manufacturing, natural resource extraction and construction sectors. Indeed, jobs in these sectors tend to offer workers most of the very things that define a “good job.”

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U.S. Senate Race
2:39 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Montana Sen. Walsh Drops Out Of U.S. Senate Race

Sen. John Walsh, D - Montana

Democratic Senator John Walsh has decided to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. In a public statement released today, Walsh said:

The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve. I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. Senator. You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.

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11:31 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Man Found Dead In Clark Fork River Was Shot

Credit Flickr user Ariane Middel (CC-BY-2.0)

Two people have been arrested and two others are wanted in connection to the Missoula Sheriff Department’s investigation into the death of Gilbert George Berry, whose body was found in the Clark Fork River Tuesday.

Officials say Kevin Joseph Lino, 27, is wanted for the charge of deliberate homicide, and are searching for Angela M. Marchese, also 27, who is a witness in the case.

Lino and Marchese are believed to be traveling in a white 2014 Ford Focus, with a temporary West Virginia Plate. 

The Sheriff's Office believes Lino is armed and dangerous.  

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Commentary - August 7th, 2014
7:30 am
Thu August 7, 2014

All Of Montana’s Waters Need Protection

Montana’s rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands are an unmatched natural resource.  Our clean, cool waters support an abundance of fish and wildlife, they provide us with clean drinking water, and they give us a place to escape the heat on these August afternoons.

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Commentary - August 6th, 2014
7:25 am
Thu August 7, 2014


Good evening. I’m Susan Kohler, CEO of Missoula Aging Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Missoula and Ravalli counties.  Do you know what is considered the “crime of the 21st century?” It is the scam—any scam—that targets people age 60 and older. Because we’re seeing a recent upsurge of reports about financial scams from older adults, their families and retirement facilities, tonight’s commentary is focused on one prevalent type, the telemarketing scam.  I hope the story and tips I share will help you to not fall victim to this crime.   

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Jazz Is Like A Really Good Conversation

M.J. Williams
Credit Eliza Wiley

Montana jazz icon M.J. Williams was singing in clubs in the early 1960's. Fifty years later, her gorgeous voice and innovative style have reached new levels of warmth and maturity. Listen to this piece and you'll hear why she's a jazz legend in the Rocky Mountain West.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 8/6/14)

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