Sue Ginn

Business Manager

Sue is a native Missoulian.  She has worked at the University of Montana for more than 15 years, 10 of them at Montana Public Radio.  

Ways To Connect

03/17/2014 - Chris Hedges - The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew, all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned? Is the United States much different? The U.S. with its obsessive drive for control of oil and other resources, its relentless hunger for profits, its garrisoning the globe with military bases, its arrogant disregard for the environment, is on the same suicidal path as Ahab.

Living on Earth Extra

Mar 12, 2014

03/12/2014 - The Crimean Conflict and Energy, Reducing Sulfur, Saving Lives, and Ice Climbing

http://www.loe.org/

The Chieftains

Mar 12, 2014

03/17/2014 - An encore one-hour music documentary salutes The Chieftains, Ireland's musical ambassadors to the world.  You'll hear music they've recorded throughout their storied career, interviews wiht the band, comments and tributes from Celtic music historians and special guest artists who have joined them over the years - including Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and Don Meade.  Hosted by acclaimed Celtic singer/songwriter Susan McKeown.

Notes on Spring

Mar 12, 2014

03/20/2014 - A Seasonal Special - An assuring hour of music and information about the promising resurgence of spring, including rare facts about the featured music and the reasons for springtime warming and rain.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/45202-notes-on-spring-a-seasonal-music-special

Zoos

Mar 8, 2014

03/15/2014 - In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe.  This hour, Radiolab goes to the zoo to ask what's with our need to get close to "wildness"?  We poke at where we stand in this paradox -- starting with the Romans, and ending in the rain forest of Belize ... staring into the eyes of a wild jaguar.

Massenet's Werther

Mar 8, 2014

03/-15-2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min.

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.

03/10/2014 - The news item was brief and buried in the back pages: “India: Maoists Ambush Patrol, Killing 7 Soldiers. The attack occurred in a rebel stronghold in Jharkhand State. Thousands of people have been killed in the past decade in violence involving Maoists, who claim they represent India’s dispossessed, particularly indigenous tribal groups.”

After Life

Mar 1, 2014

03/08/2014 - We all die...but then what? Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and asks what might be on the other side with eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die--including a short story by neuroscientist David Eagleman, brought to life by actor Jeffrey Tambor.

The Enchanted Island

Mar 1, 2014

03/08/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

The Met’s delightful Baroque fantasy returns after its critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011–12, bringing together the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, set to a brilliant new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This time, the all-star cast is led by Susan Graham as Sycorax, with David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, and the great Plácido Domingo reprising their roles as Prospero, Ariel, and Neptune.

Votes for Women!

Feb 27, 2014

03/06/2014 - Votes For Women was the slogan on the banners that many American Suffragists wore in their 72-year struggle to get the vote.  Although American men had been voting since the 1700's, it wasn't until 1920 that American women were allowed to vote for President.  Award winning Producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan's documentary uses song, interviews, re-creations of events, and comments from historians to bring this dramatic history to life.

Living On Earth

Feb 26, 2014

02/26/2014 - Kerry: Climate is WMD

Secretary of State John Kerry called global warming a weapon of mass destruction during his climate change speech on February 16th in Jakarta, Indonesia. His fiery words may be a sign of increased U.S. climate ambitions heading into the important global climate negotiations next year in Paris.

Fluoride and Other Chemical Risks

New research finds a detrimental relationship between exposure to chemicals, including fluoride, in early life and diminished brain function in children.

Saving Monarchs

03/05/2014 - MAKERS is a PBS documentary about how women took to the streets to transform society and the role of women in that society.  MAKERS draws on more than 100 interviews with women then and now -- to finally tell the story of the modern Women’s Movement and how it changed our families, our country, our institutions, and our world.  MAKERS is also an ongoing project in conjunction with AOL to archive over 100 video interviews of prominent women ranging from the first female Supreme Court Justice to the first female major American orchestra conductor.

03/03/2014 - Emma Lazarus in her poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty wrote: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Bedros, my father might have seen those words in 1914 when he landed at Ellis Island and Araxie, my mother too, seven years later when she arrived. My parents were highly motivated to leave Armenia, their ancestral homeland in Eastern Turkey. Genocide does a lot to focus the mind on survival. For them, and millions of others, America was a safe haven. Today, violence. economic terror and hunger drive many to come to these shores.

