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Freeforms - Wednesday

Freeforms offers a mix of folk, blues, world music, pop and jazz served up every weekday by Montana Public Radio's local hosts. Gus Chambers, Tom Engelmann, and Howard Kingston alternate hosting on Wednesdays.

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Gus Chambers is a long-time rotating host for Freeforms.

Howard Kingston is a rotating host of Wednesday Freeforms. After misspending most of his youth as the lead singer in a rock band in his native England, Howard finally settled down in the United States and got his B.M. in Music Composition/Technology at the University of Montana in Missoula where he also earned an M.F.A. in Media Arts and a Master of Music. He is a well-known actor and singer, appearing on the stages of the University of Montana and Missoula Community Theater among others.

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Freeforms - Tuesday

Freeforms offers a mix of folk, blues, world music, pop and jazz served up every weekday by Montana Public Radio's local hosts.

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Freeforms - Monday

Freeforms offers a mix of folk, blues, world music, pop and jazz served up every weekday by Montana Public Radio's local hosts.

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The Two-Way
10:43 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Need A Lift? See Japan's New 'Branomics Bra'

Models from Triumph International display the new "Branomics Bra" on Wednesday in Tokyo.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AP

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe focuses on boosting his country's bottom line, a lingerie company is hoping to give Japan a different type of lift.

The "Branomics Bra" from Triumph International is a play on Abe's economic policy known as "Abenomics." The company says the garment has a "growth strategy" to help bust Japan's persistent inflation problem, according to Reuters.

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The Two-Way
10:30 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Great Fake? 'Kiss Cam Breakup' Video Goes Viral

Code Switch
10:22 am
Thu May 9, 2013

On Behalf Of [BLANK] People Everywhere ...

Cleveland prosecutor Victor Perez stepped into the familiar ethnic spokesman role when he distanced the city's Puerto Rican population from Ariel Castro, who is accused of kidnapping several women.
David Duprey AP

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 1:23 pm

When Cleveland officials announced charges against Ariel Castro — the suspected kidnapper of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — prosecutor Victor Perez wanted to make sure people knew where the city's "Puerto Rican community" stood.

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