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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Kathleen Welsch & Indigenous Elders

Kathleen Welsch
Credit Kathleen Welsch

7/8/14 & 7/9/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Literature professor Kathleen Welsch describes John Randall: a Winnebago born in prison, a tunnel rat in Vietnam, a wheelchair-bound warrior for the "little guy." Welsch excerpts a commentary about Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster from the Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council.

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In Other Words
5:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Behind the Scenes at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival

7/8/14: This week on In Other Words: Beth Judy talks with Allie Olson and Kate Healy, the behind-the-scenes engines keeping the annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival rolling. The festival raises money for the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a non-profit supporting women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities.

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Fire danger
3:09 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Missoula County outdoor debris burning closes

Credit Montana DNRC

It's July, it's getting hot and the forecast is calling for very warm temperatures by week's end.

It's with this in mind that the Missoula County Fire Protection Association has restricted open burning as of today.

Burning permits for Missoula County cannot be activated until this restriction is lifted.

MCFPA chairman, Matt Hall, says the hot, dry weather of the past week - combined with the forecast for more of the same for at least another week - will continue to dry out fuels.

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Fiberboard Plant Explosion
2:51 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Columbia Falls Fiberboard Plant To Return To Full Production

Plum Creek Timber's Columbia Falls fiberboard plant
Credit Katrin Frye

Plum Creek Timber Company officials say they hope to return the company's fiberboard plant in Columbia Falls to full production this week, about a month after an explosion and fire shut it down.

Tom Ray is a Plum Creek vice president. Ray says the plant started its No. 2 production line a week ago. The line, built in 2001, manufactures fiberboard that's one-tenth of an inch thick.

Crews were still working to return the No. 1 line to full production. It produces fiberboard up to 1-and-a-quarter inches thick:

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Train Derailment
11:54 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Gettting there...

Credit Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Jerry Compton

Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says the second of three brand new Boeing 737 fuselages has been winched up a steep embankment. The third should be recovered by the end of today.

A total of six fuselages was aboard a westbound train to Washington when 19 cars went off the track some 10 miles west of Alberton. All six fuselages fell off; three remained on top on the bank,  the three others tumbled down toward the river.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Cyril Neville

3/25/14 and 7/8/14: This week on "Musicians' Spotlight:" The youngest of the Neville brothers and a member of the influential group The Meters, percussionist and singer Cyril Neville makes his first visit to Musician's Spotlight.

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music, art, dance and crafts from around the world
7:22 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Preview of the 2014 Montana Folk Festival, July 11-13, Uptown Butte

7/9/14: This week on the Wednesday Special, 1:25-1:55pm (following Moyers and Company):  a preview of the 2014 Montana Folk Festival, July 11 - 13, uptown Butte. Clark Grant talks with three musicians featured at the festival:

Fiddler Alical Svigals, leader of Alicia Svigals Klezmer Fiddle Express; 

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Urgent Request for Action
4:36 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Speak Up for Full-Power MTPR in the Flathead

There is a public comment period underway on an issue that may affect MTPR's ability to broadcast at full-power from 90.1FM at the top of Big Mountain. See below for full details. Thank you for helping.

Submitting your comment on behalf of MTPR is crucial. The deadline  is July 15, 2014.

We've made a customizable letter for your convenience.

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Monday Poems
3:25 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

"To Carry Water"

There is the bird beak's way
and the way of the woman with child.

The eye's way
and the way of the well bucket.

The oak tree's way is not unlike that
of the cloud or the long dry summer it was

When the birdsong stopped,
and the woman stood tiptoe

looking down the well. Perched
on the handle of an unstrung pail, a wren

fluttered its wings without note. A leaf
floated, sinking slowly as the pail:

the rust holes, the caterpillar-chewed,
sipping in the weight of last year's skies.

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MTPR Program Highlights
2:15 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

July 10- July 16

Here are MTPR program highlights for July 10 – July 16, 2014

THURSDAY- July 10, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics - Turina: Danzas Gitanas, Op. 55 and Mompou: - Carciones y Danzas, Nos. 1 & 6 – both for piano; Chausson: Concert in D major for violin, piano, and string quartet, Op. 21; Albeniz: Asturias for guitar; Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208 for guitar; Albinoni: Adagio in G minor for guitar; Ginastera: Estancia, Op. 8 and Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15

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