Commentary
8:17 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The Flight from Coal in U.S. Electricity Production

The Flight from Coal in U.S. Electricity Production

 

          In the late 1990s as the Montana Power Company exited the electric utility industry and headed for bankruptcy as a telecommunication company, Montana Power sold off all of its Montana electric generating facilities to Pennsylvania Power and Light. The utility that bought Montana Power’s electric and natural gas delivery system of pipes and wires, NorthWestern Energy, is now trying to buy back those Montana hydroelectric facilities.

Read more
Monday Special
8:00 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Songwriters Summit

Disney Concert Hall

03/31/2014 - Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, and Lyle Lovett are four singer-songwriters who straddle folk and country music.  On this program, they share some of their favorite new songs and old standards, slipping in a few tributes to the city of Los Angeles, home to the Disney Concert Hall.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/17663-songwriter-s-summit-with-lyle-lovett

Read more
Montana Evening Edition
6:21 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Newscast 03-24-2014

A defendant in the case of a murdered teacher may be mentally unfit for trial. Capitol reporter Dan Boyce tells us about the increasing competitiveness of solar energy. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bryan Gruley about covering 9/11 --and about the future of journalism.

Read more
MTPR Program Highlights
3:36 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

March 27-April 2

Here are MTPR program highlights for March 27 – April 2, 2014

THURSDAY- March 27, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics  – William Vincent Wallace: Selections for Piano; W. A. Mozart: Symphony #30 in D major, K.186-6; Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in Eb major, Op. 44 #3; Michael Haydn: Concerto for Flute in D major and Concertino for Trumpet in D major

1:00 p.m   An Intelligence Squared Debate on the motion “Does the president have the constitutional power to target and kill U.S. citizens abroad?”

Read more
Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization based in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a professor at NYU School of Law. He has gained acclaim for his work challenging the U.S. legal system’s biases against the incarcerated, the poor, and people of color.

03/31/2014 - Justice for Some - In her bestselling book, The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander says, the huge number of people behind bars in the U.S.

Read more
Flathead Water Compact
1:41 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

More asking for re-negotiation on Flathead Water Compact

Credit Flickr, Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ

More are calling for a re-opening of negotiations on the Flathead Water Compact, soon possibly including the state commission which helped craft the compact.

But the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes are holding firm with the current version.

The CSKT have been working on this agreement with the state and federal governments and private irrigators for at least a dozen years. It would settle disputes over how water is shared on the Flathead reservation.

Read more
Opera
11:37 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Bellini's La Sonnambula

03/29/2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min.

Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story, with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Reviews
A "smashing revival... Damrau is a marvel... She makes the most difficult passages sound effortless... Her pianissimo notes, barely above a whisper, go straight to the heart." (Huffington Post)

Read more
Future of Journalism
11:35 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Pulitzer prize-winning reporter says newspapers may be dying, but journalism is not

Bloomberg News reporter Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley is an award-winning mystery writer and a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter - and he's delivering the annual Jeff Cole memorial lecture at the University of Montana this evening. Gruley is now a feature reporter for Bloomberg News, after working many years for the Wall Street Journal. He was part of a team of Journal reporters who won the Pulitzer for their coverage of the 9/11 attacks.

In this feature interview, Gruley talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the enormous changes in the journalism profession - and about the challenges of covering 9/11.

Read more
Opera
11:34 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Berg's Wozzeck

03/22/2014 - Approximate running time 1 hrs. 37 min.

Wozzeck’s longtime champion James Levine conducts Berg’s gripping score of passion, despair, and murder. Deborah Voigt and Thomas Hampson step into the demanding roles of Marie and the hapless title character for the first time in their remarkable careers.

Read more
Alternative Radio
10:58 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Max Blumenthall

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He is the author of Republican Gomorrah and Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.

03/24/2014 - Israel: Siege Mentality - From Kissinger to Kerry, U.S. Secretaries of State engage in endless rounds of shuttle diplomacy. They issue rosy statements about progress and breakthroughs. But little changes. Israeli policy has created concrete facts on the ground. Settlement building on Palestinian land, illegal under international law, has expanded over decades. Some 500,000 Israelis live in settlements from Ariel to Ma’ale Adumim.

Read more

Pages