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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".

Facing Race In Montana

Mar 2, 2018
Faces of the world.
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According to the 2010 U.S. census, Montana is among the whitest states in the country. That means 90 percent or more of the population is Caucasian. But does that mean Montana is free of the racial friction that has surfaced across the country? For the next hour we'll look at the reality of race in Montana.

"I think probably every writer, at some level, has 'the story' that’s just compelling and it’s the thing you just can’t stop picking at," says author Carrie La Seur, "And so even the third novel that I’m working on now—that’s very different characters and very different places—there’s a theme of exile and return and tension between the “leavers” and the “stayers.” That must just be my story, that’s the thing I can’t stop writing about even when I very deliberately take off in a different direction.

Listen in now for more on "The Weight of an Infinite Sky" with Carrie La Seur.

Buck Buchanan and Christina Wald

"My name is Denni-Jo and I’m a real-life cowgirl. I ride horses and rope cattle on our ranch. We have horses, cows, dogs, and cats—which means plenty of chores. It doesn’t matter if you are a boy or girl, big or small; everyone pitches in and does their share. Once the chores are done there’s plenty of time for fun— and surprises! Join me, and my pony, Pinto, on an adventure neither of us will soon forget. Saddle up and let’s go!" -- Buck Buchanan

Field Notes: Winter Clouds

Feb 25, 2018
Winter clouds
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At no other time is the parting of clouds felt more powerfully than outdoors, at the height of winter.

On this particular day, the clouds break intermittently and when they do, motion ensues. The peeps and chatters of birds start, and you can see them dart and cling through a white and shifting world. The snow itself starts to awaken and come alive - melty, unstable layers slide down the steeples of trees.

Can Do: Montana Entrepreneurs Stick Together

Feb 23, 2018

“One of the really great things about Montana entrepreneurs is, because it is a small community, there is this feeling of, ‘We are all in it together.’ So, I’ve found that in Montana it’s more accepted to say stuff like, ‘I totally screwed that up’ or, ‘God I hope my business makes it.’ Having the ability to talk like that and be so transparent is really powerful,” says Stefanie Sample, a Montana entrepreneur and neuroscience-based leadership coach, and this week's guest on "Can Do."

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