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The Gardener: A Hmong Life In Montana

Jul 17, 2014
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Mo Thao reflects on her chaotic early life in Laos and on coming to Montana...and on gardening.

Montana Public Radio

7/9/14: This week on Mountain West Voices: 94-year-old activist Meyer Chessin talks about his journey from his Yiddish-speaking Bronx neighborhood during the Depression, to a career in plant pathology at the University of Montana.

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A middle-aged woman with grown children left a bad relationship to start her life over in Missoula, Montana. Within a couple of weeks she found herself living in a homeless shelter. She got back on her feet through the generosity of strangers, and now works for a non-profit that deals with homelessness.

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6/25/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" The story of Doug and Anna Crabtree, who left good careers and invested their life savings in a farm in a remote part of north-central Montana.

Katy Wright

6/18/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Montana rockabilly guitarist Russ Nassett visits with his grandson Jack about the importance of playing music.

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7/17/13: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A visit to the Nekaneet Reserve in southwest Saskatchewan. Elder Linda Oakes talks about racism, about the importance of the Cree language, and about her people's fight to remain in their ancestral home in the Cypress Hills.

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6/11/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Master canoe builder Greg Morley talks about his life-long love of exploring the wilderness in his own hand-crafted cedar boats.

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6/4/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" George Nickel survived the roadside bomb that killed his comrades in Iraq. Back home in Boise, Idaho, his readjustment to civilian life was a disaster. An armed standoff with Boise police led to jail, and almost a year of solitary confinement. Now George's life is dedicated to helping other combat veterans make the difficult transition to non-military life.

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When Scott Hannon retired after 23 years as Navy SEAL and made his way to Montana, he wanted to hunt, fish, and live a quiet life. Then he discovered the therapeutic value of working with injured wildlife - especially eagles.

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5/21/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" When Ruth Walter and her husband, both of them with 8th grade educations, decided to take their three children and leave the Flat Willow Hutterite Colony to make a new life for themselves, they 'didn't have a kernel of salt in their cupboard.' 22 years later, they are pillars of the tiny Montana farm community of Judith Gap.

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5/14/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" Mike Williams and Aaron Parrett of Helena, Montana, talk about old time American music, its evolution, and their relationship to the genre.

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5/7/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A conversation with Kirby Mathew, award-winning preservationist, at a remote Montana cabin that is one of hundreds of historic buildings he has restored.

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4/30/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" A visit with award-winning environmentalist cowboy poet Wally McRae on his ranch in southeast Montana.

4/23/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" On the Tongue River, in southeast Montana, a tornado destroyed Mark Fix's log barn. With the help of local Amish craftsmen using hand tools, he rebuilds the homestead-era structure.

4/16/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" In 1937, Cassandra Norman's great-grandfather murdered the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz, pistol-whipped the boy and left him for dead. Norman, who lives in Tacoma, Washington, recnetly tracked down Kuntz, now in his 80's, and the two have found a way to reconcile the tragedy that connects their families.

The Survivor, Part 1

Apr 2, 2014
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4/2/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" In 1937, the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz were shot to death in an argument over wheat. Larry was beaten and left for dead. After years of silence, the 81-year-old retired pharmacist and Spokane, Washington resident has begun to share his story.

The Helmville Waltz

Mar 26, 2014
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3/26/14 & 3/23/15: This week on "Mountain West Voices:"  94-year-old Pat Geary, teacher and church organist in Helmville, Montana, talks about her community, and her life.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices," 3/23/15. Listen weekly on the radio on Mondays, 3:00 p.m., or via podcast.)

A World for Perfect People

Mar 19, 2014
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3/19/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" 95-year-old Irene Roberts, a student at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, talks about her life-long love of learning, about farm life during the Depression, about polio and poverty, and about the examples of generosity and kindness that have inspired and sustained her.

Wilmot Collins

Mar 12, 2014

3/12/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" the story of Wilmot and Maddie Collins, who came to Helena, Montana as refugees, fleeing Liberia's civil war.

Voices From the Rocky Mountain West

Mar 5, 2014

3/5/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" We look back at some of the extraordinary people we've had a a chance to meet during the past year on our travels throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

The Tendoy Store

Feb 26, 2014

2/26/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:"  A profile of Viola Barrett Anglin, the owner of the general store in Tendoy, in Idaho's Lemhi Valley. For the last 63 years, Viola has worked in the store 11 hours a day, 7 days a week, and she reflects on the changes that have taken place in her lifetime in rural eastern Idaho.

The Last Leaf

Feb 12, 2014

 

02/12/2014 - 99-year-old Bonnie Preikszas shares stories of life as a rural Montana schoolteacher in the 1930's.

https://www.prx.org/pieces/92256-the-last-leaf

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