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MTPR Program Highlights
12:03 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

December 26, 2013 - January 1, 2014

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 26, 2013 – January 1, 2014

THURSDAY- December 26, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Brahms: Cello Sonata #2 in F major, Op. 99; Stenhammar: String Quartet #6 in D minor, Op. 35; Mozart: Two Piano Sonatas: k. 279 in C major and k. 280 in F major; Grieg: Klokkeklang, Op. 54 #6 and Old Norwegian Melody with variations, Op. 51

1:05 p.m   A Season’ Griot 2013, stories and music in celebration of Kwanzaa

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

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The Plant Detective
11:19 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Farewell Flora Delaterre

Intrepid phytomedicinal investigator, Flora Delaterre has decided to retire. "The Plant Detective" will have its last on-air broadcast on MTPR on December 28, 2013.  But the program will live on via podcasts and on demand archives.  Read more from Flora below. 

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Orozco-Ramirez
8:51 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Attorney questions safety at Jefferson Co. Jail after alleged rape

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who says he was raped while in custody at the Jefferson County Jail is waiting to see if his case will be heard in court before he is deported. Meanwhile, the alleged incident is calling into question how the jail ensures the safety of prisoners.

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Monday Poems
6:09 am
Mon December 23, 2013

"Solstice Poem 2005"

Christopher Cokinos

                                      -- for my friends, especially Ken Brewer

Today I glimpsed
a short-eared owl above
a rise just south
of Little Mountain.
Gone, when I looked again.

Of course this is metaphor
for the beauty and brevity
of life and for tragedy.
The owl will kill,
the owl will die.

At home, at dusk, in snow,
I hauled cut flood-wood
from the other side
of the river then
stacked logs by the willows

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Political Practices
2:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

State lawmaker accused of illegal coordination with dark money group

Rep. Mike Miller (R-Helmville)

Montana’s Commissioner of Political Practices this week issued a ruling accusing a sitting Republican state lawmaker of illegally coordinating with a “dark money” group during his 2010 campaign, an accusation the lawmaker denies.

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Baucus Nomination
2:26 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Baucus to China raises question of who’s going to the Senate

Senator Max Baucus

As reported earlier, Montana's senior Senator Max Baucus has been nominated to be the next ambassador to China - pending confirmation by the Senate.

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Helpful Hints For Hunters
8:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Duck Breasts

Credit BBC

December 22nd, 2013: Jon and Greg suggest three ways to cook leftover frozen duck breasts. Greg's easy method: sauté the breasts, then reduce them with wine, spices, butter, mushrooms and herbs. Jon outlines the process of making duck pot pie. Greg grinds the discussion to a conclusion with spiced duck and pork sausage pattees.

http://www.thebakingwizard.com/

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Ecologically challenged incense and medicine
8:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Frankincense: Tears of a Tree

December 21st & 23rd, 2013:For millenia throughout the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, resinous nuggets from the frankincense tree have made fragrant and insecticidal smoke when burned. Frankincense is considered sacred as well as medicinal, but today, the trees aren't reproducing.

http://www.floradelaterre.com/

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Leaves Built For Montana's Winters
8:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Evergreen Needles

Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa)
Credit Oregon State University

"Fieldnotes," December 22nd & 23rd, 2013: "Evergreen Needles," by Peter Lesica / Annie Garde.

http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Bakken Spinoffs
9:36 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

What non-oil businesses thrive in an oil economy?

Reynold's Market, operating in Sidney since 1925, just moved to a new location twice the size of the old store.
Credit Dan Boyce

(Note: This is the third of a six-part series on "Bakken Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")

Sidney, Montana and other towns surrounding the Bakken Oil Boom are seeing rapid growth and businesses of all kinds are benefitting from the influx of new people following the oil.

Reynold’s Market, a Sidney grocery store in operation since 1925, just moved to a new location twice the size of their old place. The number of workers there bumped up from about 60 to 140.

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