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The Write Question is a program that features authors from the western United States, including James Lee Burke, Maile Meloy, Thomas McGuane, Kim Barnes, Robert Wrigley, Jess Walter, Pam Houston, Barry Lopez, and hundreds of others.

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The Write Question is a program that features authors from the western United States, including James Lee Burke, Maile Meloy, Thomas McGuane, Kim Barnes, Robert Wrigley, Jess Walter, Pam Houston, Barry Lopez, and hundreds of others.

    Russell Rowland's "Cold Country"

    Russell Rowland's "Cold Country"

    With familiar mastery, Russell Rowland, the author of In Open Spaces and Fifty-Six Counties , returns to rural Montana to explore a small town torn apart by secrets and suspicions, and how the tenuous bonds of friendship struggle to hold against the differences that would sever us.

    • 28 min
    Alan Pelaez Lopez: 'Poems From A Fugitive Alien'

    Alan Pelaez Lopez: 'Poems From A Fugitive Alien'

    Alan Pelaez Lopez crossed the Mexico-US border at age 5 as an undocumented migrant. In this interview, they discuss various elements of their journey, from childhood to adulthood, as well as how they use art as activism. Alan Pelaez Lopez’s poetry offers an unflinching look at how humans treat one another, from the afro-indigenous slave trade to modern US legal practices that threaten a sense of history, identity, and deep humanity. In the face of all of this, Alan Pelaez Lopez retains a voice

    • 29 min
    'The Eclipse I Call Father' With David Axelrod

    'The Eclipse I Call Father' With David Axelrod

    Curious, alert, and keenly observant, these essays probe the boundaries between what is here and what is gone, what is present and what is past, in elegant prose.

    • 28 min
    'This Much Country' With Kristin Knight Pace

    'This Much Country' With Kristin Knight Pace

    "This Much Country . . . is a story about starting from scratch, stripping away all but necessity and living by animal instincts to find life’s richness. From the first time Kristin hooks up a dog team to the moment she roars across the finish line of the Iditarod, readers witness the chaos of starting over in the din of barking, lunging dogs and the peaceful resolution of 15 dogs moving in unison as the Kristin comes to her own realizations about what it means to be wildly singular." Kristin is

    • 28 min
    Rattlesnake Cakes And Rhubarb Crunch: Recipes From 'The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook'

    Rattlesnake Cakes And Rhubarb Crunch: Recipes From 'The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook'

    From mountain streams in the west to rolling prairies in the east, Montana’s habitats and natural resources offer an abundance of culinary possibilities. The mountains provide the necessities for a delightful elk tenderloin with huckleberry demi-glace, while the prairie contributes to rattlesnake cakes with roasted red pepper remoulade. And gardens and farms statewide produce the makings of Aunt Lois O’Toole’s rhubarb strawberry pie. Chef Barrie Boulds and author Jean Petersen present locally

    • 28 min
    'The Eight Master Lessons of Nature' With Gary Ferguson And Dr. Mary Clare

    'The Eight Master Lessons of Nature' With Gary Ferguson And Dr. Mary Clare

    Drawing on science, psychology, history, and philosophy, The Eight Master Lessons of Nature will leave readers with feelings of hope, excitement, and joy. Here is what nature has to teach us about mystery and loss, the essential power of diversity, how our animal relatives make us smarter, the fine art of rising again after disruptions, and how the planet’s elders make us better at life. In this interview, Gary Ferguson and Dr. Mary M Clare offer a unique and refreshing perspective on how nature

    • 43 min

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