Community Medical Sale
5:32 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Missoula’s Community Medical Center Reaches Sales Agreement With For-Profit Partnership

Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT.

Community Medical Center in Missoula announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its assets for 67-million-dollars. The 151-bed hospital is selling to a partnership between Billings Clinic and a Tennessee-based hospital management firm.

The agreement, if approved by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, would transform Community Medical from a not-for-profit corporation into a for-profit hospital.

John Barnes, a spokesman for the attorney general, explains why his office is involved.

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Veterans Administration Hearings
5:15 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Missoula Veteran Weighs In On VA Reform

Sam Redfern, Iraq combat veteran and president of The United States of Hope, a veterans advocacy group.

Missoulian Sam Redfern is paying particularly close attention to the ongoing Veterans Administration hearings. VA officials are holding meetings nationwide to address questions about scheduling problems, long waits and other problems facing veterans seeking care from the VA system.

Redfern is an Iraq combat veteran who serves as president of an organization called The United States of Hope, which provides a variety of services to veterans.

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Nonfiction
6:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Bill Ohrmann: Myths and Facts About This 95-Year-Old Artist

Joe Ashbrook Nickell talks about and reads from 'Tainted Revelations,' the book he wrote about painter and sculptor Bill Ohrmann.

Bill Ohrmann only began seriously painting when he retired from ranching in 1996. Since then, the 95-year-old Montana artist has produced hundreds of canvases that explore his blistering criticism of the modern West. His direct, narrative paintings, often inspired by quotations from his favorite poets and environmental writers, are by turns wry, apocalyptic, horrifying and hilarious.

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Pea Green Boat
6:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Super Sniffers Rule On Wednesday's Pea Green Boat!

Author Dorothy Patent has written lots of books and several of them are about working dogs:  Dogs on DutyThe Right Dog For  the Job, and Super Sniffers.

Tune in on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:00 p.m. to hear Dorothy talk about her books and writing process.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Tammy Elser & Luci Tapahonso

During summer trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Tammy Elser, the daughter of an outfitter, learned to love camp coffee. Poet Luci Tapahonso's Navajo uncle drinks coffee from the red can, too:

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Musician's Spotlight
10:28 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Shelby Lynne

John Floridis talks with Grammy and CMA Award-winner Shelby Lynne about her personal and frequently biographical songs. Her fan base spans a wide range of musical audiences, a testament to her broad appeal. The interview was recorded in Bigfork, Montana as part of the Crown of The Continent Guitar Festival.

(Broadcast: Musicians' Spotlight, 9/9/14)

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In Other Words
10:16 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt: Helping Abused And Neglected Kids

Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt

Ann Szalda-Petree interviews Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, chief clinical officer of Intermountain of Helena, about residential treatment for abused and neglected children. Dr. Kohlstaedt describes the complexities of treating children who need help learning how to have healthy relationships.  

(This show aired on Montana Public Radio on March 12th, 2013.  Thanks to Clark Grant for producing.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:44 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Newscast 09-09-2014

Same-Day Voter Registration
4:58 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

AARP Joins Fight To Preserve Same-Day Voter Registration In Montana

AARP has joined those fighting a Montana ballot measure that would end the practice of allowing voters to register on Election Day.

The non-profit advocacy group for older Americans claims 37 million members nationwide. Its national board president was in Billings yesterday to advocate for easier voting access.

Jeannine English doesn’t mince words when speaking against Legislative Referendum 126.

"It’s a form of voter suppression."

She calls this ballot measure an out-of-state-crafted solution looking for a problem.

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Mom Says He's OK
4:36 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Missing UM Student Found Safe

The University of Montana student who was reported missing yesterday after failing to return from a weekend fishing trip is safe and is on his way home. 21-year-old August Kramer told his roommate this weekend that he was going fishing, but didn't say where. Volunteer searchers have been searching for Kramer along the U.S. 12 corridor all day. Missoula County Sheriff Office spokeswoman, Paige Pavalone, says Kramer's mom has been in contact with her son, he's OK and on his way back into Missoula. No further details were released.

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