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9:17 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Helena's alternative High School adjusting to classes in former office building

P.A.L. Students gather in Emily Petersen's science class
Dan Boyce

Helena’s alternative High School is adjusting to the new school-year in a new, make-shift facility; a result of shuffling around students last spring when Central Elementary closed due to structural concerns.

The Project for Alternative Learning, or PAL, had been housed at a former elementary school when Central abruptly closed last March. Seismic tests determined it wasn’t earthquake safe. The Helena School District decided the most sensible place to relocate Central’s kids was P.A.L.’s elementary building.

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Tribal Meeting
4:46 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Tribal leaders say budget cuts are hurting the poorest of the poor

Montana tribal leaders meet with Montana Senator Jon Tester and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs committee, in Missoula
Credit Sally Mauk

Tribal leaders from around Montana gathered in Missoula this afternoon, to tell the chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs committee what they think is needed to boost economic development in Indian country.

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Musician's Spotlight
2:04 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Nathalie Pires

Musician's Spotlight, September 3rd, 2013: Nathalie Pires

Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song, but it was the mysterious sounds of Fado music, from her family's homeland of Portugal, that captivated young "Jersey girl" Nathalie Pires and inspired her musical career, bringing Fado's soaring melodies and dramatic stories to audiences across the globe.

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Fiction
1:07 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Rick Bass Conjures an Elephant that Walks Across West Texas

All The Land To Hold Us, a novel by Rick Bass

During this program, Rick Bass talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about his novel All the Land to Hold Us. He also reads a passage from the book.

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Smuin Ballet
11:12 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Missoula native Michael Smuin’s ballet legacy alive and well

Smuin Ballet company performing work based on the music of Patsy Cline
Credit David DeSilva

The Smuin Ballet will celebrate its 20th anniversary with performances in Missoula and Great Falls this month.

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Glacier National Park
10:42 am
Wed September 4, 2013

93 year old ranger celebrates 22 years at Glacier Park

Park Ranger Lyle Ruterbories on one of the final days of his 22nd season as a Glacier National Park Ranger.
Credit Katrin Frye

Glacier as a National Park was only 10-years-old when Lyle Ruterbories was born. When the first cars drove over the completed Going-to-the-Sun-Highway Ruterbories was 13.

In his 70’s he became a ranger, and his wife Marge a campground host at the remote Kintla Lake campground.

Now, at the age of 93-and-a-half he’s still the camp ranger.

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Commentary - August 30th, 2013
2:24 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

In Montana, We Don’t Let Our Neighbors Go Hungry

This week, children across the state headed back to school after another beautiful Montana summer. And while there are many kids who wished summer would last forever, there are also kids in every community in the state, who are excited to get back to the classroom - because back to school means getting enough to eat.

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Healthy Snacks
1:39 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Healthy snacks not an oxymoron for this new Missoula company

Credit Sally Mauk

You get that craving say mid-afternoon, when the computer is down, and dinner is still hours away; you go to the vending machine and punch the Cheetos button.

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West Nile Virus
1:12 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

West Nile strikes more Montana horses

The Montana Department of Livestock has confirmed several new cases of West Nile virus in Montana horses over the past week.

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In Other Words
8:00 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Ending Child Hunger in Montana

Credit Montana Food Bank Network

"In Other Words," Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013: "Ending Child Hunger in Montana."

Producer: Beth Judy, with Bonnie Buckingham, Executive Director of the  Community Food and Agriculture Coalition of Missoula, and guests Minke Medora and Lorianne Burhop of the Montana Food Bank Network.

"In Other Words:"  http://inotherwordsradio.wordpress.com/

The Montana Food Bank Network: http://mfbn.org/

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