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11/28/2013 - With music and stories for Thanksgiving, it's Giving Thanks

New for 2013, two wise, witty women join us at the table:

Julia Sweeney, celebrated writer and actor, she is best known from Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Saturday Night Live.  Sweeney's memories and monologues on faith give her humor a deep human touch that is perfect for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2013 - Never before broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination.  The special is hosted by legendary journalist, Robert MacNeil.  For background, more from and about the contributors, and to hear the program itself, visit our website:  weknewjfk.org

Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.

Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president, and father.

Prickly Ash

Nov 15, 2013

November 16th & 18th, 2013: The leaves, bark (sans thorns), root bark and berries of Prickly Ash are medicinal, soothing sore throat and skin inflammation, increasing saliva, and improving blood flow and digestion. North Americans used it to numb toothache.

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Headwaters Dance Concerts, Nov.21-23, Missoula

Nov 15, 2013

Sunday, November 17th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Amy Ragsdale, founder and artistic director of Missoula's Headwaters Dance Company, about their annual gala concerts at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts in Missoula, November 21st - 23rd. Featuring seven works by choreographers from New York, Boston and St.

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Food Guy Greg Patent, a.k.a. The Baking Wizard, points out the sticky spots involved in baking this classic French apple Tart Tatin:

Chris Proctor Plays Montana

Nov 9, 2013

Sunday, November 10th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with finger-style guitarist, composer and teacher Chris Proctor about his November 2013 schedule of concerts and school residences in Montana.

Butte- Thursday, November 14, noon- Concert at Montana Tech, Butte, MT, more information here

Henbane, Shakespeare's Little Helper

Nov 8, 2013

November 9th & 11th, 2013: Henbane is the source of the drug hyoscyamine, the alkaloid that put Juliet to sleep and poisoned Hamlet's father. In proper doses, it helps relieve gastrointestinal disorders, heart problems, and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

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Focaccia

Nov 8, 2013
Andrew Scrivani

November 10th, 2013: Jon and Greg distinguish the traditional Italian focaccia, which is not unlike pizza crust, from the fluffy stuff Americans call "focaccia bread."  http://www.thebakingwizard.com/

Deadly Nightshade

Nov 1, 2013

November 2nd & 4th, 2013: Belladonna, or deadly nightshade, is reputed to have poisoned Emperor Augustus, but in spite of its name, the scopolamine nightshade contains is medicinal, inducing sleep and calming motion sickness. http://www.floradelaterre.com/

Foods We Hated, Then Loved

Nov 1, 2013

November 3rd, 2013: Greg and Jon reveals the foods that they detested, then came to enjoy: pizza, rhubarb, and organ meats.

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