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Adoption
1:45 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Adoption can make a world of difference in a child's life

We're coming to the end of National Adoption Month.
   Recent celebrations have marked the adoption of at least 29 children in Great Falls and Billings.
     Lutheran Social Services of Montana operates a statewide adoption agency.
     In this interview, executive director Kathryn Sabol tells Edward O'Brien hundreds of more Montana children are waiting to be welcomed into new families of their own.
     Sabol tells us more about Lutheran Social Services of Montana:

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Pollen as Fingerprint of Honey's Origins
8:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Honey: Real, or Adulterated?

December 1st, 2013: Greg and Jon discuss a November 2011 article in Food Safety News by Andrew Schneider, titled "Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey; Ultra-Filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins." According to Schneider, overall, 76% of honey samples bought at U.S.

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Dinnertime at the Campground
8:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Snake Encounters

Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus)

"Fieldnotes," December 1st & 2nd, 2013: "Snake Encounters," by Edward Monnig.

http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Take It Easy with the Licorice Candygrams
8:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Licorice II: Resemblence to Anise Is Purely Intentional

November 30th & December 2nd, 2013: The root of the licorice shrub treats digestive problems, inflammation, ulcers, colds and many other ailments, but it creates problems when consumed in excess, raising blood pressure and causing electrolyte imbalances. American candy manufacturers substitute anise seed flavoring.

http://www.floradelaterre.com/

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YMCA
2:10 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

The YMCA - not just a gym and swim

Credit YMCA Missoula

Some of us will soon be hitting the gym to work off the weight we've gained as a result of all the holiday treats and feasts.
     The YMCA welcomes people to consider its gym and swim services.

But, Jon Lange, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Missoula Family YMCA says the organization offers much more than health and wellness facilities.
    In tonight's feature interview, Lange details some of those programs. He tells Edward O'Brien the YMCA has always been a part of his life.

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Care Farms
1:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Cows, Chickens, Veggies, and Therapy

Lighthouse Cristian Home resident Sara Maldonado feeds the cows as part of her morning chores.
Credit Katrin Frye

The idea of farm work as therapy takes root in the Flathead with several working farms opening their doors a couple times a week to people with disabilities. The Flathead Valley has seven Care Farms as of last spring. It’s an effort spearheaded by Maarten Fischer of the A-Plus-Home Healthcare of the Flathead, Fischer also teaches a multifunctional agriculture course at Flathead Valley Community College.

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Helena
4:42 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Helena adding more "all-inclusive" playground equipment to city parks

Alicia Pichette watches the construction of some "all-inclusive" playground equipment in Helena's Jaycee Park. Pichette started a fund to install such equipment after the death of her disabled daughter, Blythe.
Credit Dan Boyce

Parks in Helena are starting to see new additions to playground equipment, as the city tries to make more enjoyable for kids with disabilities.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce looks into this all-inclusive play equipment.

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American Tradition Partnership
2:39 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Judge fines “dark money” group more than $260,000

American Tradition Partnership, one of the primary “dark money” groups operating in Montana the past few elections, has been fined more than $260,000 for illegal campaign activity. This even as the group may be quietly dissolving.

“Here, we have what appears to be a deliberate attempt to evade Montana’s campaign and reporting requirements,” District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock wrote in his Monday ruling.

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Reflections West
1:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Ellen Baumler

12/3 & 4/2013 - Ellen Baumler reflects on the grim legacy of the Sedition Act in Montana's history.  She pairs her thoughts with the historian Clemens P. Work

Home Ground Radio
1:25 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Mental Illness in Children

12/3/2013 - Thousands of kids in Montana behave in ways that indicate serious mental illness.  Are they really "sick?"  Or reacting normally to a terribly abnormal childhood?  Be prepared to be shocked.

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