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Pea Green Boat
6:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

The Wild Calls On The Pea Green Boat

Join Jackie Wedell for "Nature Notes " on the Pea Green Boat today. She'll be talking about a very young boy who liked to chirp with chickadees, hoot with owls, and howl with wolves. Did the wolves respond? You may get a chance to howl yourself. Tune in for the fun between 4 and 5 p.m.

VINE Program
5:11 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

The state system which allows anyone to track the whereabouts of adult felony offenders

  The Montana Department of Corrections is expanding a notification system which allows victims of crimes to know the whereabouts of their offenders.

The Victim Information and Notification Everyday system, or VINE, allows victims to receive phone calls, texts or emails about changes in the custody status or location of any adult felony offender in the corrections system.

The system started tracking offenders on probation and parole late last year, which adds the movements of 84-hundred people to the system.

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New fire realities
2:28 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Facing our new fire realities a major challenge in the American West

Lolo Creek Complex fire
Credit Sally Mauk

In over three decades of fighting fire, studying fire and crafting fire management policy, Tom Zimmerman has seen a lot of changes in fire behavior and control. Zimmerman has worked with fire for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S Forest Service - and most recently, at the  National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

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Pea Green Boat
6:52 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Kate & Her Raptors Alight on the Pea Green Boat

Credit Kate Davis

Settle on your perch this afternoon and listen to the whoosh of feathers, the jingle of jesses, and the calls of birds. Meanwhile Kate Davis, director of Raptors of the Rockies, will educate us about the habits and habitats of the birds she cares for. We may even "see" an eagle! Tune in today between 4 and 5 p.m. and join the fun.

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Medicaid Expansion
5:38 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Supporters of Medicaid expansion initiative can begin gathering signatures

Supporters of an initiative looking to expand Medicaid in the state can now begin gathering signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.

The Attorney General’s Office approved the Healthy Montana Plan this week after finding problems with earlier versions of the initiative.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says opponents still believe the measure violates the state constitution. 

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Poetry and Indian Culture
3:32 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Montana Indian Poetry and Culture

The Indian in the Liquor Cabinet and Other Poems, by Joseph McGeshick

Historian, teacher, and poet Joseph McGeshick talks about Montana’s Native American poets and about what’s happening on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. He also read a few of his poems.

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Blackfeet Reservation
2:39 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Where God Likes to Be

Credit Nicolas Hudak

A new documentary featuring three young people from the Blackfeet Indian reservation - all at a crossroads in their lives - debuts this weekend at Missoula's Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

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Pen Pals
12:44 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Crayons and construction paper meets cursive and stationary

2nd graders from Kalispell's Edgerton Elementary meet with pen pals from the Buffalo Hill Terrace retirement community for the first time on Valentine's Day.
Credit Mike Kofford / Kalispell School District 5

Teachers of a second grade class in Kalispell found a fairly old-school way to get kids excited about writing.

Pen pals.

Shelly Kennedy and Suzanne Elliott’s class at Edgerton Elementary School started exchanging letters with residents at the Buffalo Hill Terrace retirement home at the beginning of the school year.

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Monday Music Special
12:23 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Indigenous Expression: music by Peter LaFarge, Joy Harjo, Blackfire, HAPA...

02/24/2014 - During this Monday Music Special, David Sam plays compositions and covers by Peter LaFarge, Joy Harjo, Blackfire, HAPA— from Hawaii — Jesse Ed Davis, and many more American Indian and Alaska Native musicians. He also plays tracks from a Salish Culture Committee CD that includes historical information about the indigenous people of western Montana and a poem by Jennifer Finley.

 

Mountain West Voices
8:33 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Nobody Can Move You: Keeping Blackfoot Language and Culture Alive in Alberta

2/19/2014 - This week on Mountain West Voices: Conrad Little Leaf talks about the Blackfoot experience on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border, about cultural and linguistic continuity, and the fight against assimilation.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/111482-nobody-can-move-you-keeping-blackfoot-language-an

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