MTPR

Sam Manno

Host and Producer

Sam Manno is a rotating host and producer of the Children's Corner and the Pea Green Boat.

Groundbreaking biologist John J. Craighead turned 100 years old this week.
Courtesy Craighead family

Wildlife biologist and conservationist John J. Craighead celebrated his 100th trip around the sun Sunday. We'll celebrate this milestone and his life on Saturday on "Children's Corner." From eating fruit bats in coconut milk to Sam’s personal story of being lost in the woods with three Craigheads - and the wildflower they came across while lost - you'll learn about the Craighead brothers' research that forever changed our view of the natural world by stressing the interconnectedness of everything in the environment. Join the celebration Saturday, August 20, during the second half of "Children's Corner" on Montana Public Radio. Tune in at 7:00 a.m. on your radio or online.

Hope and her entourage April 1st 2016.
Sam Manno

Fed up with being alone in a herd of 35, Hope created her own herd all - in one day. Well...it took Dexter, a buck, five months to get there. On May 1 last year, Hope gave birth to triplet does named Persistence, Compassion and Forgiveness, and started a herd of her own.

What Is A Poem?

Apr 14, 2016
Selya, our Librarian Poet
Sam Manno

April is National Poetry Month! Join host Sam Manno and Selya, a librarian from the Missoula Public Library, on Saturday, April 16, for a lively conversation as they attempt to answer the question, "What is a poem?" They'll explore the 'rhyme and reason' of different types of poems, while sharing some favorites.

Zoey May 10: Zoey 2 ½ months old on her first trip up Mt Sentinel in May 2009
Sam Manno

In my case the chicken came before the egg … then goats, all in an attempt to be closer to my food in an urban environment; and it all started with snakes. That is how we ended up on Mt Sentinel a couple of weeks ago with Zoey showing her kids, Empathy and Intuition the "ropes," actually the "rocks," of Urban living.

Michael, now a senior in high school, imitating a meditation pose at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.
Sam Manno

On a rare afternoon off of work and the farm, I made a trip to the Mission Valley to clear my mind. I stopped at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee. It was my son Michael who first "enlightened" me about the eightfold path in the design of the garden. I then made my way north to Mission Dam.

"Love 12 Miles Long"
Sam Manno

Book review of "Love 12 Miles Long," heard on "Children's Corner" 02/20/16.

Missoula Librarian Selya will join Sam on "Pea Green Boat" To celebrate Women's History Month.
Sam Manno

"Pea Green Boat" will continue our celebration of Black History month and transition to Women's History Month. Monday February 29 , Selya from the Missoula Public Library will talk about children's books by and about women of color. Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" Monday at 4:00 p.m. on your radio or online to learn more.

All The Stars In The Sky

Feb 26, 2016
Snow on the goat's coat looks like stars in the sky.
Sam Manno

By the time I finish my milking and feeding chores, the stars are out and I get a chance to look at them and daydream. At the winter solstice, Orion was laying on his side above the barn. Now he's standing upright above the pasture, and will soon disappear until next winter. Where does Orion go?

Pam the librarian will join the Pea Green February 22 to continue our celebration of Black History Month. Pam will be sharing children’s books by African American authors. Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" at 4:00 p.m. February 22, to learn about children's books by African American authors.

The Poetry Club will be in session February 17 on the "Pea Green Boat". Join Marcia, Barbara, Marylor & Annie Garde for their monthly celebration of poetry. 4:00 p.m., on your radio or online, but only on MTPR.

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