More than just the federal races
5:41 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Campaign Beat: Supreme Court Ads Break New Ground In Montana

Screen capture from the VanDyke ad funded by the out-of-state Republican State Leadership Committee.

This election year, Montana's state legislative races look to be the most intriguing. State lawmakers are, "the ones that will actually effect what happens in Montana in terms of policy, as far as who controls the  legislature in 2015," says Lee newspapers Capitol Reporter Mike Dennison.

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15th Annual Flathead Chess Championship
4:34 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Blackfeet Community College Chess Team Competing In Flathead Championship

At Blackfeet Community College, competitive chess is a growing interest.
Credit Thomas Helbig (CC-BY-2.0)

Chess Masters from across Western Montana convene in Kalispell tomorrow for the 15th annual Flathead Chess Championship.

The Blackfeet Community College chess team will be among the competitors looking to take home the grand prize and bragging rights.

The team was formed last year and won an overall national tournament. It also won 1st and 3rd in individual rounds at the same event. 

Chess team coach Dr. Mark Anderson says the club is attracting students despite stiff competition for their attention by gadgets and videogames.

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Commentary - October 10th, 2014
4:04 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Put Montana on Your Plate this October

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Delicious! The lasagna I am enjoying for lunch is excellent. Homemade noodles with local beef are complimented by saucy cheesy goodness. I also had the option of a colorful build-your-own salad or a homemade vegetable beef soup, so fitting for this drizzly day. The restaurant? Park High School cafeteria in Livingston, Montana. That’s right. I am eating school lunch with quality local ingredients made and served with love by the school food service staff.

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Jazz Night in America
2:51 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Opening Night: Chucko Valdes, Pedrito Martinez, & Wynton Marsalis

10/12/2014 - At the kickoff to Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014–15 Season, JALC celebrates Cuban music with a world-premiere commission featuring influential pianist, composer, and arranger Chucho Valdés and percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, as well as Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. Together, they blend jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Santeria religion.

Jazz Night in America

NPR Music, Member Station WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center unite to create the next generation of jazz programming from public radio.

Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents content on multiple platforms and from across the nation to share this uniquely American art form and reinvigorate public media jazz programming for audiences today.

This radio program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues -- and each other -- through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today's great artists and venues.

Commentary - October 8th, 2014
1:32 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Our Attitude Toward Government

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The upcoming election brings into clear view two of the strongest and most contradictory features of our American tradition.  First is the democratic character of our politics—the fact that we, in principle if not wholly in fact, govern ourselves through the consent of the people.  In doing so, we express faith that democracy brings justice.  The second feature is the strength of self-interest, the insistent tendency within people to seek through political power not what is good for all but best for themselves.

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Walsh Plagiarism Penalty
1:08 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

U.S. Army War College Revokes Senator Walsh's Graduate Status

Senator John Walsh, D-Montana

The U.S. Army War College has revoked Senator Walsh's graduate status.

The New York Times reported in July that Walsh had plagiarized over 25 percent of his final paper needed to earn a master’s degree from the United States Army War College in 2007.

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Voter's Voice
11:55 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Voter's Voice: How Do You Feel About Outside Spending In Montana Elections?

Voter's Voice: How do you feel about outside spending in Montana elections? Watch the video, then tell us what you think.

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U.S. House Race
9:55 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Democrat John Lewis Says He's The 'Work Horse' Candidate

Democrat John Lewis served as former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' state director before running for the lone U.S. House seat.
Credit File Photo

John Lewis’ decision to run for Congress was born of frustration.

It came to a head last year after a Republican-controlled House insisted there could be no budget deal unless Senate Democrats agreed to defund the 2010 federal health care law known as Obamacare. The Senate refused.

As he watched the resulting 16-day shutdown of the federal government, Lewis said, he felt compelled to do something about the partisan gridlock.

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Glacier Symphony
9:48 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Porter Performs Paganini

Simone Porter

John Zolteck, Music Director and Conductor for the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, talks with Michael Marsolek about this weekend's concert.

"Electrifying 17-year-old Simone Porter wowed our audience last summer during Festival Amadeus.  Our performance of Paganini's virtuoso concerto promises to be absolutely Spellbinding!"

Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Flathead High School Performance Hall

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