Borodin's Prince Igor

Feb 24, 2014

3/1/2014 - Approximate running time: 4:30

Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

02/22/2014 - Approximate running time 4 hrs. 23 min.

Strauss's bittersweet comic masterpiece features a superb ensemble led by Martina Serafin as the Marschallin. The performances celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opera's U.S. premiere. Edward Gardner conducts.

"Witty, elegant and profoundly moving... a wonderful cast..." (New York Times)

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/rosenkavalier-strauss-tickets.aspx

02/15/2014 -Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)A

pproximate running time 4 hrs. 2 min.

02/24/2014 - Juan González, in his classic book, Harvest of Empire, writes, “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies 
are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” Sadly, instead of walls coming down, walls are literally going up. The border is militarized. The tens of millions of Latinos in the U.S. represent an enormous diversity from Dominicans to Bolivians and Salvadorans to Chileans.

02/17/2014 - The role of creative people in society has long been debated. Should they focus on their art and stay away from politics? Poets, writers, painters, filmmakers, musicians, artists in general occupy a unique position. Their impact and influence extend far and wide. They illuminate realities in imaginative ways that expand awareness and understanding. Think of Dylan’s “Masters of War” or Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman or Picasso’s “Guernica” or Langston Hughes’ poem “Columbia,” where he exposes the depredations of U.S. imperialism. He writes:

Sleep

Feb 24, 2014

03/01/2014 - Birds do it, bees do it...yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep?  Every creature on the planet sleeps - from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies.  What does it do for us, and what happens when we go without it?  We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.

Dead Reckoning

Feb 24, 2014

02/22/2014 - From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper.  And, in the end, we confront the question at the heart of it all - when the time cpmes to finally leave, how do we want to go?

"Civil Rights in America"

Feb 24, 2014

02/27/2014 - Hosted by Charles Dutton, this one-hour special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color, and the LGBT community to expand our traditional definitions of equality. Like “Moments of the Movement” it features first-person narratives culled from hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast video and audio footage to provide a rich, detailed history of the nation during an important and tumultuous period.

2/19/2014 - This week on Mountain West Voices: Conrad Little Leaf talks about the Blackfoot experience on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border, about cultural and linguistic continuity, and the fight against assimilation.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/111482-nobody-can-move-you-keeping-blackfoot-language-an

2/20/2014 - During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. In this hour, State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History, deconstructing the popular perception of certain celebrated moments.

Toni Truesdale

Feb 13, 2014

2/18 & 19/2014: This week on "Reflections West," Toni Truesdale reflects on how the East/West divide has pulled apart many American families, in the past and today.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Native American poet, Joy Harjo, that speaks to reconnecting.

The Last Leaf

Feb 12, 2014

 

02/12/2014 - 99-year-old Bonnie Preikszas shares stories of life as a rural Montana schoolteacher in the 1930's.

https://www.prx.org/pieces/92256-the-last-leaf

2/19/2014 - Join us for an in-depth interview with Unreal Candy founders Michael and Nicky Bronner as we discuss their quest around the globe to find chefs to “Unjunk the world.” The intiative to question the standards of candy shelf life and how celebrities such as Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tom Brady all got involved in the cause.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/103457-unreal-candy

Sperm

Feb 9, 2014

2/15/2014 - Matthew Cobb takes us back to 1677, when Anton Van Leewenhoek first identified sperm and there was much talk of souls and miniature men residing in the seminal fluid. Upon observation it became clear that there were an awful lot of those little guys that never turned into babies! Jad wonders: why so many sperm?

2/13/2014 - The History Guys explore three centuries of pre-marital intimacy.  Did economic considerations used to play a greater role in coupling? In what ways have dating practices challenged class and racial boundaries?  Has the idea of "romance" itself morphed over time?  Considering the stereotypes about Puritan New England, you might be surprised to learn that sweethearts in the 18th century were no only allowed to sleep together before marriage - they were encouraged!  The catch?

2/12/2014 - This is a story she did for This American Life and it won the Gold Prize at the Third Coast Audio Festival, which was incredibly exciting.  She learned how to write a break-up song to get over her break-up.  The story is about heartbreak and wallowing and sadness and how songs make you stay sad, but in a good way.  I hope you like it.

http://www.prx.org/search/pieces?q=Starlee+Kine&x=13&y=1

James Davenport

Feb 5, 2014

2/11 & 12/2014 - James reflects on the pros and cons of not "getting" pop-culture references.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage by John Steinbeck.

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