BookTalk
6:17 am
Wed July 2, 2014

35 New Books For Your Summer Reading List

BookTalk July 2014

TWQ producer Chérie Newman, Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore in Missoula, and Zed talk about recently-published books by authors from the western U.S.

NONFICTION

How To Read the American West:  A Field Guide, by William Wycokoff

Hiking Montana:  35th Anniversary Edition, by Bill Schneider an Russ Schneider

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Erica Olsen & Frank Waters

Erica Olsen (© D. M. Troutman)
Credit Michael Troutman/www.dmtimaging.com

7/1/14 & 7/2/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Four Corners area fiction writer, Erica Olsen, notes the distracting nature of Grand Canyon visitors' obsessions with cameras and technology. From his book, The Colorado, Frank Waters points out that "for all our technological achievements, our very lives tremble upon the delicate scales of nature."

 

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Will is thrilled to be reporting and delivering the news for KUNR. An East Coast transplant, he's worked at NPR stations in Philadelphia, New York and most recently Connecticut. He's also interned at the NPR West Headquarters in Los Angeles where he learned from some of the network's best correspondents. Before joining the public radio airwaves, he studied English at a small liberal arts college and covered arts and culture for an alternative news weekly in Philadelphia.

He's particularly drawn to education, government and environmental reporting, but will jump on any story that gets him out into the field with a mic in hand. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fish tacos and great American poetry.

Montana Evening Edition
6:18 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Newscast 07-01-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A federal judge blocks a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest. The federal government will start reducing road and transit payments next month. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye continues her look at employment in the Flathead.

Correction: The U.S. District Judge who blocked a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest is Dana Christensen, not Diana Christinesen. Montana Evening Edition regrets the mistake.

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Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaii.  He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter.   He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006).  He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals).  He resides in Honolulu.

Hobby Lobby ruling
11:59 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Montana feedback to Hobby Lobby decision

Martha Stahl
Credit Edward O'Brien

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled this week that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. That marks the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
 
     The justices' 5-4 decision means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies, such as Hobby Lobby.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn
Credit IMG Artists

7/1/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn discusses her most recent recording, "In 27 Pieces," which is the culmination of a multi-year project.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:12 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Newscast 06-30-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A divided Supreme Court rules on an exception to the contraception requirement in President Obama's health care coverage. They also came to a 5-4 split that could harm public sector unions. And the University of Montana makes preparations to host hundreds of scientists and experts for the North American conservation conference.

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1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show"
5:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Stan Howe Program, Tuesday, July 1st, 2:06-3:05pm

Stan Howe

7/1/14: This week on "The Folk Show:" The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

For July, Stan celebrates the start of his twentieth year on "The Folk Show," and he's celebrating with a musical road trip: "One More Ride," "Route 66," "Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky," and the classic, "I've Been Everywhere."

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Supreme Court Union Fees
3:07 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

S.E.I.U: Supreme Court union decision to have no impact in Montana

The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions today, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

In a 5-4 split the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights of non-members who disagree with the positions that unions take.

According to one regional union rep, the decision is expected to have no impact here in Montana.

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