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 Mulkern 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.

Montana Evening Edition
6:16 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Newscast 07-22-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Disaster for the Blackfoot River was narrowly averted today after a semi carrying industrial chemicals overturned on its banks. State officials react to the federal court ruling on healthcare subsidies. And Katrin Frye tells us about a project that's fostering cooperation between NASA and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes.

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2:26 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Federal REAL ID Deadlines "Like A House Of Cards"?

Credit MT DoJ

The Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to comply with stringent federal driver's license rules under the REAL ID Act.

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Promote Your Business or Organization on Montana Public Radio

For information on how you can promote your business or organization contact:

Kathleen Woodford, Director of Corporate Support
406.243.4219 or 800.325.1565

Learn more about promoting your business or organization at free informational seminars being held this fall.  We’ll be in:

Butte on September 17th at 1 p.m.

Missoula on September 24th at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Helena on October 8th at 1 p.m.

Kalispell on October 15th at 1 p.m. 

Montana News
11:24 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Chemical Spill Update: Officials Closing Blackfoot River East Of Missoula

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.:
Environmental health experts say chemicals were in a non-hazardous state and have largely disbursed and diluted. No sulfuric acid reaction. No reports of fish/wildlife kills. Rivers and access sites to re-open shortly.


Citing an "abundance of caution", Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Fisheries Manager, Pat Saffel, says the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers from Johnsrud Park, west into Missoula are closed down due to a chemical spill.

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10:47 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Semi Rolls Over On Highway 200; Chemicals In BlackFoot River

A semi tractor trailer rolled over near mile-marker 3, near Marco Flats on Highway 200 east of Bonner this morning, spilling an undetermined amount of chemicals into the Blackfoot River. 

Missoula County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, Paige Pavalone, says officials don't yet know much about the specific chemicals, only that, "if mixed with water, there can be unknown risks."

A hazardous materials team is on scene and a boom is in the water to contain the spill.

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MTPR Program Highlights
10:22 am
Tue July 22, 2014

July 24 - July 30

Here are MTPR program highlights for July 24 – July 30, 2014

THURSDAY- July 24, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics - Bach: Sinfonia #2 in C minor, BWV 788 and Sinfonia #9 in F minor, BWV 795 for piano; Mozart: Divertimento in Eb major, K. 563; Heinichen: Two Concerti Grossi: in F major and G major; Reinecke: Cello Concerto in D minor, Op. 82

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

For the past decade, the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops have been highlighting the African-American place in American stringband music. Singer Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins reflect on the band’s ascending career and how it fits into the history of the genre.

(Broadcast: Musicians' Spotlight, 7/22/14)

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Home Ground Radio
6:22 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba

National Aquarium of Cuba. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Patrick Nouhailler

The natural world ignores many of the artificial barriers that humans designate, including the political one created by the U.S.'s embargo of Cuba. Daniel Whittle, of the Environmental Defense Fund, knows well that birds, fish and even oil spills connect the two countries. Whittle directs the EDF's marine and coastal conservation projects in Cuba, working on fisheries, coral reef conservation, and sustainable coastal development in Cuba and the region.

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