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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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Forest Poll
1:04 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Poll shows Americans love their forests – and are willing to pay for them

Blodgett Canyon trail, Bitterroot National Forest
Credit Sally Mauk

Americans love their national forests.

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Darko Butorac and Martina Filjak
12:55 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Piano soloist opens Missoula Symphony season

Friday, September 27th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Missoula Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Darko Butorac, and piano soloist, Martina Filjak, about the opening concerts of the 2013-2014 season.

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Stoltze Cogeneration Plant
10:42 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Using sawmill leftovers to power homes

Two silos hold fuel; dry planer chips and the sawdust and bark from the sawmill, to feed the biomass boiler of FH Stoltze cogeneration plant.
Credit Katrin Frye

After years of raising money, securing a buyer, and months of construction F-H Stoltze Land and Lumber’s cogeneration plant is running. The plant will be providing up to 2.5-megawatts of power to the Flathead Electric Co-op for 20-years. That boils down enough to power between 1,800 and 2,500 homes. Plant Manager Bryan O’Connor said the biomass boiler burns a mix of sawdust, bark, and wood chips produced from the sawmill to produce steam which then is used to dry lumber, and to turn a turbine which generates energy for the power grid.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver

Credit Flora de la Terre

September 28th & 30th, 2013: Sylphion was so valuable to the ancient North African city of Cyrene - the only place where it grew - that the plant was pictured on the city's coins. People harvested sylphion to extinction for its medicinal and seasoning properties. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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