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MTPR Program Highlights
10:12 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

April 10 - 16

Here are MTPR program highlights for April 10 – April 16, 2014

THURSDAY- April 10, 2014

9:05 a.m. Morning Classics with Michael Marsolek and guests

11:00 a.m. Freeforms with Zed and guests

1:00 p.m MTPR special shorts; the best of short form and comedic pieces from the public radio universe

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

4:00 p.m. The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

7:30 p.m. The Write Question – Highlights from past programs with Zed and Chérie Newman

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Music Special
8:30 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The History of Classical Music

04/14/2014 - This one hour On The Strip Radio Special produced by Ben Manilla takes listeners through a history of this enduring art form from its beginnings up to today.   Through an engaging narrative, host Dianne Nicolini of KFDC and renowned conductor Robert Ziegler tell the story of classical music from Gregorian chants to today's minimalism, highlighting innovations and developments and profiling the lives and works of groundbreaking composers.

Music Special
8:30 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The History of Classical Music

04/14/2014 - This one hour On The Strip Radio Special produced by Ben Manilla takes listeners through a history of this enduring art form from its beginnings up to today.   Through an engaging narrative, host Dianne Nicolini of KFDC and renowned conductor Robert Ziegler tell the story of classical music from Gregorian chants to today's minimalism, highlighting innovations and developments and profiling the lives and works of groundbreaking composers.

Trapping Initiative
12:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Should Montana ban trapping on public lands?

l to r: Toby Walrath, president of the Montana Trappers Association, and Tom Gignoux of the anti-trapping group "Trap Free Montana Public Lands"
Credit Sally Mauk

Opponents of trapping hope to get enough signatures to get Initiative 169 - which would ban trapping on public lands - on the November ballot.
    The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department reports there are between 5000 and 6000 trapping licenses sold annually. In 2012 those trappers caught 67,000 furbearers - everything from beaver to wolverine. They also, unintentionally, caught an occasional dog, and other non-targeted animals. 

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-Spring Pledge
10:40 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Make a Pledge and See the Premiums

Credit Neal Weigert

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The Write Question
6:43 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"The Moment"

Jane Hilberry

In those days, Betty Crocker
always called for sifted flour, and so
in homes across America, women sifted.
When my mother's mother turned
the wobbly red knob, hulls and stones
jumped in the wire basket,
but by my mother's time
the flour was fine—
now women sifted to achieve
precision, purity, perfection.
It made the white flour whiter.
Then flour came in bags,
already sifted, and women stopped
making their own cakes and bread,
and didn't have time anyway
for sifting. But for a flicker

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Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

23 Weeks 6 Days

04/12/2014 - This hour se spend the entire episode on the story of Keeley and Tom, whose daughter was born at 23 weeks and 6 days, roughly halfway to full term.  Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face...and it contains an entire universe of questions about the lines between life and death, reflex and will, and the confusing tug of war between two basic moral touchstones: doing no harm...and doing everything in our power to help.

Tax Assistance
4:33 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Low income Montanans eligible for property tax assistance

  Elected officials in the Helena area are trying to remind people about their options for reducing their state property taxes.

Those opportunities exist for veterans, elderly and people of low income. 

Leaders are looking to educate at the Helena Food Share. 

  Click here for information on the Property Tax Assistance Program

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Senate candidate
2:53 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Democratic Senate candidate Dirk Adams says he’s the one who can beat Steve Daines

Democratic Senate candidate Dirk Adams
Credit Dirk Adams for Senate campaign

Born in Nebraska, educated at Harvard, with stints as a New York trial attorney, California banker and now Montana rancher - Dirk Adams of Wilsall wants to be Montana's next U.S. Senator. The political newcomer Adams is running against former lieutenant governor John Bohlinger and recently-appointed Senator John Walsh in the June democratic primary.

In this feature interview, Adams talks with News Director Sally Mauk about his background, why he's running, and his stance on the issues.

 

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"Fire Speaks the Land"
10:55 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Using dance to teach science

The professional dancers of the CoMotion Dance Project and students from Flathead-area schools learn about fire ecology through dance.
Credit William Munoz

Using dance and movement to teach concepts like conduction, convection and radiation is the goal behind a Co-Motion Dance Project about fire ecology. The Project is based out of the University of Montana and brings dance into the classroom as a teaching tool.

The Program, “Fire Speaks the Land,” was written by Director of the CoMotion Dance Project Karen Kaufmann and her husband, Steve Kalling. Kaufmann said the idea is to help understand concepts through movement.

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