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Pea Green Boat

Weekdays 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

The Pea Green Boat is a show for children of all ages, with stories, songs, poetry, and special guests - two and four-legged, and some with wings. 

“The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat...” With its title borrowed from that Edward Lear poem, the Montana Public Radio Pea Green Boat sets sail each weekday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

In between the stories and songs, guests like Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies, and Brian Williams from the Montana Natural History Center cover the Nature Beat. Librarians from the Missoula Public Library share new and classic books every Monday, and the Poetry Club meets once a month.

Listeners can call in requests for birthday songs and favorite songs and stories:

Phone: 1-800-325-1565 or 243-4931 or email peagreen.boat@yahoo.com

FAVORITE PEA GREEN BOAT SONGS:

  1. The Hamster Dance, by Hampton the Hamster, from Hamster Dance
  2. Everyone Asked About You (Nora, Nora), by Bob McGrath, from Sing Me A Story
  3. Peanut Butter Bears, by Brent Holmes, from Bear Tunes For Kids
  4. Little Chickadee, by Chenille Sisters, from Teaching Hippopotami to Fly
  5. A Pirate's Life, by Cathy Fink & Marcie Marxer, from Scat Like That
  6. Waltzing With Bears, by Priscilla Herdman, from Star Dreamer
  7. Alligator In The Elevator, by Rick Charette, from Alligator In The Elevator
  8. There's A Pea On My Plate, by Bill Harley, from There's A Pea On My Plate
  9. On The Day That You Were Born, by Red Grammer, from Hello World
  10. T-Rex, by The Dinner Dogs, from Meet The Dinner Dogs
  11. Lime Jello, Marshmallow, Cottage Cheese Surprise, by Two of a Kind, from So Many Ways To Be Smart


 

Did you hear the radio play "The Nose" on "Pea Green Boat" October 17? Host Annie Garde asked listeners to draw pictures based on the play and send them in. Natalie from Helena sent us this nice drawing of the nose biking around. She also included a thank you note. You're welcome Natalie, thank you for the picture.

Lingo the horse, looking slightly embarrassed as the goats give him a massage.
Sam Manno

Why are there muddy footprints on Lingo's back?

Lingo the horse shares his pasture with 50 dairy goats, some of which moonlight as massage therapists. It took some convincing before Lingo got comfortable being massaged by goats, but now he books massages weekly.

Sam will tell more farm tales on today's Pea Green Boat. On your radio or online at 4:00 p.m.

Why Sam Manno Has A Bull In His Kitchen

Oct 21, 2015
How do you say no to a face like that?
Sam Manno

"I sat at the kitchen table for an hour, determined not to reward him for his bad behavior," Sam said. "But what choice do I have?"

Little Bear the steer greets Sam at his back door every  morning. Lately, he's invited himself inside to look for goodies like pears and apples. That's life on a farm.

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" today to hear more about Sam's adventures on the farm.

"The Nose" A "Pea Green Boat" radio play.
Tony Alter (CC-BY-2)

Rodeo Radio Theater In The Air is back on "Pea Green Boat" with a play called "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol.

Listen as one character discovers a nose in his bread while another character looks in a mirror and sees that his nose is gone. Crazy! And it gets crazier.

A blue death-feigning beetle, living up to its name.
Josh Burnham

Today on "Pea Green Boat" Annie had special guests from  the Missoula Insectarium. Glenn Marangelo joined the show to talk about insects, and he brought some six-legged friends with him.

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