Amy Walters is a producer for NPR based at NPR West in Los Angeles.

After graduating from Earlham College with a Bachelor's degree in English, Walters interned at NPR in the Middle East. After returning to the states she joined the staff of Morning Edition in 2000. Soon Walters was recruited to All Things Considered and spent two years on the show. On September 11, 2001, Walters stood on top of NPR's Washington, DC, headquarters watching the smoke float by from the attack on the Pentagon. Walters contributed to NPR's award-winning coverage of that day. The following year she interviewed and produced several minute long segments of survivors remembering the loved ones they lost that day.

Clip of the Week
12:01 am
Thu August 14, 2014

NPR Film Critic: 'We're Not In A Great Position In American Filmmaking'

NPR & LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks about his new book, Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film.

Kenneth Turan is a film critic for NPR and the LA Times. He's the author of Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From A Lifetime of Film.

In our Clip of the Week Turan explains why Hollywood movies seem to be losing some of their luster as they target ever larger audiences.

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Commentary - August 18th, 2014
1:13 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Wilderness And Who We Are

Late July in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness area:  a sweeping cloak of flowers still silently blooms on a high alpine meadow.  Some are rare; all are beautiful.  There are few places like it, even in Montana.

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Fiction
6:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Tribal Culture, Archeology, And Horses In Debut Novel

Malcolm Brooks talks about researching and writing his debut novel, Painted Horses.

About the book:

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Caroline Keys & Bon I. Whealdon

Credit Caroline Keys

Among the jobs Caroline Keys has held since moving to Montana: driving a tour boat on Flathead Lake.  Recently, she arranged a gig for her band on the boat she used to captain. She's reminded of a Salish story about ingenuity and re-arranged roles, collected by Bon I.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:18 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Newscast 08-12-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Wildfires continue to blaze across Western Montana as the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning. Sen. John Walsh makes the first of three public appearances after his resignation from the U.S. Senate race. And findings are released in the investigation of the June highway crash that killed a family of five and the Three Forks fire chief.
 

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Sen. Walsh In Missoula
2:22 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Sen. Walsh Makes First Public Appearance Since Dropping From Senate Race

Sen. John Walsh met with Missoula community leaders in the first of three planned visits to Montana cities today to address problems related to Social Security and Medicare.
Credit Christopher Allen

In his first public appearance since dropping from the U.S. Senate race Aug. 7, Sen. John Walsh met with Missoula community leaders in the first of three planned visits to Montana cities today to address problems related to Social Security and Medicare.

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Bio Station Open House
1:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Talking Invasive Fish, Clean Water, And Swimmers Itch At The Flathead Lake Biological Station

Dr. Bonnie Ellis talks Flathead Lake food web as a research boat returns from a tour at the annual Flathead Lake Biological Station's Open House.
Credit Katrin Frye

The Flathead Lake Biological Station has scientists conducting research not just on the waters of the Crown of the Continent, but also around the Pacific Rim, South America, and Norway, among others. Each summer the Station opens its doors to the community to showcase some of the different work being done.

Dr. Jack Stanford said at each annual open house they try to emphasize different research Biological Station scientists are conducting.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Le Vent Du Nord

Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a cosmopolitan breath of fresh air. Accordion, foot-tapping, hurdy gurdy and jaw harp characterize the sound of this engaging French-Canadian band.

(Broadcast: Musicians' Spotlight, 5/6/14 & 8/12/14)

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Montana Evening Edition
6:16 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Newscast 08-11-2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Authorities are on the lookout for suspects connected with a homicide at a Beaverhead County campground. Wildfires continue to burn across Western Montana. And wildlife managers in Yellowstone are calling for the slaughter or removal of 900 of the park's native bison.

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