Arts & Culture

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.


From Me To You

Apr 28, 2017
Credit Judy Hudgins, Lewis and Clark Library

In this world of instant communications with Twitter, text, and emails, there are still those people who enjoy and want to share the charm and tradition of handwriting a card or letter.

The U.S. Postal Service designated April National Card and Letter Writing Month in 2001. In recognition, the Lewis and Clark Library is hosting an event on the last day of this month for would be letter writers.


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A library card from the Bozeman Public Library allows you to borrow books, movies, download music and checkout seeds.

Kit Stephenson is the head of the Adult Services and Outreach at the Bozeman Library. She says the tradition in libraries has been sharing information and sharing resources. “And now seeds,” Stephenson said.


photo courtesy Wendy and Jason Jam

On this episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner discuss poetry with two Montana Poets Laureate and the creative process behind a 100 day drawing challenge with husband-and-wife artist team Jason and Wendy Jam.


The International Wildlife Film Festival is about "honest, ethical film-making," says Executive Director Mike Steinberg. "It's hard to tell a story about any species without maybe considering the ramifications of the impact that humans are making on the planet ... And we're interested in presenting beautiful, theatrical films."

Steinberg joins Michael Marsolek to preview some of the highlights at this week's festival and talk about the festival's vision and 40 year history.

Stella Fong

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and your feed him for a lifetime.”
-Maimonides

Michael McCormick relocated to Livingston to pursue his love of fly-fishing, but now spends most of his time casting towards the Livingston Food Resource Center. The Center, opened two years ago, includes a food pantry, community kitchen and gathering space to nourish Livingston and Park County.


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This is your friendly reminder that your federal taxes are due on Monday Apr. 17!
This week on Blue Light Boogie we have a show about cold weather that lasts too long when spring has already sprung.

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

In Montana, the Nez Perce are an indigenous tribe who face strong opposition from some who see these hunting rights as unfair and out of sync with modern society. MTPR reporter Nate Hegyi spent a day with a Nez Perce hunting party to help understand the controversy.

Knar Bedian

If you missed the Mar. 31, 2017 show, we've compiled a YouTube playlist consisting of most of the songs featured in the vain of "April Fools Day." 

Jay Hahnkamp is an unlikely children’s author. He’s a rancher with a small place near southwest Montana, and he has two children’s books to his name.

His most recent book carries a simple message: no matter the obstacles in life, a child can strive to be whatever he or she wants to be. This message is carried by the author’s real-life cow and best friend the goat.  


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