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Monday Special
4:07 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Winter Solstice Celebration - Paul Winter Consort

12/23/2013 - One of NPR's most popular holiday specials returns with new talent and old friends. Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate joins The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, the Drummers of The Fores of Nature, Gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, and the historic reassembly of the Paul Winter Sextet in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral -- New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. WNYC'S John Schaefer hosts this NPR holiday broadcast favorite.

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Monday Special
3:55 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Best Albums of 2013

Sound Opinions Presents The Best Albums of 201312/16/2013 - Music fans and critics love making lists: Top 5 Driving Songs, Top 5 Bass Lines, and so on. But this is the list that really counts: The Best Albums of the Year. What did 2013 sound like? What are the albums you need to know about? And what records can you safely put under the tree? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give you the answers during this special hour of Sound Opinions.

Commentary
10:54 am
Tue December 10, 2013

A season of goodwill and cherished memories

A season of goodwill and cherished memories

I must confess I am one of the roughly 30 million people in the United States that bought a Christmas tree from a tree farm lot this year.  I do have fond memories however of many a cold winter’s day in December, as a youngster, trampling through a deathly quiet forest – with only the sounds of an occasional “thud” as huge clumps of snow would fall from pine tree branches, and my own heavy breathing from struggling to extract myself from waist deep snow – in search of the “perfect” Christmas tree.

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Sagebrush Redux
10:04 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Leader of new Sagebrush Rebellion argues for local control of public land

Utah state representative Ken Ivory

Last week we aired an interview with UM forestry professor Martin Nie, about the resurgence of a western movement to get federal lands turned over to state and local governments - and why he thinks that's a bad idea. In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with one of the leaders of the new Sagebrush Rebellion - Utah state representative, and CEO of the American Lands Council, Ken Ivory - about why he thinks state ownership of federal lands is a good idea.

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MTPR Program Highlights
9:31 am
Tue December 10, 2013

December 12- December 18

Here are MTPR program highlights for December 12 – December 18, 2013

THURSDAY- December 12, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Liszt: Adelaide, S. 466 for piano; Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss; McKay: Suite for flute and harp; Inghelbrecht: Sonatine for flute and harp; Saint-Saens: Caprice on Danish & Russian Airs for flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano; Saint-Saens: Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166

1:05 p.m   America Abroad - Global Entrepreneuship

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

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Mountain Water
11:10 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Less wind means less water for the Pacific Northwest

Snowy day in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

A recent article in the journal "Science" investigates whether decreasing winds in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies are contributing to declining precipitation.

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Commentary - December 3rd, 2013
8:40 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Veteran's Viewpoint

This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.

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Monday Poems
6:15 am
Mon December 9, 2013

"The Snow In Wyoming"

Written In Missoula: poems by Eduardo Chirinos

...let's see what words you'll use to write the poems you write today, dreaming of Wyoming.
                       -
Miguel d'Ors

The dream will go wherever I go, luminous and dense
with its immovable rock ridge and water
cascading over red or yellow hillsides,
depending on the light,
                  while a buffalo's forehead
clears a path through the snow.

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Extreme athletes
2:26 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

So, just how far can a "freak" be pushed, anyway?

Brent Ruby
Credit Edward O'Brien

(Update{12/12/13}:  Last week's winter storm in the Northeast kept the Weather Channel busy and this episode of "Freaks of Nature" was preempted for live coverage.  It now airs this Sunday -12/15/13-  at 8:00 p-m, MST.)

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Commentary - December 06, 2013
1:26 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Terry's Top 5 Lessons for 2013

As the end of 2013 draws near, we will be inundated with lists.  The top 10 movies, the best and worst dressed list, the top selling songs, and of course, the very important list of celebrity breakups of 2013. 

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