Montana Newscasts
11:44 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-21-15

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Governor Steve Bullock updated Glendive-area legislators on the response to Saturday’s pipeline break and oil spill into the Yellowstone River and under new proposed legislation Montana's governor could grant clemency to prisoners even if the parole board recommends against it.

A small airplane crashed into a Helena residential neighborhood yesterday afternoon, but nobody was killed and the Revett Mining Co. has announced it is closing a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana.

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MTPR Program Highlights
8:35 am
Wed January 21, 2015

January 22 - 28

THURSDAY January 22, 2015

5:00-9:00 a.m.    Morning Edition from NPR, Montana Morning News, and Marketplace Morning Report

9:00 a.m.    A Writers Almanac - Historical literary calendar, commentary and poetry with host Garrison Keillor

9:05 a.m.    Morning Classics – Duvernoy: Trio #1 for clarinet, horn, and piano; Spohr: String Quartet #18 in B minor, Op. 61; Weber: Grand Duo Concertante in Eb major. Op. 48; Hummel: Piano Sonata #9 in C major; Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92
 
11:00 a.m.    Freeforms with Zed

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Fiction
6:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Love, Lament, And Letters In A Montana Cabin

David Allan Cates talks about and reads from his latest novel, Tom Connor's Gift, about which Bryan Di Salvatore writes, "Coursing between anecdote and musing, this is a novel only grownups can understand. It is smart and ecstatic and it will break your goddamn heart."

About the book:

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Stephen Behrendt: Early Morning Animal Tracking

Credit University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Visits to poet Stephen Behrendt's favorite places in the West linger in his memory and imagination as "places of mind," where blue skies and the fragrance of sun-baked evergreen needles connect him more intensely to his surroundings than the "whitish Great Plains summer sky, heavy with humidity" of his home in Nebraska.

From Behrendt's poem, "Tracks:"

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Montana Newscasts
6:21 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Evening Newscast 01-20-15

Yellowstone River Oil Spill
6:07 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Glendive Mayor Talks Pipeline Spill Response

Jerry Jimison, Mayor of Glendive, MT, talks about the recent oil pipeline spill in the Yellowstone River near Glendive.
Credit Courtesy photo

MTPR's Eric Whitney spoke with the mayor of Glendive, Jerry Jimison, about the crude oil pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River about 5 miles upriver from town. The spill contaminated Glendive’s water system with benzene, and residents are being told not to drink or cook with tap water. Mayor Jimison talks about what’s happening in Glendive.

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2015 Legislature
5:43 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Two Education Bills On Wednesday's Legislative Agenda

Credit William Marcus

Wednesday at the Capitol, Montana legislators hear two “sister bills" on education.

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Taxes
5:28 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Tax Cuts Up For Debate At The Capitol

Credit Reynermedia.com (CC-BY-2.0)

Montana lawmakers are considering whether to approve a one-time only tax cut or a slight reduction across all income tax brackets.

The two tax bills were heard Monday before the House Taxation Committee. From Helena, Yellowstone Public Radio’s Jackie Yamanaka has more.

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Helena Plane Crash
5:07 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

No Fatalities After Plane Crashes Into Helena Home

Location of the plane crash in Helena, MT, Tuesday Jan 20, 2015.
Credit Google Maps

A small airplane crashed into a Helena residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, but nobody was killed.

Helena Assistant Fire Chief, Ken Wood, says the single engine plane clipped a tree and crashed into a house and shed on Walnut Street, west of the Helena Regional Airport.

Wood says there was no explosion or fireball when the plane went down.

"No, we were very fortunate. There was limited fuel that leaked, very limited, no fire, no smoke. For whatever reason, the plane crashed and they were fortunate to get out."

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2015 Legislature
4:26 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Legislative News Roundup - Week 2

A statue of Thomas Francis Meagher, Montana's first governor, stands outside the state capitol in Helena.
Credit William Marcus

In the second week of the 64th Montana Legislature, two initiatives from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget were opened up in joint appropriations subcommittees.

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