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Billings Public Lirbary

Summer reading is in full swing, and residents in Yellowstone County have options in finding their summer books. They can drive downtown to the Billings Public Library or the library can come to them.

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It's time again to catch Art Hooker on the Blue Light Boogie. This week, listen to sets on tough times, good times, this time, next time, and the last time. It's a matter of time!

If you have the time, catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner talk with two enterprising Montanans who both have an ear for music and a heart with a mission.


Blue Light Boogie: Time

Jul 10, 2017
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times on this week's Blue Light Boogie.

If you have the time, catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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This week on Blue Light Boogie, Art Hooker features sets from artists featured in the 16th annual Blues Fest.

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.

The Montana Folk Festival in Butte kicks off tonight. This year is its 10th anniversary, and it’s a significant boost to the Copper city’s economy.

Earlier today, staff at the Uptown Cafe were busy preparing for the expected dinner rush. Mary McAlexander, the manager said, “Business for us quadruples on this weekend from what it would normally be, so we love it.”

Benjamin Rasmussen for The Wall Street Journal

All seven of the Indian Health Service sanctioned hospitals of the Great Plains region have put patients in "immediate jeopardy" of harm, and failed to meet hospital requirements, according to an article published by the Wall Street Journal today.

This crisis exists even as the 2018 federal budget currently proposes an additional $300 million in cuts to IHS. 

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Steven Lewis Simpson is a white, European filmmaker telling a story about Native Americans through his latest film screening now across Montana.

“Neither Wolf Nor Dog” is adapted from the 1994 best-selling novel by author Kent Nerburn. It's about a white writer who gets sucked into life on reservations in the Dakotas by the late Lakota Chief, Dave Bald Eagle, whose people were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. Brie Ripley spoke with the filmmaker about the complexities of telling a story that isn’t yours.  

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The future USS Billings has a big day on Saturday, July 1, 2017,  with its christening and launch ceremony at its shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. It will be the first ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy to have been named for Montana’s largest city.


Courtesy of Laura Pritchett and Caroline Patterson

This episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains features two successful contemporary women writers with a passion for telling fascinating stories of the people and places of American West: Laura Pritchett and Caroline Patterson


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