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Home Ground Radio
8:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Elation

02/04/2014: As owner of a small business, Bill Simmons sometimes finds some of his employees are just coasting. Instead of reading the riot act, he reaches out to them.  "Homeground Radio,"

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Geothermal Springs and Thermophiles
8:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Hot Springs

Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.
Credit Brocken Inaglory

"Fieldnotes," February 2nd & 3rd, 2014: "Hot Springs," by Zach Voyles & Caroline Kurtz. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Science vs. Fad
8:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Gluten-Free, Whether You Need It Or Not

Credit MRE Depot

February 2nd, 2014: Jon and Greg reiterate their skepticism regarding "gluten-free" marketing by food manufacturers. In the absence of data on the prevalence of non-Celiac gluten sensitivity in the U.S., Greg observes, this condition is: "less a diagnosis than a description." Jon and Greg also discuss the evolutionary relationship between humans and gluten, particularly gliadin, one of gluten's components.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Lavender

February 1st, 2014: Fragrant and medicinal, lavender can affect people's alertness and mood. Depending on the species, it can stimulate or calm, sharpen or soothe. It's helpful in treating anxiety and sleep disturbances.

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Picasso, Chagall, and other Figurative Modernists
6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader - About Art?

Annie and Asa at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Annie and Asa walk through the Figurative Modernist exhibit in the Paxson Gallery on the UM campus. During this short segment, Asa and his art teacher, Jennifer Bardsley, talk about color, negative space, shape, and more. 

Tune in this afternoon between 4 and 5 pm to hear the art museum tour and Classics for Kids.

Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection
Through February 8, 2014
Paxson Gallery

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Direct Flights to the Flathead
12:27 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Raising money to bring more flights to the Flathead

AERO is working to raise money to encourage airlines to invest in new, direct flights between the Flathead and major cities.
Credit Glacier Park International Airport

Competition is fierce to get airlines flying in and out of smaller communities. It’s especially tough to get direct flights from places like Kalispell to big cities like Chicago or Los Angeles. In the Flathead a non-profit group called Airline Enhancement and Retention Outreach, or AERO, is following in the footsteps of several other small communities to raise funds to bring in new routes. Chairman of AERO says it’s called a Minimum Revenue Guarantee or MRG.

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Max Baucus
11:36 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Senator Max Baucus on his legacy and likely high profile future

Senator Baucus showing Sally some of the pictures in his office

Montana Senator Max Baucus is having a nostalgic week. Baucus is expected to soon be confirmed by the Senate as the new Ambassador to China.

This week, he has had a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a weekly morning coffee reception for visiting Montanans—probably his last—and a lot of interviews about the impending end of his near 40-year career in Congress.

News Director Sally Mauk sat down with the Senator in his D.C. office to discuss his new venture and his public service legacy.

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Wednesday Special
10:03 am
Thu January 30, 2014

A New Letters on the air special

2/5/2014 - After meeting at Cave Canem, the black writers' symposium, John Murillo, Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson discovered they all had a shared love of the late African-American poet Etheridge Knight.  The four bonded, kept in touch, and formed their own poetry collective called "The Symphony."  Each poet of the collective reads from his own work and discusses writing from the perspective of the African-American male experience.

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Commentary - January 29th, 2013
8:26 am
Thu January 30, 2014

The War on Poverty

Fifty years ago President Lyndon Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war on poverty.”  Last night, President Obama took the same stage once again to highlight the tragedy of poverty perpetuated by obscene and corrosive inequalities.  Given the half century between these speeches, it would be easy to conclude, as President Reagan did already in 1988, that the war on poverty is over and, as he put it, “poverty won.”  But that’s the problem with persistent and complex challenges:  we’re too easily tempted to buy into the stories that let us off the hook.

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Jon Tester
12:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Senator Jon Tester discusses his longtime mentor

Sally interviewing Senator Tester

Senator Jon Tester will become Montana’s Senior Senator-- in only his 2nd term—once Senator Max Baucus is, as expected, confirmed as the new U.S. Ambassador to China.

News Director Sally Mauk is in Washington D.C. this week, interviewing both Senators about the transition.

In tonight’s feature interview, Sally talks with Senator Tester about his longtime mentor. Tester says he was star struck when he first met Baucus at an economic development meeting in Havre in the late 90s, just before Tester himself entered politics.

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