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Reflections West
8:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Tammy Elser & Luci Tapahonso

3/4/14 and 3/5/14: This week on "Reflections West:"  Tammy Elser reflects on the grand tradition of morning coffee, Monana style, which, though it may lack frills, is loaded with nostalgia.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso.

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Montana Olympian
4:36 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Montana Olympian cherishes her Sochi memories

Olympic freestyle moguls skier Heather McPhie

In December we spoke with Olympian Heather McPhie of Bozeman about her hopes for the Sochi Olympics. McPhie is the reigning national freestyle mogul ski champion, and Sochi was her second Olympics.

She placed 18th in Vancouver in 2010. In Sochi, McPhie placed 13th. Although the 29-year-old didn't make it onto the medals podium,  she tells News Director Sally Mauk she had an experience she'll always cherish.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Helena College - University of Montana

3/4/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:"  Helena College - University of Montana

When we think of “higher education”, we tend to overlook two-year colleges, which offer important technical training as well as a path to personal confidence and accomplishment.

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-Spring Pledge
9:11 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Spring Pledge Week

Spring Pledge Week is...
APRIL 6-13, 2014

Make your PLEDGE
Use our secure online donation page to make your springtime contribution to MTPR.

Be a VOLUNTEER

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MTPR Program Highlights
2:31 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

March 6 - 12

Here are MTPR program highlights for March 6 – March 12, 2014

THURSDAY- March 6, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics  – CPE Bach: Sonata in A minor for solo Flute; Hamburger Sonata in G for Flute and Basso Continuo; Wanhal: Adagio Cantabile for Clarinet and Piano; Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto #22 in G major; Beethoven: Piano Sonata #8 in C minor, Op. 13 – “Pathétique”; Schubert: Symphony #5 in Bb major, D. 485

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Train Delays
2:17 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NW Montana avalanche delays BNSF, Amtrak trains again

An Amtrak train delayed by snow in Omaha, Nebraska in 2009.
Credit Loco Steve, flickr

UPDATE: 2:30 PM: Matt Jones with BNSF said freight travel re-opened at 12:30 PM today on one of the two tracks closed by last night's avalanche. The other track should open soon. 

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Amtrak and BNSF trains are delayed after an avalanche was reported late Sunday night east of the small northwest Montana town of Essex.

BNSF Regional Public Affairs Director Matt Jones expects the debris to be cleared from the track and freight trains should running again by this afternoon.

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Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Arundhati Roy - Reimagining the World

03/10/2014 - The news item was brief and buried in the back pages: “India: Maoists Ambush Patrol, Killing 7 Soldiers. The attack occurred in a rebel stronghold in Jharkhand State. Thousands of people have been killed in the past decade in violence involving Maoists, who claim they represent India’s dispossessed, particularly indigenous tribal groups.”

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Suffrage Exhibit
11:24 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Exhibits explore the highs - and shameful lows - of Montana’s early suffrage movement

University of Montana history professor Anya Jabour

March is Women's History Month and 2014 is also the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in Montana.

        The occasion is being marked this year with exhibits at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.

        U-M History professor Anya Jabour was part of the team that helped create these exhibits. Jabour, the Co-Director of Women's and Gender Studies at U-M also chairs the Montana Woman's Suffrage Centennial committee.

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1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show"
8:00 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Stan Howe program, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

3/4/14: The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

For March, Stan fiddles with the waltz, via Calvin Volrath, Skip Gorman, Shelby Rae Russell, Fred Stoneking, and others.

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Opera
5:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

The Enchanted Island

03/08/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

The Met’s delightful Baroque fantasy returns after its critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011–12, bringing together the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, set to a brilliant new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This time, the all-star cast is led by Susan Graham as Sycorax, with David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, and the great Plácido Domingo reprising their roles as Prospero, Ariel, and Neptune.

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