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Monthly Highlights
November, 2013
Arranged by date of first airing


Backroads of Montana    Harlo to Huntley   (No. 134 )
The Backroads crew attends the annual threshing bee in Huntley to visit a simpler era when hay wagons were piled high and steam ruled the prairie. At the Harlo Theatre in Harlowton, students run everything from popcorn sales to projectors, proving there's more to this little theatre than box office returns. In Grass Range, we'll meet a group of folks who come from miles around one Sunday every month for a sense of community and nostalgia - and because they love to dance.
Airs Saturday 11/2 at 5pm  
 

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 Saturday 11/2 at 4:30pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Rangeland Fires   (No. 4001 )
MSU Range Ecologist Craig Carr comes to AG Live this week to discuss Montana rangeland fire issues and changing range ecology.
Airs Sunday 11/3 at 11am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Coffee Creek to Haugan   (No. 135 )
Travel to the bucolic town of Coffee Creek for a stop at the only business in town, Nemec's Parts and Repair. Then, take off to Montana's western border and the small town of Haugan to visit the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery, one of the oldest U.S. Forest Service nurseries in the West. We'll sample a slice of one of the best pizzas in the world in Bigfork and wind up at the Nevada City Music Hall to listen to the largest public collection of automated music machines in North America. Host William Marcus shares a close-up view of Our Lady of the Rockies high above Butte.
Airs Saturday 11/9 at 5pm  
 

Business: Made In Montana    Episode No. 1602   (No. 1602 )
This episode features Custom Log Homes in Stevensville, Shelter Design Yurts in Troy, Hi-Heat Industries in Lewistown, Wilcoxson's Ice Cream in Billings, Parrot Confectionery in Helena and Lissie's Luv Yums in Great Falls.
Airs Sunday 11/10 at 10am  
 

Global Positioning    Episode No. 219   (No. 219 )
"Global Positioning" features conversational interviews about Montana's connections with the world at large. This bi-weekly series will discuss jobs and investment, public policies, foreign cultures and military and civilian engagements abroad. "Global Positioning" will also feature members of foreign delegations under the auspices of the Montana Center for International Visitors.
Airs Sunday 11/10 at 10:30am  
 

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 Monday 11/11 at 7pm, repeats Wednesday 11/13 at 4am, Wednesday 11/13 at 12pm, Sunday 11/17 at 10am, Sunday 11/17 at 3am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Singing in the Wires   (No. 136 )
The 50 students at bucolic Greenfield School in Fairfield are energetic and bright. One reason for their success is a tasty lunch program. We'll spend a day with Lunch Lady Salley Young as she prepares a special meal that's 100 percent Montana made. In Kalispell, we switch into the world of antique phones, with a man whose collecting began with his career as an installer with the phone company. He's proof that it pays to "keep the old stuff." We'll veer off the road to some of Montana's beautiful lakes and ponds to observe the springtime ritual of birds' courtship dances. And we'll meet a man in Fort Benton whose skill in crafting musical instruments is only surpassed by his generous spirit. William Marcus hosts the program from the Big Horn County Museum in Hardin.
Airs Saturday 11/16 at 5pm  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    Tumbledown House   (No. 903 )
The Sultry vocals of Gillian Howe and the eclectic Indie-Jazz guitar work of Tyler Miller bring "gritty saloon jazz" to 11th & Grant, reminiscent of the early 1930s prohibition era.
Airs Thursday 11/21 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 11/23 at 9:40pm, Monday 11/25 at 3am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Comin' Round The Mountain   (No. 130 )
The 30th episode introduces us to a man who's returned to Glacier National Park to sign on for a new job. We'll watch spring warmth transform a mountain snowpack, trace the history of Chinese immigrants in small-town Montana and more. William Marcus hosts the program from historic Stevensville.
Airs Sunday 11/24 at 6:30pm  
 

Business: Made In Montana    Episode No. 1702   (No. 1702 )
This episode features Montana Emu Ranch Company in Kalispell, Amaltheia Dairy in Belgrade, JuJu Gear in Big Sky, HCR Inc. Air Doors in Lewistown, Nine Fingers Mustard in Laurel and Montana Monster Munchies in Bozeman.
Airs Sunday 11/24 at 10am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Hook, Line and Singer   (No. 138 )
Backroads meets a western Montana man who has worked hard to improve access to the state's great outdoors. A terrifying highway accident left Chris Clasby a quadriplegic, but it couldn't diminish his passion for hunting and fishing. His spirit comes through as we tag along on a fishing trip on the Missouri River. Next is a tour of Rock City near Valier, a sandstone metropolis of hoodoos carved by Two Medicine River. The show profiles Chontay Standing Rock, a student at Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy Reservation, who has a unique approach to American Indian songs. He adds some English words and a striking stage presence to put his own spin on traditional music. And in Deer Lodge Backroads visits retired rancher, Gene Hensen, whose unlikely collection of home appliances grew from necessity. William Marcus hosts the program from the Fergus County Courthouse in Lewistown.
Airs Sunday 11/24 at 6pm, repeats Monday 11/25 at 8pm, Monday 11/25 at 5:30am, Wednesday 11/27 at 1am  
 

Global Positioning    Episode No. 220   (No. 220 )
"Global Positioning" features conversational interviews about Montana's connections with the world at large. This bi-weekly series will discuss jobs and investment, public policies, foreign cultures and military and civilian engagements abroad. "Global Positioning" will also feature members of foreign delegations under the auspices of the Montana Center for International Visitors.
Airs Sunday 11/24 at 10:30am  
 

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