Mountain West Voices http://mtpr.net en Bad Blood, Good Blood: Murder and Reconciliation http://mtpr.net/post/bad-blood-good-blood-murder-and-reconciliation <p>4/16/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">In 1937, Cassandra Norman's great-grandfather murdered the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz, pistol-whipped the boy and left him for dead. Norman, who lives in Tacoma, Washington, recnetly tracked down Kuntz, now in his 80's, and the two have found a way to reconcile the tragedy that connects their families. </span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 mtpr.org 17742 at http://mtpr.net Bad Blood, Good Blood: Murder and Reconciliation The Survivor, Part 1 http://mtpr.net/post/survivor-part-1 <p>4/2/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" In 1937, the parents of 5-year-old Larry Kuntz were shot to death in an argument over wheat. Larry was beaten and left for dead. After years of silence, the 81-year-old retired pharmacist and Spokane, Washington resident has begun to share his story.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 17083 at http://mtpr.net The Survivor, Part 1 The Helmville Waltz http://mtpr.net/post/helmville-waltz <p>3/26/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:"&nbsp; 94-year-old Pat Geary, teacher and church organist in Helmville, Montana, talks about her community, and her life.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 16764 at http://mtpr.net The Helmville Waltz A World for Perfect People http://mtpr.net/post/world-perfect-people <p><span class="piece-description-lead">3/19/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" 95-year-old <a href="http://helenair.com/news/local/education/lifelong-learner/article_cdc58b56-3c47-11e2-97d0-0019bb2963f4.html" target="_blank">Irene Roberts</a>, a student at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, talks about her life-long love of learning, about farm life during the Depression, about polio and poverty, and about the examples of generosity and kindness that have inspired and sustained her.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:19:21 +0000 mtpr.org 16410 at http://mtpr.net A World for Perfect People Wilmot Collins http://mtpr.net/post/wilmot-collins <p>3/12/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" the story of Wilmot and Maddie Collins, who came to Helena, Montana as refugees, fleeing Liberia's civil war.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 mtpr.org 16057 at http://mtpr.net Wilmot Collins Voices From the Rocky Mountain West http://mtpr.net/post/voices-rocky-mountain-west <p>3/5/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:" <span class="piece-description-lead">We look back at some of the extraordinary people we've had a a chance to meet during the past year on our travels throughout the Rocky Mountain West. </span></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:52:32 +0000 mtpr.org 15797 at http://mtpr.net Voices From the Rocky Mountain West The Tendoy Store http://mtpr.net/post/tendoy-store <p>2/26/14: This week on "<a href="http://mountainwestvoices.org/" target="_blank">Mountain West Voices</a>:"&nbsp;<span class="piece-description-lead"> A profile of Viola Barrett Anglin, the owner of the general store in Tendoy, in Idaho's Lemhi Valley. For the last 63 years, Viola has worked in the store 11 hours a day, 7 days a week, and she reflects on the changes that have taken place in her lifetime in rural eastern Idaho.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:43:40 +0000 mtpr.org 15506 at http://mtpr.net The Tendoy Store Nobody Can Move You: Keeping Blackfoot Language and Culture Alive in Alberta http://mtpr.net/post/nobody-can-move-you-keeping-blackfoot-language-and-culture-alive-alberta <p>2/19/2014 - <span class="piece-description-lead">This week on Mountain West Voices: Conrad Little Leaf talks about the Blackfoot experience on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border, about cultural and linguistic continuity, and the fight against assimilation.</span></p><p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead"><a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/111482-nobody-can-move-you-keeping-blackfoot-language-an" target="_blank">http://www.prx.org/pieces/111482-nobody-can-move-you-keeping-blackfoot-language-an</a></span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:33:59 +0000 Sue Ginn 15184 at http://mtpr.net Nobody Can Move You: Keeping Blackfoot Language and Culture Alive in Alberta The Last Leaf http://mtpr.net/post/last-leaf <div class="column span-16 last"><div class="column span-11 last"><div class="piece-title-box" style="position:relative"><div style="float:right; margin-top: -24px; position:relative"><div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style" style="width: 96px; float:left; margin-top: 4px">&nbsp;</div><a id="embed-this-button"><img alt="Embed_button" src="https://d11pcyef3meeu9.cloudfront.net/images/embed_button.png?1341067878" title="Embed This" /></a></div></div><p><span class="piece-description-lead">02/12/2014 - 99-year-old Bonnie Preikszas shares stories of life as a rural Montana schoolteacher Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:44:53 +0000 Sue Ginn 14904 at http://mtpr.net The Last Leaf Full Circle: A Refugee Teaches English to Immigrants at a Calgary, Alberta College http://mtpr.net/post/full-circle-refugee-teaches-english-immigrants-calgary-alberta-college <p>2/5/2014 - <span class="piece-description-lead">Linh Huynh came to Canada as a child with the exodus of the 'boat people' from Vietnam. Today, she helps Calgary's new immigrants, teaching them English, and helping them adapt to their adopted country while preserving their own cultures.</span></p><p></p><p><span class="piece-description-lead"><a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/110522-full-circle-a-refugee-teaches-english-to-immigran" target="_blank">http://www.prx.org/pieces/110522-full-circle-a-refugee-teaches-english-to-immigran</a></span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:48:13 +0000 Sue Ginn 14574 at http://mtpr.net Full Circle: A Refugee Teaches English to Immigrants at a Calgary, Alberta College