Beth Anne Austein

Host and Producer

Beth Anne Austein has been spinning tunes on the air (The Folk Show, Dancing With Tradition, Freeforms), as well as recording, editing and mixing audio for Montana Public Radio and Montana PBS, since the Clinton Administration. She’s jockeyed faders or "fixed it in post” for The Plant Detective; Listeners Bookstall; Fieldnotes; Musicians Spotlight; The Write Question; Storycorps; Selected Shorts; Bill Raoul’s music series; orchestral and chamber concerts; lecture series; news interviews; and outside producers’ programs about topics ranging from philosophy to ticks.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Common Loons: Guarding The Nest

Common loon (Gavia immer), Minocqua, WI. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit John Picken

"Montana's Common Loons," by Ben Turnock, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Just Good Stuff: Jane Horton and Doug Holly

Jane Horton and Doug Holly
Credit Clay Scott

A really moving love story worthy of Shakespeare - only no one drinks poison. There's some plant biology and Irish music thrown in for good measure.

(Broadcast: Mountain West Voices, 7/23/14)

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MTPR Music
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Indigenous Expression, Monday, July 28th, 7:30pm

The July edition of "Indigenous Expression" features music by  Jimi Hendrix, John Trudell, Jim Boyd, Tom Morello, Los Lonely Boys, Richie Havens, Vincent Craig, Northern Cree, and more.

Join host David Sam for "Indigenous Expression" Monday at 7:30pm, once a month, for indigenous music and words from around the world.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Monica Huggett Opens 11th Annual Montana Baroque Music Festival

Tuesday, July 29th, 7pm, Quinn's Hot Springs: The Montana Baroque Music Festival opens with featured soloist, violinist Monica Huggett.

Michael Marsolek talks with Monica Huggett, co-founder of the Montana Baroque Music Festival. The 2014 festival takes place Tuesday, July 29th - Thursday, July 31st at Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Paradise, MT, with concerts starting at 7pm.

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In Other Words
5:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Women Farmers

Weeding Spinach, County Rail Farm
Credit Tracy Potter-Fins & Margaret De Bona

Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkearn started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Alicia Gignoux & Charles Finn

Charles Finn
Credit Charles Finn

Each fall, black bears snap poet Alicia Gignoux's wild plums trees in half. One year, she salvaged a broken ten-foot tree, hauling it indoors for her Christmas tree. In an excerpt from his book, Wild Delicate Seconds, writer Charles Finn catches an October bear in the act of pilfering apples.

(Broadcast: Reflections West, 7/22/14 & 7/23/14)

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops

For the past decade, the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops have been highlighting the African-American place in American stringband music. Singer Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins reflect on the band’s ascending career and how it fits into the history of the genre.

(Broadcast: Musicians' Spotlight, 7/22/14)

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Home Ground Radio
6:22 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Dan Whittle And The Environmental Defense Fund's Partnership With Cuba

National Aquarium of Cuba. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Patrick Nouhailler

The natural world ignores many of the artificial barriers that humans designate, including the political one created by the U.S.'s embargo of Cuba. Daniel Whittle, of the Environmental Defense Fund, knows well that birds, fish and even oil spills connect the two countries. Whittle directs the EDF's marine and coastal conservation projects in Cuba, working on fisheries, coral reef conservation, and sustainable coastal development in Cuba and the region.

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Rhubarb and Strawberry Galette

Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette (CC-BY-NC)
Credit Two Peas and Their Pod

Now that local strawberries and rhubarb are in season, Greg offers his recipe for strawberry-rhubarb galette.

(Broadcast: The Food Guys, July 20th, 2014)

Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette:

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In Other Words
7:07 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Health, Mental Health, Psychology And Global Warming: A Conversation

Nurse Beth Schenk and psychotherapists Jen Robohm and Kevin Dohr talk with Amy Cilimburg about the connection between health, mental health, and global warming
Credit Amy Cilimburg

Producer Amy Cilimburg talks with three Missoula-area professionals: nurse Beth Schenk, and psychotherapists Jen Robohm and Kevin Dohr. These experts share research and their professional and personal experiences around climate change and human health. In this time of rapid change, they offer reasons for hope.

(Broadcast: In Other Words, July 15th, 2014)

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