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Beethoven, Liszt and Szymanowski
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Joel Fan and The Helena Symphony

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Joel Fan about Fan's performance with the Helena Symphony on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 7:30pm, in the Helena Civic Center. The piano soloist will perform in two of the evening's three works:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Big Sagebrush

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Credit Sue Weis, Inyo National Forest, U.S.F.S.

"Fieldnotes," January 19th & 20th, 2014: "Big Sagebrush," by Katie McKalip. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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National Tour Kicks Off in Montana
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Montana Repertory Theatre presents William Gibson's classic play, "The Miracle Worker"

January 19th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Greg Johnson, Artistic Director of the Montana Repertory Theatre, about the Rep's 2014 national tour of William Gibson's classic play, The Miracle Worker.

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Classics For Kids
6:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Classics For Kids and HOP Radio

Today on the Pea Green Boat, Naomi Lewin, host of Classics for Kids, will talk about musical fantasies. Originally, a musical fantasy was a piece that instrumentalists made up as they went along. Eventually, fantasies evolved into pieces that composers built out of various melodies they liked -- like the Scottish folk tunes that Max Bruch put into his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

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Nebraska film
3:56 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Best picture nominee filmed in Billings

Director Alexander Payne and Anne Gauer
Credit John Latenser V

Anne Gauer of Billings found out on Facebook today that the film "Nebraska" has been nominated for best picture of the year - and for five other Oscars, including best director and best actor.

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Alternative Radio
11:40 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Path To Nonviolence

1/20/2014 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s journey to a philosophy of nonviolence and his lasting legacy as a peace

Wednesday Special
11:22 am
Thu January 16, 2014

A Shortcut To The Mountaintop

1/15/2014- A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., featuring many of his most famous speeches mixed with music from Stevie Wonder, The Freedom Singers, Jimmy Cliff, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Bill Lee/Branford Marsalis, Moodswings, U2 and more

http://www.prx.org/pieces/8304-a-shortcut-to-the-mountaintop#description

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Monday Special
10:57 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Tumbledown House

Commentary - January 16th, 2014
10:11 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Giants Among the People

When I was young, there were three pictures in my parents’ hallway -- Jesus Christ,   Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers Union.  These men informed my family’s political and life perspective.

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Commentary - January 14th, 2014
9:37 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Corporate Paid Umpires?

The L.A. Times has an editorial today on a subject I've spoken about before – arbitration. It opens with a “what if” - what if the L.A.

Dodgers have “just won the pennant and are going to play the New York Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And, there are new umpires, hired and paid for by the Yankees.” The opening concludes with the observation that 'with rules like that, the Dodgers wouldn't stand much of a chance.'

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