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Bakken boom
11:32 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Is the Bakken Oil Boom an Example of the Economic Development We Are After?

Is the Bakken Oil Boom an Example of the Economic Development We Are After?

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Monday Poems
11:07 am
Mon November 4, 2013

"Complexity"

There. Here., poems by Stan Sanvel Rubin

What didn't work the first time
won't work the tenth. This is true
of everything structured by desire
which continues to beat against walls
as if they can dissolve with repetition.

This is a problem in all relationships
that begin in image and end in dreams
that nag though night with what
never was and could not be.
In between these stages comes touch.

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a.k.a. Belladonna
10:11 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Deadly Nightshade

November 2nd & 4th, 2013: Belladonna, or deadly nightshade, is reputed to have poisoned Emperor Augustus, but in spite of its name, the scopolamine nightshade contains is medicinal, inducing sleep and calming motion sickness. http://www.floradelaterre.com/

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What Foods Did You Used To Hate, But Now Enjoy?
9:42 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Foods We Hated, Then Loved

November 3rd, 2013: Greg and Jon reveals the foods that they detested, then came to enjoy: pizza, rhubarb, and organ meats.

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Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm & Sunday, Nov.10th, 3pm
6:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Missoula Symphony Orchestra's "Italian Fire"

Guest viola soloist Brett Deubner will be featured in "Nicolo, Jimi & John; A New Concerto for Viola," composed by Charles Nichols and premiered by the Missoula Symphony Orchestra on November 9th & 10th, 2013, 7:30 and 3pm, Dennison Theater, UM-Missoula.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Darko Butorac, Music Director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, about the symphony's November 9th and 10th concerts in the Dennison Theater. On the program: 

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Member Appreciation Event Cancelled
5:12 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

MTPR Nov 24th Benefit Cancelled - With Regret

Update - November 20, 2013

With regret, MTPR is cancelling the “Evening with Montana Public Radio” event scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th at the Wilma Theater in Missoula.

Our featured headliner, NPR’s Susan Stamberg, is unexpectedly unable to travel to Missoula this weekend.  Ms. Stamberg is very disappointed and has asked that we let all the MTPR listeners know that she really wishes she could be here. She sends her best wishes for the station and all MTPR supporters.

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Racist e-mail
2:57 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Yellowstone County Treasurer admits sending racist e-mail

Yellowstone county treasurer, Max Lenington
Credit James Woodcock, Billings Gazette

Yellowstone County treasurer and county superintendent of schools, Max Lenington, says his use of racist and anti-gay slurs in an email were a private message to his sister, and reflected his anger that President Barack Obama was re-elected.

The Billings Gazette reports Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito is investigating whether there are grounds to recall Lenington for comments made in an email sent from his work computer last year.

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Diabetes
1:52 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Taking control of diabetes can change your life

A free diabetes awareness program is being held tomorrow at Missoula's Providence St. Patrick Hospital.
         Diabetes is a serious and growing problem across the country.
         The Coordinator of Providence St. Patrick's Diabetes Care and Prevention Center, Jennifer Troupe, says managing the symptoms of diabetes can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated.
         In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Troupe says taking control of the disease is not only possible, but can change the course of a life for the better.

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Commentary - November 1st, 2013
9:36 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Death. Talk about it.

Hello.  I’m Maurika Wells, Administrator for Hospice of Missoula.  This is my 5 minutes and I am going to title it: DEATH.  TALK ABOUT IT.  Picture a black billboard, and in big white bold letters… DEATH. TALK ABOUT IT

Last week I watched a fantastic TED talk titled “LET’S TALK ABOUT DYING” by Peter Saul (I highly recommend this talk!) and in it he says... “How we die, lives on in the minds of everybody who survives us.”  Think about that. 

How WE die.  Lives on, in the minds of everybody who survives us.

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Big Birds and Electrical Poles
8:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Live Wires, Dead Birds

Note the long plastic component: it's called a conducting insulator, and it prevents a bird from touching the middle electrical line.
Credit Rick Harness and EDM International, Inc.

"Fieldnotes," November 3rd & 4th, 2013: "Raptor Electrocution," by Jessica Lindsay. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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