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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".

Apples and Apple Pie

Oct 4, 2013
Greg Patent

October 6th, 2013: “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness” ~Jane Austen

Jon and Greg's annual homage to apples includes a discussion of apple pie.

recipe: Classic American Apple Pie (from Greg Patent's website, The Baking Wizard)

Autumn Leaves

Oct 4, 2013
Doug Kueffler

"Fieldnotes," October 6th & 7th, 2013: "Leaf Fall," by Peter Lesica, Anne Garde,  Caroline Kurtz. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"As autumn progresses, trees prepare for winter by stopping the production of chlorophyll, the green pigment that captures light. The leaves gradually change color as nutrients are withdrawn and transferred to roots and stems. At the same time, enzymes digest the cells at the base of the leaf stalk forming an abscission layer, or scar. When digestion is complete, the leaf falls off."

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.

Painted Lady Butterflies

Sep 27, 2013

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

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

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/

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.

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/

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

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;

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