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Looking Before They Leap
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

The Eyes of Jumping Spiders

Credit Opoterser

"Fieldnotes," January 5th & 6th, 2014: "Jumping Spiders," by Sallie Sills. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Robben Ford

Musician's Spotlight, January 7th, 2014: Blues and jazz singer, songwriter- interpreter-guitarist extraordinaire, Robben Ford, makes his first appearance on Musician's Spotlight. Robben reflects on the choices he's made during his thirty-plus year career and how they have led to the acclaim and respect he enjoys today.

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Home Ground Radio
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Pope Francis

"Homeground Radio," January 7th, 2014: The new pope, Francis, is Time magazine's "Person of the Year." He has rejected traditional formality, criticized church hierarchy, and called for a more humble and engaged priesthood. Recently, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the global corporate economy. What's going on? Montana Bishop George Thomas has some thoughts. 

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Songs of Cockeyed Optimism
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Monday Music Special, January 6th: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, January 6th, 7:30-8:30pm:

In honor of the new year, host Allen Secher dons the rose-colored glasses for an hour of optimistic songs, including "The Best is Yet To Come," "Feeling Groovy," "Young At Heart," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

Sat., Jan. 11, 7pm, Dennison Theater, Missoula
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Julie Cajune's "Belief"

Julie Cajune in "Belief"
Credit Brooks Johnson / Missoula Independent

Sunday, January 5th, 2014: Beth Anne Austein talks with teacher, writer and actress, Julie Cajune about her one-woman play, "Belief," which comes to the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana-Missoula campus on Saturday, January 11th, 7pm. The multidimensional performance is a unique mixture of interconnected Salish women’s stories, poetry, and live music.

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Bakken Spinoffs
2:25 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Sex trafficking, another growing industry in the Bakken?

Administrator with the Montana Department of Criminal Investigation Bryan Lockerby said anecdotal evidence points to increased prostitution in the Bakken, but it's hard to pin down.
Dan Boyce

(Note: This is the fifth of a six-part series on "Bakken Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")

A Friday night at J Dubs Bar and Grill in Williston, North Dakota begins and ends with flashing multi-colored lights, thumping dance music and crowds of young men with money to spend.

"A lot of testosterone, (there’s) a lot of testosterone being thrown around in this town,” said 24-year-old Williston-native Nathan Kleyer.

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Deep Brain Stimulation
2:18 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Musician regains his gift through brain surgery

Reid Merley and Sherry Parmater.
Credit Katrin Frye

Reid Merley has been playing the oboe since he was 11 years old.

“Except for two years when I didn’t play, I’ve been playing for 46 years,” Merley said.

To save you the math, that makes him 57 years old. The two years he didn’t really play was 2007 through 2009.

Merley first noticed a tremor in 2005. His arms would just shake, but only when he picked up his instrument to play.

He was able to hide it for a while.

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Documentary Special
2:11 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe

1/9/2014 - An 

- The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day.  Are these surveillance programs legal?  Do they keep us safe?  What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy? As Benjamin Franklin might have asked, "Are we giving up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, and thus deserving of neither?"  The debaters are Stewart Baker, David Cole, Richard Falkenrath, and Michael German.

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Documentary Special
2:02 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Has The Constitutional Right to Bear Arms OUtlived its Usefulness?

1/2/2014 - An Intelligence Squared Debate - Recent mass shooting tragedies have renewed the national debate over the 2nd Amendment.  Gun ownership and homicide rates are higher in the U.S.

Fiction
11:11 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Jamie Ford Blends Chinese American History and Fiction

Songs of Willow Frost, a novel by Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford (Great Falls, Montana) talks about and reads from his second novel, Songs of Willow Frost. He also talks about west coast Chinese culture in the early 20th century.

About the book:

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