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Radiolab
10:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Dead Reckoning

02/22/2014 - From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper.  And, in the end, we confront the question at the heart of it all - when the time cpmes to finally leave, how do we want to go?

Documentary Special
9:49 am
Mon February 24, 2014

"Civil Rights in America"

02/27/2014 - Hosted by Charles Dutton, this one-hour special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color, and the LGBT community to expand our traditional definitions of equality. Like “Moments of the Movement” it features first-person narratives culled from hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast video and audio footage to provide a rich, detailed history of the nation during an important and tumultuous period.

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Home Ground Radio
8:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Betty Medsger

2/25/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" Betty Medsger, author of "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI."

Edward Snowden has broken the law to reveal what he believes is government abuse.  In 1971, eight Americans did the same, burglarizing an FBI office, then sending the documents they found to the press.  In the process, they changed our nation’s history.

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Monday Poems
5:31 am
Mon February 24, 2014

"A Cold Night"

Badlands Child, poems by Philip J. Burgess

Heavy with ancient memories of grace
and the ghosts of a thousand riders,
the solitary horse moves slowly down from the canyon
of deep winter shadows
towards a moon trapped in river ice.

Diamonds sift down from a cottonwood
onto quivering yellow-white haunches;
a cold night for crossing frozen water,
a cold night for an old dreaming gypsy horse
to step over the moon.

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Pond Hockey
10:16 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

How Kalispell hopes hockey will help with the "off season"

Workers prep the rink for Kalispell's first annual Pond Hockey Classic on Foys Lake.
Credit Katrin Frye

Most businesses in the Flathead count on winter as the slow season for tourism and visitation. Business and economic development leaders are hoping hockey will help take the sting out of the slow season. Rob Brisendine with the Kalispell Convention and Visitors Bureau says they’re hosting the first annual Pond Hockey Classic on Foys Lake this weekend.

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Pianist Lisa Smirnova & The Missoula Symphony
5:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Beethoven Week - with re-scheduled piano recital

2/23/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Darko Butorac, music director and conductor of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, about the film, recital, choral and orchestral events scheduled in "Beethoven Week," February 28th - March 9th.

** Update: due to weather, Lisa Smirnova's Feb. 28th recital has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Music Recital Hall, University of Montana.**

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Headframe Spirits
10:51 am
Fri February 21, 2014

“Neversweat bourbon” just one of the products of this new Butte business

John and Courtney McKee, co-owners of "Headframe Spirits"

When John and Courtney McKee opened their new microdistillery "Headframe Spirits" in Butte in early 2012, they had no idea their success would lead to them being named Montana Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2013.

Besides producing bourbon and gin and other spirits, their company also manufactures distillation equipment for Montana's growing distillery industry.
    In this feature interview, Courtney McKee talks with News Director Sally Mauk about how they decided to start their own company, when John got laid off from his previous job.

 

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Mule Deer Scent Behavior

Female mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
Credit Yathin S Krishnappa

"Fieldnotes," February 23rd & 24th, 2014: "Mule Deer Scent Behavior," by Beverly Dupree. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"It would be easy to assume, looking at those ears, that the mule deer's most important sense is hearing. But then I noticed a curious behavior that led me to the conclusion that mule deer depend just as much on smell as on hearing.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Star Anise

February 22nd, 2014: In traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese star anise is prescribed for colicky babies and sluggish digestion. But today, it's also a source of shikimic acid, a precursor in the pharmaceutical synthesis of Tamiflu, one of the only treatments right now for avian influenza. Japanese star anise, Illicium anisatum, a similar tree, is highly toxic and inedible.

http://www.floradelaterre.com/

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Fun With Chemistry
8:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Candy and Caramelization

Credit Vegan Baking

February 23rd, 2014: Greg and Jon explore candy-making, caramelization, and the chemistry of cooking with sugar. 

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