Wednesday Special

Discontinued as of November 17, 2014.

A different special is featured every week.

10/08/2014 - KGLT general manager Ellen King-Rodgers visits with Pam Faerber, founder of www.bigbearstampede.org, a resource-packed website dedicated to raising awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide, recognizing the signs, and the path to doing something about it. Currently Pam is working on a program to be introduced to the Park County School District in Montana designed to recognize and address depression.

07/30/2014 - A record 175,000 people from all over the world traveled to Butte for the Montana Folk Festival in 2014. In it's fourth year, the 'Richest Hill on Earth' not only hosted a slew of internationally renowned musicians and visual artists, but unfurled its "Culture of the Car" celebration, demonstrating that folk art thrives everywhere. On the stage, the canvas, even the hood of a station wagon.

http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/home.php

Fly Fishing in Montana

Jul 16, 2014

07/16/2014 - An ancient pastime explored in the lives, lore and literature of anglers. The producer takes lessons from one of Montana's legendary fly fishers and in the process visits the towns, streams, history and indoor watering places (saloons), hears whopping fish stories and catches a trout in the Land of the Big Sky.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/35684-fly-fishing-in-montana#description

7/9/14: This week on the Wednesday Special, 1:25-1:55pm (following Moyers and Company):  a preview of the 2014 Montana Folk Festival, July 11 - 13, uptown Butte. Clark Grant talks with three musicians featured at the festival:

Fiddler Alical Svigals, leader of Alicia Svigals Klezmer Fiddle Express; 

Living on Earth

Jul 2, 2014

07/02/2014 - Living on Earth

http://www.loe.org/

06/25/2014 - TBA

http://ofthewest.net

06/11/14 - A Father's Day Special, a classic mix of memorable music, clips, and interviews with Dad

http://www.prx.org/pieces/18545-father-s-favorite-shortcut

04/30/2014 - We continue the celebration of Poetry Month with a tribute to Maxine Kumin, who died on February 6, 2014 at the age of 88. A former Consultant in Poetry to Library of Congress (now known as the US Poet Laureate), Kumin is heralded for her poetry and her dedication to feminism.

The Best of Sally Mauk

Mar 31, 2014

04/09/2014 - Highlights of some great interviews from the MTPR News Director

Living on Earth Extra

Mar 19, 2014

03/19/2014 - Fukishima Nuclear Meltdown Three Years Later  - In 2011 a tsunami caused the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan. Since then workers have stabilized the reactors but large amounts of leaking radioactive water is still a problem.

Navy Rescuers Claim Radiation Sickness - US military personnel aboard Navy ships involved in the Fukushima relief effort are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Company over illnesses they say were caused by exposure to radioactive plumes from the reactor fires during the meltdowns.

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/

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.

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

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

2/5/2014 - After meeting at Cave Canem, the black writers' symposium, John Murillo, Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson discovered they all had a shared love of the late African-American poet Etheridge Knight.  The four bonded, kept in touch, and formed their own poetry collective called "The Symphony."  Each poet of the collective reads from his own work and discusses writing from the perspective of the African-American male experience.

1/29/2014 - Aaberg's Music and The River

http://ofthewest.net/

1/15/2014- A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., featuring many of his most famous speeches mixed with music from Stevie Wonder, The Freedom Singers, Jimmy Cliff, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Bill Lee/Branford Marsalis, Moodswings, U2 and more

http://www.prx.org/pieces/8304-a-shortcut-to-the-mountaintop#description