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Ambassador Stephens
10:22 am
Wed September 18, 2013

First female ambassador to South Korea hoping to spend more time in Montana

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens

The first female ambassador to South Korea is retiring from the U.S. Foreign Service after 35 years.

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MT Jobs Summit
10:12 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Biggest results of jobs summit may take time to see, if they are seen at all

22 year-old Alex Crosby lines up for a free website offered to businesses by Google during the Montana Economic Development Summit Tuesday
Credit Dan Boyce

 The shaking of hands and rubbing of elbows is winding down in Butte.

The Montana Economic Development Summit wrapped up in the Mining City Tuesday.

Senator Max Baucus’s office and the Montana chamber of commerce led the organization for the event.

Corporate sponsors paid the quarter million dollar bill for the two-day summit, letting anyone who signed up to come for free.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says about 4,000 total attendees registered  to not only hear from some of the world’s leading business executives, but also to network.

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Memoir
6:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Looking for a Set of Stories to Inhabit

the days are gods, a memoir by Liz Stephens

During this program, Liz Stephens talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about her move from L.A. to rural Utah, and reads from her memoir, the days are gods, which chronicles what she and her husband experienced during their time in Wellsville.

About the book:

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2013 e-city
9:27 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Why Google named Whitefish the "digital capital" of Montana

Google says its e-cities have a strong online presence with businesses across the community using websites, blogs, and social media to connect with their clients.
Credit flikr/twbuckner

Google annually recognizes one city from each state as that states “e-city.” An e-city has a strong presence online with businesses across the community using websites, blogs, and social media to connect with their clients. It’s also a community made up of businesses that show a strong likelihood of growth in the digital economy. For 2013 in Montana Google chose Whitefish. Chief Product Officer John Frandsen of Old Town Creative said he’s not so surprised Whitefish won out.

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Solutions from the Land
2:20 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Collaboration and sustainablity as a revenue stream

Credit Solutions from the Land

"Solutions from the Land Dialogue" Project Coordinator, Ernie Shea, says land managers are increasingly exploring the potential of using their lands in a more sustainable way.

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MT Jobs Summit
1:50 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Boeing announces $35 million expansion of Helena plant

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney (center) announces an expansion to the company's Helena facility at the Montana Economic Development Summit along with Gov. Steve Bullock (left) and Sen. Max Baucus
Credit Dan Boyce

The CEO of Boeing said Tuesday the company is expanding its Helena manufacturing plant by almost 50-percent.

Jim McNerney said the $35 million dollar expansion will add between 20 and 25 jobs to the facility’s workforce, allowing for the building of parts for the company’s 787 Dreamliner.

McNerney announced the expansion at the Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte alongside Senator Max Baucus and Governor Steve Bullock.

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MT Jobs Summit
9:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks with Sen. Max Baucus on MT Jobs Summit Stage

Sheryl Sandberg

The Montana Jobs Summit   gives the following biography for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg:

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MT Jobs Summit
7:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

FULL KEYNOTE: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks at Montana Economic Development Summit

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to the Montana Economic Development Summit  on Monday, addressing both the challenges and opportunities in creating jobs in the modern world.

Schmidt also has some advice for Montana, a state he says he "loves everything about."

Hear his full speech below

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Pea Green Boat events
5:50 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Guests on the Pea Green Boat This Week - September 16-20

A baby aplomado raptor visited the show in July

Hi everybody,
It’s going to be an exciting week on the Pea Green boat. Lots of visitors. Take a look at what’s coming up.

On Tuesday, we’ll have Nature Notes with Jackie Wedell. In the past she’s talked about owls, otters and igloos. Tomorrow she’s going to talk about –well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves. Tune in!

On Wednesday, Janet Zupan, one of my favorite readers, will share, for the first time, a story she wrote herself.  It’s a really good one.

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