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September, 2012
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Keepers of the Land    Three Montana Families & Their Homestead Legacies    
The Homestead Act of 1862 remains one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. The chance for free land and opportunity proved irresistible to many, and in the following decades, 151,600 homesteads had been claimed in Montana, the most out of any state. Keepers of the Land is about three Montana families still living and working the land their ancestors homesteaded more than a century ago.
Airs Thursday 9/6 at 12pm, repeats Friday 9/7 at 2am, Thursday 9/13 at 7pm  
 

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 Friday 9/7 at 6:12am, repeats Monday 9/10 at 1:27pm, Monday 9/10 at 1:27pm, Friday 9/14 at 12:27am, Friday 9/14 at 12:27am, Sunday 9/16 at 9:26am, Sunday 9/16 at 9:26am, Wednesday 9/19 at 6:56pm, Wednesday 9/19 at 6:56pm, Saturday 9/22 at 4:29am, Saturday 9/22 at 4:29am, Tuesday 9/25 at 1:28pm, Tuesday 9/25 at 1:28pm, Friday 9/28 at 11:27pm, Friday 9/28 at 11:27pm  
 

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 Friday 9/7 at 11:26am, repeats Friday 9/7 at 11:26am, Monday 9/10 at 6:56pm, Monday 9/10 at 6:56pm, Thursday 9/13 at 6:12am, Thursday 9/13 at 6:12am, Sunday 9/16 at 2:50pm, Sunday 9/16 at 2:50pm, Wednesday 9/19 at 11:59pm, Wednesday 9/19 at 11:59pm, Saturday 9/22 at 11:27am, Saturday 9/22 at 11:27am, Tuesday 9/25 at 6:56pm, Tuesday 9/25 at 6:56pm, Friday 9/28 at 6:11am, Friday 9/28 at 6:11am  
 

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 Friday 9/7 at 1:26pm, repeats Friday 9/7 at 1:26pm, Monday 9/10 at 11:27pm, Monday 9/10 at 11:27pm, Thursday 9/13 at 11:27am, Thursday 9/13 at 11:27am, Sunday 9/16 at 8:57pm, Sunday 9/16 at 8:57pm, Wednesday 9/19 at 6:12am, Wednesday 9/19 at 6:12am, Saturday 9/22 at 1:27pm, Saturday 9/22 at 1:27pm, Tuesday 9/25 at 11:57pm, Tuesday 9/25 at 11:57pm, Friday 9/28 at 11:27am, Friday 9/28 at 11:27am  
 

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 Friday 9/7 at 7:57pm, repeats Friday 9/7 at 7:57pm, Monday 9/10 at 6:12am, Monday 9/10 at 6:12am, Thursday 9/13 at 1:27pm, Thursday 9/13 at 1:27pm, Sunday 9/16 at 10:48pm, Sunday 9/16 at 10:48pm, Wednesday 9/19 at 11:57am, Wednesday 9/19 at 11:57am, Saturday 9/22 at 6:27pm, Tuesday 9/25 at 6:11am, Tuesday 9/25 at 6:11am, Friday 9/28 at 1:27pm, Friday 9/28 at 1:27pm  
 

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 Friday 9/7 at 11:56pm, repeats Friday 9/7 at 11:56pm, Monday 9/10 at 11:27am, Monday 9/10 at 11:27am, Thursday 9/13 at 6:57pm, Thursday 9/13 at 6:57pm, Sunday 9/16 at 4:57am, Sunday 9/16 at 4:57am, Wednesday 9/19 at 1:56pm, Wednesday 9/19 at 1:56pm, Saturday 9/22 at 11:25pm, Saturday 9/22 at 11:25pm, Tuesday 9/25 at 11:27am, Tuesday 9/25 at 11:27am, Friday 9/28 at 6:56pm, Friday 9/28 at 6:56pm  
 

Be Thou Always As A Guest        
"Be Thou Always as a Guest" is a documentary that focuses on Bill Ohrmann, a Drummond rancher, who began painting at the age of 78. Bill is now 91-years-old and has completed over 200 paintings, many of which hang in the Ohrmann Museum and Gallery located on his ranch. His work includes beautiful and sometimes graphic illustrations of our disregard for the earth and her many creatures
Airs Saturday 9/8 at 5pm, repeats Sunday 9/30 at 10:30am  
 

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 9/8 at 5:30pm  
 

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 Saturday 9/8 at 11:14pm, repeats Saturday 9/8 at 11:14pm, Tuesday 9/11 at 11:27am, Tuesday 9/11 at 11:27am, Friday 9/14 at 6:57pm, Friday 9/14 at 6:57pm, Monday 9/17 at 6:12am, Monday 9/17 at 6:12am, Thursday 9/20 at 1:55pm, Thursday 9/20 at 1:55pm, Sunday 9/23 at 10:27pm, Sunday 9/23 at 10:27pm, Wednesday 9/26 at 11:27am, Wednesday 9/26 at 11:27am, Saturday 9/29 at 7:29pm, Saturday 9/29 at 7:29pm  
 

