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6:24 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Poetry, Aphorisms, and Perfect Pie Crust

A Commonplace Book of Pie, by Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo has created a delightful commonplace book that includes poetry, recipes, illustrations, and a twisty new form of folk wisdom. The conversation during this program includes the definition of a commonplace book, as well as perfect pie crust tips, pie quotes ("We ought to make the pie higher." - George W. Bush), and aphorisms.

About the book:

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Student Response
6:22 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Response to "Fragments with Dust in Them"

Timothy Faber

For the last several years, Robert Stubblefield has invited me to talk about The Write Question with students in one of the classes he teaches at the University of Montana. We talk about specific programs, which, if students have done their homework assignments, they've listened to. Then I answer questions about the process of reading, interviewing, and creating programs for radio and the Web.

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Helena
2:13 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Didn’t you know? It’s Turkey Tuesday!

One of Jamie O'Malley's turkeys at the Exploration Works "Turkey Tuesday" event.
Dan Boyce

In a feathery showcase of America’s most-celebrated Thanksgiving dish, A Helena education center brought in some live turkeys today. Dubbed “Turkey Tuesday”, the occasion allowed some local kids to see three of the iconic birds in real life, in all their waddley gobbley glory.

“I think that connections really been lost with a lot of kids,” said Exploration Works Education Director Jamie O’Malley. “It’s nice to know where your food comes from.”

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Scott Simon Hosts 10th Anniversary Special
11:04 am
Tue November 26, 2013

StoryCorps - National Day of Listening, Nov. 29

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and NPR's Scott Simon
Credit Photo credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps

StoryCorps has established the day after Thanksgiving as the National Day of Listening. A day on which they encourage us all to record and share the story of a friend or loved one. You can hear other stories and share your own recording and photo at StoryCorps' Wall of Listening.

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Roadkill Salvage
10:42 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Roadkill: it’s what’s for dinner

Deer crossing Missoula city street
Credit Sally Mauk

If you haven't picked up your turkey yet, and you hit a deer with your car, under a new permit system that went into effect this week, you could keep that deer for your Thanksgiving meal.

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Holiday Specials
10:08 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Programs

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are happening the same week this year.

Here are some special programs to enjoy during the holidays.

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Secher's Annual Observance of Pearl Harbor Day
8:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Monday Music Special, December 2nd: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, December 2nd, 2013: Each December, through music and anecdotes, Allen Secher's monthly program,"You Must Remember This" salutes Pearl Harbor Day. This December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm, "Rosie the Riveter," "The Ration Blues," "Buy Buy Bonds," and "He's 1A in the Army and A1 in My Heart" paint a picture of the U.S.'s home front during the Second World War.

Election 2014
6:26 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

More candidates announcing House bids well ahead of filing day

Helena real estate investor Drew Turiano says he will be running for Montana's U.S. House seat as a Republican. He lost a four-way Republican primary for Sec. of State in 2012.
Dan Boyce

The already-crowded field of candidates vying for Montana’s U.S. House seat continues to grow.

Current Republican Representative Steve Daines announced earlier this month he will be running for the Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Senator Max Baucus in 2014.

Helena Real Estate Investor Drew Turiano says he’s running for the House seat as a Republican. It’s his second time running for office in Montana after coming in last in a four-way Republican Primary for Secretary of State in 2012. He hopes that loss has helped with name recognition for this race.

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Monday Poems
12:01 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Giving Thanks, A Few Years Later

HomeFarm, poems by Josh Slotnick

The sliding barn door slams against the far wall
winter light pours in like water through floodgates
dust floats in trapped sun

I reach up and grab the feet
of one more stunned and screaming
blue-green-brown Naragansett turkey
roosting in the rafters

Quick, he's upside down, wings spread out
heavy body bouncing
against the right hip of my spattered coveralls

100 turkeys, 8 friends, 3 days before Thanksgiving

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MTPR Program Highlights
11:42 am
Mon November 25, 2013

November 28 - December 4, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for November 28 – December 4, 2013

THURSDAY- November 28, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet #12 in F major, Op. 96 “American”; Sy Brandon: American Vignettes for Brass; Daniel Gawthrop: There is Sweet Music; Selections performed by Modern Mandolin Quartet; Rene Gerber: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

1:05 p.m   Giving Thanks:  A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude

2:06 p.m.    Jazz Sessions - A variety of jazz tunes and styles with Terry Conrad

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