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5:39 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Omaha's Advice To Missoula On Accepting Ebola Patients

University of Nebraska Hospital in Omaha.
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Last week Providence St. Patrick hospital in Missoula announced that it’s ready to take care of a patient with Ebola if it’s asked.

The hospital has special facilities and expertise because of its proximity to the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton. Researchers there work with dangerous infectious agents, including Ebola, and St. Pat’s has long been prepared to treat someone from the lab if necessary.

But, not everyone in the area is comfortable with the idea of a patient with Ebola being treated locally.

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"Climate Transformation"
3:17 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

$12 Millon In Mental Health, Anti-Bullying Grants To Schools

Denise Juneau, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction
Credit MT OPI

Public school students and faculty are dealing with more than just academics today; they're also struggling with bullying and various mental and emotional health issues.

The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced today it's been awarded three grants worth over $12 million to address those needs.

School Superintendent Denise Juneau says a 5-year "School Climate Transformation" grant worth over $3 million will help reduce bullying in schools. It will also provide adults with clear guidelines on what to do when they see students being intimidated.

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Commentary - October 6th, 2014
11:04 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Calling Out Daines And Zinke

Guest commentaries do not necessarily represent the views of MTPR.

In what must be their PR people’s worst nightmares, both Steve Daines (R. candidate for US Senate) and Ryan Zinke (R. candidate for US House) have recently shown their true characters, and it ain’t pretty, folks.  

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"Can't be put on the credit card"
9:03 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Sen. Tester: Congress Must Debate ISIS Military Action

Senator Jon Tester
Credit Jon Tester

Montana Senator Jon Tester says America needs to figure out how it’s going to pay for military action in the Middle East. Tester is in western Montana today to attend a health care summit put on by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. This morning he stopped by Montana Public Radio and spoke with News Director Eric Whitney. In this segment he talks about the current military conflict, hear more from our interview tonight at 5:30pm on Montana Public Radio.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Birds Of Chicago

"Rock & Roll in the old sense of the word: blues, country, gospel and folk...sun-lit, dappled in shadows....poetry you can dance to and poetry you can play really loud." Birds of Chicago founders Alison Russell and JT Nero (along with their 9-month-old  daughter, Ida) visit host John Floridis on the next Musician's Spotlight.

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MTPR Program Highlights
4:06 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

October 9 - October 15

Here are MTPR program highlights for Oct 9 – Oct 15, 2014

THURSDAY- Oct 9, 2014

9:05 a.m.        Morning Classics -  Haydn: Flute Sonata in C major, Op. 87; Mozart: Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano, K. 498; Mercadante: Flute Concerto #4 in G major; Manfredini: Two String Quartets: #4 in C major and #3 in A major; Clementi: Minuetto Pastorale in D major, also Symphony in Bb major, Op. 18 #1

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Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Rebecca Solnit - Making & Breaking Stories

10/13/2014 - Dominant paradigms, dominant stories, the big picture through which our lives move. How much of it is constructed for us? Most of it. What are the prevailing paradigms and cultural narratives really made of? Words. Language. To coin a phrase, define the terms, frame the issue, to write the story that sticks in the public mind and is constantly repeated, is the business of branding. Powerful institutions work day and night suppressing and spinning stories to legitimize their existence.

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Gain Real Results
10:50 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Align With MTPR

Contact:
Kathleen Woodford, Director of Corporate Support
406.243.4219 or 800.325.1565
Kathleen.woodford@umontana.edu

Aligning with the influential MTPR audience has real results. Attend a free, MTPR marketing seminar this fall.  A marketing package worth $450 will be awarded as a door prize at each seminar.  All participants will receive a $120 sign-on bonus.

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Monday Poems
6:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

"Responsibility"

Robert Wrigley

At the lower fence line under the stars
he hears what at first he takes
to be the neighbor's mare,
come to investigate his apple pocket,

but then gets that neck-chill
and knows otherwise and turns
to see by starlight alone a dust devil
spitting along perpendicular to the wire

and straight at him. He's seen thousands
of the things but never crossed paths
with one on foot, and watches
as long as he can before the grit

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Mike Wheat, Incumbent Candidate For The Montana Supreme Court

Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat

In the 2014 general election in Montana, perhaps the most interesting statewide race is for a seat on the state supreme court. The winner will make decisions about the constitutional rights of all Montanans.

In this episode of "Home Ground Radio", Brian Kahn sits down with incumbent Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat. They talk about judicial philosophy, the role of judges, judicial elections, and money in politics.

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