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Missoula County Community Music Assessment Survey

23 hours ago

The purpose of this survey is to:

  1. Gauge the impact that Performing Rights Organizations have on the music community in Missoula
  2. Conduct a general demographic analysis of the music community

Missoula County residents take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6V97FP

Words Out West: Fleeting Nature Of Time

Apr 20, 2021

In this episode, David Allan Cates, Sheryl Noethe and Robert Lee mull over the fleeting nature of time. One takes a nostalgic leap of faith, another explains how life never stops, while another makes a plan for when he’s a ghost.

How and when do you divest yourself from an artist? What does it mean that we were all born under a different moon? This week, join host Lauren Korn and poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib in a conversation about his 2021 must-read, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance.

Ben Morris discovered the utility of three-wheeled cargo trikes, or pedicabs, during a stint in San Diego. After finishing his business degree at Northeastern University in 2005, he secured a small loan, bought five pedicabs, and launched Coaster Cycles. Soon, Ben had expanded beyond Boston to other cities, and he'd begun to incorporate outdoor advertising into his bike fleet.

Words Out West: Grab Bag

Apr 13, 2021

In this episode, we hear from Shane Wheeldon, Freya Jones and Chris Sand, three writers who are hard to put in a box. Therefore, it’s our first installment of the Grab Bag.

This week on The Write Question, it’s a Lauren takeover! Host Lauren Korn chats with debut novelist Lauren Oyler during a conversation that centers social media: identity performance, vulnerability, feelings like pain, envy, and jealousy, and what it would mean to give up their own social media accounts.

Words Out West: Searching

Apr 5, 2021

In this episode of Words Out West, writers Sheryl Noethe, David E. Thomas, and Sarah Aronson are in the process of searching. One is searching for stories from strangers, another seeks magic from a natural phenomenon, while the other is tracking those who want to get to their destination in the quickest way possible.

Bold Women

Mar 30, 2021

In this episode, a writer documents a real life, and in this case, a real glamorous life. Listen now on Words Out West.

Myrna Loy: More than a Movie Star - chapter #9 from Beth Judy's Bold Women in Montana History.

Megan Harrington
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The ninth of 11 children, Megan Harrington grew up understanding the value of competition and how to tell a great story. In the third grade, Megan wrote a poem that included the prophetic line: “When I grow up, I want to be a Lady Griz basketball player at the University of Montana.”

Megan did attend the University of Montana to attain a communications degree, an MBA, and play for the Lady Griz. As a Lady Griz, Megan played for legendary head coach, Robin Selvig.

Field Notes: Calling All Cranes

Mar 26, 2021
Sanhill cranes in flight.
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It was a beautiful day for birding. There were broken clouds allowing the March sun to peek through, taking away the morning chill. A gentle breeze blew, keeping temperatures comfortable as the day progressed.

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