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Beach Clemency
5:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Governor Bullock urges clemency recommendation for Barry Beach

In an unusual step, Governor Steve Bullock has sent a two-page letter to the state Board of Pardons and Parole, outlining why he thinks the board should recommend clemency for convicted murderer Barry Beach. The board is set to hear Beach's application for clemency April 29th. Beach has already served 30 years of a 100-year sentence for the 1979 murder of Poplar teen Kim Nees. He has long maintained his innocence, and was granted a new trial by a district judge in 2011.

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Public Access
1:00 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Community rallies to keep from losing Flathead Lake access site

The north shore on Flathead Lake has a MT FWP Fisheries Conservation site and a USFWS Waterfowl Production Area closed to the public March 1st through July 15th.
Katrin Frye

The potential to lose a popular access to Flathead Lake’s north shore rallies the community of Bigfork and shines a light on the issue of private property and public access to water. The access in question is a county-right-of way, running through government and private land on the north shore of the lake. There’s a US Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Area and a state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Conservation area, both currently closed to the public. The waterfowl production area stays closed to public access from March into July while birds are nesting.

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Monday Music Special
8:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Unsung Heroes: Cowboy Jack Clement

Cowboy Jack Clement

4/28/14: This week's Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 8:30pm, is another program in Tom Engelmann's series, "Unsung Heroes."

During a career that lasted over sixty years, Cowboy Jack Clement worked as a musician, recording engineer, producer, arranger and composer. Clement was associated with nearly a thousand recordings for George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings and numerous others.

A true “Unsung Hero,” Clement was a Nashville legend. Join Tom Engelmann as he salutes Cowboy Jack, another influential but overlooked master of modern music.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Tamara Linse & Judy Blunt

4/22/14 & 4/23/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Tamara Linse reflects on being a woman in the masculine world of ranching.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Judy Blunt.

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Uighurs
2:03 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

"The Tibetans you've never heard of"

Credit Associated Press

The Uighur ethnic group in northwest China is increasingly making headlines in the Western press; usually in the context of a confirmed - or suspected - violent attack within China or Russia.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker

4/22/14: This week on "Homeground:" Nearly all of us are grateful for our Constitutional rights, but most of us would have trouble naming exactly what they are. And what happens when individual and public rights seem to contradict one another? Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker’s job is to know those rights, and, when they come into conflict, to make the call.

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Commentary - April 17th, 2014
10:28 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Swift and Substantial Action on Climate Change

The International Panel on Climate, or IPCC, released another report on Sunday.  Written by thousands of science, policy, and economic experts, this IPCC report, along with others that have been released in the last year, represent a synthesis of existing climate research knowledge.  The findings in the reports are alarming, and while the report is very detailed in its research the results can be summarized rather easily with four main points.  One, the climate is changing.  Two, carbon pollution is almost certainly responsible for the change.  Three, the environmental, social and economic

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Commentary
8:54 am
Tue April 22, 2014

New Efforts to Fire Proof Our Forests: The Initiative Built into the 2014 Farm Bill

New Efforts to Fire Proof Our Forests:  The Initiative Built into the 2014 Farm Bill[1]

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Church and State
2:50 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Prominent atheist advocates for more separation of church and state

President and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, Ronald Lindsay

Is America too religious - or not religious enough? Does our government truly separate church and state?
    The D.C. and New York-based Center for Inquiry would answer yes to the first question and no to the second. The Center lobbies and litigates for separation of church and state, and advocates for what it calls scientific naturalism.
    President and CEO Ronald Lindsay is in Montana this week to talk about his new book titled "The Necessity of Secularism." 

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MTPR Program Highlights
11:53 am
Mon April 21, 2014

April 24 - 30

Here are MTPR program highlights for April 24, 2014 – April 30, 2014

THURSDAY- April 24, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics – Schumann: Studies for the Pedal Piano; Mundy: Vox Patris Celestis; Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in Eb major; Brahms: 16 Waltzes, Op. 39; Weber: Symphony #1 in C major

1:00 p.m   Intelligence squared debate on the question - Does Affirmative Action on Campuses do more Harm than Good?

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

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