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Commentary - November 27th, 2013
12:56 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Home for the Holidays

Good evening.  I’m Susan Kohler, CEO of Missoula Aging Services; the Area Agency on Aging for Missoula and Ravalli Counties.  Tomorrow is the start of the holiday season, a time when many of us gather with family and friends, including parents and older loved ones who live far from us.  This can be a wonderful opportunity to have important conversations with them. Tonight I want to share some tips on having these conversations while you are home for the holidays.

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Memory Care
11:26 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Why early diagnosis helps with Alzheimer's

Credit firstcovers.com

Think of your memory as layers upon layers stacked on top of one another. Registered Nurse Jennifer Crowley specializes in working with patients with Alzheimer’s. Crowley said for people with Alzheimer’s new memories are the top-most layers, and they roll right off and get lost. She conducts Memory Screenings which identify risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairment disorders. The exam tests short term memory and looks at a person’s understanding of the world around them.

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Home Ground Radio
10:15 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Conrad Burns Part 2

11/5/2013 - Conrad Burns shares his views on a wide array of issues (part 2 of 2)

Home Ground Radio
10:12 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Conrad Burns Part 1

10/29/2013 - In the United States Senate he represented Montana longer than any Republican in the state's history.  Hear what Conrad Burns has to say about money in politics, policy, and power.  (Part 1 of 2)

Home Ground Radio
10:05 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Aaron Parrett

10/22/2013 - We live in a culture of commerce, where even higher education is judged in commercial terms:  Will it help get a better-paying job?  Aaron Parrett has a different, old-fashioned view:  It is education i the arts and literature that really counts.

Home Ground Radio
10:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Ken Egan

9/10/13 - The American west has a history of economic booms and busts.  With shale oil development headed our way, are there lessons we can learn from our past?

Home Ground Radio
9:55 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Jeff Hagener

9/3/2013 - Would you want a job where you are routinely blamed for too many, and too few, deer and elk, too many and too few wolves, for restricting oil and gas development, and for allowing too much of it?

Jeff Hagener has that terrific job: He’s Director of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

Home Ground Radio
9:53 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Montana Stream Protection Act

8/27/2013 - In today's partisan environment, the passing of any environmental law is hard.  But 50 years ago, the Montana Stream Protection Act was signed into law with overwhelming bipartisan support.  It was the first such law in the nation - designed to protect fish habitat.  So let's look back over 50 years at what has actually happened because of this legislation.

Heritage Turkeys
9:30 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Unlike your Butterball, Heritage turkeys can fly and mate

Turkeys on a fence at Prairie Heritage farm
Credit Jacob Cowgill, Prairie Heritage farm

Some of you may have already begun thawing the turkey for tomorrow's big meal. The vast majority of Americans get their turkeys from the supermarket, birds that have been mass produced  to meet the mass demand.

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Joel Grey's Dad, Don Byron, and Jewish Jazz
9:16 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Borscht Capades: The Mickey Katz Project

According the Jewish calendar, we're in the year 5774, which means it’s about time somebody made a film about klezmer jazz bandleader and English/Yiddish comedian, Mickey Katz.

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