Clip of the Week

Montana Artist Bill Ohrmann
12:01 am
Thu September 11, 2014

'Okay to think your own thoughts...'

Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Orhmann

"Okay to take pictures. Okay to sit on turtle. Okay to let your dog out. Okay to think your own thoughts (crackpot though they might well be)." These words greet all who visit the domain of 95-year-old Montana artist Bill Ohrmann. 

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Composing Music In The Forest
12:01 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Music Starts In The Forest For This Montana Composer

Eric Funk, composer, jazz musician, and host of "11th and Grant" on MontanaPBS.

In our clip of the week, Eric Funk, a Bozeman composer, jazz musician and host of the MontanaPBS television series, "11th and Grant" talks about his creative process.

Eric says most of his compositions start not in front of a piano, but off the beaten path in the solitude of Montana's forests.

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The Church of Pancakes
12:01 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Her Kisses Made Him Fireproof, But Will Jaybird Survive The Explosion?

Credit Tom Zavitz painting

When ten-year-old Carlita Milkey bewitches nine-year-old Jaybird, he decides to win her love by giving her her heart's desire:  the biggest, most expensive package of fireworks available at Mr. Oltrogee's fireworks stand. But he doesn't have $19.95. So, he decides to stage an elaborate robbery.

In this short clip from The Church of Pancakes Jaybird and his friends meet to finalize the plan.

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Solomon Hicks: Guitar Prodigy
12:01 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Sixteen Years Old And A Veteran Of The Cotton Club

Guitarist Solomon Hicks began playing at New York City's famed Cotton Club when he was only 13 years old.

At 16 years-old, Solomon Hicks is already a veteran of Harlem's famed Cotton Club. Since age 13, this musical prodigy has been the lead guitarist with the "Cotton Club All Stars."

Solomon excels in Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&B, Funk and classic Rock. In the 10 years he's been playing music, Solomon has put together an impressive resume.

In our Clip of the Week, Solomon Hicks explains how hard work and practice helped him win over skeptics who didn't think a youngster like him could hang with more experienced musicians.

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Clip of the Week
12:01 am
Thu August 14, 2014

NPR Film Critic: 'We're Not In A Great Position In American Filmmaking'

NPR & LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks about his new book, Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film.

Kenneth Turan is a film critic for NPR and the LA Times. He's the author of Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From A Lifetime of Film.

In our Clip of the Week Turan explains why Hollywood movies seem to be losing some of their luster as they target ever larger audiences.

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Clip of the Week
12:01 am
Thu August 7, 2014

The Golden Girl Of Soul: 93 Year Old Mother Opens For 71 Year Old Son

Swamp Dogg, before his show at the 2014 Montana Folk Festival, waiting for his 93 year old mother and opening act to finish warming up the crowd.
Credit Christopher Allen

If there were an award for best-dressed performer at the 2014 Montana Folk Festival, it would have to go to Soul and R&B legend Swamp Dogg.

Swamp Dogg is still on the road at age 71 with his long time opening act, his 93 year old mother, the elegant and charming Ms. Vera Lee.

Get a taste of their family style in our Clip Of The Week.

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Clip of the Week
12:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Productivity Tip From A Farmer-Mother: Mud

As a busy mother, farmer and journalist, Courtney Lowery Cowgill knows a few things about hard work and multi-tasking.  In our Clip of the Week, she shares a tip that helps her squeeze a little more productivity out of her day: mud.

Listen to the entire program about Women Farmers, or find more "In Other Words" online, via podcast or on the air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.

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Clip of the Week
12:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Finding Peace Between People And Elephants

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Credit David Western

Dr. Jonah Western, chairman of the African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Western is a scientist studying conflict and co-existence between wildlife and humans. In community-based conservation, Western has discovered a model that could be useful not just in Kenya, but in Montana.

In our Clip of the Week he explains how two different  elephant encounters heavily influenced his view of wildlife and wildlife-human conflict.

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The Food Guys
11:41 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

What's Really in 100% Orange Juice?

Credit, Gardenblackwash

Does  the term "100% pure orange juice" accurately describe an orange-flavored,  chemically-altered, long-shelf-life product? "The Food Guys" explain why 100% pure may not mean what you think it means.

Hear the entire Orange Juice episode or listen to  "The Food Guys" online, via podcast, or on the air on Sundays at 11:20 a.m.

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Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Clip Of The Week: Like Asking For A Date

Hilary Hahn
Credit IMG Artists

Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn  commissioned 26 composers from around the world to write short-form works, suitable for use by violinists as performance encores for her latest recording "In 27 Pieces".

In our Clip Of The Week, Hilary tells John Floridis that cold-calling composers was like asking for a date.

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