The Write Question - A Conversation With The World's Strongest Librarian
During this program, Chérie Newman talks with Josh Hanagarne about "The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family," an inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
Melissa Stephenson And Louise Glück Reflect On The Voice's Return From Oblivion ("Reflections West," August 31, 2016 and March 8, 2017)
"The year before I started middle school, my parents made me watch a videotape of a professor talking about problem students who engaged in “'negative attention-seeking,'” writes Melissa Stephenson. "I didn’t understand why my teacher had sent this video home. Mrs. Dolk had short blonde hair like Princess Diana, and sometimes I imagined what life would be like if she adopted me. I tried to impress her with jokes and high test scores. But as we watched the video, I realized my favorite teacher didn’t much like me.
Singing in the Snow ("Fieldnotes," March 5 & 10, 2017)
If you go cross-country skiing in the North American woods, you’re likely to hear all manner of twittering and chattering as flocks of birds like chickadees, finches, and nuthatches bustle about finding food and warning each other about danger. Most birds will call like this at any time of year, but reserve singing for signaling a territory or attracting mates during the breeding season, typically in spring.
Recipe: Baked Polenta With Spinach, Leeks and Ricotta ("The Food Guys," May 11, 2014 and March 5 & 9, 2017)
This week on "The Food Guys:" Greg and Jon take up a favorite topic: how to incorporate more vegetables into every meal. Coleslaw, broccoli and cauliflower get some attention before they introduce the following recipe for baked polenta with spinach, leeks and ricotta.
Threshold Episode 05: Heirs To The Most Glorious Heritage
In 1908, the National Bison Range was created by carving 18,000 acres out of Montana's Flathead Reservation. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is willing to transfer the land back to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. But, a lawsuit has been filed to stop the proposed transfer. In this episode we meet tribal members who feel they are the rightful stewards of the land and the historic bison herd, and others who are trying to stop the transfer.
Ranch photographer Barbara Van Cleve talks about making her images and the "romance" of the West.
In the vernacular of the West, the term Pure Quill means “authentic; real, through and through.” With her photographs of the West, which she knows and loves, Barbara Van Cleve gives vision to that term.
"Sixty years old and riding my bike no-handed across the Higgins Street bridge into downtown Missoula, feeling my stomach churn with the anger and fear that has choked our civic air — but also the with the miracles of hot wind and flowing water," writes poet, novelist and teacher, David Allan Cates. "Despite my spread-arm victory pose, I carry a feeling of lost-ness—of emptiness that’s also a kind of balance—a wound, that’s also, somehow, a spring.
Jenny Montgomery & Gwendolyn Brooks Reflect On The Comfort Of Ignorance ("Reflections West," August 17, 2016 and February 22, 2017)
"I grew up in Tacoma, a port city on Puget Sound," writes poet, essayist and co-owner of Missoula's Montgomery Distillery, Jenny Montgomery. "We lived on Puyallup Indian reservation land, but there were few signs that this was so. Our neighborhood overlooked ancient salmon fishing waters but was completely inhabited by whites. There were no Native kids among us at school yet our mascot was the Warrior—a childlike, cartoon brave who wore a single feather on his head and a floppy loincloth.