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Park closure strands visitors
5:41 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Glacier Park, closed for the shutdown

Blockade at West Glacier entrance to Glacier Park.
Katrin Frye

Arguably the most visible effect of the government shutdown is the closure of 401 National Parks, including Glacier Park. Glacier counts on an average of 50 to 60 thousand visitors in the month of October. Public Affairs Officer Denise Germann with the Park said there has been confusion, and surprise about the Park being closed.

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Government Shutdown
2:01 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

How long before Montana farmers feel impacts from the shutdown?

  Montana employees of the US Department of Agriculture make up the largest piece of the state’s federal workforce.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry Economist Barb Wagner said latest figures show about 12,600 federal employees work in Montana, not including military personnel—which she says her office does not track. Of that civilian workforce, about 3,000 work for the USDA.

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Commentary - September 27th, 2013
11:36 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Medicaid Expansion in Montana

Earlier this year, Montana had the opportunity to expand our Medicaid program to provide affordable, quality health care to 70,000 low-income Montanans. 

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Obamacare Montana
10:56 am
Tue October 1, 2013

State official anxious to see how many of Montana’s 200,000 uninsured will sign up for Obamacare

Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen

State insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen has been traveling a lot lately, answering questions from Montanans about Obamacare, and what it means for them.

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Commentary - September 24th, 2013
10:30 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Gun Safety - Get Your Remington 700 Repaired

For me, these crisp autumn mornings mean the big game hunting season is near.  Right now hunters are out sighting in their rifles.  The general rifle season for elk, deer, and antelope opens next month.  Hunting is a family tradition in Montana, a higher percentage of our population hunts than in any other state, and it is common to see hunting parties of two or three generations in the woods and on the prairies throughout Montana.  Unfortunately, a Montana family may lose a loved one to a hunting accident.  While any loss of life is tragic, we are doing better with safety training and safe

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Internet healthcare marketplace
2:02 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Montana healthcare "navigators" ready to help the uninsured sign up for coverage

Individuals and groups looking for health insurance will - starting tomorrow - have another alternative at their disposal.

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Alternative Radio
1:38 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Alternative Radio

9/30/2013 - Sanjay Kak - Kashmir:  Hell in Heaven

http://alternativeradio.org

Monday Poems
10:32 am
Mon September 30, 2013

"Storm Pattern"

Storm Pattern, poetry by Greg Pape

On my living room wall hangs a Navajo rug
handwoven by Virginia Yazzie. A Storm Pattern
with a black and white border, through which
the spirit line passes, a design like silhouettes

of mesas on the Colorado Plateau. Within the border
it's red, Ganado red, with black and white
figures, the sacred water bugs, the mountains
and the clouds, and the intersecting lightning bolts

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John Zoltec
7:16 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Glacier Symphony & Chorale's 2013-2014 Season

Sunday, September 29th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with John Zoltek, Music Director of the Flathead Valley's Glacier Symphony & Chorale, about the group's 31st concert season.

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Musician's Spotlight
3:31 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Bill Payne

Credit Sangki Kwon

"Musician's Spotlight," 10/1/13: Bill Payne

One of the founding members of the legendary rock band Little Feat, keyboardist Bill Payne visits with John backstage before a performance at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula.  Payne discusses the creative thread that runs between his music, his photography and his writing as well as his connection to Montana and how he came to call it home. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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