Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

The Intelligence of Animals: Ravens & Wolves

3/11/14: This week on "Homeground Radio:"

For 200,000 years, humans have lived intimately with wild animals. We were captivated by their beauty, intelligence and power. The technology of the last two hundred years - 1,000th of our time on earth - has
separated us.  Does it matter? Sculptor and naturalist George Bumann thinks so.

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4:40 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Buying Back the Dams: An Important Billion Dollar Decision for Montana

Buying Back the Dams: An Important Billion Dollar Decision for Montana


          When NorthWestern Energy announced last year that it had entered into an agreement to buy back the hydroelectric facilities that the Montana Power Company once owned, most Montana’s probably smiled a little , thinking that a serious public policy mistake of the 1990s was about to be corrected.

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Least Obese
2:30 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Montana least fat of all the states

A recent national Gallup poll lists Montana as the least obese state in the country. Only 19.6 percent of Montana's population is obese - the only state to come in under 20 percent. Nationally, more than one third of adults are obese. Mississippi is the fattest state, with 36.4 percent of their population rated as obese.

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Sentinel Reopened
2:03 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Mount Sentinel reopened

Conditions have improved enough that University of Montana officials have reopened Mount Sentinel to the public. Most of the east side of Campus Drive has also been reopened to parking.

MTPR Program Highlights
12:08 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

March 13-19

Here are MTPR program highlights for March 13 – March 19, 2014

THURSDAY- March 13, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics  – Fauré: Impromtu, Op. 86 for Harp; Nadermann: Sonata in C major for Harp; Giuliana: Gran Duetto Concertante for Flute and Guitar, Op. 52; Telemann: Two Concerti in D major for three Trumpets; Monteverdi: Two Madrigals; Boccherini: Symphony #6 in A major

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Sentinel closure
10:34 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Rockslide danger closes Mount Sentinel

large boulder that rolled off Mount Sentinel onto Campus Drive behind UM
Credit Sally Mauk

Falling rocks and snow slides have prompted University of Montana officials to close Mount Sentinel until further notice. Much of the east side of Campus Drive has also been closed to vehicle parking because of the danger of rockslides. The drive itself remains open to moving traffic. Here's a link for campus safety updates:

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Monday Poems
10:12 am
Mon March 10, 2014

"Love Letters"

Linda Hussa

was written in the dust
on the beside table.

The dawn and I blushed together
as your spurs
around the kitchen
as you started the fire.

I stretched full length
on the cool smoothness
of the sheets,

a kept woman
a woment longer.

Within an hour's time
we'll be ahorseback
in a long trot
to some distant blue mountain
hunting cows.

I'll carry your message
knowing there will come a day
I would give a year of my life
for that...

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Tom Catmull

3/11/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" Missoula singer-songwriter Tom Catmull returns to Musician's Spotlight to discuss his most recent solo recording, "Words and Malady." Joe Nickell wrote in 2006 for The Missoulian: "Tom Catmull straddles genres like a bow-legged cowboy on a mountain bike.

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5:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Massenet's Werther

03/-15-2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min.

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.

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5:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014


03/15/2014 - In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe.  This hour, Radiolab goes to the zoo to ask what's with our need to get close to "wildness"?  We poke at where we stand in this paradox -- starting with the Romans, and ending in the rain forest of Belize ... staring into the eyes of a wild jaguar.