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Monthly Highlights
February, 2013
Arranged by date of first airing


Backroads of Montana    Capitol Rock & Community Folk   (No. 127 )
From Capitol Rock near Ekalaka to the Hot Club of Troy, this program covers Montana from border to border. Stops include Easter Services at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Butte, a profile of the mayor of Alberton - who also runs the junkyard, a visit to Troy's music venue, the Hot Club Coffee House and a stop at the nation's least-visited national landmark, Capitol Rock. William Marcus hosts the program from the American Computer Museum in Bozeman.
Airs Saturday 2/2 at 5:30pm  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    The Songwriters   (No. 705 )
They write songs because they love to. They compose without a particular band in mind or even an intention that their song will find a performer. These three men create song after song and keep them to themselves...until now. Chris Cundy, Rick Winking and Gregory Lind share the secret world of their original creations with influences of folk, jazz and rock/hip hop.
Airs Saturday 2/2 at 10:06pm, repeats Monday 2/4 at 2am  
 

Montana Ag Live    Stream Habitat Restoration   (No. 3705 )
MSU's Land Resources and Environmental Science professor Geoff Poole will examine stream habitat restoration from the fish's eye view and how it affects agriculture.
Airs Sunday 2/3 at 11am  
 

Facing The Storm: Story of the American Bison        
Facing the Storm documents the complete history of human relations with the largest land mammal on the continent. From the first North Americans who relied on bison for food, shelter and clothing for at least 10,000 years, to modern wildlife conservationists - descendants of those first North Americans among them - Facing the Storm introduces viewers to a rich history of human sustenance, exploitation, conservation, and spiritual relations with the ultimate icon of wild America.
Airs Monday 2/4 at 9pm  
 

Backroads of Montana    Places of Note   (No. 128 )
We remember the legendary Ozark Club in Great Falls, visit the Ringing Rocks geological site near Pipestone, profile the fabled Butte entertainer "Luigi" and more. William Marcus hosts the program from the Rialto Theatre in Deer Lodge.
Airs Saturday 2/9 at 5:30pm  
 

Billing Montanans: 2 Family Tax Stories        
Every election year politicians love to talk about taxes, but how much do we really know about where our Montana tax dollars go? Would better information help the conversation? This program follows two Montana families and their property tax and state income tax dollars.
Airs Saturday 2/9 at 5pm, repeats Monday 2/11 at 4:30am  
 

Montana Ag Live    Certified Seed Potatoes   (No. 3706 )
Executive Director of the Seed Potato Certification Program Nina Zidack will join the panel to discuss why using certified seed potatoes is important for the health of your garden or fields.
Airs Sunday 2/10 at 11am  
 

Global Positioning    Ian Marquand   (No. 203 )
Ian Marquand, president of Montana's Japan Club that conducts exchanges between the state and (primarily) Kumamoto Prefecture, our sister state.
Airs Sunday 2/10 at 10:30am  
 

Playing for the World    1904 Fort Shaw Indian Girls' Basketball Team    
In 1902, a unique combination of Native women came together at a boarding school in Montana. They used the new sport of basketball to help them adjust to a rapidly changing world. Their travels and experiences led them to places they never imagined. Ultimately, these women played for something much larger than themselves.
Airs Monday 2/11 at 9pm, repeats Wednesday 2/13 at 1am  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    Stefan Stern   (No. 804 )
Trained in a Hochschule fur Musik in Germany, Stefan Stern brings his impressive talent as a concert pianist to 11th & Grant. Stern elegantly interprets two pieces in this inspiring episode. The first, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 15, popularly known as "The Wanderer Fantasy, " is one of Franz Schubert's most technically demanding compositions for solo piano. Stern's second piece, Franz Liszt's Sonata in B minor, is a menacing and dramatic theme juxtaposed with a captivating melody. Experience Stern's passion made manifest through the music of Schubert and Liszt.
Airs Thursday 2/14 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 2/16 at 10:06pm, Monday 2/18 at 3am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Rockets, Peaks and Poets   (No. 129 )
We will visit the Big Sky Rocketry Association and watch their launch event near Twin Bridges and then explore a geologic curiosity near Sunburst called "Jerusalem Peaks." We will also profile Dixon poet Victor Charlo. William Marcus hosts the program from the Range Rider's Museum in Miles City.
Airs Saturday 2/16 at 5:30pm  
 

Business: Made In Montana    Outdoor Edition   (No. 2001 )
This episode features the following businesses: Mystery Ranch, Bozeman; LB Snow, Missoula; North Star West Inc., Antique Powder Rifles, Superior; Schnee's Boots, Bozeman; Hart's Motorsports & Dyno, Lolo; and 5 Cord Manufacturing, Missoula.
Airs Saturday 2/16 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 2/17 at 10:30am, Sunday 2/17 at 3am, Thursday 2/21 at 7pm, Thursday 2/21 at 5am, Monday 2/25 at 4am  
 

Montana Ag Live    Invasive Pests   (No. 3707 )
Gary Adams of USDA-APHIS will join this week's panel to answer questions about invasive pests.
Airs Sunday 2/17 at 11am  
 

Montana Journal    Where The Wildlife Meets The Road   (No. 1502 )
Montana ranks in the top ten nationally for animal-vehicle collisions. This program examines the various effects of the accidents, from individual drivers to vehicles to wildlife. Experts also discuss possible solutions to reduce the increasing number of collisions.
Airs Thursday 2/21 at 7:30pm, repeats Saturday 2/23 at 5pm, Sunday 2/24 at 3am, Monday 2/25 at 4:30am  
 

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 Saturday 2/23 at 5:30pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Pine Beetles Revisited   (No. 3708 )
What's going on with the pine beetle this season and what's being done to maintain healthy forests in Montana? Our expert this week is Amy Gannon, Montana State Forest Pest Management Specialist.
Airs Sunday 2/24 at 11am  
 

Global Positioning    Sofia Ferst   (No. 204 )
Sofia Ferst, Helena High Junior, who visited Mongolia through 4-H and the University Extension Service.
Airs Sunday 2/24 at 10:30am  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    Little Jane & The Pistol Whips   (No. 703 )
Led by the powerful songwriting panache of Ashly Holland, Livingston band Little Jane and the Pistol Whips expertly braids the style of early country into their own unique blend of Montana Made Americana.
Airs Thursday 2/28 at 7pm  
 

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