Beth Anne Austein

Host and Producer

Beth Anne Austein has been spinning tunes on the air (The Folk Show, Dancing With Tradition, Freeforms), as well as recording, editing and mixing audio for Montana Public Radio and Montana PBS, since the Clinton Administration. She’s jockeyed faders or "fixed it in post” for The Plant Detective; Listeners Bookstall; Fieldnotes; Musicians Spotlight; The Write Question; Storycorps; Selected Shorts; Bill Raoul’s music series; orchestral and chamber concerts; lecture series; news interviews; and outside producers’ programs about topics ranging from philosophy to ticks.

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Front Row Center
8:18 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Trumpeter Chris Botti Leads Nine-Piece Ensemble in Great Falls, Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Trumpeter Chris Botti

4/20/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" John Floridis talks with Grammy award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti.  The Great Falls Symphony Association presents Chris Botti, backed by Botti's nine-piece jazz ensemble, on Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 7:30pm, at the Mansfield Theater in Great Falls.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Evening Primrose

4/19/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:"  There's an important acid in the seeds of evening primrose: gamma linolenic acid, or GLA, which is an essential fatty acid. From EFAs, our bodies manufacture chemicals responsible for many basic functions, and EFA deficiency may contribute to arthritic inflammation, menstrual problems, eczema, and more.

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Horsetails

Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Credit MPF

4/20/14 & 4/21/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Horsetails," written by Kim Todd, read by Caroline Kurtz.

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The Food Guys
8:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Eggplant, Baba ghanoush, and Moussaka

Heirloom varieties of eggplants
Credit Phoebe

4/20/14: This week on "The Food Guys:" Jon and Greg suggest simple recipes for baba ghanoush and moussaka, which are only two recipes among thousands that Syrians, Turks, Armenians and Indians possess for the mighty eggplant. 

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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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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Chris Botti

4/15/14: This week on "Musician's Spotlight:" Grammy award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti tells John Floridis about the intensity of his jazz training, and how it led to his collaborations with a diverse roster of musicians, including Paul Simon, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Steven Tyler, Gladys Night and Yo-Yo Ma.

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The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Bitter Melon II

4/12/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:" Bitter melon's ability to bring down blood sugar is proven, and it holds promise for treating complications of diabetes as a non-animal source of injectable insulin.

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Field Notes
8:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Dirt

Loam soil
Credit Brent Wilson

4/14/14: This week on "Fieldnotes:" "Dirt," by Deborah Tanner.

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Public Radio Week Special
10:55 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Montana Musicians Join John Floridis, Live

Jessie of The Lil' Smokies.

4/8/14: Join host John Floridis as he welcomes a flock of Montana musicians into the studio this afternoon from 1:00-2:00pm for a special Public Radio Week edition of "Musicians' Spotlight." Luke Dowler, Kristi Neumann and The Lil' Trio (members of the Lil' Smokies, with John Dunnigan) will perform, with help on-mic from Jenn Adams and Tom Catmull. Call 243-6400 or (800) 325-1656 or pledge online at mtpr.org.

 

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MTPR Music
10:29 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Stan Howe, In-Person on "The Folk Show"

Stan Howe

4/8/14: Join us this afternoon between 2:06-4:00pm as Stan Howe joins John Myers and Beth Anne Austein for the annual Public Radio Week "Folk Show." Expect songs about riding, pining, Rockies and springtime, loose change and sparing a dime, as well as stories about Stan's recent adventures in recording. John will improvise puns, Beth Anne will audibly roll her eyes, and your phone calls will add background cacophony. (800) 325-1565 or 243-6400 or mtpr.org to contribute.

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