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Steve Daines
2:16 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Congressman Daines wants to cut timber--and food benefits

Republican Congressman Steve Daines

Montana’s Congressman Steve Daines is touting a bill he is cosponsoring which would increase logging on national forest lands.

The Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act passed the U.S. House last Friday.

Supporters say the bill would boost local economies near forest land and help lower the risk of catastrophic wildfires like those seen near Yosemite National Park this summer.

But, the bill faces some stiff opposition, including from the Obama Administration.

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Steve Daines
9:29 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Daines defends cuts to SNAP benefits, MT food banks worry

A bill to cut the federal food stamp program, now called SNAP, by $4 billion annually for the next decade is heading over to the U.S. Senate.

The Republican-led U.S. House passed the SNAP cuts last week, over opposition from Democrats.

The proposed cuts could seriously impact local food banks in Montana. Executive Director of the Great Falls Community Food Bank David Abbott said currently about 10,000 people in Cascade County do not know where their next meal is coming from.

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Book Review
4:11 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Children's Graphic Novel Book Review: 'Squish: Game On!' by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Squish: Game On!

by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Random House 2013

Squish is an amoeba, who lives in a world populated by amoebas that is otherwise much like our own. Game On! is the fifth book in the Squish series of graphic novels by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (the creators of Babymouse).

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MTPR Kids
7:04 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

This week on the Pea Green Boat 9/23-9/27

Hi everybody,

On the Pea Green Boat today, Braden came over from the Missoula Public Library and read three good books. Here are the titles, in case you want to go to the library and take the books out to reread them and enjoy the terrific illustrations:

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger

Nothing by Mick Inkpen

Every Monday we're lucky to have  librarians visit and share their recent favorite stories.

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Law expert/Syria
10:53 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Expert says U.S. right to threaten military intervention in Syria

International law expert Ved Nanda
Credit University of Denver

International law expert Ved Nanda  says the U.S. cannot isolate itself from the rest of the world without risking its own security.

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MTPR Weekly Highlights
10:12 am
Mon September 23, 2013

September 26 - October 2, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for September 26– October 2, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 26, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Ponce: Sonata 3 for guitar; Barrios: La Catedral for guitar; Carlos Chavez:  Piano Concerto; Bax: Elegiac Trio for harp, flute and viola; Castelnuovo-Techeso: Sonata for cello and harp, Op. 208; Bizet:  L’Arlesienne, Suite #1

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Monday Poems
6:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

"Sometimes Odowan"

Dragonfly Weather, poems by Lois Red Elk
Credit Lost Horse Press

Sometimes when I sleep,
I hear buffalo coming,
Sometimes when I sleep,
Tatanka sings me songs.
Hey yo hey yaaaaah.

Sometimes when I dream,
I see dragonflies flying.
Sometimes when I dream,
Tusweca sings me songs.
Hey ya hey yaaaah.

Sometimes when I wake,
I feel the earth moving.
Sometimes when I wake,
Maka Unci sings me songs.
Hey ya hey yaaaaah.

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2013 Legislature
1:19 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

MT Developmental Center reorganizing after 10-percent budget cut

The entrance to the Montana Developmental Center grounds in Boulder.
Credit Dan Boyce

The Montana Developmental Center (MDC) in Boulder is trimming about ten percent from its budget following cuts handed down by the state legislature.

The facility provides treatment to people with developmental disabilities whose aggressive behavior has led the courts to determine they pose a risk to themselves or others. Those in charge at MDC say they are working to make the $1.5 million in annual cuts without compromising safety or standard of care.

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Flathead Lake Trout
10:55 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, state split over Flathead lake trout removal

Bull Trout are among the native species managers are looking to help by removing non-native lake trout.
Credit flickr/USFWS Headquarters

The Flathead Lake fishery has cultural, ecological, and economic significance for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on the south end of the lake, and for the non-tribal land around the north end. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Tribes have been co-managing the lake, but disagree over the best way to discourage non-native lake trout dominance over native trout.  

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Dress for Success
9:40 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Do clothes make the woman?

Dress for Success Missoula

The national organization "Dress for Success" says it's helped hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged women from around the world in their job searches.

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