Monthly Highlights

Backroads of Montana: Seeds and Weeds (No. 118) 
Meet an artist near Sidney whose medium is seeds, experience a weed roundup near Choteau, meet the Loma woman who curates the House of 1000 Dolls, and examine what the folks at ZooMontana in Billings do to enrich the lives of the zoo's animals. William Marcus hosts from the Charles M. Bair Family Ranch and Museum near Martinsdale. Airs Saturday, 7/4 at 5pm, Wednesday, 7/8 at 1am

Montana Ag Live: Going with the Grain (No. 4303) 
MSU Ag Economist Joseph Janzen will help us understand grain marketing strategies and factors affecting long term commodity prices. Airs Sunday, 7/5 at 11am

Montana Journal: Ethnic Flavors (No. 1602) 
While Montana's population may not be very diverse, its food choices certainly are. This episode shares the stories of five ethnic restaurants around the state. It starts in Bozeman with authentic Iraqi food, then Billings for a taste from India. It continues with Mexican food in Dillon, Thai cuisine in Missoula and a bit of Native American food in St. Ignatius. Airs Sunday, 7/5 at 10am

Business: Made in Montana (No. 2201)
On this episode of Business: Made in Montana, we feature Mad Cow Metal Works of Bozeman, Strongwater Mountain Surf Company in Missoula, Montana Hydraulics in Helena, Alpine Urns in Columbia Falls and Rocky Mountain Biologicals in Missoula. Sojin Josephson hosts. 
Airs Sunday, 7/5 at 10:30am

11th & Grant with Eric Funk: Jeff Troxel & Trevor Krieger (No. 1001) 
Billings, Mont.-based fiddle player Trevor Krieger joins Cody, Wyo. -based singer-songwriter Jeff Troxel as they showcase their distinctive blend of Americana folk and fiddle tunes and innovative original work. The duo has been exploring diverse musical roles together for more than 20 years. Troxel is a jazz and flatpicking guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, educator, and recording engineer who easily crosses musical boundaries. Krieger, an accomplished classical violinist and traditional fiddle player, shares his musical talents with his duties as a Billings firefighter. Experience their heartfelt music and inimitable musicianship on 11th &Grant with Eric Funk. 
Airs Thursday, 7/9 at 7pm, Saturday, 7/11 at 9:50pm, Monday, 7/13 at 4am

Backroads of Montana: Alder Gulch to Plentywood (No. 119) 
Tour the Christenot family mill near Alder Gulch and take a ride on the steam train between Virginia City and Nevada City. After a stop to tempt your sweet teeth at the Parrot Confectionary in Helena, marvel at snow geese flocking in thousands at Freezout Lake, near Choteau, and at the creations of Plentywood inventor Pat Tange. Finally, tour the historic Northern Pacific railroad depot in Livingston. 
Airs Saturday, 7/11 at 5pm

Business: Made in Montana (No. 2202)
On this episode, we feature Meissenburg Designs in Bigfork, Legend Soccer in Whitefish, Caravan Skis in Bozeman, Howard Hill Archery in Hamilton and Everlog Systems in Missoula. 
Airs Sunday, 7/12 at 10:30am

Montana Ag Live: Meeting the Dean of Ag (No. 4304) 
MSU's new Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture Charles Boyer will discuss MSU's role in the future of Montana agriculture, the state's most important industry. 
Airs Sunday, 7/12 at 11am

Montana Journal: 100 & Counting (No. 1701) 
At last count, Montana boasts 175 centenarians. This episode introduces us to four remarkable people who have each lived over a century. Their stories of perseverance and overcoming adversity are inspiring. Airs Sunday, 7/12 at 10am

Bard in the Backcountry
From first read through to final performance, this program takes a behind-the-scenes look at a summer of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and tells the story of Shakespeare in Montana. Meet professional actors, some veterans and some fresh out of school, who have their lives changed by the people and places of Montana. Airs Thursday, 7/16 at 7pm, Sunday, 7/19 at 10am, 7/20 at 2am

Backroads of Montana: Augusta to Wisdom (No. 120) 
We visit a Big Hole Valley family that's been haying together for generations, hear and elk bugle near Moiese, meet a small-town guitarist who has criss-crossed Montana performing for more than 70 years, learn the history of a one-of-a-kind bridge near Augusta, and drop in on a woman who reports the news from Sweet Grass. Montana native William Marcus hosts the program from the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls. Airs Saturday, 7/18 at 5pm, Wednesday, 7/22 at 1am

Montana Ag Live: Pesticides and Other Potential Risks (No. 4305) 
MSU entomologist and risk assessment specialist Bob Peterson will discuss the risks associated with mosquitoes, West Nile virus, pesticides, and genetically engineered crops. Airs Sunday, 7/19 at 11am

11th & Grant with Eric Funk: Josh Farmer Band (No. 1004) 
The Josh Farmer Band features original songwriting and dynamic instrumental performances on 11th & Grant. Josh Farmer's earthy, spiritual semblance paired with the powerhouse trio of guitarist Tommy Pertis, drummer Caleb Van Gelder, and bassist Jesse Christian, create a one-of-a-kind sound that blends jazz, funk, rock and soul. Airs Thursday, 7/23 at 7pm, Saturday, 7/25 at 9:45pm, Monday, 7/27 at 2am

Backroads of Montana: Anaconda to Comertown (No. 121) 
This episode takes us up the slopes with a long-time ski instructor near Anaconda, introduces us to the art of glass blowing in Townsend, shows us a new monument to Native American soldiers at the Little Big Horn Battlefield in Crow Agency and takes us to a reunion in the nearly forgotten northeastern Montana town of Comertown. Montana native William Marcus hosts the program from the Chief Plenty Coups State Park near Pryor. Airs Saturday, 7/25 at 5pm

Boom! Behind the Bakken
Because of advanced new technology, a second oil boom has hit Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana. This Bakken formation has impacted more than just the oil industries. Towns around the Bakken oil formation are experience sudden growth in population. This program features those besieged by these new changes as well as those who are capitalizing on the oil boom. Airs Sunday, 7/26 at 10am

Montana Ag Live: Are You Being Bugged? (No. 4306) 
MSU entomologist Dave Weaver will help us understand recent advances in sawfly management and look at insect management in grain storage. Airs Sunday, 7/26 at 11am

Aber Day Kegger Documentary
This documentary traces the evolution of the Aber Day Benefit Kegger from its humble beginnings in 1972, through its meteoric growth over the next eight years, to its eventual conclusion in 1979. In the process, the event managed to leave its mark on the tens of thousands who attended, the beneficiaries who received its contributions, the community who hosted the event, and in Guinness World Records which recognized the event as the world's largest benefit kegger. Airs Thursday, 7/30 at 7pm

Airs Sunday, 7/12 at 10:30am

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Monthly Highlights

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