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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".

Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver

Sep 27, 2013
Flora de la Terre

September 28th & 30th, 2013: Sylphion was so valuable to the ancient North African city of Cyrene - the only place where it grew - that the plant was pictured on the city's coins. People harvested sylphion to extinction for its medicinal and seasoning properties. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Painted Lady Butterflies

Sep 27, 2013

"Fieldnotes," September 29th & 30th, 2013: "Painted Lady Butterflies," by Byron Weber / Caroline Kurtz.
http://www.montananaturalist.org/

Breeding Bacteria on Factory Farms

Sep 27, 2013

September 29th, 2013: Jon and Greg discuss a New York Times piece by Mark Bittman on the practice of giving prophylactic doses of antibiotics to livestock, and how it accelerates the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

9/26/13 - Phil, Jake and Patty Aaberg participated in the KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race, along with approximately 200 other teams.  Everyone received the topic “The Last Thing You’d Expect” and then had 24 hours to write, record, edit and upload a six minute non-fiction radio story.  This program goes behind the scenes and follows their participation in the race and the making of the story. 

 

http://ofthewest.net/

Bitterroot Performing Arts Series, 2013-2014

Sep 20, 2013

"Front Row Center," Sunday, September 22nd, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Monica Grable, Executive Director of Hamilton's Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, about their upcoming season of music and dance at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center.

Coming up:

The Duhks, Saturday, Sept.28th, 8pm;

Ben Sollee, Saturday, Oct.26th, 8pm;

Witch Hazel Shrinks Tissues (Not Witches)

Sep 20, 2013

September 21st & 23rd, 2013: Witch hazel is an astringent, shrinking tissue and tightening skin and blood vessels. Nondistilled water extracts, without alcohol, are the most beneficial. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Glacial Lake Missoula

Sep 20, 2013
Wikimedia Commons

"Fieldnotes," September 22nd & 23rd, 2013: "Glacial Lake Missoula," by Caroline Kurtz & Bruce Weide.http://www.montananaturalist.org/

You Say Allium, I Say Onion

Sep 20, 2013

September 22nd, 2013: Jon and Greg open with a quote from Julia Child -  "It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions" - then go on to recommend basic tips for cooking onions, specifically for onion ragout.

In Other Birds

Sep 16, 2013
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

"In Other Words," Tuesday, September 17th, 2013: It's the "In Other Birds" Edition. Amy Cilimburg of Montana Audubon takes us on a bird tour of western Montana, talking to ornithologists, bird aficionados, and amateur birders to learn what's happening with our feathered friends in fall in Montana. What are the stories behind the birds we observe this time of year, and who are the patient women birders who find them?

9/19/13 - Stressed Out Students - New one-hour documentary from Humankind examines the consequences of the epidemic of high anxiety among secondary school students in this era of high-stakes testing and sharply increased competition for the limited pool of slots available at top colleges. 

http://www.humanmedia.org/catalog/home.php

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