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Monthly Highlights
January, 2014
Arranged by date of first airing


Not Yet Begun to Fight        
Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings remembers flight missions high above the death and destruction in Vietnam. From the cockpit, he traced meandering ribbons that cut through the jungle. He recognized the shapes of the trout streams of home. Every night, he dreamed about fly-fishing. When he returned home to Montana in 1969, to a nation decades away from diagnosing PTSD, he went to the water. He tied a fly onto a line and cast. The river, he says, healed him. In the space between war and a new battle, NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT unfolds. Hastings reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from war. He brings them to the river and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters.
Airs Thursday 1/2 at 7pm, repeats Sunday 1/5 at 10am, Monday 1/6 at 5am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Music and Memories   (No. 112 )
The Backroads crew takes us along on visits to the Accordion Festival in Philipsburg, the Ross Cedars in Northwest Montana, a bucking bronco school in Arlee and historic Mann Gulch near Helena. And we get to know a grain elevator photographer in Bozeman.
Airs Saturday 1/4 at 5pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Critter Chat!   (No. 3903 )
Do you have critters bothering you? MSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Jim Knight addresses wildlife damage control from mice to moose.
Airs Sunday 1/5 at 11am  
 

Degrees of Difference        
Can Montanans who disagree about the climate sit down and have a discussion? The phrase "Climate Change" is so polarizing that just uttering it can end a friendship. This program introduces us to three sets of friends across Montana who try to get past the controversy and have a productive conversation.
Airs Thursday 1/9 at 7:30pm, repeats Sunday 1/12 at 10:30am, Monday 1/13 at 5:30am, Thursday 1/16 at 12pm, Thursday 1/23 at 12pm  
 

Montana Journal    Climate Changing Business   (No. 1601 )
Montana's climate is changing and businesses have to adjust. This program explores the positive and negative impacts on everything from fishing guides to firefighters to farmers. How are businesses across the state coping with the changes?
Airs Thursday 1/9 at 7pm, repeats Sunday 1/12 at 10am, Monday 1/13 at 5am, Thursday 1/16 at 12:30pm  
 

Backroads of Montana    Flathead Lake to the Crazy Mountains   (No. 113 )
William Marcus introduces us to a Big Timber man who works on a minute level; follow a group of seniors as they beautify a stretch of highway in northwest Montana; hitch a ride on the Orphan Girl Express at the World Museum of Mining in Butte; unwind in Helena with a man who restores wind-up phonographs and storm the castle in White Sulphur Springs. Produced by KUFM-TV/Montana PBS, UM-Missoula.
Airs Saturday 1/11 at 5pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    The Bees' Knees!   (No. 3904 )
Are your honeybees moping about? Do they seem a bit peaked? Join us when MSU virologist Michel Flenniken answers questions regarding honeybee diseases.
Airs Sunday 1/12 at 11am  
 

Hidden Fire: The Great Butte Explosion        
On a winter's night in 1895, Butte's first company of professional firefighters prepared to suppress the flames in a burning warehouse. They had no way of knowing that an illegal and enormous supply of explosive powder was burning inside. By morning, Butte's unprecedented growth and development would have a darker side. Produced by Gus Chambers for KUFM-TV/MontanaPBS, UM Missoula.
Airs Thursday 1/16 at 7pm, repeats Sunday 1/19 at 10am, Monday 1/20 at 5am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Roundup to Nine Mile   (No. 114 )
We get to know a rural mail carrier in Roundup, a veteran firespotter near Nine Mile, and the creator of Glasgow's giant metal animals; then we head out for a look at the Red Sun Labyrinth near Victor and at Native American pictographs and petroglyphs in a canyon near Forest Grove.
Airs Saturday 1/18 at 5pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Women Take Over Ag Live!   (No. 3905 )
Montana agriculture just wouldn't be the same without the women. Join us for "women's night at AG Live" with Jacy Rothschiller of Montana Botanicals and our first ever all-female panel.
Airs Sunday 1/19 at 11am  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    Tom Catmull's Radio Static   (No. 902 )
The electrified roots driven sound of Tom Catmullís Radio Static comes to 11th & Grant. Poignant stories breathe life into his honest, original music.
Airs Thursday 1/23 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 1/25 at 9:43pm, Monday 1/27 at 3am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Medicine Lake to Missoula/10th Anniversary Program   (No. 115 )
We're off to visit a leather artist in Billings, learn the history of Montana's historical roadside markers, view the wildlife refuge at Medicine Lake, explore historic Fort Union in northeast Montana, and learn about an assisted skiing program near Missoula. William Marcus hosts from the historic OTO Ranch in Paradise Valley. Produced by KUFM- TV/Montana PBS, UM-Missoula.
Airs Saturday 1/25 at 5pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Montana Treasures: Can Fish & Ag Coexist?   (No. 3906 )
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bureau Chief for Fisheries Bruce Rich answers questions concerning the interaction of agriculture and the maintenance of healthy fish populations.
Airs Sunday 1/26 at 11am  
 

Indian Relay        
The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this film about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and perilous forms of horseracing practiced anywhere in the world today. Featuring remarkable high-speed cinematography, INDIAN RELAY follows three teams from different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete in a grueling Indian Relay season -- all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning an Indian Relay National Championship.
Airs Thursday 1/30 at 7pm  
 

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