Children's Corner

Saturday 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Delightful stories and music for children of all ages: The Children’s Corner provides two hours of music, stories, and imaginative activities for kids from age 2 to 92.

Annie Garde and Sam Manno alternate in hosting this weekly program, produced by Montana Public Radio.

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.

An African Olive tree Wangari Maathai planted at Huho-Ini Secondary School in 2003 one year later.
Courtesy Brian Theroux

In African tradition, a tree is a symbol of peace.

On 'Children's Corner' this past Saturday, Selya from the Missoula Public Library shared Wangari’s Trees of Peace, a true story of Wangari Maathai’s passion and dedication to reforesting Kenya and empowering women. Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her work through the Green Belt Movement.

When I think of Women’s History Month, I think of strong and remarkable women who've had a positive effect on the lives of others. The first woman who comes to mind is my grandma. For Selya, a librarian with the Missoula Public Library, it’s her mom.

This Saturday, we celebrate with songs and stories by and about women who have influenced both the larger world and our personal lives.

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.