Montana Evening Edition
6:19 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Newscast 07-03-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Over five thousand dollars was found between the desk and wall in the office of the now suspended Ravalli County  treasurer. A Blackfeet man recently convicted of participating in a fraud scheme takes his case to federal court. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye visits with members of the Northwest Montana Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter.

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Commentary - July 3rd, 2014
2:58 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Honorable John Q. Corporation

Happy 4th of July – Independence Day – tomorrow.

But the old red, white and blue looks a little more tattered this year compared to the past.

For today, thanks in great part to the US Supreme Court, John Q. Citizen, the human being citizen who is the bedrock our unique experiment in self-governance, is being replaced by John Q. Corporation.

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Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Clip Of The Week: A Child's Experience With Segregation

Dr. Les Purce.

Dr. Les Purce is the president of The Evergreen State College. The family photos on his wall are an American account of slavery, Indians, westward migration, hard luck and hard work.

In our Clip of the Week, Dr. Purce recounts a childhood experience with segregation.

Listen to the entire interview with Dr. Purce, or hear more episodes of Home Ground Radio online, via podcast or on the air on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.

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Monday Music Special
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Monday Music Special, July 7th: "You Must Remember This"

7/7/14: This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: host Allen Secher features singer Michael Feinstein's renditions of Gershwin songs, with introductions by Feinstein. In addition, you'll hear archival music and conversation from George and Ira Gershwin, Tony Thomas and Oscar Levant.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Middle-Aged, Professional and Homeless in Montana

Laurie Harris, Missoula, MT
Credit Clay Scott

7/2/14: This week on Mountain West Voices: A middle-aged woman with grown children leaves a bad relationship to start her life over in Missoula, Montana. Within a couple of weeks she finds herself living in a homeless shelter. She got back on her feet through the generosity of strangers, and now works for a non-profit that deals with homelessness.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:19 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Newscast 07-02-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A man from Polson who's been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend has just entered a plea agreement. Verizon has settled a dispute with the state over property valuation. And a 4 mile stretch of the Bitterroot river near Hamilton is set to reopen next Monday.

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Respected broadcast journalist Ted Koppel is a commentator, occasionally contributing to NPR's midday news and talk show Talk of the Nation where, through conversations with host Neal Conan and callers into the program, Koppel provides analysis, commentary and perspective on the topics and events that shape our world.

His news experience and interests are wide-ranging, spanning topics from national security, values, privacy, health and the media to Iran, Iraq and the Mideast.

Flathead Work Force - Contractors
2:59 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Building picks up in the Flathead, but Bakken boom still a big draw

The boom surrounding the Baaken oil fields remains draw for Flathead area workers and businesses.
Credit Dan Boyce

Businesses are hiring and construction across the greater Flathead has been picking up, but many are still heading east and sending money home. Kramer Enterprises Incorporated of Evergreen, east of Kalispell is one of those companies. President and CEO Terry Kramer said his company handles commercial and heavy industrial projects mainly, as well as large residential or multi-use projects.

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Commentary - July 2nd, 2014
1:03 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Corporate Religion

The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term yesterday with a bang, again. We've just seen the Hobby Lobby case that grants some corporate entities the right to religious freedom under the First Amendment. I'm not sure the many people who decried the Court's granting personhood rights to corporate entities for political campaign spending in Citizens United saw this one coming – you could kind of understand a corporation speaking through its wallet, but a corporation gaining personhood to express a religious tenet based on the beliefs of its majority owners?

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In Other Words
11:41 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Women Creating Theatre: The 2014 Missoula Colony

7/1/14: This week on "In Other Words:" producer Ann Szalda-Petree welcomes Salina Chatlain, producer of the 2014 Missoula Colony, and Missoula playwright Kate Morris. Included is a reading from Kate's play, "Church."

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