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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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Alternative Radio
1:06 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Richard Wolff - Naked Capitalism

07/07/2014 - Through its myriad booms and busts, capitalism manages to roll with the punches and emerge standing. We are constantly told: it's the only show in town. Do you want the old Soviet Union? No way. But can't we imagine an economic system that is responsive to the needs of people and our precious planet rather than Wall Street and the investor class? Idealistic, you say? Maybe. But the fiscal ship is headed for a huge crash and no amount of moving the deck chairs around will avert it.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Richard Opper, Director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services

Richard Opper
Credit Montana DPHHS

7/8/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" Montana's largest stage agency employs 3,100 people, overseeing 2,500 contracts and 150 programs. What it is?  Who runs it? Meet Richard Opper, Director of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun July 6, 2014

2014 Montana Folk Festival, July 11-13, Uptown Butte

The Original Stage, Montana Folk Festival, Uptown Butte, July 11 - 13, 2014. Admission to all events is free. (CC-BY-NC)
Credit Joshua Pate-Terry, Montana Folk Festival

7/6/14: This week on Front Row Center: Michael Marsolek talks with George Everett, Executive Director of Mainstreet Uptown Butte, the presenting organization of the 2014 Montana Folk Festival, which takes place in Uptown Butte, Friday, July 11th - Sunday, July 13th.  As always, admission is free to all events during the three days of the festival.

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Chocolate Mess

Chocolate soufflé (CC-BY-2.0)
Credit Klearchos Kapoutsis

7/6/14: This week on The Food Guys: Greg reveals the mistake that complicated his recent preparation of chocolate soufflés for fellow MTPR listeners. Undeterred - and encouraged by the realization that he is, in fact, A Food Guy - Greg not only salvaged a chocolate mess, but turned the ad-hoc adventure in chemistry into a demonstration of soufflé-making and quick thinking.

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