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Arts & Culture

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".

Help us welcom Lauren R. Korn who's taking over for Sarah Aronson as the new host of The Write Question.

Lauren comes to TWQ with plenty of experience: among a host of bookish positions, she's a former Fact and Fiction Books bookseller, she's the current Director of the Montana Book Festival, and she's had her page-turning fingers dipped in journal editing, managing, and design.

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Intermountain Opera Bozeman is a very well regarded professional opera company that has been in operation since 1979. The onset of COVID-19 coincided with their hiring of new interim artistic director, Michael Sakir.

Listen now as Sakir talks with MTPR's Tom Berich about how Intermountain's season has evolved and how Montanans can be involved.

Julia Tai
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Born in Taiwan, Julia Tai has quickly become one of the rising stars of the ensemble conducting world, and the Missoula Symphonic Orchestra and Chorale is honored to have her to accept the position of Music Director and Conductor. Julia has proven to be the ideal candidate for the position due to her broad experience in all aspects of the job beyond conducting an orchestra.

Listen now as she speaks with MTPR's Tom Berich.

In November 2020, for most workers in the U.S., "business as usual" feels like a fairy tale. Working remotely, many parents are scrambling to handle their kids' education alongside their own jobs - or they've left the workplace altogether. Millions of others cope with unemployment, while "essential" on-site workers struggle to protect themselves and their families from workplace spread of COVID-19.

When the wild ride of the pandemic coasts to a stop, what will "normal" look like? This time on Can Do, Arnie Sherman talks with Stacy Maloney and Beth Humberd about the future of work.

Recipe: Butterflied Whole Chicken

Nov 22, 2020
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Food Guy Greg Patent describes how to roast a 3-5 pound butterflied whole chicken, basted with herb-garlic-butter paste:

The Art Of Books, And Prints From The New Deal

Nov 20, 2020
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The Montana Museum of Art and Culture has two very different and thoroughly unique exhibits currently on display. "Bookish" which displays books as physical works of art; and "Works In Progress" highlighting original art funded by the US federal government between 1932 and the beginning of World War II.

Learn more now as Director of The Montana Museum of Art and Culture Rafael Chacone talks with MTPR's Tom Berich.

When Wildlife Remain Elusive, Follow The Clues

Nov 18, 2020
Elk herd, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park
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A couple of weekends ago, some friends and I got up early to drive into the Flint Creek Range near Anaconda.  We planned to hike through an area that we’d been told was home to some 800 elk, 150 big horn sheep, 30 mountain goats, black bear, and moose.  We walked up the trail with great anticipation for a day of spectacular wildlife viewing. 

Brouwer family barn near Manhattan, MT.
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Barns are the centerpiece of any farm or ranch. Montana features a rich heritage connected to barns. There are more than 6,000 historic barns in the state, but that number is rapidly falling. It’s a difficult dilemma for farmers and ranchers; when to hold on or when to let go.

"Keeping the Barn" from MonanaPBS follows the Brouwer family, near Manhattan, as they struggle with the cost and complication of fixing the roof on their barn. They discover it is no easy task maintaining their piece of history.

Even in the best of times figuring out the right formula for managing your personal or business finances is a challenge. Now with the dual whammy of  COVID-19 and an associated economic recession, it is even more complicated. What mistakes are crucial to avoid? When is the right time to really hunker down?  Where can you cut spending and where should you invest?

Learn more now on this episode of Can Do.

Maureen Lonergan, Director of Global Training and Certification for Amazon Web Services, or AWS.
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What are the skills major tech companies are looking for in their workforce? What do businesses get for their investment in employee training? What type of workforce are we imagining for our economy a decade from now?

Learn more now with Can Do.

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