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Landmark Anti-Psychotic Medication
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Rauwolfia, a.k.a. Snakeroot

December 14th & 16th, 2013: The twisted root of the Asian plant Rauwolfia is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for hypertension and insanity. As the modern anti-psychotic and blood pressure drug Reserpine, 1970s studies linked it to serious side effects, but recently, it's made a comeback as a valuable hypertensive. 

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Xerophyllum tenax, a.k.a. Indian basket grass
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Beargrass, The Lily Loved By Rodents, Humans, Goats and Bears

Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) blooming along Glacier National Park's Iceberg Lake Trail, Montana.
Credit National Park Service

"Fieldnotes," December 15th & 16th, 2013: "Beargrass," by Lois Mason.

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Vietnamese Beef, Broth, Noodles, and Vegetables
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Pho, the Nectar of Vietnamese Street Vendors

Vietnamese pho
Credit Tom Bauer

December 15th, 2013: Greg and Jon paint in broad strokes an adaptation of Mai Pham's recipe for the Vietnamese soup, pho.

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Masters of Irish Rhythm 'n Tears
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Karan Casey & John Doyle

Credit Compass Records

"Musician's Spotlight," Tuesday, September 24th, 2013: Two of the most respected names in Irish acoustic music, guitarist John Doyle and vocalist Karan Casey,  sat down with host John Floridis at the 2013 Montana Folk Festival in Butte for a "kitchen concert" and chat.

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Musician's Spotlight
8:54 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

The Wailin' Jennys

Credit The Wailin' Jennys

Musician's Spotlight, Tuesday, December 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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Home Ground Radio
3:18 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Friendship Center

12/17/2013 - Domestic violence - two words.  And behind those words are damaged human lives.  The bad news is we have our share.   The good news is there are good places with good people where victims can get help - and hope.

Home Ground

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Commentary - December 12th, 2013
2:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Peace Corps

With the first 50 years of the Peace Corps behind us and more than 200,000 former volunteers, we need to take stock of its original purpose and consider what still needs to be done. When President Kennedy proposed the Peace Corps in 1961, he envisioned a volunteer corps of 100,000 Americans each year. But at its high point, the maximum number sent has been 15,000 volunteers in a given year. In 2006  former President George W. Bush called for a doubling of Peace Corps' size, but to no avail.

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Grizzly Bears
2:39 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Is it time to delist Yellowstone's grizzlies?

A family group in Yellowstone
Credit National Park Service

A panel of wildlife officials says it's time to lift Endangered Species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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Documentary Special
1:12 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

America Abroad Global Entrepreneurship

12/12/13 - This month America Abroad takes listeners to Mexico and Nigeria to meet the many faces of global entrepreneurship.

Mountain West Voices
8:53 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Where We Belong -

Margaret and Juanita Carranza, Lambert, MT
Credit Clay Scott

12/11/13 - A 103 year old Mexican born woman fights to get her farm back.   Last week we heard from 103-year-old Margaret Carranza, who came from Mexico to Montana's Yellowstone River Valley when she was a girl to work in the sugar beet fields. This week we will hear the story of how her family finally acquired a farm of their own - only to have it taken away.

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