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
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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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Tamara Linse & Judy Blunt

4/22/14 & 4/23/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Tamara Linse reflects on being a woman in the masculine world of ranching.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Judy Blunt.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Robert Lee & Ashley

4/15/14 & 4/16/14: This week on "Reflections West:"

Robert Lee reflects on his experiences teaching poetry in a fishing town in Alaska. He pairs his thoughts with a poem by an elementary student from Hydaburg.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Doug Midgett & Gwendolyn Haste

4/1/14 and 4/2/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Doug Midgett reflects on the legacy of agricultural ghost towns—a by product of the boom and busts of the homesteading era.  He pairs his thoughts with "Dried Out, a poem by Gwendolyn Haste.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Bud Cheff, Jr. & Olivia Stiffler

3/25/14  &  3/26/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Bud Cheff, Jr. reflects on the enduring ties between two families, one white, one Indian, on the Flathead reservation.  He pairs his thoughts with a poem by Olivia Stiffler.

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Reflections West
8:00 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Erin Saldin & Marilynne Robinson

3/18/14 & 3/19/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Erin Saldin reflects on the mysterious bond between parent and child.  She pairs her thoughts with the classic western novel, Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson.

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Reflections West
8:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Robert Stubblefield & James Welch

3/11/14 & 3/12/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Robert Stubblefield reflects on the power of the written word to bring immediacy to story-telling.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage from a James Welch novel, Fools Crow.

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