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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Author
7:15 am
Wed November 26, 2014

94-Year-Old Punster Publishes Fourth Book

"People who live in duplexes have a lot in common."    ~ Barbara Noel

Ninety-four-year-old Barbara Noel lives at Grizzly Peak Retirement Community in Missoula. She just published her fourth book, Puns Remembered. Her first three books are Puns Intended, volumes 1, 2, and 3.

With help from a friend and a granddaughter, all four books were published in her 90s.

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Nonfiction
6:48 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Tarantulas With Cricket Salad: It's What's For Dinner

David G. Gordon explains why we should be eating bugs and talks about some of the recipes in his book, The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin.

About the Book:

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Student Response
3:53 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

A Response To Norman Maclean's 'Young Men and Fire'

For the last several years, Robert Stubblefield has invited me to talk about The Write Question with students in one of the classes he teaches at the University of Montana. We talk about specific programs, which, if students have done their homework assignments, they've listened to. Then I answer questions about the process of reading, interviewing, and creating programs for radio and the Web.

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Performing Arts
12:27 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Headwaters Dance Company Presents "Power and Strength"

Brian Gerke, Kevin Wall, and Kaila June Gidley

ANNUAL GALA CONCERT

“Power and Strength”

NOV. 20-22, 7:30 p.m. nightly

+ Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

in Missoula at MCT Center for the Performing Arts

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Based near the Continental Divide in Missoula, Montana, Headwaters Dance Company is a professional, contemporary dance, repertory company, which was founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Amy Ragsdale.

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The Write Question
6:08 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Emily Dickinson And Psyche Influence Novel Set In The American West

Bruce Holbert talks about his new novel, The Hour of Lead. He also explains how the Myth of the West damages human relationships and why the bad guys still get the girls.

About the book:

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Fiction
9:01 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Tim O'Brien: How To Tell A True Story

Tim O'Brien talks about his ever-popular novel 'The Things They Carried and describes the difference between literal truth and story truth. He also talks about writing as art and reads a passage from the book.

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Native American
6:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Beyond Sherman Alexie

Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century Montana American Indian Writers, Vol. I

During this program, four Montana Indian authors talk about their stories published in Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century Montana American Indian Writers, Vol. I.

Sherman Alexie is not the only American Indian writer. Nor does the experience of one Indian represent the experiences of all Natives living in urban areas and reservations across the U.S.

That point of view, plus insights into American Indian culture and tribal differences, is part of the discussion during this program.

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Fiction
6:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

For Today I Am A Boy

Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, For Today I Am A Boy.

About the book:

Peter Huang and his sisters—elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant— grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter’s own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father.

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Poetry
4:40 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Comparing Poetry To Bronc Riding

During this program, Paul Zarzyski talks about and reads from his latest collections of poetry and prose, Steering With My Knees and 51: 30 Poems, 20 Lyrics, 1 Self-Interview, both published by Bangtail Press.

Including:

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Monday Poems
10:17 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Poem For October 20

Today's poem is untitled. It was published in chasers of the light: poems from the typewriter series, by Tyler Knot Gregson.

What good
is a half-lit
life?
You
can burn me
to ashes
as long as I know
we lived a life
alight.

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