Violence policy
1:37 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Justice officials meet to address impacts of violence on Native children

Credit U.S. Department of Justice

A federal Department of Justice advisory committee studying issues related to children's' exposure to violence in Native American or Alaska Native communities is meeting this week in Florida.
       Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter is there to share details about a pilot project taking place among the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Eastern Montana's Rocky Boy Reservation.

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Reflections West
7:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Robert Lee & Ashley

4/15/14 & 4/16/14: This week on "Reflections West:"

Robert Lee reflects on his experiences teaching poetry in a fishing town in Alaska. He pairs his thoughts with a poem by an elementary student from Hydaburg.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:12 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Newscast for 04-14-2014

Residents west of Lolo are warned of the risks of mudslides and flash flooding.

Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a new levy request by the Kalispell

School District. And in our feature interview, reporter Edward O'Brien talks with

two experts about preventing child abuse.

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Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student.

Child abuse prevention month
2:03 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Child abuse presents profound immediate and long-term problems

Teresa Nygaard(L) and Katie Peterson

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month - an unfortunate reminder that child abuse - in all its forms - continues to be a persistent problem.

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MTPR Program Highlights
1:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

April 17-23

Here are MTPR program highlights for April 17, 2014 – April 23, 2014

THURSDAY- April 17, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics – Pierre Sancan: Sonatine for flute and piano; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Six Pieces, Op. 11, for piano; Reinhold Glière: Symphony #3 – Il’ya Muromets

1:00 p.m   A special - Adapting to Climate Change

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

4:00 p.m.    The Pea Green Boat with Annie Garde – a show for children of all ages

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MTPR Music
8:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Indigenous Expressions, Monday, April 21st, 7:30pm

4/21/14: The April edition of "Indigenous Expressions" features music by Rodriguez; Carlos Santana; The Neville Brothers with Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lila Downs; Richie Havens; The  Chambers Brothers; Tha Tribe, and more.

Join host David Sam for "Indigenous Expressions" Monday at 7:30pm, once a month, for indigenous music and words from around the world.

Montana Evening Edition
6:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Newscast 04-13-2014

St. Patrick Hospital announces new services that add to the changing medical landscape in Missoula. We'll also tell you about a potential new biomass energy facility on the Flathead Reservation. And in our feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with aging expert Louis Tenenbaum about what it takes to successfully "age in place."

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Hospital Changes
3:02 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Missoula's St. Patrick hospital to add obstetrics and newborn care

Missoula's St. Patrick hospital

More big changes are in store for hospital medical care in Missoula. Providence St. Patrick hospital announced today it is adding comprehensive women's and children's services, including obstetrical and newborn care, and a Level 2 neonatal intensive care unit. The new services will duplicate services at Missoula's other hospital - Community Medical Center - and the announcement comes in the wake of Community's recent decision to become a for-profit hospital under the new ownership of the Billings Clinic and Regional Care Network.

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