Commentary - August 18th, 2014
8:25 am
Tue August 19, 2014

The Need For Comprehensive Federal Forest Reforms

There has been quite a bit of opinion writing lately about whether members of congress should focus on place-based federal forestland pilots, or whether they should work to pass comprehensive federal forest reforms.

On the one hand, place-based efforts are homegrown initiatives that carve out temporary solutions to meet local needs, while a comprehensive reform package offers sweeping changes that land managers, timber companies and timber-dependent communities can rely on for the long-term.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

John Butler

On the heels of the release of "Flesh and Blood," John Butler returns to Musician's Spotlight, updating listeners on the state of his "garden,” John's metaphor for balancing time with family and friends with his responsibilities as a business owner and his passion for music.

(Broadcast: Musician's Spotlight, 5/13/14 and 8/19/14)

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Yellowstone Fatality
3:26 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Fatal Fall In Yellowstone National Park

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Credit flickr user terkel110 (CC-BY-2.0)

A family is mourning the loss of their little girl after a terrible accident this weekend in Yellowstone National Park.

Park spokesman, Al Nash says the accident occurred yesterday morning in Yellowstone's Grand Canyon area:

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MTPR Program Highlights
12:53 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

August 21 - 27

Here are MTPR program highlights for August 21- 27, 2014

THURSDAY- August 21, 2014

9:05 a.m.    Morning Classics – Albeniz: Suite Espanola, Op. 47, also Pavana-Capricho, Op. 12; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, also Ivocacion y Danza; Pujol: Suite Buenos Aires, also Dos Aires Candomberos; Ravel: Rhapsodie Espanol, also La Valse

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Jobs at MTPR
11:57 am
Mon August 18, 2014

MTPR Recruiting For Helena Bureau Chief

A Page from 'Radio News' Nov. 1928

MTPR is seeking an experienced radio or television reporter to be our new Capitol Bureau Chief.

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Monday Poems
10:53 am
Mon August 18, 2014


Corvidae, poems by B. J. Buckley

in a poplar snag,
long liver,
egg sucker,
eater of eyes,
murderer of unfledged
carrion cleaner
of our own
homicides –
dog, feral
cats, porcupine, never
a blood trace
by the next
afternoon –
glorious harlequin
coal snow
burnt ash
night moon
and us
except as surfeit

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Home Ground Radio
5:38 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Jim Hagenbarth, Montana Rancher

Jim Hagenbarth
Credit courtesy of Jim Hagenbarth

The settlers who came to Montana relied on livestock for their livelihoods and the lives. More than 150 years later, technology has removed most of us from the ranching life. But not Jim Hagenbarth. Far more than most, he understands the needs, complexities and rewards of ranching.

(Broadcast: Home Ground Radio, 8/19/14)

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Election 2014
8:52 am
Sun August 17, 2014

Amanda Curtis, Democrat For U.S. Senate

Montana Democrats nominated state Rep. Amanda Curtis to replace John Walsh in the U.S. Senate race. The decision was made on Saturday, August 16th in Helena, by a delegates at a special Democratic state nominating convention.

Jackie Yamanaka, News Director at Yellowstone Public Radio was at the convention and filed this story which aired today on YPR and MTPR.

Full audio

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun August 17, 2014


Illustration by Albrecht Meyer. Plate from 1542 book "De historia stirpium commentarii insignes." (CC-PD)

Jon and Greg's annual hymn to sweet corn includes instructions for quick cooking and various uses for fresh, local corn in salad, chowder, omelettes, soufflés and cornbread. When it comes to flavor, Jon accuses non-local corn of being a good-looking but insipid imposter: "It looks larger than life, compared to the corn we grew when I was a kid."

(Broadcast: The Food Guys, 8/17/14)

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4:00 pm
Sat August 16, 2014


08/23/2014 - The walls are closing in, you've got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape!  This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs.