Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Just Good Stuff: Jane Horton and Doug Holly

Jane Horton and Doug Holly
Credit Clay Scott

A really moving love story worthy of Shakespeare - only no one drinks poison. There's some plant biology and Irish music thrown in for good measure.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 7/23/14)

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Clip of the Week
12:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Finding Peace Between People And Elephants

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Credit David Western

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Western is a scientist studying conflict and co-existence between wildlife and humans. In community-based conservation, Western has discovered a model that could be useful not just in Kenya, but in Montana.

In our Clip of the Week he explains how two different  elephant encounters heavily influenced his view of wildlife and wildlife-human conflict.

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Walsh Plagiarism
7:54 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Sen. Walsh Accused Of Plagiarizing Master's Thesis

Sen. John Walsh

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Montana Sen. John Walsh "appropriated at least a quarter" of his 2007 master's thesis for the U.S. Army War College "from other authors' works, with no attribution."

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Montana Evening Edition
6:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Newscast 07-23-2014

Senator John Walsh's U.S. Army War College thesis contains several passages reportedly lifted without attribution from published papers. Firefighters are tackling a new blaze burning south of Frenchtown, and a decision is forthcoming on some test wells for a proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs.

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Wednesday Special
2:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Montana Folk Fest 2014: Art Car Culture

07/30/2014 - A record 175,000 people from all over the world traveled to Butte for the Montana Folk Festival in 2014. In it's fourth year, the 'Richest Hill on Earth' not only hosted a slew of internationally renowned musicians and visual artists, but unfurled its "Culture of the Car" celebration, demonstrating that folk art thrives everywhere. On the stage, the canvas, even the hood of a station wagon.

http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/home.php

Literature
11:49 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Treasure State Readers: Anthologies From Bangtail Press

Livingston Reader, published by Bangtail Press

Publisher Allen Jones talks about "re-invigorating" Bangtail Press and three recently-released anthologies of Montana writers, the Treasure State Readers.

Montana Bookstore Readers

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Salish Kootenai College
10:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Tribal - NASA Project To Teach About Climate Change

The Salish Kootenai College is one of four tribal colleges or universities, nationwide, to receive a grant from NASA to develop climate change curriculum. The grants come from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project, and range from $413,000 to $1,009,000.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Alicia Gignoux & Charles Finn

Charles Finn
Credit Charles Finn

Each fall, black bears snap poet Alicia Gignoux's wild plums trees in half. One year, she salvaged a broken ten-foot tree, hauling it indoors for her Christmas tree. In an excerpt from his book, Wild Delicate Seconds, writer Charles Finn catches an October bear in the act of pilfering apples.

(Broadcast: Reflections West, 7/22/14 & 7/23/14)

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In Other Words
5:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Women Farmers

Weeding Spinach, County Rail Farm
Credit Tracy Potter-Fins & Margaret De Bona

Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkearn started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers.

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In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.

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