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Author interviews, food, natural history, poetry, and more from "The Write Question", "The Food Guys", "Field Notes", "Home Ground Radio", "Front Row Center", and "Reflections West".

A Book For Everyone On Your Holiday Shopping List
Sarah Aronson

Mara Panich-Crouch, a bookseller at Fact and Fiction Bookstore in Missoula, joins us to review books and make some holiday book recommendations for everyone on your shopping list.

Below you'll find 11 of the 28 books recommended in this program. To hear more, click the link above, or subscribe to our podcast.

Tommy Donovan

"Tommy Donovan, the 'bastard son of an immigrant Irishman" writes powerfully about his inovlement with gangs, sex, heroin addiction, and his inspiring struggle to heal the wounds of a painful childhood. It's an engrossing journey from youth to manhood, from West Side Story to Bob Dylan." -- Eve Pell, Award-winning investigative reporter

'Field Notes:' What's Wrong With Whitefish?

Dec 10, 2017
Mountain whitefish.
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I dipped my woven landing net into the frigid creek water and drew the fish towards my legs. It was winter and I was standing mid-calf deep in a favorite fishing spot outside Missoula. I knew the fish wasn’t a trout before I scooped it into my net.

An icy bank embraced the creek, and my breath rose before me, rhythmically billowing out my mouth and nostrils. The fish nonchalantly took one of the nymphs I had been sinking near the creek bottom, diving into the depths and pulling its weight into my fly line. I could feel its tail in the handle of my fly-rod, palpitating like an irregular heartbeat.

Tom Snyder, creator and owner of Five On Black, a fast, casual, health-oriented Brazilian-style restaurant that has locations in Montana and Colorado.
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“When you’re starting a business, and when you’re fleshing out the ideas, you cannot be afraid to admit to yourself that what you’re doing is not good,” says Tom Snyder, creator and owner of Five On Black, a fast casual, health-oriented Brazilian-style restaurant that has locations in Montana and Colorado.

Today on "Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs," host Arnie Sherman talks with Tom, not yet thirty years old, about his business success and his plans for the future.

"So a big question of the play is: What do we want to know now that we can know? What do people deserve not to know? And there’s some information, once you know it, can’t be unknown. Who has the right to consent? If one sibling gets their genome traced then that’s really going to affect all the other siblings so. . . What do you know and how do you keep it to yourself if you need to? How do you protect people that don’t want to know?" -- Deb Zoe Laufer

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