Montana http://mtpr.net en Montana's Community Foundations http://mtpr.net/post/montanas-community-foundations <p><strong>Links to resources and more information about the three Community Foundations featured in this program</strong>:</p><p><a href="http://www.flatheadcommunityfoundation.org" target="_blank">Flathead Community Foundation</a>, Lucy Smith, Executive Director:&nbsp; Women Who Wine, Dragon Boat Festival, philanthropist opportunities</p><p><a href="http://www.seeleylakecommunityfoundation.org/" target="_blank">Seeley Lake Community Foundation</a>, Stan Nicholson and Lee Boman, Board Members:&nbsp; stove changeout program, skies for kids, Norman Mclean Trail</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:54:45 +0000 Chérie Newman 17137 at http://mtpr.net Montana's Community Foundations Montana least fat of all the states http://mtpr.net/post/montana-least-fat-all-states <p>A recent national <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/167642/mississippians-obese-montanans-least-obese.aspx">Gallup poll </a>lists Montana as the least obese state in the country. Only 19.6 percent of Montana's population is obese - the only state to come in under 20 percent. Nationally, more than one third of adults are obese. Mississippi is the fattest state, with 36.4 percent of their population rated as obese.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:30:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 15973 at http://mtpr.net Montana least fat of all the states Blythe Woolston's Novel Chronicles YA Terrorist http://mtpr.net/post/blythe-woolstons-novel-chronicles-ya-terrorist <p>During this program Chérie Newman talks with Billings, Montana, author Blythe Woolston about her new novel for young adult readers, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780763661465" target="_blank">Black Helicopters</a>. First question:&nbsp; "Why was terrorism an idea you wanted to explore with your writing?"</p><p><strong>From the publisher:</strong></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:16:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 15728 at http://mtpr.net Blythe Woolston's Novel Chronicles YA Terrorist Pigs, Poems, and the Purpose of Farming http://mtpr.net/post/pigs-poems-and-purpose-farming <p><span class="piece-description-lead">During this program, Josh Slotnick talks about the art of farming, pigs, and his new poetry collection, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780931053627" target="_blank">FarmHome</a>. He also reads a few poems. </span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:13:21 +0000 Chérie Newman 15536 at http://mtpr.net Pigs, Poems, and the Purpose of Farming Gwen Florio's 'Montana' Begins New Mystery Series http://mtpr.net/post/gwen-florios-montana-begins-new-mystery-series <p>Gwen Florio talks about her transition from newspaper reporter to fiction author and the process of writing her mystery novel <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9781579623364" target="_blank">Montana</a>, the first in a new series. She also reads two passages from the book.</p><p><strong>About the Book:</strong></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 10751 at http://mtpr.net Gwen Florio's 'Montana' Begins New Mystery Series Climate change in Montana: less snow, more fire and “climate refugees” http://mtpr.net/post/climate-change-montana-less-snow-more-fire-and-climate-refugees <p>As part of Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", climate change is the focus of our nightly features this week during Montana Evening Edition. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:38:23 +0000 Sally Mauk 9968 at http://mtpr.net Climate change in Montana: less snow, more fire and “climate refugees” Joe Wilkins Explores the Lives of Boys and Men in Eastern Montana http://mtpr.net/post/joe-wilkins-explores-lives-boys-and-men-eastern-montana <p>During this week's program, Chérie Newman talks with author and poet Joe Wilkins about his memoir <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9781582437941" target="_blank">The Mountain and the Fathers</a><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9781582437941" target="_blank">: Growing Up in the Big Dry</a>. He also reads from the book and reads two poems from his new collection, <a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9781935210368" target="_blank">Notes From The Journey Westward.</a></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:32:22 +0000 Chérie Newman 3415 at http://mtpr.net Joe Wilkins Explores the Lives of Boys and Men in Eastern Montana