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Jazz Sessions tends to proceed like a real jam session, from improvisation on a tune to the full-out jazz jam complete with drum solo. On the last Thursday of each month, jazz aficionado Jon Jackson joins host Terry Conrad on the program to select tunes and talk about the legendary jazz performers.
The Folk Show presents a potpourri of folk music, as well as special thematic programs, hosted on alternating weeks by Montana Public Radio’s John Myers, and Beth Anne Austein. On the first Tuesday of each month, The Stan Howe Show, featuring old-timey western standards, airs as part of the program. From Appalachian music, bluegrass, and country blues to western music and the work of contemporary singer-songwriters - this weekly show is an eclectic exploration of folk music.
Performance Today features timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and performances from the APM studios, and from concert stages around the country, along with classical music news and features.
Jazz Archives takes us through the evolution of various genres of music—ragtime, blues, small-group swing, big-band swing, boogie-woogie, bebop and more, with a focus on musical personalities and characters as well as instruments and styles. This weekly program is locally produced by Montana Public Radio.
Science Friday explores science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Listen to in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life whose work influences our daily lives.
A different documentary special is featured each week.
Home Ground Radio is a half-hour public affairs program with topics that range from the environment to the politics of Montana and the rural west. In each program, host Brian Kahn conducts one or two in-depth interviews.
A weekly one-hour public affairs program, Alternative Radio provides information, analysis and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International.
Established in 1986, AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard." The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by individuals who buy transcripts and tapes of programs.