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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In Other Words
6:03 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Cover Songs By Women

6/24/14: This week on "In Other Words:" It's a live music show. Host Ann Szalda-Petree and singer Eden Atwood play an hour of cover songs performed by women. Tuesday evening, 10:30-11:30pm.

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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Brucellosis

Credit Montana Outdoors

6/24/14: This week on "Home Ground:" Brucellosis is showing up among bison, elk, and domestic cattle near Yellowstone National Park, and ranchers, hunters and conservationists are upset. Biologists with Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks hope that their research will help lead to common ground among these groups.

 

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Olive Oil and Pine Nuts

European pine nuts
Credit Yone Fernandes

6/22/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" Greg reports on his recent trip to Florence, Italy, where he investigated (and sampled) high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, prosciutto,  Tuscan pistachios, and other regional delicacies. Greg and Jon reveal why pine nuts grown in Italy and elsewhere have become so expensive: climate change.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Montana Composers and Performers Gather at the Big Sky Alive Festival

6/22/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with composer Craig Thomas Naylor, director of the inaugural Big Sky Alive Festival.

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The Plant Detective
5:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

American Ginseng

6/21/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:"  Even today, many elderly Chinese still prefer a good ginseng root to health insurance. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is used to aid digestion, treat diabetes, boost immunity, and balance qi, or life energy.

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Mountain West Voices
12:26 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Music is a Wonderful Friend: A Montana Rockabilly Guitarist and his Grandson Talk Music

Russ and Jack Nasset
Credit Katy Wright

6/18/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Montana rockabilly guitarist Russ Nassett visits with his grandson Jack about the importance of playing music.

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Field Notes
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Tree Bark

Ponderosa pine tree bark, Idaho
Credit Jami Dwyer

6/22/14 & 6/23/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Tree Bark," written by Peter Lesica, read by Anne Garde.

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Nekaneet Cree Stories From Saskatchewan, Part 1

Nekaneet Cree elder, Linda Oakes
Credit Clay Scott

7/17/13: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A visit to the Nekaneet Reserve in southwest Saskatchewan. Elder Linda Oakes talks about racism, about the importance of the Cree language, and about her people's fight to remain in their ancestral home in the Cypress Hills.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Ellen Baumler & Clem Work

Ellen Baumler

6/17/14 & 6/18/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Historian Ellen Baumler, who witnessed Governor Brian Schweitzer's posthumous pardon of the 76 men and 3 women convicted of sedition under Montana's notorious 1918 law, reflects on WWI hysteria. Clem Work speculates on the convictions of two of the pardoned, William and Janet Smith.

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In Other Words
5:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Susan Harness

Susan Harness
Credit Judy DeHaas, The Denver Post

6/17/14: This week on "In Other Words:"

Producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with cultural anthropologist Susan Harness (Colorado State University) about the historical and spiritual trauma of transracial adoption–mainly, adoption of American Indian children by whites. Harness herself was adopted off the Flathead Reservation and draws from her own experience to help others understand what it’s like to be a transracial adoptee.

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