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The O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West is a regional studies and public education program of The University of Montana in Missoula.  It focuses on the Interior West of North America – the region straddling the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada.  The University of Montana lies at the center of this region.  Through cross-disciplinary programs in research, teaching, and public education, the Center explores the region's rich history, current challenges, and emerging opportunities.
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This week on Mountain West Voices: A dramatic story of the life of a Montana botanist, and of the power of generosity and love to overcome really difficult circumstances. There's also some plant biology and Irish music thrown in for good measure.

Mountain West Voices airs regularly on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (MST) on Montana Public Radio and on Sundays at 7:35 a.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio program.  Visit our website at
Photos courtesy of Rick and Susie Graetz