Amy Martin

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Amy Martin is a host and producer at Montana Public Radio. She is also a writer, musician and maker of exceptionally delicious chocolate chip cookies.

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Courtesy Nkwusm Salish Language School

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April Charlo is happy to hear that state lawmakers passed a bill yesterday supporting Native American language immersion programs in the public schools. Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Charlo says the first time she had a chance to learn Salish was in the 7th grade.

“And I wanted more." Charlo says. "I couldn’t have more until high school, but then it was only, you know, that 50 minute block a day. To have an immersion program in public school would have just been amazing.”

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A bill making Montana the second state in the nation to provide funds for Native language immersion programs in public schools passed in the legislature today. 

Eric Whitney

Backcountry skier Ryan Swantner is willing to work hard to get in his turns, but lately he’s had to work harder than usual.

Photo courtesy of UM Marching Band

From the sweltering heat of August through the freezing winds of November, they run drills, memorize movements and grow tight as a team.

They can also lay down an awesome beat.

Listen to find out just how much grit it takes to be a Griz.

Marc Cohn, Christopher O'Riley, Pokey LaFarge and many other amazing performers will be gracing the stage of the Hamilton Performing Arts Center in coming months. Monica Grable, Executive Director of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, previews the season with Michael Marsolek in this week's Front Row Center.

The series kicks off with a concert by The Wailin’ Jennys on Saturday, October 4.