Women’s Suffrage Music

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Ann Szalda-Petree plays music related to women gaining the right to vote. Included are songs pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage, some are rare recordings from the Library of Congress Archives.


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Voices of Climate Activists

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This show features Environmental and Climate Activists:  their passions, fears, and hopes for our collective future.

First, co-producer Lacy Roberts talks to long-time Missoula Organizer Bob Oaks about the White Pine Sash Clean Up (Take Action through March 30!).

Then Amy Cilimburg interviews lawyer, mom and activist Summer Nelson (350 Missoula) followed by a conversation with Kathy Little Leaf, mom, grandmother and Secretary of Indian Peoples Action. The show wraps up with students from University of Montana’s Climate Action Now:  UM CAN.  Rebecca talks about the Art Show she organized (stop into the Buttercup Cafe to view). And then students share why they are active in and passionate about UM CAN. Be inspired!

Summer and family

Summer with husband David and daughter Cora

Mabel judging the Art Show

Mabel judging the Art Show

Will Thelan's Art Pieces

Will Thelan’s Art Pieces

Donna McCrea – Archivist and more…..

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Ann Szalda-Petree interviews Donna McCrea, Head of Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections, History Librarian and Associate Professor at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. She talks about the exciting discoveries and surprises her job brings. If you’ve ever wondered what an archivist does, thinks, or sounds like, listen! Originally aired on Montana Public Radio on March 10th, 2014. Produced by Ann Szalda-Petree.


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Music! Feb 25, 2014

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This In Other Words music show aired on February 25th, with the theme women singer-songwriters over 35.

1. The Archetypal Man – Judee Sill
2. Bluebird – Dawn Landes
3. City Hall – Vienna Teng
4. Foot of the Mountain – Danielle Howle
5. How Dare You – Mirah and Thao
6. Jesus was a Cross Maker – Judee Sill
7. Mt. St. Helens – Mirah
8. Mundane and It’s a Mystery – Diane Cluck
9. Pretty Face – Brenda Weiler
10. Seamless – Jasmine Rodgers
11. Slow You Down – Sarah Bettens
12. Strange Fruit – Nina Simone
13. This voice – Brenda Weiler
14. Whenever I Like – Jenn Adams

Love

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During the week of Valentine’s Day, In Other Words takes a look at the power of love in several forms. Contributor Lacy Roberts gives us a wonderfully produced piece about fishing, rolled cigarettes and love. Amy Cilimburg interviews her friend Dara about the universal nature of love as well as two little Wrens about their love for their dog and their absence of love for American cheese. Clark Grant called home to his mom in Arkansas to talk about familial love and the value of family.
Produced by Clark Grant


Bridget St. John

Bridget St. John

Fear

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An episode all about what makes us afraid and how we deal with it, from stage fright to the fear of death. Contributor Beth Judy interviews Amy Ragsdale about her career in dance and the fears she’s faced (and overcome) on the stage.
Producer Clark Grant interviews a fearless young woman going through treatment for her life-threatening cancer. Last in the program is a ride-along with patrol officer Fiscus of the Missoula police department. We hear what she fears and how the encounter lessened Clark’s own fear of the police.
Produced by Ann Szalda-Petree and Clark Grant


Rachel Patrie

Rachel Patrie

The Storm of 1964 in NE Montana: Judy Blunt Reads from “Breaking Clean”

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Judy Blunt published her memoir of growing up in northeastern Montana, Breaking Clean, in 2002. On this show, which aired Feb. 18, 2014, she reads a chapter about the winter storm of 1964. It will chill you, make you cringe and possibly even weep.

Not totally unrelated in content, Amy Cilimburg, Climate Change Outreach Coordinator for Montana Audubon, updates us at the beginning of the show on snow and Sochi, winter athletes taking action, the XL Pipeline and boreal forest, and Montana coal. Blunt’s reading begins about 14 minutes into the show.

“Those who forget have the wind to jog their memory, wind slipping evenly through the sage, dusting across the fields. Watch your back, it’s whispering. This land owes you nothing.” –”Salvage,” Breaking Clean

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