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Infectious Diseases
2:24 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Report: Montana could be better prepared to deal with infectious disease outbreaks

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the non-partisan, not-for-profit Trust for America's Health released a report this week showing most of the nation is not adequately prepared to handle outbreaks of infectious disease.
    The Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases report finds the nation's ability to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious disease is hampered by limited resources and outdated infrastructure.

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Flathead Transit
2:10 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Tribes take over bus route connecting Missoula to Whitefish

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are stepping up to fill a transportation gap between the Flathead, Mission, and Missoula Valleys. Transit Section Superintendent David Jacobs with the Montana Department of Transportation says Rimrock Stages was handling bus service from Missoula to Kalispell.

He said it was shut down by the Federal Motor Carriers Service Administration for non-compliance last March. He said the MDOT was waiting to see if Rimrock Stages would come back into compliance.

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Montana Agriculture
8:49 am
Tue December 17, 2013

The last of the Flathead dairy farms

Holstein milk cows eat a mixture of alfalfa hay and barley at the Kalispell Kreamery.
Credit Katrin Frye

“My dad started with one cow 35 years ago, they loved the animal, and we grew to 200 head, because of the animal, and so, I like people to understand that we sell the milk to keep the cows- it’s not the other way around,” Mary Tuck is Vice President and owner of Kalispell Kreamery.

It’s the last of the Flathead dairy farms in an area that used to boast more than forty. Kalispell Kreamery evolved from her family dairy farm; Hedstrom Dairy.

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Capitol Flooding
5:49 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Cleanup continues at state capitol after early December flood

Politically Correct Cafe owner Larry Strang is back to work after a frozen pipe broke in the Capitol and flood waters closed his cafeteria for a week.
Credit Dan Boyce

Maintenance crews are still cleaning up the state capitol building after a frozen pipe burst and flooded the basement and first floor on December 5th.

Water damaged sheetrock and ceiling tiles and ruined equipment in basement offices. On Monday, the basement hallway was still littered with tables and boxes.

Public Information Officer at the Department of Public Administration Sheryl Olson said the state does not yet have a cost estimate from the flood. Not all the bills have come in yet.

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Commentary
4:57 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

From Violence to Non-Violence: Putting Nelson Mandela’s Contribution into a Broader Context

From Violence to Non-Violence:

Putting Nelson Mandela’s Contribution into a Broader Context

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MTPR Program Highlights
2:43 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

December 19 - December 25

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 19 – December 25, 2013

THURSDAY- December 19, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Johann Melchior Molter: Concerto Pastorale; Rick Sowash: Guitar suite for an Old Friend at Christmas; Rick Sowash: A Christmas Ceremony for flute and cello; Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso #8 in G minor, Op. 6; G.F. Handel: Highlights from “The Messiah”

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Financial Oversight
11:36 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Too big to fail and too big to jail

Financial policy advocate for "Public Citizen", Bart Naylor

The financial crash of 2008 brought increased scrutiny and louder calls for reform of the financial industry. Some of that has come to pass, but it's also true the financial sector continues to have tremendous influence over government, which is its chief regulator.

As financial policy advocate for the consumer advocacy group "Public Citizen", Bart Naylor tracks that regulation and lobbies for stricter oversight of a financial industry he believes has too much power.

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Pea Green Boat
11:30 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Stubby Pringle's Christmas

12/24/2013 - The story of Stubby Pringle's Christmas will be read at 4:00 pm

Musician's Spotlight
11:24 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Winter Holiday Special

12/24/13 - John Floridis hosts a holiday retrospective edition of "Musician's Spotlight," featuring music by artists who have appeared on the show during the past ten-and-a-half years. 

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Happy Holiday Listening
10:35 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Holiday Programs on MTPR

Paul Winter

Montana Public Radio Holiday Programs 2013  
 

December 23 – Monday 

7:30 p.m. Winter Solstice Celebration, from the Cathedral of St John the Divine in NYC
Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate joins The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, the Drummers of The Fores of Nature, and Gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason.

December 24 – Tuesday

11:00 a.m. Christmas Eve Freeforms with Michael Marsolek

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