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Book Talk
11:45 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Book Talk with Chérie Newman, Barbara Theroux, and Zed

Recently-published books by authors from the western U.S.

During this program TWQ producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore, and Zed about recently-published books written by authors from the western U.S. -- fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, for adults and children.

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Montana
10:48 am
Wed December 11, 2013

String Orchestra of the Rockies: A Winter's Solstice Concert

String Orchestra of the Rockies presents A Winter's Solstice Concert

Michael Marsolek talks with Fern Glass Boyd, Artistic Director and one of the founding members of  the String Orchestra of the Rockies, about SOR's upcoming concert, which will feature solstice and holiday music from around the world.

Visit the String Orchestra of the Rockies Web site to find out about tickets and concert information.

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Newtown Anniversary
10:33 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Shooting victim now an “accidental activist”

Kim Russell, Director of Outreach for "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America"
Credit Beatrice Moritz

This Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 six and seven-year-olds - and 6 of the school's adult staff.

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Commentary - December 5th, 2013
9:36 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Chickens

Recently, I figured out that all I ever wanted was 25 chickens.

I don’t mean ‘if I only had 25 chickens my life would be complete’. 

No.  I mean ‘all I ever wanted was 25 chickens, NOT 700.’

At the pinnacle of my chicken mania, my flock was about 450 laying hens and 250 baby chicks.  We dispatched about 200 of the oldest birds that fall, so thankfully, I only had about 700 chickens for most of one summer.

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Avalanche
9:31 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Changes at the Flathead Avalanche Center

Erich Peitzsch is the new part time Director of the Flathead Avalanche Center.
Credit Eric Knoff

The avalanche education, training and information outlet in the Flathead has been in flux over the past few years with old partnerships ending, and new ones forming. The National Forest is hoping to build partnerships and answer some of the demand for upgraded services through the Flathead Avalanche Center.               

The Center recently hired a part-time director Erich Peitzsch. He works for the US Geological Survey based in Glacier Park as a Physical Scientist. He has also been the Avalanche Forecaster during spring plowing on the Going to the Sun Road.

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Monday Special
4:07 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Winter Solstice Celebration - Paul Winter Consort

12/23/2013 - One of NPR's most popular holiday specials returns with new talent and old friends. Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate joins The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, the Drummers of The Fores of Nature, Gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, and the historic reassembly of the Paul Winter Sextet in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral -- New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. WNYC'S John Schaefer hosts this NPR holiday broadcast favorite.

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Monday Special
3:55 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Best Albums of 2013

Sound Opinions Presents The Best Albums of 201312/16/2013 - Music fans and critics love making lists: Top 5 Driving Songs, Top 5 Bass Lines, and so on. But this is the list that really counts: The Best Albums of the Year. What did 2013 sound like? What are the albums you need to know about? And what records can you safely put under the tree? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give you the answers during this special hour of Sound Opinions.

Commentary
10:54 am
Tue December 10, 2013

A season of goodwill and cherished memories

A season of goodwill and cherished memories

I must confess I am one of the roughly 30 million people in the United States that bought a Christmas tree from a tree farm lot this year.  I do have fond memories however of many a cold winter’s day in December, as a youngster, trampling through a deathly quiet forest – with only the sounds of an occasional “thud” as huge clumps of snow would fall from pine tree branches, and my own heavy breathing from struggling to extract myself from waist deep snow – in search of the “perfect” Christmas tree.

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Sagebrush Redux
10:04 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Leader of new Sagebrush Rebellion argues for local control of public land

Utah state representative Ken Ivory

Last week we aired an interview with UM forestry professor Martin Nie, about the resurgence of a western movement to get federal lands turned over to state and local governments - and why he thinks that's a bad idea. In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with one of the leaders of the new Sagebrush Rebellion - Utah state representative, and CEO of the American Lands Council, Ken Ivory - about why he thinks state ownership of federal lands is a good idea.

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MTPR Program Highlights
9:31 am
Tue December 10, 2013

December 12- December 18

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 12 – December 18, 2013

THURSDAY- December 12, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Liszt: Adelaide, S. 466 for piano; Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss; McKay: Suite for flute and harp; Inghelbrecht: Sonatine for flute and harp; Saint-Saens: Caprice on Danish & Russian Airs for flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano; Saint-Saens: Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166

1:05 p.m   America Abroad - Global Entrepreneuship

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

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