In Other Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

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Sue Reel with pollinator guides

Sue Reel with pollinator guides

A show about pollinators and more.

Amy Cilimburg visits with naturalist and educator Sue Reel about native bees, the importance of pollinators and the native plants on which they depend, the amazing guides she has developed, and more. Amy also speaks with Amy Seaman – her colleague at Montana Audubon – about cool birds. In the final segment Amy S. interviews butterfly expert Jeff Pippen about the research he is conducting this summer at the MPG Conservation Ranch.

Lots to learn about our flying friends and the critical roles the play in our ecosystems and food systems.

You can find these guides, created by Sue and artist Nancy Seiler, at the Montana Natural History Center or the Lolo National Forest Headquarters in Missoula.

You can download:  Attracting Pollinators to your Garden Using Native Plants

More information can be found at Celebrating Wildflowers, Pollinator.org, and The Xerces Society.

Contact Team Amy:  Amy C or Amy S.

Women in Science Volume I

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Shaila Kotadia
Credit courtesy of Shaila Kotadia

In the first of several programs about women in science, producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with molecular biologist Shaila Kotadia, Education & Outreach Manager at Synberc, UC-Berkeley, about everything from synthetic biology and challenges faced by women scientists to the trade-offs involved in the pursuit of a tenure-track academic science career, and more.

(Broadcast: In Other Words, 8/5/14)

 

 

Health, Mental Health, Psychology and Global Warming: a Conversation

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Jen, Kevin, Beth

Amy talks with three Missoula-area professionals — nurse Beth Schenk and psychotherapists Jen Robohm and Kevin Dohr. These experts share research and their professional and personal experiences approaching and understanding global challenges like climate change. They discuss individual and societal barriers and opportunities in our efforts to successfully address, be solution-oriented, and be hopeful in this time of rapid change.Yes, hopeful!

Behind the Scenes at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival

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The tiny town of White Sulphur Springs swells at the end of July when thousands arrive for fine music and a good time. It’s the Red Ants Pants Festival, associated with the Red Ants Pants Company, manufacturer of work wear for women, and benefitting the Red Ants Pants Foundation, focused in part on projects to help women succeed. Producer Beth Judy talks by phone with Festival Operations Manager Allie Olson and PR/Press Director Kat Healy. Find out more about this festival phenom and how it all goes down. This summer’s festival dates are July 24-27; more info at http://www.redantspantsmusicfestival.com.

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Missoula Colony 19: Salina Chatlain and Kate Morris

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This week on “In Other Words:” producer Ann Szalda-Petree welcomes Salina Chatlain, producer of the 2014 Missoula Colony, and Missoula playwright Kate Morris. Included is a reading from Kate’s play, “Church.”

The 19th Annual Missoula Colony takes place July 12th – 19th, 2014, and brings Montana and nationally-known playwrights together for a week to write, talk about, rehearse and perform staged readings of new plays. For the first time, The Colony is highlighting plays written, directed, produced, and organized by women. The Montana Repertory Theatre defines the mission of the Missoula Colony as “fostering great writing for the next generation of theatre and film in an atmosphere of generosity, creative fervor, breathtaking beauty, and laughter.”

 

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Immigration Policy is a Women’s Issue: Pramila Jayapal

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Activist Pramila Jayapal is one of the United States’ best thinkers today. An immigrant from India herself, she came to the US at 16, thanks to her parents’ sacrifices, and worked on Wall Street after college, but then turned to issues affecting immigrants, migrants, and America’s diverse populations.

Bad immigration policy disproportionately and adversely affects women, Jayapal argues, and immigration reformers and women’s movement organizations need to unite on the issue. Today, Jayapal chairs the “We Belong Together” campaign on women and immigration (www.webelongtogether.org). Missoula-area activist and author Kay Whitlock converses with Jayapal, and Jayapal’s essay with Gloria Steinem on immigration policy as a women’s issue is read after the conversation. Originally aired June 10, 2014. Produced by Kay Whitlock and Beth Judy, with thanks to Beth Anne Austein.

Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal