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A Geographer's Crazy Journey to Afghanistan

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Montana State University researcher Henry Shovic shares his 10-years of experiences in Afghanistan helping build dams, finding pistachio trees, improving Afghan water resources and restoring woodlands.

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The Physics-Poetry Duality

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics at Montana State Univeristy, Nicholas Yunes says that physics and poetry are different branches of the same tree. That Einstein and Whitman are both explorers, one with math, the other with words. Nicholas says that creation is passion, that knowledge feeds progress.

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Magenta Lamb's Quarters: A Gardener's Emissary

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Jessica Soza talks about her favorite plant, Magenta Lamb's Quarters, a relative of the beet and quinoa family. Jessica poetically describes using this plant as a harbinger of spring, as ground cover, as greens in salads, as seeds for birds. She also shares how gardening is about cultivation, connection between soil, plants, bugs and people - and the awe she has found by working in small scale gardens.

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Spying on the Wild

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Conservationist Phil Knight talks about using photography and camera traps to capture photos of elusive wildlife in nature, including bobcat, bear, elk moose. Using cameras in the wild as a type of 'Candid Camera for wildlife' also helps conservations learn by tracking animals at night, such as discovering a mule deer migration no one knew about before.

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How We Are Going to Change the World Together

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Justin Ailport, Montana State University student, talks about lessons learned growing up in a small town, and what he learned about human relationships while volunteering to help a 24-year old get elected to office in Montana. Dreams change the world and they can be achieved with others.

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Opera in Bozeman? You Must Be Joking

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Years ago Richard Wolff began his work with Intermountain Opera with a walk-on part that he had to be talked in to. Since then he has performed three additional walk-on parts, a speaking role and now serves on the Board. He describes the history of opera in Bozeman, and their current community involvement.

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How to Replace the Toilet Paper

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

David O'Connor grew up in a family of seven in a three-bedroom, one-bath home (his first introduction to the challenges of shared living space). He later learned that there are rules, the right way to reseal a bag of bread, which way the silverware goes in the dishwasher, among others. Here David shares with us authoritative answers on all the household topics that drive people crazy.


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My Love Affair With Main Street

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

PechaKucha Night Bozeman organizer Larry Sterne shares with us numerous reasons he's fallen in love with his town. Find out why he plans to live his last days in Bozeman, and why the citizens of this fantastic town have made it their conscious choice to reside there.

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Rediscovering Familiar Subjects

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Pete Kelsey - Pete is a strategic projects exec at Autodesk and he uses technologies (LIDAR, photogrammetry, laser scanner, others) to see things and places in new ways. He has digitally preserved moai on Easter Island and is working on creating a digital model of the USS Arizona wreck at Pearl Harbor. The technologies are also used to better monitor coral reefs, and preserve great artifacts. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 12, 2015.

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Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency

@ VOL 2 ON JAN 25, 2012

Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. To prove this point, Chris goes through the KWH usage in various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. (in English)

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The Town That Jell-O Built

@ VOL 2 ON JAN 25, 2012

Who doesn't love Jell-O? The little dessert that could has a fascinating history, and you'll be guided through it in this presentation by Dede Taylor, whose family has links to the gelatine treat. (in English)

"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2013.