Reflections West

Wednesday 3:00 PM

Reflections West is a weekly radio program that presents the thoughts of writers and scholars on the American West. These thinkers pair their own thoughts with a passage from literature and history.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Erica Olsen & Frank Waters

Erica Olsen (© D. M. Troutman)
Credit Michael Troutman/www.dmtimaging.com

7/1/14 & 7/2/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Four Corners area fiction writer, Erica Olsen, notes the distracting nature of Grand Canyon visitors' obsessions with cameras and technology. From his book, The Colorado, Frank Waters points out that "for all our technological achievements, our very lives tremble upon the delicate scales of nature."

 

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

John Clayton & Caroline Lockhart

Montana's first female novelist, Caroline Lockhart
Credit American Heritage Center, John Clayton

6/24/14 & 6/25/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Author John Clayton marvels at the independence of frontier journalist, newspaper publisher, rodeo founder, homesteader and novelist, Caroline Lockhart.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Ellen Baumler & Clem Work

Ellen Baumler

6/17/14 & 6/18/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Historian Ellen Baumler, who witnessed Governor Brian Schweitzer's posthumous pardon of the 76 men and 3 women convicted of sedition under Montana's notorious 1918 law, reflects on WWI hysteria. Clem Work speculates on the convictions of two of the pardoned, William and Janet Smith.

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Reflections West
5:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Damon Falke

Damon Falke

6/10/14 & 6/11/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Damon Falke, author, playwright and poet, returns to a bean field, where his nine-year-old self is practicing fly-fishing. Falke shifts the scene to shadows and "odd pickings" at "The Church at Yellowjacket."

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Reflections West
6:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Linds Sanders & Eduardo Chirinos

Poet Linds Sanders

6/3/14 & 6/4/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Missoula slam poet Linds Sanders writes about the strange presence of life in Henry, a stuffed buffalo. Poet Eduardo Chirinos, a professor at the University of Montana-Missoula, writes about bears - real, symbolic, and stuffed.

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Reflections West
6:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Brandon Reintjes & Tristan Tzara

Brandon Reintjes

5/27/14 & 5/28/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Brandon Reintjes, Curator of Art at the University of Montana's Montana Museum of Art & Culture, contemplates artistic innovation and "Montana modernism." Tristan Tzara, a founder of Dadaism, instructs "How To Make a Dadaist Poem."

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Reflections West
8:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Stephanie Land & Judy Blunt

5/20/14 & 5/21/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Stephanie Land recalls how the cold of an Alaskan winter forced her to surrender to nature. Judy Blunt portrays the 1964 blizzard on Montana's Hi-Line.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Kaya Juda-Nelson & Tony Abeyta

5/13/14 & 5/15/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Kaya Juda-Nelson finds her place in nature. Navajo artist Tony Abeyta observes an ancient Pueblo village by moonlight.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Damon Falke

5/6/14 & 5/7/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Poet Damon Falke reflects on how the grand landscape of the West invites us to observe.  Falke shares a poem about his father teaching him how to look carefully for ancient fragments in the desert.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Tessa Heineman & Marjorie Manwaring

4/29/14 & 4/30/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Tessa Heineman explains why she loves archaeology. Poet Marjorie Manwaring's poem, "Treasure," unlocks the memories contained in a single rusty key.

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