Treating patients in west Africa
6:34 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Missoula Doctor On Ebola Front Lines

Dr. George Risi
Credit Courtesy Providence St. Patrick Hosptial


Dr. George Risi is an infectious disease specialist in private practice in Missoula. He’s just returned from working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone treating around 300 Ebola patients, and training medical workers in Cuba that were on their way there.


On Friday he returned to Missoula,  Eric Whitney talked with him Sunday at a local coffee shop.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:30 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Newscast 09-29-2014

Hospital hasn't been asked yet
6:14 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

St. Patrick Hospital Ready To Accept Ebola Patients

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

Today Providence Saint Patrick Hospital in Missoula said that it is ready to admit a patient with Ebola if the need arises. A hospital press release says there are no immediate plans for an Ebola patient to be sent there, but that it has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to treat such patients.

The release says its special Care and Isolation Unit is separate from other patient areas and has equipment that “provides an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation compared to standard hospital rooms.”


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MTPR Program Highlights
4:55 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

October 2 - October 8

Here are MTPR program highlights for Oct 2 – Oct 8, 2014

THURSDAY- Oct 2, 2014

9:05 a.m.        Morning Classics -  Franck: Piano Trio in Eb major, Op. 22; Roussel: Impromtu, Op. 21 for harp; Grandjany: Rhapsodie, Op. 10 for harp; Saint-Saens: Fantasie, Op. 95 for harp; Martin: Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion, and string orchestra; Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata in C minor, Op. 65 #2 – arranged for brass; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

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Name Recognition Still A Challenge For Both
3:42 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Analyst: In Tonight's Debate, Lewis, Zinke Must 'Tread Fine Line'

What a difference a weekend can make in Montana's U.S House debate schedule.

Republican U.S House candidate Ryan Zinke will debate Democrat John Lewis tonight in Billings. Zinke originally declined to participate in the Billings debate citing scheduling conflicts. His campaign issued a press release late Friday afternoon saying he'd changed his mind.

Montana Public Radio is broadcasting the debate starting this evening at 7:00. That debate will be aired on this radio station and streamed on our website.

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Commentary - September 29th, 2014
12:16 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Montana Birds and Climate

While you’re out enjoying the beautiful days of fall, keep your ears open for the sounds of our local birds. With most of our summer migrants gone, it’s the familiar nuthatches, siskins and chickadees whose calls ring through Western Montana’s forests as the larches begin their slow fade to gold. These year-round residents, the ones we see in the hills and at our bird feeders through the winter, carry us through the dark months. We take their subtle calls and quick-moving flocks for granted, but they’re a big part of what sustains this landscape. How would it feel if they disappeared?

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Wednesday Special
9:19 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Tellin Ellen - Suicide, Depression, and Mental Illness

10/08/2014 - KGLT general manager Ellen King-Rodgers visits with Pam Faerber, founder of, a resource-packed website dedicated to raising awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide, recognizing the signs, and the path to doing something about it. Currently Pam is working on a program to be introduced to the Park County School District in Montana designed to recognize and address depression.

Monday Poems
6:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

"Tide Blossoms"

Credit Klallam Tribe, Native American, poet

She and I alone step down the shore.
I hold her close because she's a daughter of the sea.
We watch boats cross the jetty's corridor.

The autumn storm strikes our bodies with its lore
as the voices of the wind we hear and seek.
She and I alone step down the shore.

The clouds that spark return the blue to force;
the rain drowns out the breakers ebbing reefs.
We watch boats cross the jetty's corridor.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Hugh Caperton: Cash In The Courtroom

Hugh Caperton

Big money is pouring into judges' elections. So how would you feel if the judge deciding your case had received $3.5 million from your opponent? Hugh Caperton knows. With attorney James Sample, he took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun September 28, 2014

7th Annual "Pianissimo:" Celebrating Piano At The University of Montana

Michael Marsolek talks with Professor Christopher Hahn of the University of Montana's School of Music about the School's 2014-2015 Celebrate Piano Series.

The 7th annual Pianissimo! Concerts, the  signature events of the series, take place Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014, 7:30 p.m., in the School of Music's Music Recital Hall.

(Broadcast: 9/28/14, Sunday morning at 11:10. Or via podcast.)

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