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 Saturday 9/8 at 4:57am, repeats Saturday 9/8 at 4:57am, Tuesday 9/11 at 1:26pm, Tuesday 9/11 at 1:26pm, Saturday 9/15 at 12:57am, Saturday 9/15 at 12:57am, Monday 9/17 at 11:55am, Monday 9/17 at 11:55am, Thursday 9/20 at 6:56pm, Thursday 9/20 at 6:56pm, Sunday 9/23 at 4:57am, Sunday 9/23 at 4:57am, Wednesday 9/26 at 1:28pm, Wednesday 9/26 at 1:28pm, Saturday 9/29 at 11:04pm, Saturday 9/29 at 11:04pm  
 

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 Saturday 9/8 at 11:26am, repeats Saturday 9/8 at 11:26am, Tuesday 9/11 at 6:57pm, Tuesday 9/11 at 6:57pm, Friday 9/14 at 6:12am, Friday 9/14 at 6:12am, Monday 9/17 at 1:27pm, Monday 9/17 at 1:27pm, Thursday 9/20 at 11:27pm, Thursday 9/20 at 11:27pm, Sunday 9/23 at 9:27am, Sunday 9/23 at 9:27am, Wednesday 9/26 at 6:56pm, Wednesday 9/26 at 6:56pm, Saturday 9/29 at 4:57am, Saturday 9/29 at 4:57am  
 

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 Saturday 9/8 at 1:27pm, repeats Saturday 9/8 at 1:27pm, Tuesday 9/11 at 11:56pm, Tuesday 9/11 at 11:56pm, Friday 9/14 at 11:26am, Friday 9/14 at 11:26am, Monday 9/17 at 6:55pm, Monday 9/17 at 6:55pm, Thursday 9/20 at 6:12am, Thursday 9/20 at 6:12am, Sunday 9/23 at 4:57pm, Sunday 9/23 at 4:57pm, Wednesday 9/26 at 11:27pm, Wednesday 9/26 at 11:27pm, Saturday 9/29 at 11:27am, Saturday 9/29 at 11:27am  
 

Montana PBS Equal Time    Supreme Court Associate Justice (Question #2)   (No. 210 )
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 much deference should be given to the democratic process when deciding to strike down laws passed by the People?"
Airs Saturday 9/8 at 7:29pm, repeats Saturday 9/8 at 7:29pm, Tuesday 9/11 at 6:12am, Tuesday 9/11 at 6:12am, Friday 9/14 at 1:26pm, Friday 9/14 at 1:26pm, Monday 9/17 at 11:57pm, Monday 9/17 at 11:57pm, Thursday 9/20 at 12:26pm, Thursday 9/20 at 12:26pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Zone 4 Gardening   (No. 3602 )
We have a special treat on this episode of Montana AG Live as Dan Spur joins us. Dan is the editor of Zone 4 magazine which is dedicated to gardening in the Rocky Mountain region and is based in Bozeman.
Airs Sunday 9/9 at 11am  
 

Global Positioning    Laura Lochman   (No. 123 )
Featuring Laura Lochman, U.S. Consul General, serving in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories.
Airs Sunday 9/9 at 10:30am  
 

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 9/9 at 6pm, repeats Sunday 9/23 at 11am  
 

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 Sunday 9/9 at 7:57pm, repeats Sunday 9/9 at 7:57pm, Wednesday 9/12 at 6:12am, Wednesday 9/12 at 6:12am, Saturday 9/15 at 1:27pm, Saturday 9/15 at 1:27pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 11:27pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 11:27pm, Friday 9/21 at 11:57am, Friday 9/21 at 11:57am, Monday 9/24 at 6:56pm, Monday 9/24 at 6:56pm, Thursday 9/27 at 6:11am, Thursday 9/27 at 6:11am, Sunday 9/30 at 4:27pm, Sunday 9/30 at 4:27pm  
 

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 Sunday 9/9 at 11:10pm, repeats Sunday 9/9 at 11:10pm, Wednesday 9/12 at 11:27am, Wednesday 9/12 at 11:27am, Saturday 9/15 at 7:29pm, Saturday 9/15 at 7:29pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 6:12am, Tuesday 9/18 at 6:12am, Friday 9/21 at 2:27pm, Friday 9/21 at 2:27pm, Monday 9/24 at 11:57pm, Monday 9/24 at 11:57pm, Thursday 9/27 at 11:27am, Thursday 9/27 at 11:27am, Sunday 9/30 at 6:57pm, Sunday 9/30 at 6:57pm  
 

