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Mountain West Voices
8:38 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

The Gardener: A Hmong Life In Montana

Mo Thao, Missoula
Credit Clay Scott

Mo Thao reflects on her chaotic early life in Laos and on coming to Montana...and on gardening.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 7/16/14)

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-Fire Season
6:54 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Crews Working Two Fire Starts

Fire crews are fighting - and mopping up after, respectively - two new fires on the Lolo National Forest. Forest spokesman Boyd Hartwig  says one is called the Fire Creek Fire. That's a lightning caused fire approximately three miles northwest of the Stark Lookout and 22 miles northwest of Missoula on the Ninemile Ranger District. As of 6:30 this evening, the fire was two acres and burning in thick, downed vegetation. The location is remote and no structures are threatened. Fire behavior has been active, with single tree torching.

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Mountain Water Company
5:02 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Missoula, Apple Valley Collaborate On Publicly Owned Water Utilities

Missoula and the southern California town of Apple Valley are separated by over 11-hundred miles, but both have at least one thing in common; officials from both towns want their local water systems under public ownership.

Leaders from both communities met earlier this week in Missoula to discuss ways to do just that.

Apple Valley's water system is owned and operated by Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company. In Missoula, it's Mountain Water Company.

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Opera
4:13 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Carmen composed by Georges Bizet

07/19/2014 -

CAST:
Carmen           Patricia Bardon
Don José         Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla            Pretty Yende
Escamillo         Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Zuniga            Valentin Anikin
Moralès           Daniel Armstrong
Frasquita         Hae Ji Chang
Mercédès         Cassandra Zoé Velasco
El Remendado  Keith Jameson
El Dancaïre      Museop Kim
A Vendor         Melissa Treinkman
A Gypsy          Abdiel Gonzalez
A Soldier         Steven Pence

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Opera
4:11 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Falstaff composed by Giuseppe Verdi

07/12/2014 -

CAST:
Sir John Falstaff   Roberto Frontali
Alice Ford           Carmen Giannattasio
Ford                   Marco Caria
Nannetta             Ekaterina Sadovnikova
Fenton                Juan Francisco Gatell
Meg Page            Erica Brookhyser
Mistress Quickly   Ronnita Nicole Miller
Dr. Caius            Robert Brubaker
Bardolph             Rodell Rosel
Pistol                  Valentin Anikin

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Joan Baez
11:40 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Joan Baez Falls Ill. Missoula Concert Canceled

Joan Baez
Credit Marina Chavez

Here's the University of Montana press release on this evening's canceled Joan Baez concert:

MISSOULA – Musician Joan Baez announced today that her Thursday, July 17, concert at the University of Montana will be canceled due to illness. Baez intends to reschedule her Missoula performance. An announcement with details will be made Tuesday, July 22.

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The Food Guys
11:41 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

What's Really in 100% Orange Juice?

Credit Civileats.com, Gardenblackwash

Does  the term "100% pure orange juice" accurately describe an orange-flavored,  chemically-altered, long-shelf-life product? "The Food Guys" explain why 100% pure may not mean what you think it means.

Hear the entire Orange Juice episode or listen to  "The Food Guys" online, via podcast, or on the air on Sundays at 11:20 a.m.

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Trade Agreements
2:20 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

British Consul General Says US/EU Free Trade Agreement Good For Both

Priya Guha
Credit www.gov.uk

The British Consul General in San Francisco, Priya Guha*, is in Montana this week meeting with officials to discuss existing U.K./Montana trade and investment ties.

Guha is also discussing the potential benefits of a successful U.S./E.U. free trade agreement; the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
    Guha stopped by the Montana Public Radio studios this week to discuss T-T-I-P with Edward O'Brien.

*In case you're wondering, pronounced PREE-yuh  GOO-hah

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Wednesday Special
1:44 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fly Fishing in Montana

07/16/2014 - An ancient pastime explored in the lives, lore and literature of anglers. The producer takes lessons from one of Montana's legendary fly fishers and in the process visits the towns, streams, history and indoor watering places (saloons), hears whopping fish stories and catches a trout in the Land of the Big Sky.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/35684-fly-fishing-in-montana#description

Commentary - July 16th, 2014
10:47 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Genes And Politics

Why do people vote the way they do?  If we are supposedly rational, self-interested beings, why, for example, do so many people dependent on government programs vote for Republican politicians so bent on eliminating their benefits?

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