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Playlist 1342 Sat. Feb. 2, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Mean Red Spider”, Muddy Waters, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records, https://www.muddywatersofficial.com

“Streamline Woman”, Muddy Waters, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records, https://www.muddywatersofficial.com

Playlist #008 Fri. Feb. 1, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Pony Blues”, Charley Patton, Founder Of The Delta Blues, Yazoo Records

“The Pony Blues”, Son House, Delta Blues, Biograph Records

Playlist #1341 Sat. Jan. 26, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Mr. Johnson’s Blues”, Lonnie Johnson, Steppin’ On The Blues, Columbia Records, http://www.columbiarecords.com

“Guitar Blues”, Lonnie Johnson, Steppin’ On The Blues, Columbia Records, http://www.columbiarecords.com

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A rancher east of Billings legally killed a wolf last week on his property.

Wolf sightings are rarer in eastern Montana than in the western part of the state, but more wolves may be passing through eastern Montana this time of year. 

Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures - © 2018 Imperial War Museum

It was a war that ended a century ago. The visual images of World War I-- the war to end all wars--are silent black-and-white film.

Thanks to digital technology, and the creativity and dedication of well-known Oscar winning director Peter Jackson, there is a color documentary of what life was like for the British soldiers on the front line.

Some of the memories of World War I veterans:

“I was 16 years old and my father allowed me to go... “

“I was just turn 17 at the time...”

“I was 16...”

“I was 15 years...”

Kayla Desroches / YPR

The Billings art walk started small in 1994. Since then, it’s helped bring customers through the doors of restaurants, breweries, stores, and art galleries downtown.

The event is now in its 25th year.

The Toucan Gallery downtown participated in the art walk last Friday, as it does every art walk and has for a long while. The gallery features state and regional artists and is called the birthplace of the Billings art walk.

Sara Hollenbeck

On this episode of Field Days, Stillwater County rancher Sara Hollenbeck braves the ice to check on the suprise (and most definitely out of season) kids, lambs, and calves.


Social media has increasingly become a line of communication between authorities and the public.

The Montana Highway Patrol launched the Tweeting Trooper program at the beginning of 2018 for many of its districts. In January, the program assigned its seventh Tweeting Trooper to the Billings region.

Kayla Desroches / YPR

A documentary that draws attention to violence against indigenous women will be screened in Billings next week.

Eric Dietrich / MTFP

Housing costs have risen across Montana in recent decades, to the point where residents are feeling the pinch between wages and their rent or mortgage payments, say economists with the Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

The unanswered question is: why?

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