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
6:07 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Men Behaving Badly In Montana

Ken Egan Jr. talks about the reasons behind Montana's designation as a U.S. territory, which included very bad behavior by many of the men who were desperate to grab a bit of the region's resources for themselves. He also tells stories about some of the key characters of the time and reads from his new book, MONTANA 1864: Indians, Emigrants, and God in the Territorial Year.

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Student Response
5:10 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

"A Letter From The Hugo Residing In My Mind"

Richard Hugo

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 The Write Question programs students have listened to. Then I answer questions about the process of reading, interviewing, and creating programs for radio and the Web.

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MTPR Music
2:06 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

High Plains Christmas With Philip Aaberg And GFS

Philip Aaberg

HIGH PLAINS CHRISTMAS

Philip Aaberg performs with the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Mansfield Theater.

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Historical Nonfiction
6:12 am
Mon December 1, 2014

MONTANA 1864

One hundred and fifty years ago, the land that would become the state of Montana was mostly wild and untrammeled, as it had been for millennia. But then, everything changed. And Ken Egan Jr. wanted to know why. He looked for a book to explain the events of 1864. But didn’t find one. So he wrote his own, which turned out to be a humbling process for this Montana-born scholar.

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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.

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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.

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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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