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Reflections West
2:32 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Erica Olsen

12/16 & 17/2013 - Erica Olsen reflects on the relationship between nature and technology, pairing her thoughts with those of the historian Frank Waters.

Reflections West
2:31 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

John Clayton

12/10 & 11/2013 - John Clayton reflects on the popular perception of women in the West as fiercely individual.  He selected a passage by one of Montana's first female novelists Caroline Lockhart.

Montana News
1:46 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New CEO takes the helm at Montana Community Foundation

Mary Rutherford
Credit Montana Community Foundation

Montana's largest community foundation has hired a new Chief Executive Officer who brings almost 20 years of philanthropic experience with her.

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Alternative Radio
1:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Robert McChesney - The Internet, Capitalism, & Democracy

1/27/2014 - Remember the information superhighway and all the hype about the Internet? The wonders of the Digital Age would be liberating. A utopian bliss was at hand. Now it sometimes looks more like a dystopia. A handful of monopolies dominate the Internet. Google garners 97% of the mobile search market. Microsoft's operating system is used by 90% of the world's computers. Capitalism has colonized cyberspace, spurred the collapse of journalism, independent bookstores and many, many jobs.

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MTPR Program Highlights
11:47 am
Mon January 27, 2014

January 30 - February 5

Here are MTPR program highlights for January 30 – February 5, 2014

THURSDAY- January 30, 2014

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics - Rameau 2 Pièces do Clavecin with flute and violin: 4th and 5th concerts; Selections by Albinoní, Maute, and Zelenka performed by Ensemble Caprice; Zelenka: 2 Capriccios: #1 in D major and #2 in G major; Mozart: Quintet for piano and winds in Eb, KV 452; Pleyel: Symphony in Bb

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Monday Poems
6:34 am
Mon January 27, 2014

"Study for the Ridgeline Blue in Winter"

by cold water, poems by Chris Dombrowski

Throbs up from the darkening draws, eluding
dusk's clutch. Calls out and the owl
calls back, answering with her own ample koan.
When the world was flat we thought darkness
fell. Now we know it rises firelike from earth,
spindling up the oaks' trunks, engulfing
ridge and canopy.
                      The resulting smoke, then—
hue of a breath exhaled by a late-arriving disciple
come to examine the charred chaos of day
(such a staunch monk!) igniting itself again—
the odorless remains.
                       Then. The hanging

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Devienne, Mozart, Honegger and Brahms
5:25 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The Cascade String Quartet and The Chinook Winds Quintet, Together In Concert

Credit Scott Photography

Sunday, January 26th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Madison Johnson, violist with the Cascade Quartet, and Elizabeth Crawford, bassoonist with the Chinook Winds Quintet, about joint concerts that feature both of the Great Falls Symphony's professional chamber groups.

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Monday Special
3:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

David Sam hosts Indigenous Expressions

1/27/2014 - David Sam hosts our Monday Special – Indigenous Expression. Indigenous music and words from around the world. Expressions from where we’ve been to where we’re going.

Home Ground Radio
3:25 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Bryce Andrews

01/28/2014 - An earnest, Seattle-raised youth takes a job as a Montana ranch hand, tending cattle in wolf country. Bryce Andrews's new book describes with full honesty the hard work and hard choices on "the ragged edge of the West."  Homeground Radio,

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Brain injuries
2:31 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

University of Montana researchers win NFL and GE grant to continue brain research

UM researchers Sarj Patel, left, and Tom Rau, right
Credit University of Montana

Over 400 entries from 27 countries applied to participate in the first stage of the NFL and GE's "Head Health Challenge".  Sixteen organizations are receiving $300-thousand-dollars each for research on better diagnosing and treating mild traumatic brain injury.
       Two University of Montana researchers, Doctors Sarj Patel and Tom Rau, were among the winning 16 selected.

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