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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".

Datura: A "Witches' Weed"

Oct 25, 2013
Anna Veltfort

October 26th & 28th, 2013: Datura. Also known as  jimsonweed and moonflower, datura is medicinal. In potentially fatal doses, it's hallucinogenic. Datura isn't safe for experimentation.

Bitter is Sweet for Your Health

Oct 25, 2013

October 27th, 2013: Jon and Greg discuss a recent New York Times opinion piece by Jo Robinson called "Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food," which compares the phytonutrient content of wild plants with that of supermarket produce.

Nature's Costumes

Oct 25, 2013
http://onegreatbackyard.blogspot.com/

"Fieldnotes," October 27th & 28th, 2013: "Halloween," by Lynn Tennefoss & Caroline Kurtz (read by Allison de Jong). http://www.montananaturalist.org/

Sunday, October 20th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Christopher Hahn, piano professor at the University of Montana's School of Music, about the 2013-2014 Celebrate Piano series, which kicks off October 25th and 26th with the 6th Annual Pianissimo, 7:30pm, Music Recital Hall, School of Music.

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.

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