MTPR http://mtpr.org en Newscast 08-29-2014 http://mtpr.org/post/newscast-08-29-2014 <p>A California man missing since he left Idaho last week for the University of Montana was killed in a car accident. Five Bozeman residents claim the city does not have the authority to enact a non-discrimination ordinance and are taking the matter to court. Montana State University - Northern has a new interim chancellor.</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:15:36 +0000 news 24061 at http://mtpr.org Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions http://mtpr.org/post/federal-judge-blocks-texas-abortion-restrictions Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. On Friday, a federal judge blocked those regulations, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Federal+Judge+Blocks+Texas+Abortion+Restrictions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEzMzgxNzM4MDEzOTQ4MjU1MjVlMTBmZQ001)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Melissa Block 24060 at http://mtpr.org Students Live And Breathe Guitar At The Crown Guitar Festival http://mtpr.org/post/students-live-and-breathe-guitar-crown-guitar-festival <p>When you talk with the artists, guitar instructors, and organizers of the Crown Guitar Festival in&nbsp; Bigfork, Mont., there’s one subject that comes up again and again: the maturity and skill of the young scholarship students who travel from across the country to learn from the greats.<br /><br />For five years, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation has held a week-long guitar workshop and concert-series at Flathead Lake Lodge.<br /> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:03:05 +0000 Christopher Allen 24059 at http://mtpr.org Students Live And Breathe Guitar At The Crown Guitar Festival Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know http://mtpr.org/post/candidate-debates-heres-what-we-know <p>Will the Montana House and Senate candidates debate? Here's what we know. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:50:19 +0000 Josh Burnham 24058 at http://mtpr.org Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria http://mtpr.org/post/lawmakers-demand-say-obamas-decisions-syria The White House is working behind the scenes to develop a strategy for fighting the Islamic State in Syria, a strategy that could include airstrikes and other military action there. But there are already lots of questions in political and national security circles about the legal authority the Obama administration might use to justify those actions.<p>In the days after the Sept. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 24056 at http://mtpr.org Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope http://mtpr.org/post/chinese-high-rise-worker-left-dangling-after-annoyed-boy-cuts-rope A worker in southern China was left hanging from 100 feet up the side of a high-rise apartment building when a 10-year-old boy, apparently annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, decided to cut the safety line on the man's rappelling apparatus.<p>Xinhua says the boy was watching cartoons in his eighth-floor apartment in Guizhou province as the worker was outside installing lighting. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 24054 at http://mtpr.org Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World http://mtpr.org/post/campaign-building-debates-and-industrial-workers-world <p>Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis was in Missoula yesterday <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/amanda-curtis-presents-student-loan-plan">presenting a six-point-plan </a>that she says would help Montanans struggling with student debt.</p><p>After her prepared remarks, Curtis spoke with Edward O'Brien about a few topics including conservative criticism of her family's association with an organization some say has radical leanings.<br />First though, Curtis offers her assessment of the campaign-building effort:</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:00:30 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24053 at http://mtpr.org Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case http://mtpr.org/post/justice-department-supports-native-americans-child-welfare-case The Justice Department has weighed in on a class-action lawsuit in South Dakota pitting Native American tribes against state officials, and come down resoundingly in support of tribes.<p>It's the first time the department has intervened in a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 24055 at http://mtpr.org Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era http://mtpr.org/post/new-orleans-enters-charter-school-era On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and gutted most of its public schools. Even before the storm, the district was one of the most troubled in the nation.<p>Today, the New Orleans school system is unlike any other anywhere in the U.S. More than 9 in 10 students this fall are attending charter schools run by dozens of private, nonprofit organizations. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 24057 at http://mtpr.org New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era Listen To Lee Ritenour's Crown Guitar Festival Concert On MTPR http://mtpr.org/post/listen-lee-ritenours-crown-guitar-festival-concert-mtpr <p>Lee Ritenour and Friends played at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork on Wednesday. Two opening acts, 16 year-old Josh Achrion, and the John Beasley Circle, warmed up the nearly sold-out crowd under the big white tent. Guitarists John Oates and Mike Stern joined Ritenour on stage during the encore.</p><p><strong>We'll be replaying the Lee Ritenour and Friends show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tune in on the air or online, and be sure to check out our photos from the&nbsp;show.</strong></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:30:46 +0000 Josh Burnham 24014 at http://mtpr.org Listen To Lee Ritenour's Crown Guitar Festival Concert On MTPR