Arts & Culture

Gov. Steve Bullock will hold a signing ceremony tomorrow for a bill that will allow Native Americans to wear traditional regalia during public events, including high school graduations.

“This bill means a lot to me. It’s important that our youth are able to display their culture and their identity during monumental events, such as graduation,” says Marci McLean, the director of Western Native Voice, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Austin Neill

Tonight on the Blue Light Boogie we hear why these Misters and Misses have come down with a case of the blues.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

A Jewish rabbi in Whitefish is receiving national recognition for her leadership in standing up to anti-Semitism. Rabbi Francine Roston is one of this year’s Rabbinic Human Rights Heroes, awarded by T’ruah, a nonprofit organization of rabbis that advocates for human rights.

Stella Fong

Most morel mushroom hunters keep secrets, stored deep in the chambers of their minds, holding the location of mushrooms past. This burden of hiding information, and then the want of recognition, sometimes compels them to share what they know, only to be held back by protectiveness and paranoia.

Tim Darcy has a gifted voice, with a delivery that triggers the Lou Reed and Roy Orbison pleasure centers of my brain. The words he delivers are mysterious and mellifluous, playing in my mind's ear long after his newest album, Saturday Night — so named because it was mostly recorded on the weekends in the midst of making his other band's second album — comes to its close.

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In this Blue Light Boogie set, catch songs with titles related to fish.
From crawfish to catfish to walleyes and trout. No rod required.

Boogie woogie Friday evenings with host Art Hooker from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on YPR.

Geology.Com

How do you become reacquainted with your native state when you have been gone for 25 years?

Road trip.

And it became the most recent book, Fifty-six Counties: A Montana Journey, for author Russell Rowland.


courtesy Richard Ford, Ted Waddell

On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, Corby Skinner speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford about his new memoir Between Them. Following that, Corby talks with painter and sculptor Ted Waddell about the new book Theodore Waddell: My Montana, which recounts his 50 year career.


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In this Blue Light Boogie set, we'll enjoy songs about work, problems, habits, things can't that can't be done, diamonds, fat men and trains.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of Chuck Tingle

An author who claims Billings as home has a cult-like following in the tens of thousands online for his absurd takes on current events.

While you may not have heard of the Tingler phenomenon, this guy is more than just online. YPR's Brie Ripley set out to unmask the author and figure out what the point is of the tangled web he weaves.


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