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Monthly Highlights
November, 2012
Arranged by date of first airing


On Their Records: Tester and Rehberg        
This in-depth examination of Tester and Rehberg's congressional records details the positions they've taken on major issues such as health care, budget cuts and bailouts. It also explores some of the bills the two candidates have written and sponsored while in Congress.
Airs Thursday 11/1 at 7pm, repeats Thursday 11/1 at 1:30am  
 

Montana Journal    The Invisible Race   (No. 1501 )
With media attention focused elsewhere, the race for Montana's lone seat in Congress is flying below the political radar. This program profiles the three candidates vying to become Montana's next U.S. Representative. Libertarian candidate Dave Kaiser of Victor, Republican candidate Steve Daines from Bozeman and Democratic candidate Kim Gillan from Billings will be featured.
Airs Thursday 11/1 at 5:40am  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Attorney General (Question #2)   (No. 206 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Attorney General, "What are your priorities for non-profits and consumer protection?"
Airs Thursday 11/1 at 6:11am, repeats Sunday 11/4 at 4:57pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Secretary of State (Question #2)   (No. 207 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Secretary of State, "What's your position with regard to personal ID requirements for voting?"
Airs Thursday 11/1 at 11:27am, repeats Sunday 11/4 at 6:57pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    State Auditor (Question #2)   (No. 208 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for State Auditor, "What changes in State law would you ask of the Legislature in January?"
Airs Thursday 11/1 at 1:27pm, repeats Sunday 11/4 at 10:52pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Superintendent of Public Instruction (Question #2)   (No. 209 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Do you support using student achievement as part of teacher evaluation?"
Airs Thursday 11/1 at 6:56pm, repeats Sunday 11/4 at 4:57am  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Attorney General (Question #3)   (No. 211 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Attorney General, "How do you see conservation playing a role in the Land Board's duty to secure best advantage for the State?"
Airs Friday 11/2 at 11:27pm, repeats Monday 11/5 at 11:27am  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Secretary of State (Question #3)   (No. 212 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Secretary of State, "What's your position on same-day voter registration?"
Airs Friday 11/2 at 6:11am, repeats Monday 11/5 at 1:27pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    State Auditor (Question #3)   (No. 213 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for State Auditor, "With regard to regulation of the insurance industry, what should the Auditor's responsibilities be at both the state and national level?"
Airs Friday 11/2 at 11:27am, repeats Monday 11/5 at 6:56pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Superintendent of Public Instruction (Question #3)   (No. 214 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Should Montana develop policies to assure minimum competence for home-schooled students?"
Airs Friday 11/2 at 1:27pm, repeats Monday 11/5 at 11:27pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Supreme Court Associate Justice (Question #3)   (No. 215 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Associate Justice #5 of the Supreme Court, "How would you weigh the tradeoffs between conflicting rights?"
Airs Friday 11/2 at 6:56pm, repeats Monday 11/5 at 6:11am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Wheels and Wings   (No. 117 )
We're given a look at aviary art in Moccasin, an appreciation of Montana's first airmail service in Great Falls, a visit to a local history center and historic bridge near Sidney, a trip to Snake Butte near Ft. Belknap and a meeting with a wheelwright in Deer Lodge.
Airs Saturday 11/3 at 5:30pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Attorney General (Question #1)   (No. 201 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Attorney General, "When would you decline to defend a law you believe unconstitutional?"
Airs Saturday 11/3 at 7:29pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Secretary of State (Question #1)   (No. 202 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Secretary of State, "What should be done to polling places more accessible to disabled voters?"
Airs Saturday 11/3 at 11:17pm  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    State Auditor (Question #1)   (No. 203 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for State Auditor, "What role should the Auditor play in disputed insurance claims?"
Airs Saturday 11/3 at 4:57am  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Superintendent of Public Instruction (Question #1)   (No. 204 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Superintendent of Public Instruction, "What's the best balance between Federal requirements and local control of education?"
Airs Saturday 11/3 at 11:27am  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Supreme Court Associate Justice (Question #1)   (No. 205 )
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Associate Justice #5 of the Supreme Court, "Do you believe that Montana Supreme Court Justices should be elected?"
Airs Saturday 11/3 at 1:27pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Biological Amendments and Micronutrient Fertilizer   (No. 3801 )
Clain Jones, MSU Extension Fertility Specialist, addresses the question of whether or not biological amendments and micronutrient fertilizers are beneficial or even necessary.
Airs Sunday 11/4 at 11am  
 

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 Sunday 11/4 at 10:30am, repeats Monday 11/5 at 2am  
 