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 Sunday 9/9 at 4:57am, repeats Sunday 9/9 at 4:57am, Wednesday 9/12 at 1:27pm, Wednesday 9/12 at 1:27pm, Saturday 9/15 at 11:12pm, Saturday 9/15 at 11:12pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 12:27pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 12:27pm, Friday 9/21 at 6:56pm, Friday 9/21 at 6:56pm, Monday 9/24 at 6:12am, Monday 9/24 at 6:12am, Thursday 9/27 at 1:27pm, Thursday 9/27 at 1:27pm, Sunday 9/30 at 10:57pm, Sunday 9/30 at 10:57pm  
 

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 Sunday 9/9 at 9:27am, repeats Sunday 9/9 at 9:27am, Wednesday 9/12 at 6:57pm, Wednesday 9/12 at 6:57pm, Saturday 9/15 at 4:57am, Saturday 9/15 at 4:57am, Tuesday 9/18 at 1:58pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 1:58pm, Friday 9/21 at 11:56pm, Friday 9/21 at 11:56pm, Monday 9/24 at 11:27am, Monday 9/24 at 11:27am, Thursday 9/27 at 6:56pm, Thursday 9/27 at 6:56pm, Sunday 9/30 at 4:57am, Sunday 9/30 at 4:57am  
 

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 Sunday 9/9 at 4:57pm, repeats Sunday 9/9 at 4:57pm, Thursday 9/13 at 12:27am, Thursday 9/13 at 12:27am, Saturday 9/15 at 11:27am, Saturday 9/15 at 11:27am, Tuesday 9/18 at 6:56pm, Tuesday 9/18 at 6:56pm, Friday 9/21 at 6:12am, Friday 9/21 at 6:12am, Monday 9/24 at 1:27pm, Monday 9/24 at 1:27pm, Thursday 9/27 at 11:57pm, Thursday 9/27 at 11:57pm, Sunday 9/30 at 9:27am, Sunday 9/30 at 9:27am  
 

Backroads of Montana    Pancakes and Polo   (No. 111 )
Get ready for wild rides, wild flowers, and wild stories in this episode. We gape at cowboy polo east of Missoula; walk through a field of wildflowers on Big Hole Pass west of Dillon, listen in at the annual storytellers' conference in Cut Bank, and stop along the way for a bite to eat at Yesterday's Calf-A in Dell. And host William Marcus gives us a tour of the original Governor's Mansion in Helena, built by a businessman in 1888 and residence of governors from 1931 to 1959.
Airs Saturday 9/15 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 9/15 at 5pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Improving Nutrition In Montana Crops   (No. 3605 )
Dave Sands, a plant pathologist from MSU in Bozeman, will join us to highlight how the university is working to improve the nutrition of Montana crops.
Airs Sunday 9/16 at 11am  
 

Global Positioning    South Asian Journalists   (No. 124 )
Featuring a group of journalists from across South Asia.
Airs Sunday 9/23 at 10:30am  
 

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 9/23 at 6pm, repeats Sunday 9/30 at 11am  
 

Montana PBS Debate Night    Race for U.S. House of Representatives - Fall 2012   (No. 701 )
Candidates for Montana's lone spot in the U.S. House of Representatives debate the issues live on MontanaPBS. While the media has overlooked this race, Montanans face an important decision about who will represent them in congress. MontanaPBS will also include post-debate analysis providing additional context for voters.
Airs Tuesday 9/25 at 7pm, repeats Thursday 9/27 at 4am, Sunday 9/30 at 3pm  
 

Building Bridges: Back to Ireland        
In 1997, 12 young men and women from Ireland and Northern Ireland came to western Montana to work on Habitat for Humanity projects while learning how to deal with their cultural, political and religious differences. In 2010, MontanaPBS traveled to Ireland to tell the stories of five of the original 12 workers and how their lives have changed since their great adventure in Montana.
Airs Thursday 9/27 at 7pm, repeats Saturday 9/29 at 4:30pm  
 

Backroads of Montana    Music and Memories   (No. 112 )
The Backroads crew takes us along on visits to the Accordion Festival in Philipsburg, the Ross Cedars in Northwest Montana, a bucking bronco school in Arlee and historic Mann Gulch near Helena. And we get to know a grain elevator photographer in Bozeman.
Airs Saturday 9/29 at 5:30pm  
 

Montana Ag Live    Drought Tolerant Wheat   (No. 3803 )
Luther Talbert, MSU-Bozeman spring wheat researcher, will join the panel this week to talk about drought tolerant wheat and its potential in Montana.
Airs Sunday 9/30 at 1am  
 

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