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Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

After Life

03/08/2014 - We all die...but then what? Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and asks what might be on the other side with eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die--including a short story by neuroscientist David Eagleman, brought to life by actor Jeffrey Tambor.

Opera
5:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

The Enchanted Island

03/08/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

The Met’s delightful Baroque fantasy returns after its critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011–12, bringing together the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, set to a brilliant new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This time, the all-star cast is led by Susan Graham as Sycorax, with David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, and the great Plácido Domingo reprising their roles as Prospero, Ariel, and Neptune.

Avalanche danger
9:46 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Missoula avalanche danger warning

Missoula law enforcement are going door to door  in the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood of Missoula between Richard and Holly streets, advising residents of the unstable snow conditions and danger of avalanche. Although no mandatory evacuations are being ordered, residents are being advised of the risk in deciding whether to  stay or leave.

Local authorities have also advised folks to stay off Mount Sentinel, Mount Jumbo, and Waterworks Hill because of the increased avalanche danger.

Avalanche
5:58 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Avalanche destroys house in Missoula, three people rescued

Rescuers at the site of an avalanche in Missoula's lower Rattlesnake neighborhood
Credit William Marcus

A child and an elderly couple have been rescued after being buried in an avalanche in the lower Rattlesnake area of Missoula. The afternoon slide destroyed at least one house on Harrison street.  Missoula police Sgt. Travis Welsh says the three people were found alive, dug out separately after the slide and taken by ambulance to St. Patrick hospital. Welch says they believe everyone is now accounted for but search teams with dogs continue to check the area. Authorities also continue to evaluate the danger of further snow slides and whether any evacuations will  be necessary.

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State Prison
3:20 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

ACLU alleging widespread mistreatment of mentally ill at state prison

  The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana has written a letter to the state alleging widespread mistreatment of mental illness in both the Montana State Prison and state hospital.

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Philosophy of peace
12:35 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

When is compromise too rotten to accept?

Hebrew University philosopher Avishai Margalit

Tonight's talk in the President's lecture series at the University of Montana is one of the many events cancelled because of today's blizzard - but the featured speaker did brave the elements today to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk. Avishai Margalit is an emeritus philosophy professor at Hebrew  University in Jerusalem, an author, and one of the foremost living philosophers, who has written extensively about the struggle between Islam and the West.

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Snow and High Winds
8:54 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Dangerous Weather Outlook

Snow and high winds are creating hazardous conditions for driving, with drifting snow and poor visibility. In the Missoula valley,and the I-90 corridor, non-essential travel is not advised. if you can stay home - do so.

Here is the link to the road report

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service for our broadcast region:

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Snow Day
8:43 am
Fri February 28, 2014

School Closings

- 08:42AM _ Due do extreme weather there are a number of school closures today in Western Montana.
All the following schools are closed today:

University of Montana
Darby
Columbia Falls
Lone Rock
Stevensville
Missoula County Public Schools

  • All MCPS activities for the night of Friday, February 28, 2014 and all activities on Saturday, March 1, 2014 are cancelled. Schools will attempt to reschedule weekend events, please check school websites for updated event information.

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Decline in Numbers Prompts Scrutiny
8:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Montana's Moose Population

Cow and bull moose (Alces alces)
Credit Ryan Hagerty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

"Fieldnotes," March 2nd & 3rd, 2014: “Moose in Montana," by Matt Hannon. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Whole Fruit, Fruit Juice, and Type 2 Diabetes

Credit Jeff Kubina / Harvard Gazette

March 2nd, 2014: Jon and Greg discuss a study comparing whether fruit juice is as effective at preventing Type 2 diabetes as whole fruit. It's not. In fact, fruit juice consumption is associated with a heightened risk. According to the Harvard School of Public Health:

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