Pea Green Boat

Longest running children's radio program in Montana

Kate Davis with the star great horned owl, Miles (Davis). Miles was the star for hundreds of programs over the 18 years Kate had him. Miles passed away a few weeks ago. This was his last time on "Pea Green Boat".
Sam Manno

Kate Davis of Raptors of the Rockies will be back on 'Pea Green Boat' Thursday and she'll be bringing a bunch of sound recordings from the Raptor Ranch, plus three birds; a falcon, a hawk, and an owl.

Tune in Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m., on your radio or online.

This week on "Pea Green Boat" we're talking about Montana's state symbols. If you're listening from anywhere in western Montana, chances are you can find many of these symbols on a short walk out your door. Check out these state symbols, and tune in to "Pea Green Boat" all week at 4:00 p.m. to learn more.

Hope and her entourage April 1st 2016.
Sam Manno

Fed up with being alone in a herd of 35, Hope created her own herd all - in one day.

 

Well...it took Dexter, a buck, five months to get there.

 

On May 1 last year, Hope gave birth to triplet does named Persistence, Compassion and Forgiveness, and started a herd of her own.

 

What Is A Poem?

Apr 14, 2016
Selya, our Librarian Poet
Sam Manno

April is National Poetry Month!  Join host Sam Manno and Selya, a librarian from the Missoula Public Library, on Saturday, April 16, for a lively conversation as they attempt to answer the question, "What is a poem?"  They'll explore the 'rhyme and reason' of different types of poems, while sharing some favorites.

Zoey May 10: Zoey 2 ½ months old on her first trip up Mt Sentinel in May 2009
Sam Manno

In my case the chicken came before the egg … then goats, all in an attempt to be closer to my food in an urban environment; and it all started with snakes. That is how we ended up on Mt Sentinel a couple of weeks ago with Zoey showing her kids, Empathy and Intuition the "ropes," actually the "rocks," of Urban living.

(L) Monarch butterly, (R) viceroy butterfly. Can you see the differences?
Piccolo Namek, Derek Ramsey (GFDL 1.2)

Can you tell the difference between a monarch and a viceroy butterfly? Do you know what a western two-tailed swallowtail is? Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" on Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. to learn more about these butterflies of western Montana with Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium.

An African Olive tree Wangari Maathai planted at Huho-Ini Secondary School in 2003 one year later.
Courtesy Brian Theroux

In African tradition, a tree is a symbol of peace.

On 'Children's Corner' this past Saturday, Selya from the Missoula Public Library shared Wangari’s Trees of Peace, a true story of Wangari Maathai’s passion and dedication to reforesting Kenya and empowering women. Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her work through the Green Belt Movement.

Michael, now a senior in high school, imitating a meditation pose at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.
Sam Manno

On a rare afternoon off of work and the farm, I made a trip to the Mission Valley to clear my mind. I stopped at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee. It was my son Michael who first "enlightened" me about the eightfold path in the design of the garden. I then made my way north to Mission Dam.

"Love 12 Miles Long"
Sam Manno

Book review of "Love 12 Miles Long," heard on "Children's Corner" 02/20/16.

Missoula Librarian Selya will join Sam on "Pea Green Boat" To celebrate Women's History Month.
Sam Manno

"Pea Green Boat" will continue our celebration of Black History month and transition to Women's History Month. Monday February 29, Selya from the Missoula Public Library will talk about children's books by and about women of color.

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" Monday at 4:00 p.m. on your radio or online to learn more.

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