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Maggotfest Attracts Rugby Teams To Montana

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 5:43am

At Maggotfest in Missoula, you can see rugby players wearing plaid bell bottoms and ugly sweaters. Teams come to compete for glory — wearing the most horrible clothing they can get their hands on.

Free Comic Book Day 2016: Even Archie Has Something New To Say

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 5:00am

Glen Weldon runs down all 50 of the books on offer for Free Comic Book Day and explains how you can get your share of the goods.

Texas Judge Refuses to License Childcare Facility In Immigrant Detention Center

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:08am

The judge blocked a state agency from licensing the facility inside a private detention facility for undocumented mothers and children who have crossed the Texas-Mexico border.

The View From Montana, Where Guns Are An Important Election Issue

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of our series, "A View From Here," David Greene talks to U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.

Philippine Presidential Candidate Accused Of Using Death Squads

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

The front-runner in the May 9 Philippine presidential election is Rodrigo Duterte, a law and order type who critics admit cleaned up the city where he's mayor. But they say his methods are suspect.

Montana's Oil Boom Fades Ahead Of The 2016 Presidential Election

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

"Morning Edition" is broadcasting from Bozeman, Montana, to get a view from the state in this presidential election year. The oil industry had been going gangbusters and then oil prices began to drop. What's it like to live in a place with such extremes, and what can the government do to stabilize things?

Trump Steps Up Attacks Against Hillary Clinton During West Virginia Rally

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump held his first campaign event since being assured of the Republican presidential nomination. He held a rally in West Virginia coal country Thursday evening. The state holds its primary on Tuesday.

Singer Gives Back By Teaching Music To Kids With Learning Disabilities

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

"Morning Edition" is broadcasting from the Feed Cafe in Bozeman, Montana. David Greene talks to singer-songwriter Jenn Adams who has been performing the music for the stories about Montana.

After 7 Seasons, CBS Says Goodbye To 'The Good Wife'

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

CBS's drama, The Good Wife, with its pioneering depiction of a working professional mom in a troubled marriage has remained popular with critics and viewers alike. The last new episode airs on Sunday.

Glacier National Park Gives Montanans A Close View Of Climate Change

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene visits Glacier National Park in Montana to explore the extent to which concerns involving climate change may inform Montanans' view of the presidential election.

2016 Should Be A Good Year For New Graduates To Launch A Career

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

Job prospects for college and high school graduates are looking better this year than they have in a very long time. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now.

In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

Presidential Election Redefines Debate Over The Role Of Government

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:00am

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:37am

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:34am

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:31am

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

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