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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Home Ground Radio
5:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Montana's 2014 Special Olympics

Torch Run Participants, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 2014, Shelby, Montana. (CC-BY-NC. Some rights reserved)
Credit Flickr user Eric Zabinsky

7/1/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:" Host Brian Kahn takes a tour of the recent 2014 Montana Special Olympics in Billings, speaking with president and CEO Boby Norbie and various staff, volunteers and competitors in the games.

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The Food Guys
5:00 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Eat Your Vegetables

Tofu-veggie stir fry. (CC-BY-NC)
Credit CorkandSpoon

6/29/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" In the service of a favorite theme - incorporating more vegetables into your diet - Jon and Greg suggest green salads and Chinese stir-fry dishes. Counting off various vegetables, Greg reveals his secret: "You shouldn't be shy with spinach."

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The Plant Detective
5:00 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Tea I

6/28/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:" According to archaeologists, human use of tea,  Camellia sinensis, goes back 500,000 years.  The flavonoids in tea are more effective antioxidants than Vitamins C or E - they seem to boost immunity and protect against cavities and ultraviolet rays. More research is needed to find out if tea's flavonoids protect against cardiovascular disease and certain kinds of cancer.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Heavenly Harps at St. Timothy's Chapel

Karin Gunderson of Heavenly Harps
Credit Heavenly Harps

6/29/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Karin Gunderson, one-half of the mother-daughter duo, Heavenly Harps. Karin and Joy Gunderson and friends open the 2014 St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival, held during five Sundays in June, July and August at St. Timothy's Memorial Chapel in Southern Cross, east of Georgetown Lake. All concerts begin at 4:00pm. (888) 407-4071 for information and tickets.

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Field Notes
5:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Spiderwebs

Spider web with dew drops, Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia. (CC BY-NC)
Credit Fir0002/Flagstaffotos.com.au

6/29/14 & 6/30/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Spiderwebs," written by Deborah Richie and Lynn Tennefoss, read by Caroline Kurtz. 

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Mountain West Voices
5:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Showing Up With Your Heart: A Montana Couple Leaves White Collar Careers to Farm on the Great Plains

Anna Jones and Doug Crabtree, Northern Montana
Credit Clay Scott

6/25/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" The story of Doug and Anna Crabtree, who left good careers and invested their life savings in a farm in a remote part of north-central Montana.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

John Clayton & Caroline Lockhart

Montana's first female novelist, Caroline Lockhart
Credit American Heritage Center, John Clayton

6/24/14 & 6/25/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Author John Clayton marvels at the independence of frontier journalist, newspaper publisher, rodeo founder, homesteader and novelist, Caroline Lockhart.

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Musician's Spotlight
5:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

The Hooligans

3/18/14 & 6/24/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" Longtime Montana favorites, The Hooligans, waited for over twenty years to release their first recording, "Beggars and Thieves.” Along the way, they picked up an album producer and  part-time band member, Little Feat's Bill Payne. Just as they're hitting their stride, the veteran band is entering a new, exciting phase.

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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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