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Delightful stories and music for children of all ages: The Children’s Corner provides two hours of music, stories, and imaginative activities for kids from age 2 to 92.

Annie Garde and Sam Manno alternate in hosting this weekly program, produced by Montana Public Radio.

Have “S’more” fun and join Storyline Online Summer Camp!

A resource for kids and parents, Storyline Online Summer Camp was created by Storyline Online to keep everyone in touch while staying engaged in reading. It’s also a way for kids to share their favorite stories during “a summer unlike any summer on record!”

'Tai Asks Why': What happens after we die.

“I want to talk about death. About two years ago my grandpa died, I miss him a lot," Tai says. "My grandmother tells me that In the Vietnamese tradition, after a person dies, their soul is kinda’ disoriented for exactly 49 days, but what happens after the 49 days, were does he go?"

In this week’s ‘Tai Asks Why’, Tai turns from science and turns to religion to explore this ultimate human question.

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

Is there a brain in our gut? How do we fix climate change? Which is cooler, zero or infinity? What happens after we die? Why do we dream? What is love? There are so many good questions out there; the mysteries about life, the world ... about us. Tai Poole is trying to find answers to them.

Pea Green Boat is exploring six of these questions this with the award-winning CBC Podcast Tai Asks Why.

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

The tables are turned this week during Tai Asks Why. Tai answers listener questions, like: Is there such a thing as complete silence? Why is the sun hot? How do we really know we exist? Why are video games so violent? What is fear? Who invented the English language? What is time?

Listeners ask Tai why this week on Children’s Corner, Saturday Dec. 14 at 9 a.m., on the CBC podcast 'Tai Asks Why,' here on Montana Public Radio

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

For many it's an awesome thing. People write poetry and Hip hop songs about it. It can take over your body and bend it to its will. It's often a complicated thing. It is love.

But what exactly is love? Where does it come from? And what does oxytocin have to do with it?

Share the love and tune into the Children’s Corner Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. for the award-winning CBC podcast 'Tai Asks Why.' Tai will answer this burning question, or at least give it a heartfelt try.

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

We've all heard the saying "trust your gut," but is that scientifically accurate? Tai grapples with this idea and wonders: If our guts are making decisions, does that mean there's a brain in our gut?

Trust your heart and tune in to Tai Asks Why on The Children’s Corner, Saturday, Nov. 2 around 8:30 a.m. and we will find out, "Should we trust our gut?"

Nick Littman, Missoula Writing Collaborative

In July 2019, Annie Garde ushered a flock of writers, ages 8-14, in KUFM's Studio B to read poems they'd written with the Missoula Writing Collaborative's "Words With Wings" summer camp. To prime the pump, teachers Dana Fitz Gale, Sheryl Noethe and Anna Zumbahlen dangled before their students art, verbal prompts and the occasional imaginary takeover of a university building.  Listen to "I'm From the Hayfields," "Ode to a Goat," "Non-Existant Pie," "You Are, You Are Not," "The Purple Bug," "The Best Night For Peach," "Ode to Chili" -- and 36 more.

Zoey goat, May 10, 2019.
Sam Manno

Zoey’s Coat now sits on a shelf in the milking Parlor. Over the past few years she wore it to help her get through Montana’s winter and the cold nights of spring.

On Friday, May 3 around 6 p.m. I made the decision, along with my veterinarian, Dr. Rollet Pryun, to end Zoey’s life.

Girl with Freckles
Cristian May via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here today with health tips for kids about skin things: freckles, moles and birthmarks.

Recently, "Pea Green Boat" Skipper Annie Garde took a tour of Silver Summit, a "playground for everyone" in Missoula's McCormick Park. It's an all-abilities playround that invites children excited by the brightly-colored equipment and welcoming atmosphere to discover nooks, crannies and equipment that can accommodate their bodies, their mobility devices, and their ways of playing. Listen as Heath, Jenny, Logan, Adam, Lisa and Mataya show Annie their favorite spots at Silver Summit.