Chérie Newman

Host and Producer

Chérie Newman is an arts and humanities producer and host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. Her weekly literary program, The Write Question, is broadcast on several public radio stations, and available online at PRX.org and MTPR.org.

Her articles, essays, and book reviews have been published in Montana Magazine, High Country News, the University of Montana Alumni Newsletter, Whitefish Review, the Billings Gazette, the Missoulian, Montana Senior News, Outside Bozeman Magazine, and on numerous websites.

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Historical Nonfiction
6:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Montana Then And Now

Hear fascinating facts about Montana's 150 years as a territory and a state during this interview with Aaron Parrett, author of Montana Then And Now.

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Fiction
6:01 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Novel Looks Inside the Mind of a Man With Alzheimer's

Laura Pritchett talks about and reads from Stars Go Blue, a novel in which a Colorado rancher and his wife deal with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

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BookTalk
6:17 am
Wed July 2, 2014

35 New Books For Your Summer Reading List

BookTalk July 2014

TWQ producer Chérie Newman, Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore in Missoula, and Zed talk about recently-published books by authors from the western U.S.

NONFICTION

How To Read the American West:  A Field Guide, by William Wycokoff

Hiking Montana:  35th Anniversary Edition, by Bill Schneider an Russ Schneider

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Notes From the Huntley Project, Part 3
4:07 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

World Premier of "The Church of Pancakes"

Credit Tom Zavitz painting

Part 3 in Notes From the Huntley Project series of radio plays by Jay Kettering.

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Nonfiction
6:32 am
Wed June 25, 2014

60 Years Later, He Started Writing

Richard Geary

Newspaper columnist and Montana rancher, Richard Geary, talks about rural culture then and now, and reads some of his essays.

Richard Geary is the eldest of the fourth generation to operate the family ranch in Helmville, Montana. The property was homesteaded by his great grandfather in 1867, and the original farm in Ireland is still in the family.  Richard acts as bookkeeper for the ranch, while his brother is responsible for the actual management. 

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Missoula Symphony Orchestra
12:54 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

A Tribute to Joseph Brown Henry

Joseph Brown Henry, October 10, 1930 - June 1, 2014

William Marcus hosts a special tribute to Joseph Brown Henry, who died at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana, on June 1.

Excerpts from Henry's obituary, written by Joe Nickell:

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Children's Novel
6:08 am
Wed June 18, 2014

11-Year-Old Learns Respect From War Veterans

Jungle of Bones, a children's novel by Ben Mikaelsen
Credit WWII bomber, Papau New Guinea, children's book, Montana author

Children's author Ben Mikaelsen talks about his inspiration for Jungle of Bones and reads from the novel.

About the Book:

Dylan gets caught taking a joyride in a stolen car and shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than just early-morning jogs.

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Arts Interview
5:54 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Dolack Painting and "Music in the Parks" Celebrate 75 Years of State Parks

Montana State Parks Celebrate 75 Years

Michael Marsolek talks with Monte Dolack, artist, Phillip Aaberg, musician, and Chas Van Genderen, Administrator for Montana States Parks, about free concerts planned to celebrate 75 years of Montana State Parks.

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Historical Nonfiction
12:11 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Peter Stark Revives Tales of Lost Pacific Empire

ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire

Peter Stark talks about and reads from ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival.

About the Book:

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent.

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Memoir
9:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Molly Caro May's Search for Place

The Map of Enough: a memoir by Molly Caro May

During this program, Molly Caro May talks about her nomadic childhood and her search for a place to "be from." She also reads from her new memoir, The Map of Enough: One Woman's Search for Place.

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