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Meet the Pea Green Boat hosts: Sam Manno

Sam Manno feeding Essence the goat with help that is no help!
Sam Manno
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Sam Manno feeding Essence the goat with help that is no help!

It has been over thirty years since I moved to Montana with every intention of returning to Chicago when I finished graduate school, but like one of Darwin’s Finches, I found a niche.

The niche, children’s programming here at Montana Public Radio, first as a guest celebrating reptile and amphibians with Marcia to becoming Annie’s “Girl Friday”. Over the past 15 years, with Annie in the lead, I became a co-conspirator in bringing MTPR listeners great (okay better than average) programming for kids of all ages.

As I look back on all those years the most remarkable thing to date is that I have not lost the keys to the building!

I proclaim to be an artist, farmer, and pastoralist, finding peace as part of a herd of dairy goats with no intention of moving back to Chicago.

Seedling the goat coming to get her morning bottle. No iPhones were hurt in the making of this video.

Seedling the goat coming to get her morning bottle. No iPhones were hurt in the making of this video.

Sam Manno is a rotating host and producer of the Children's Corner and the Pea Green Boat.
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