Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The One Who Takes Care Of Children

Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo
Credit Clay Scott

As a child on the Crow Reservation in Montana, Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo was taken from her home and sent to Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools out of state, and forbidden from speaking her language. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to helping Crow children connect with their history, their culture and their place.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Child Sexual Abuse Legislation

(Broadcast: "Home Ground Radio," 1/25/14. Listen weekly on the radio, Sundays at  11:10 a.m., or via podcast.)

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Margery McDuffie Whatley's Assorted Piano Bonbons

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Margery McDuffie Whatley and University of Montana piano professors Steven Hesla and Christopher Hahn about Whatley's January 25 performance in the School of Music's "Celebrate Piano" series.  Whatley's program includes Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, and "all sorts of piano bonbons" -  short works by Chopin, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Liszt.

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Upper-Crust: The Baking Wizard Shares Tips From Other Bakers

Pie baker Kate McDermott, crimping a pie crust.
Credit Greg Patent

Greg describes two baking workshops he attended recently, taught by pie baker Kate McDermott and pastry chef Mindy Segal. Greg learned that the fats he uses for pie crust - butter and rendered leaf lard - are also favored by McDermott, who keeps her mixing bowls, flour, and fats chilled till it's time to make pie dough.

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Montana Newscasts
6:47 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Evening Newscast 01-23-15

2015 Legislature
6:40 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Bill Would Prevent Gov. From Expanding Medicaid Without Legislative Approval

Credit William Marcus

Monday at the Montana Legislature, Republican Representative Matthew Monforton is proposing House Bill 256. This bill would limit the Governor’s ability to pass administrative rules that would effectively bypass the Legislature in expanding Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

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Tanning Beds
6:28 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Montana House Approves Tanning Bed Restrictions For Teens

Credit Flickr User Evil Erin (CC-BY-2.0)

The Montana House Friday approved a bill to ban teenagers from using commercial tanning beds without their parents’ permission. 

Among those speaking in favor was Bozeman Republican Matthew Monforton, who said he was making an exception to his usual stand against government regulation.

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2015 Legislature
6:14 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Senate Bill 84 Seeks To Revise Claims History For Homeowners Insurance

Mary McNally (D) - SD24
Credit Courtesy Montana Legislature

Last spring a hailstorm pounded Billings leaving thousands of homeowners filing claims for new roofs, siding, windows, and other property damage. Later several filed complaints with the state Insurance Commissioner that their insurance company dropped their coverage.

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Yellowstone River Oil Spill
5:54 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Too Soon To Gauge Oil Spill Impacts On Yellowstone River Fish

Pallid sturgeon.
Credit USFWS Midwest (CC-BY-2.0)

It could be weeks, if not months before scientists understand the implications of last week's oil spill on aquatic life in the Yellowstone River. There have been no reported fish kills at this point.

"That's not to say there isn't some, but the real impact is that we're going to need to evaluate is going to be the chronic mortalities, the delayed mortalities, the long-term fish health concerns and also reproduction concerns once the fish are spawning in the spring."

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