Mountain West Voices
12:26 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Music is a Wonderful Friend: A Montana Rockabilly Guitarist and his Grandson Talk Music

Russ and Jack Nasset
Credit Katy Wright

6/18/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Montana rockabilly guitarist Russ Nassett visits with his grandson Jack about the importance of playing music.

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NWS River Warning
9:58 am
Fri June 20, 2014

High, fast, muddy rivers expected through the weekend

Rock slide above the Loop on the Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier National Park. Recent wet weather caused slides and some flooding in Glacier Park.
Credit flickr/GlacierNPS

Record breaking rains in the Flathead keep the rivers high and caused the National Weather Service to call for caution. The National Weather Service is calling for the clearing skies of Thursday to continue over the next couple of days with a high pressure system coming in, and temperatures moving up from the 40’s of mid-week, to the 80’s. However, it is also calling for rivers and streams to remain high and muddy through the weekend with the greatest concern the North, Middle, and main stems of the Flathead River.

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Radiolab
9:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Musical Language

06/21/2014 - What is music? Why does it move us? How does the brain process sound, and why are some people better at it than others?

We re-imagine the disastrous debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913 through the lens of modern neurology, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/

Field Notes
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Tree Bark

Ponderosa pine tree bark, Idaho
Credit Jami Dwyer

6/22/14 & 6/23/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Tree Bark," written by Peter Lesica, read by Anne Garde.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:13 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Newscast 06-19-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A Medicaid expansion ballot initiative did not collect enough signatures to make  it onto November's ballot. Authorities say an argument over truck repairs prompted a Ronan man to allegedly murder his brother. And reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some of the impacts Northwest Montana's wild weather is having on rivers this week.

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Documentary Special
2:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

The Power of Art in A Changing Middle East

06/26/2014 - Film, music, and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil.  Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. So in this program we attempt to identify some prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa, and in South Asia and evaluate their take on liberal ideals, on sectarian violence, on terrorism and how they're being received by audiences in both the Arab and Muslim communities and in the West.

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Commentary - June 19th, 2014
1:52 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

School Gardens: Digging into Healthy Habits

How many times have you heard a parent say, “I can’t get my kids to eat vegetables!” While this is, unfortunately, sometimes true, over the last two years as a FoodCorps Service Member at Hyalite Elementary School in Bozeman, I’ve heard AND experienced the exact opposite. Just last week, I had to ask a kindergartner to STOP eating spinach. He was picking it from the school gardens and shoving it into his mouth so fast that I feared he would strip every plant of its leaves, leaving none for others to try. What a quandary—having to ask a child to stop eating his vegetables!

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Documentary Special
1:46 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Climate One special - Global Cleanup

06/19/2014 - Today we are talking about our green future – green energy and greenbacks. The news for business is good: When companies use less energy, they save money and create more jobs. Our guests include an eminent economist and a U.S. climate negotiator, both looking for ways to protect the planet while keeping the world economy on track. We will also look at how Walmart is going green to boost to boost their bottom line.

http://www.climate-one.org/

Medicaid expansion
10:36 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Healthy Montana Initiative won't appear on ballot

Credit Healthy Montana Initiative

Organizers of the Healthy Montana Initiative - an effort to expand Medicaid to 70-thousand Montanans - conceded defeat today, but vow to continue to support the issue.

Healthy Montana Initiative president, Kim Abbott, says I-170 will not qualify for the November ballot.

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Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Clip of the Week: Conflict Between Trappers and Blackfeet

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent.

Listen as Peter Stark describes how the killing of a Blackfoot man by the Lewis and Clark expedition came back to haunt later fur trappers.

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