Monthly Highlights
July, 2013
Arranged by date of first airing

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 7/6 at 5:30pm  

Montana Mosaics: 20th Century People and Events    Jeannette Rankin/Montana's Constitutional Congress   (No. 101 )
This episode details important political moments in Montana. It begins with a biographical account of Jeannette Rankin and the political stand she took in opposition to World War I and World War II. The second half of the program consists of excerpts from "For This and Future Generations," a documentary about Montana's Constitutional Congress. The excerpts show how ordinary people came together in the 70's to do something extraordinary - rewrite the state's constitution.
Airs Saturday 7/6 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 7/7 at 3am, Sunday 7/14 at 10am  

Gold Diggers    Investment Fraud in the Treasure State    
This documentary explores two cases of securities fraud in Montana, the Art Heffelfinger Ponzi scheme in Montana City and the Anne Schlenker investment theft in Bozeman.
Airs Sunday 7/7 at 10am  

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 7/7 at 11am  

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    Craig Hall Quartet   (No. 801 )
As jazz moved out of the big band era and dance hall and onto the concert stage, quartets became the mainstay of this genre. The sound continues to evolve as the influence of world music braids into American jazz. The Craig Hall Quartet reveals how far jazz guitar has come and where it is going.
Airs Thursday 7/11 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 7/13 at 9:42pm  

Montana Mosaics: 20th Century People and Events    History of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company   (No. 102 )
This episode documents the rise and the fall of a company credited with creating the state's economy but criticized for the environmental toll it took on the land.
Airs Saturday 7/13 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 7/14 at 3am, Sunday 7/28 at 10am  

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 7/14 at 11am  

Global Positioning    Dr. Tom Evans   (No. 212 )
Dr. Tom Evans is the new President of Carroll College, with a fresh vision, extensive international experience, and ambitious plans to further integrate Carroll into global currents of learning and exchange.
Airs Sunday 7/14 at 1am  

Montana Mosaics: 20th Century People and Events    Homesteading/The Great Depression/Resource Economy   (No. 103 )
This episode begins with the homesteading that carved Montana out of the wild frontier, it details the affects the National Depression had on the state and it follows the rise of Montana's resource-driven economy after World War II.
Airs Saturday 7/20 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 7/21 at 3am  

11th & Grant with Eric Funk    The Blokes   (No. 404 )
Folk music oftentimes relies on its ability to carry and tell a good story. It becomes especially powerful when you have a charismatic folk singer "bringing it on." Tonight's group, The Blokes, reveals the down-home magic of Keith Lawrie, a yarn spinner who moved to Montana 20 years ago from Australia, and has been working his magic across Montana to the delight of music loving audiences for quite awhile. We thought "11th & Grant" was the perfect vehicle to bring you up close and personal to this direct-from-the-heart artist and his band. Settle back and prepare yourselves to be delighted with The Blokes.
Airs Thursday 7/25 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 7/27 at 9:42pm  

Backroads of Montana    Coming Home   (No. 122 )
In this episode we accompany the Shakespeare in the Parks troupe to Birney, the smallest community to host their tour; visit Kremlin-Gilford for its last homecoming parade; plant a special tree with a group of Girl Scouts in Great Falls; and walk an interpretive trail near Hamilton that tells the story of Lewis & Clark from another perspective. Produced by KUFM-TV/MontanaPBS, UM-Missoula.
Airs Saturday 7/27 at 5:30pm  

Montana Mosaics: 20th Century People and Events    History of Montana's Native Americans   (No. 104 )
This episode details the Federal and State policies that sought to strip Native Americans of their culture and traditions; first, the boarding schools for Indian children; later, it was a policy of re-locating adult Native Americans to jobs in the cities.
Airs Saturday 7/27 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 7/28 at 3am  

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 7/28 at 11am  

Global Positioning    Luka Beljanski   (No. 213 )
Luka Beljanski, a junior at Helena High School, talks about participating in a student exchange program.
Airs Sunday 7/28 at 1am  

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