Montana Focus    The Top Job   (No. 901 )
The "top job" in Montana government is up for grabs. Under the state's term limits law, Governor Brian Schweitzer will be leaving office after eight years at the helm. His successor will have a budget surplus of more that $453 million as a cushion to make the transition a little easier. Vying to replace Schweitzer, are Democrat Steve Bullock, Republican Rick Hill, and Libertarian Ron Vandevender. Montana Focus scratches beneath the surface of the stump speeches to find out how the candidates really feel about the same topics that are demanding candidate's attention around the country. That includes jobs, the economy, health care, abortion and gay rights. Will they join other state's that are pursuing efforts to roll back President Obama's affordable health care plan? Will they push for an expansion of Montana's rich deposits of coal and oil?
Airs Sunday 11/4 at 6pm  
 

Montana PBS Election Coverage    November 6, 2012 Welcome (Pt.1)   (No. 1101 )
MontanaPBS provides LIVE coverage of the major races across Montana, including reports from campaign headquarters in the U.S. Senate and Governor's races. There will be up-to-the-minute voting results, interviews and analysis on all the key statewide races. The PBS Newshour kicks off the night's coverage tracking the early results in the Presidential election and other races of national importance. As the polls close in our state, MontanaPBS will have the early returns, voter reactions and analysis of the results. Viewers will get the best of both local and national coverage.
Airs Tuesday 11/6 at 6:56pm  
 

Montana PBS Election Coverage    November 6, 2012 Update (Pt.2)   (No. 1102 )
MontanaPBS provides LIVE coverage of the major races across Montana, including reports from campaign headquarters in the U.S. Senate and Governor's races. There will be up-to-the-minute voting results, interviews and analysis on all the key statewide races. The PBS Newshour kicks off the night's coverage tracking the early results in the Presidential election and other races of national importance. As the polls close in our state, MontanaPBS will have the early returns, voter reactions and analysis of the results. Viewers will get the best of both local and national coverage.
Airs Tuesday 11/6 at 7:56pm  
 

Montana PBS Election Coverage    November 6, 2012 Early Returns (Pt.3)   (No. 1103 )
MontanaPBS provides LIVE coverage of the major races across Montana, including reports from campaign headquarters in the U.S. Senate and Governor's races. There will be up-to-the-minute voting results, interviews and analysis on all the key statewide races. The PBS Newshour kicks off the night's coverage tracking the early results in the Presidential election and other races of national importance. As the polls close in our state, MontanaPBS will have the early returns, voter reactions and analysis of the results. Viewers will get the best of both local and national coverage.
Airs Tuesday 11/6 at 8:56pm  
 

4-H: Six Montana Stories        
Follow six young Montanans as they learn that 4-H is about having fun--but being responsible about it. It's about refusing to give up on the runt of the litter, staying up all night to bottle feed a sick calf while knowing someday you'll have to say goodbye. It's about knowing where you're headed but never forgetting where you've been. And it's about pledging your head, your heart, your hands, and your health--not for yourself, but to help others.
Airs Thursday 11/8 at 7pm  
 

Backroads of Montana    Seeds and Weeds   (No. 118 )
This episode introduces us to an artist near Sidney whose medium is seeds, takes us to a weed roundup near Choteau, introduces us to the Loma woman who curates the House of 1000 Dolls, and examines 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 11/10 at 5:30pm  
 

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 Saturday 11/10 at 4:30pm, repeats Sunday 11/11 at 10am  
 

Montana Ag Live    Extension's Role In Rural Health   (No. 3802 )
Lynn Paul, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist, will address how rural health issues are an economic asset for our rural residents.
Airs Sunday 11/11 at 11am  
 

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    John Floridis   (No. 803 )
John Floridis brings his adventurous instrumental pieces and compelling vocal tunes to 11th & Grant, showcasing his own style forged from jazz-rock fusion, rhythm and blues/Motown, original pop-rock and others.
Airs Thursday 11/15 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 11/17 at 10:14pm, Monday 11/19 at 3am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Alder Gulch to Plentywood   (No. 119 )
Host William Marcus takes us along for a tour of the Christenot family mill near Alder Gulch and for a ride on the steam train between Virginia City and Nevada City. After a stop to tempt our sweet teeth at the Parrot Confectionary in Helena, we marvel at snow geese flocking in their thousands to Freezout Lake, near Choteau, and at the creations of Plentywood inventor Pat Tange. Finally, we tour the historic Northern Pacific railroad depot in Livingston.
Airs Saturday 11/17 at 5:30pm  
 

Business: Made In Montana    Episode No. 1901   (No. 1901 )
This year's featured businesses include NOMAD Global Communication Solutions of Columbia Falls, Bequet Confections of Bozeman, American Eagle Instruments in Missoula, Bozeman Reel Company in Bozeman, Seneca Boards in Bozeman and Cafe Cebada in Manhattan. The program is hosted by UM journalism student Brin Merkley from Anaconda.
Airs Saturday 11/17 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 11/18 at 10:30am  
 

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