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Upbeat with Tom Hayes, Rudy Guarino, Billy Porter, George Wilson and the trip out west to Missoula MT and the in person (filmed) interview with 'Atomic Dog' George Clinton of the Parliament Funkadelics
James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps. He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years. They have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T. V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishing.
Burke’s work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels,Heaven’s Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.
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Erin Switalski, Executive Director, Women’s Voices for the Earth
All those in favor of a toxic free future, please say “aye.” Ready for this to start your new year off healthy? Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) was formed by a group of visionary women leaders in Missoula, Montana in 1995. Seeing that many environmental organizations at the time failed to include women in leadership positions and did not fully recognize the systemic connections between health, class, race, and the environment, WVE sought to create a new environmental organization led by women. Their incredibly important mission? To amplify women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. Imagine that! Plan to join us because our health matters – men, women, and children! This show made possible due to the generous support of The Fairfax Companies.
class, consumer behavior, corporate practice, environment, government policy, leadership, race, toxins, women in leadership
Each week, Project Highway will bring a 30-minute live update from the road, all across the country, wherever they happen to be, and this week they will once again be broadcasting from two different locations. Mike Motz is still in Florida tending to family business, and Barb is holding down Project Highway, currently in Montana. Discussing the hardships PH has encountered; recent performances At Cowboys in Huntley, MT and Pub 317 in Billings, MT. and an upcoming private party, they are bound to keep you laughing... or at least feeling sorry for them.
Kendal began entertaining at the age of five, when he was picked for a part with the traveling Missoula Children’s Theatre. After several seasons with them, Kendal began to pursue modeling as well. He has modeled clothing for such names as Harley Davison and Gap Kids on the runway. He recently wrapped up production of a stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. He can also be seen in past episodes of NBC Parenthood, Showtime’s Shameless, and ABC The Goldbergs and Weird Loners. You may recall him most, however, as the Hair model from several episodes of Nickelodeon’s Sam and Cat. His latest movie “The Martial Arts Kid” is currently showing on the east coast. While in theaters on the west coast, the film was nominated for Best Feature Film at the 2015 Burbank Intl. Film Festival! Kendal loves “giving back”. Kendal’s training as an Eagle Scout has enhanced his skills. He has been a champion of civic responsibility since before he could read. Kendal works tirelessly with the Los Angeles Mission and Dame La Mano shelter in his hometown, by taking charge of such initiatives as food and clothing collection, wrapping and donation of Christmas toys for the shelter and even organizing Christmas caroling and photos with Santa for the shelter’s families. He is heavily involved in goodwill activities of his mother’s Rotary Club, as well as initiatives that benefit Soldiers and veterans. Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Relay for Life benefit from Kendal’s service. Kendal has been awarded the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the United States Army for contributing in excess of 1,000 hours of service to his community. Additionally, his family was selected as the Volunteer Military Families honored in the annual Thanks For Giving recognition in large part to his civic activities.
ENVISION THIS: A consistent, deeper connection with the natural world helps us create a life of greater productivity, peace, and a more positive mindset
Hobie Hare is a nature connection mentor and life coach who helps people create greater productivity, peace, and a more positive mindset through consistent, deeper connection with the natural world, as well as with their own life nature. Hobie says, “The key for me for embodying and expressing my own unique wild nature has been deep, consistent nature connection, no matter where I am, or how busy or stressful life can become at times.”
Through Hobie’s company, Your Life Nature, he helps busy clients move from frustrated and struggling, to experiencing more peaceful, passionate and purposeful lives. Hobie uses a four-step nature connection process that helps them connect with the natural world and create a powerful, personalized roadmap to life. Hobie also guides people on tours of national parks and other wild places, and is an avid outdoor and nature photographer. He has lived and worked in Australia, Thailand, Japan and Costa Rica, and traveled extensively in China, Southeast Asia and western North America.
Prior to serving as a nature connection mentor, life coach and guide, Hobie worked as a Yellowstone National Park interpretive ranger, Yellowstone Association Institute naturalist guide, and an international and outdoor educator. He, his family and his business, Your Life Nature, all call Missoula, Montana home. Hobie's website is www.yourlifenature.com.
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In case you missed the "lecture and discussion" (more one sided "lecture") that the Missoula YWCA presented March 27, you just may find this episode really interesting. The "Y" classified this little get together under their Community Social Justice Series – CSKT Water Compact. The event tags were CSKT Water Compact, Racial Justice. Yep you read that right! "Racial Justice"
This is from their website:
"For our March YWTalks, we will host Mary Stranahan of the organization Montana Water Stewards for a lecture and discussion about the proposed CSKT-Montana Compact. According to the Reserved Water Rights Compact Comission, the Compact “will make new water available for commercial and irrigation use, end the water administration void on the Flathead Reservation, allow for economic development under conditions of legal certainty on and off the Reservation, and facilitate the completion of the statewide general stream adjudication.” For more information, contact Organizer Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org. 406 543 6691
TVFM did attend and what you will hear in this episode is the raw uncut, unedited audio clip of this "lecture", accompanied with TVFM's comments. After which you just might contact the "organizer", not for infromation but to give her a piece of your mind and some real CSKT compact data!
BTW There was another suprise speaker. Tune in to find out.
This week, Sam Tanenhaus talks about Zachary Leader’s new biography of Saul Bellow; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Who is March to May?
Darren Guyaz (guitar, vocals, keyboard) roamed the northern Appalachians through his childhood, plinking & plunking the classical keys until he ventured West to his birth-state of Montana, settling in Missoula to finish a degree in Geography. One evening on an old, historic homestead in the hills north of town, he picked up a friend’s guitar and began strumming, teaching himself how to play a few chords, finger-picking his way through the frets, and forever changing his musical expression.
Beth Wesche (Celtic harp, vocals) Beth spent her formative years wandering through the Andes and across a smattering of U.S. states. The daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, she stayed in each place just long enough to fall in love with it before moving on to the next adventure. Music wove its way through her life from an early age - she sang in choirs from elementary school to college, beginning classical voice training and starting to sing a cappella as she grew older. While living in Ashland, Oregon, she picked up the Celtic folk harp and found herself captivated by the sound. However, a few short years after beginning to play, she moved to the East Coast, leaving her harp silent in her family’s living room for five years and largely convincing herself that music would have to take a back seat in her life.
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5th show Flash back. Tonight we will be reviewing our favorite moments & topics from our first 4 shows as well as getting ideas from you; our audience on what subjects or guests you would like to hear on future shows. We are also very excited to be joined by a truly awesome band from Missoula, MT Locksaw Cartel who will be with us to tell us about thier music & some shows they have coming up.
So... this is one of my favorite months. The month of evil spirits, spells, horror , monsters, vampires, witches and warlocks. Yeah.. kind of like more government pox on US the people... but a lot less scary than what the government actually does. October...the Global Halloween Month!!
So during this episode. we want to hear your American Horror Story. Your neck of the woods carnival of horrors. The sheriff joke of a race in Missoula. Any joke of an election. The Fed water grab.The oxymoron "wildlife management" and "wildlife confinement". Got Ebola? Mill levies ...just another cost of a brew and pizza slice. Gay marriage...another oxymoron. Illusion vs reality...or just another oximoron?
I'm sure I missed a few, so call in and supply the rest. Let's see how much of the real horror we can connect with the fictional Halloween horror.