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Author interviews, food, natural history, poetry, and more from "The Write Question", "The Food Guys", "Field Notes", "Home Ground Radio", "Front Row Center", and "Reflections West".

Mosquito.
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Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here with health tips for kids about bug bites.

It's insect time again here in Montana, and I mean the flying, buzzing, biting sorts of insects like mosquitoes, flies, bees and wasps. Here are a few things that are cool to know about bug bites.

You need three key ingredients for a proper chilli dish: meat, beer, and of course, chilli peppers. Our Food Guys, Jon Jackson and Greg Patent are passionate that Chili powder IS NOT CHILI.

Chunks of meat, beer and fresh ingredients are essential for a good chili. Chili powder is not chili folks! So don't go to the grocery store and buy a pack of powder when you can easily make a great chili by using fresh peppers! "The Food Guys" explain how.

Snowshoe hare.
Nate Steiner (PD)

What is the most disgusting behavior that you have ever witnessed? My guess would be that it was something you saw a domestic pet or wild animal do. As humans, we do not often understand the seemingly bizarre and foreign behaviors that are carried out by the animals around us. Right here in the heart of the Rocky Mountains we are in the presence of an animal whose behavior would make any of us nauseated.

"A lot of people would say a landscape is indifferent, or nature’s indifferent. A lot of people get the feeling that Southeast Alaska, the Inside Passage, if you get in it, if you get off that cruise ship—which is how most visitors see it—it’s menacing. It’s not just that it doesn’t care about you, it wants to eat you." -- Bjorn Dihle on the Inside Passage.

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Sugars are creeping into our diets and, "Even if you're reading labels, you have to read the labels with some insight," says Jon Jackson.

"There's a lot of hidden sugars in our foods, that even people who are well-intentioned and disciplined find it difficult to restrain their weight growth because they keep running into hidden sugars."

Listen in now to learn more about where hidden sugars are showing up, and how to spot them on food labels.

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