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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".

Autumn Crocus's Corms of Colchicine

Oct 18, 2013
Anna Veltfort

October 19th & 21st, 2013: Autumn Crocus blooms purple in fall, and its bulbs contain the powerful drug, colchicine, which relieves gout...with side effects. http://floradelaterre.com/

Pineapple, The Tastiest Bromeliad

Oct 18, 2013
Flickr user, Anion (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Greg and Jon advise how to pick a ripe pineapple, why to stick to the fresh kind, and how you'll benefit from eating it.

10/24/2013 - A Climate Change Week Documentary – While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami will be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years.

10/17/2013 - Women are different from men in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different?

http://freakonomics.com/

10/10/2013 -An Intelligence Squared Debate - Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?  Do drones hurt, or help, in our fight against terrorism? The debaters are Ahmed Rashid, John Kael Weston, Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, Ret.) and General Norton Schwartz (USAF, Ret.)

http://intelligencesquaredus.org/

Seeley-Swan Concert Series

Oct 11, 2013
Michael Good

Sunday, October 13th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Scott Milner, Director and Program Coordinator for  2 Valleys Stage, the performing arts offshoot of Alpine Artisans, a non-profit arts organization in the Seeley-Swan region.

Saw Palmetto II

Oct 11, 2013
Anna Veltfort

October 12th & 14th, 2013: Saw Palmetto II: Extracts of the berries of saw palmetto are an effective remedy for mild to moderate Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, but its popularity is tough on the species. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Dinnertime: Eating Habits

Oct 11, 2013

October 13th, 2013: This week, Jon and Greg discuss: eating habits; holidays; familial mealtime and cooking patterns; foods pushed on kids;  turkey as an afterthought;  fermentation; drying; salting;  feast-or-famine; and the smell of the school cafeteria. They're calling it "Eating."

Walking in the Golden Rain

Oct 11, 2013
Montucky / http://montucky.wordpress.com/tag/western-larch/

"Fieldnotes," October 13th & 14th, 2013: "Larch," by Edward Monnig. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"Walking in the golden rain. There is nothing that reminds me more of Missoula's beloved naturalist and social commentator, Kim Williams. It was Kim's phrase for the crisp fall days when the larch trees are showering their needles across hiking trails in a last, glorious outburst prior to the onset of winter."

Sunday, October 6th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Kim Anderson, Associate Director for Programs at Humanities Montana, and Cherie Newman, producer of  MTPR's "The Write Question," about the 14th Annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, October 10 - 12, 2013, in downtown Missoula.

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