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Commerce Secy
11:17 am
Mon September 9, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce tours Missoula store

Liquid Planet owner Scott Billadeau giving Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker a tour of his store
Sally Mauk

She's ranked number 271 on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

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Monday Poems
6:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

How to Write the Great American Indian Novel

Sherman Alexie

All of the Indians must have tragic features: tragic noses, eyes, and arms.
Their hands and fingers must be tragic when they reach for tragic food.

The hero must be a half-breed, half white and half Indian, preferably
from a horse culture. He should often weep alone. That is mandatory.

If the hero is an Indian woman, she is beautiful. She must be slender
and in love with a white man. But if she loves an Indian man

then he must be a half-breed, preferably from a horse culture.

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Montana Symphony Orchestras
6:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Helena Symphony opens 59th with Governor Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock

The 59th Season opens with Governor Steve Bullock narrating the powerful words by and about President Lincoln in Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. This spirit of Americana is coupled with maverick Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2, complete with gospel tunes, American songs, and barn-dancing fiddles. The season opener culminates with Beethoven’s revolutionary testament in THE groundbreaking and mighty Eroica Symphony. The evening concludes with a dessert reception in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom.

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The Wailin' Jennys
7:04 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The Wailin' Jennys

Credit The Wailin' Jennys

Musician's Spotlight, Tuesday, September 10th: Prairie Home Companion favorites, Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - a.k.a. The Wailin' Jennys - return to "Musician's Spotlight," hosted by John Floridis. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Commentary
4:17 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The Great Society Meets Fiscal Reality

The Great Society Meets Fiscal Reality

Someone wise in matters of politics once said that programs for the poor are poor programs.  It remains true today – initiatives aimed at helping the most vulnerable in our society, be they privately or publicly funded, seem to be perpetually starved for funds.  And so the genius of those who created the Social Security system – originally aimed at older Americans whose assets were devastated by the Great Depression in 1935 – was to make the program available to all, regardless of income.

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MTPR Program Highlights
12:49 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

September 5 - September 11, 2013


Here are MTPR program highlights for September 5– September 11, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 5, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Dvorak:  Serenade in D minor, Op. 44; Brahms:  Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 for brass quintet; Francaix:  Dixtuor for wind quintet and string quintet; Tchaikovsky: Voyevoda

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Clean Energy
11:03 am
Fri September 6, 2013

U.S. falling behind in clean energy development

Pew Clean Energy Program Director, Phyllis Cuttino
Credit Pew Charitable Trusts

Clean energy advocates are closely watching the tax reform efforts in Congress, and hoping that reform provides clear and helpful policies for clean energy development.

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Corny Ideas

September 8th, 2013: If an abundance of corn on the cob has left you indifferent to one of summer's highlights, Jon and Greg are ready with suggestions: cornbread, tamale pie, corn soufflé, corn chowder, and corn in salads.

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

One Eye Open: Mallard Sleep

Credit Marat Roytman

"Fieldnotes," September 8th & 9th, 2013: "Mallard Sleep," written by Kassy Holzheimer, read by Nicole Schegg.  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"Although technically, the mallard is sleeping, one side of its brain remains active throughout the night. The open eye usually points towards potentially dangerous directions, and when it recognizes a danger, the mallard becomes fully awake quickly and can usually escape."

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Sage Advice

Credit Flora de la Terre

September 7th & 9th, 2013: Garden sage is a plain little herb that packs a medicinal punch.Depending on how it's prepared, sore throat, sweating, nervous system conditions, digestion, hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause are all affected by it.
http://www.floradelaterre.com

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