Montana Public Radio

Pea Green Boat

Weekdays 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

The Pea Green Boat is a show for children of all ages, with stories, songs, poetry, and special guests - two and four-legged, and some with wings. 

“The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat...” With its title borrowed from that Edward Lear poem, the Montana Public Radio Pea Green Boat sets sail each weekday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

In between the stories and songs, guests like Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies, and Brian Williams from the Montana Natural History Center cover the Nature Beat. Librarians from the Missoula Public Library share new and classic books every Monday, and the Poetry Club meets once a month.

Listeners can call in requests for birthday songs and favorite songs and stories:

Phone: 1-800-325-1565 or 243-4931 or email peagreen.boat@yahoo.com

FAVORITE PEA GREEN BOAT SONGS:

  1. The Hamster Dance, by Hampton the Hamster, from Hamster Dance
  2. Everyone Asked About You (Nora, Nora), by Bob McGrath, from Sing Me A Story
  3. Peanut Butter Bears, by Brent Holmes, from Bear Tunes For Kids
  4. Little Chickadee, by Chenille Sisters, from Teaching Hippopotami to Fly
  5. A Pirate's Life, by Cathy Fink & Marcie Marxer, from Scat Like That
  6. Waltzing With Bears, by Priscilla Herdman, from Star Dreamer
  7. Alligator In The Elevator, by Rick Charette, from Alligator In The Elevator
  8. There's A Pea On My Plate, by Bill Harley, from There's A Pea On My Plate
  9. On The Day That You Were Born, by Red Grammer, from Hello World
  10. T-Rex, by The Dinner Dogs, from Meet The Dinner Dogs
  11. Lime Jello, Marshmallow, Cottage Cheese Surprise, by Two of a Kind, from So Many Ways To Be Smart


 

Students in the Spanish immersion classes at Missoula's Paxon School make alfombras, a Latin American artform made from dyed sawdust.
Kimberly Olson / Paxson School

Missoula fifth-graders in the Spanish immersion classes at Paxson school this year made alfombras (rugs), a Latin American art form, made from dyed sawdust. They joined Annie on Pea Green Boat this week and shared these pictures of their artwork.

In America 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal, according to Feeding America. One in 30 children are homeless, according to the National Center of Family Homelessness, American Institute for Research.

These issues are not just a “Big City” reality. They also occur in the suburbs, small towns, rural communities and right here across Montana. Pea Green Boat brought these issues to light with the reading of Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate to highlight the efforts of individuals and organizations who provide services to those in need. Find information below about available resources and organizations working on these issues.

Autism
Nick Youngson http://nyphotographic.com (CC-BY-SA-3)

"The myth is that autistic kids sometimes don't feel emotion, and that is just not true at all. I can say from personal experience that autistic kids have emotions," says Logan, who joins Annie to clear up some misconceptions you might have about autism.

Listen to this installment of "Kids Like You And Me" on "The Pea Green Boat" Friday, July 13, 2018, between 4:00 - 4:55pm.

Today's show is different from other episodes of "Kids Like You And Me:" Annie gets some help from Betta and Harry, who are members of the Health Occupations Students of America Club at Missoula's Big Sky High School. They created a project to help young kids who have a relative living with dementia.

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.

Learn about the western sheepmoth, "one of the most beautiful moths we can find in Montana," on "Pea Green Boat."
Glenn Marangelo - Missoula Insectarium

Glenn Marangelo of the Missoula Insectarium will join Annie for a 'Pea Green Boat' all about moths of Montana, Wednesday, August 30 at 4 p.m.

They'll talk about the western sheepmoth (Hemileuca eglanterina), which Glenn calls" one of the most beautiful moths we can find in Montana," and the confusing petrophila moth (Petrophila confusalis),  "which is probably the most amazing little moth in terms of its lifecycle. A great example (as we'll see) of never saying 'never' in regard to the insect world," Marangelo says.

Every Friday through May 12, Annie will be giving away Bill Harley related prizes during the "Pea Green Boat." Tune in between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on MTPR for your chance to win t-shirts, books and CDs from Bill Harley.

Attention kids of all ages: Bill Harley returns to Missoula on Mother’s Day, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. to perform your favorite children's songs and stories.

As a singer and storyteller, Harley is a favorite of fans of MTPR's "Pea Green Boat." Entertainment Weekly called him "the Mark Twain of contemporary children's music."

The Pepper Weevil -- an unexpected surprise living inside Glenn's green pepper.
Glenn Marangelo

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium returns to "Pea Green Boat" on January 25 to talk about insects in winter, and the unexpected insect surprise he found living inside his green pepper.

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat," Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m. to learn more.

PracticalCures.com

Type 1 diabetes is "a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy" (Mayo Clinic).  There's no cure for type 1 diabetes. So what does a kid with this disease do everyday to keep himself healthy? It's complicated! And how does his family help him? And how does he explain insulin injections to his friends? This week, Annie talks to Robby, and his dad, Bob, about what it's like to live with type I diabetes.  

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