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Contaminated fish
2:14 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

State issues “do not eat” advisory for contaminated fish caught in the Clark Fork

Clark Fork river near Paradise
Credit Sally Mauk

The state issued an advisory today against eating northern pike caught in a 105-mile stretch of the Clark Fork river from Missoula to Paradise.

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Documentary Special
1:36 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

A Burn Special - Rising Seas

10/24/2013 - A Climate Change Week Documentary – While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami will be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years.

Women are not Men
1:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Freakonomics - Women are not Men

10/17/2013 - Women are different from men in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different?

http://freakonomics.com/

Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed:
1:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

An Intelligence Squared Debate

10/10/2013 -An Intelligence Squared Debate - Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?  Do drones hurt, or help, in our fight against terrorism? The debaters are Ahmed Rashid, John Kael Weston, Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, Ret.) and General Norton Schwartz (USAF, Ret.)

http://intelligencesquaredus.org/

Should Tipping Be Banned?
1:20 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Freakonomics - Should Tipping Be Banned

10/3/2013 - To an economist, tipping is a puzzling behavior – why pay extra when it’s not required? Host, Stephen Dubner looks at why we tip, which factors affect the amount, and whether tipping should perhaps be eliminated altogether.

http://freakonomics.com/

Fiction
10:25 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Bigfork Writer Creates New Mystery Series

Death Al Dente, a mystery novel by Leslie Budewitz

Bigfork, Montana, author Leslie Budewitz talks about and reads from Death Al Dente, the first book in her new Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series.

About the Book:

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Immigration
9:46 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Immigration group sues Montana Highway Patrol

A group focused on the rights of immigrants in the state is suing the Montana Highway Patrol alleging racial discrimination.

The Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance claims the highway patrol has in place a policy of checking the immigration status of Latino drivers during routine traffic stops.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the group believes the practice is unconstitutional.  

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Campaign Finance
9:28 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Political Practices Commissioner declares ATP violated MT election laws

Montana’s commissioner of political practices is ruling the conservative dark money group American Tradition Partnership illegally coordinated election activities with a former state legislator.

Commissioner Jonathan Motl said Wednesday ATP distributed campaign mailers in coordination with former Billings Republican Representative Dan Kennedy. It’s the second blow to ATP this week, after a federal judge threw out a lawsuit from ATP associates.

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British Historian
10:29 am
Wed October 16, 2013

British historian says America is becoming a laughingstock

Historian Andrew Roberts

Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts is harshly critical of his country's increasingly isolationist foreign policy - and says America is becoming a laughingstock internationally because of its political paralysis.

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Commentary - October 15th, 2013
9:41 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Indian Identity - Part 1

Walk into any law library in this country and peruse the wall of US Code, that record of Congressional statutes, and among the 51 volumes there you will find titles such as The Congress, Agriculture, Railroads, Minerals and Mining, War and National Defense – all subjects common and particular enough to the US that no one would think twice about their presence.  But among these volumes you will also find one titled “Indians” – Title 25 to be exact.  A second perusal of the wall of Congressional law should be enough to show you that no other group of people in this country have been made dist

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