Home Ground Radio Interviews collection, 1996-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kahn, Brian
Title
Home Ground Radio Interviews collection
Dates
1996-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
372 digital audio files
Collection Number
MM 88 (collection)
Summary
Home Ground Radio Interviews collection (1996-2016) includes a selection of interviews recorded for the Home Ground Radio show hosted by Brain Kahn broadcasted between 1996 and 2016.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Home Ground Radio is a half-hour, weekly interview program broadcasted on more than 50 public radio stations throughout Montana and northern Wyoming and KGHL in Billings. (Following description taken from Yellowstone Public Radio) Artemis Common Ground produces this award-winning half-hour, weekly public affairs radio series, distributed via the Internet and broadcast on public radio throughout Montana and northern Wyoming. Home Ground's mission is to stimulate dialog about the changes and choices affecting our future, and we pursue that goal through substantive and thought-provoking discussion of western economic, religious, cultural, social and environmental issues as well as our place in the larger world. While examining areas of conflict, we emphasize shared values – the often-overlooked “common ground” of diverse community interests. Guests and their views are always treated with respect. Our goal is for listeners to develop appreciation of differing viewpoints and to encourage them to fulfill their responsibility as informed citizens in a democracy. Home Ground presents issues in ways that are interesting and meaningful to a broad audience.

Brian Kahn began Home Ground Radio in 1996 after he approached Yellowstone Public Radio General Manager Marvin Granger with the idea for the show. Brian grew up in California where he graduated from the University of California Boalt Law School. Kahn's first experiences working in Montana started with working on a ranch in the Madison Valley. After college he worked as a collegiate boxing coach, politician, documentary filmmaker and lawyer/mediator. He also worked as the Montana Director of the Nature Conservancy from 1989 to 1996. Brian and his wife, artist Sandra Dal Poggetto, live in Helena, Montana with their two dogs, Zella and Effie, and have an adult son, Dylan.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Home Ground Radio Interviews collection consists of 148 digitized recorded interviews all conducted by Brian Kahn as a part of the Home Ground Radio program. Collection consists of selected interviews conducted between 1996 and 2016. Topics covered in the interviews range from the economy, religion, education, the judicial system, wildlife, medicine, the timber industry, conservation, agriculture, among other topics. [Access recordings via Research Center Media Station] (MM 88)

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Artemis Common Ground produces Home Ground Radio and has dual ownership of copyright with the Montana Historical Society. Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Montana Historical Society. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collection. In some cases permission for use may require additional authorization from the copyright owners. For more information contact an archivist.

Preferred Citation

[MM number][Episode title] Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Helena, Montana.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Description Dates
MM 88_1: BISHOP GEORGE THOMAS
The new Pope Francis is Time Magazine 's "Man of the Year." He's made waves—rejecting traditional formality, criticizing church hierarchy, and calling for a more humble, engaged priesthood. Most recently, he issued a scathing critique of the global corporate economy. What's going on? Montana Bishop George Thomas has some thoughts.
2014 January 7
MM 88_2: ADAM WINKLER
Gun rights are a hot and polarizing topic in America. And a new book, GUN FIGHT, about the history of gun rights and regulations since 1776, has surprises for both sides.
2014 January 14
MM 88_3: COOPER HIBBARD
You grew up the 5th generation in a ranching family, and decided by age 12 your life would be to manage the ranch – the grass, the water, the livestock, the wildlife. Now you're 29. Are you ready? Meet Cooper Hibbard.
2014 February 18
MM 88_4: ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
For 200,000 years, humans have lived intimately with wild animals. We were captivated by their beauty, intelligence and power. The technology of the last 200 years -- 1,000th of our time on earth – has separated us. Does it matter? Sculptor and naturalist George Bumann thinks so.
2014 March 11
MM 88_5: ACE
Trauma and addictions
2014 April 1
MM 88_6: ACCESS TO SUCCESS
Nearly one-third of our kids fail to graduate high school, and many end up in dead-end jobs or prison. "Alternative high schools" offer an answer. One is Access to Success. They turn lives around. Really.
2014 April 15
MM 88_7: SASHA NEULINGER
Sexual abuse of children by family members is perhaps the ultimate crime. We know that, but we rarely hear directly from the child – about the terrible experience, the years of criminal proceedings, the attempt to recover, to live a normal life. Sasha Neulinger, now a grown man, will tell you.
2014 May 6
MM 88_8: LES PURCE
The family photos on the wall tell a fascinating story—of slavery, Indians, Westward migration, hard luck and hard work. An African-American story about Les Purce’s family, and about America.
2014 May 27
MM 88_9: JASON DESHAW
Music took and held you as a child. Later you wrote songs, began to sing, enjoying success. On tour one night you were sky high, imagining wild things. The next morning – deepest, hopeless despair. WHAT is going on?? Meet singer/songwriter Jason DeShaw.
2014 May 27
MM 88_10: JIM HAGENBARTH
The settlers who came to Montana depended on livestock-for their livelihoods and their lives. More than 150 years later, technology has removed most of us from the ranching life. But not Jim Hagenbarth. Far more than most, he understands its needs, its complexities and its rewards.
2014 August 19
MM 88_11: MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
In the midst of rapid change, history can seem so...out of date. But a visit with Jennifer Bottomly-O'Looney and Kirby Lambert at the Montana Historical Society shows why it matters.
2014 September 16
MM 88_12: JOE SAMPLE
Joe Sample pioneered TV broadcasting in Montana and spent three decades in the industry. It's a tough business. Political advertising helps pay the bottom line, but in a world of relentless attack ads, should industry draw the line? Joe Sample says yes.
2013 January 8
MM 88_13: CHARLOTTE CALDWELL
We think of the 1-room school house as ancient history. But roughly 60 still function m Montana. And the fact is, we have important things to learn from the way they educate children.
2013 January 22
MM 88_14: JUDY TURECK
What's life like for a woman on the farm? Is it a male-dominated culture, or are women full and equal partners? And, with town and city life an option, what about farm life holds a woman there? Judy Tureck knows.
2013 February 5
MM 88_15: WINNETT
Nation-wide, one in three students fails to graduate high school. Since 1996, in the public school at Winnett, Montana, only two kids have failed to do so. They do some things differently in Winnett, and given the results, maybe we should pay attention.
2013 March 12
MM 88_16: DUANE ANKNEY
Political parties have been with us since 1791 and partisan politics are intense in Montana. Duane Ankney knows -- he's Chairman of the House Appropriation Committee. A Republican and a maverick, he will surprise you.
2013 May 14
MM 88_17: JON TESTER 2006
Just re-elected to a second 6-year term, Jon Tester discusses the values learned growing up on the farm, his serious study of music, the keys to being an effective legislator, and the impact of money in American politics.
2013 May 28
MM 88_18: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INTERACTIVE
The specialization of modem life results in deeper, but narrower knowledge. But globalization demands understanding of broad issues and questions that cross national and cultural boundaries. Can higher education help? The University of Montana's Global Leadership Initiative thinks so.
2013 June 18
MM 88_19: DR. ALAN LOCKWOOD
Coal fires 40% of our nation's electricity. It's big business, a big jobs provider, and it has some big problems. Dr. Alan Lockwood has studied some of them.
2013 July 30
MM 88_20: LITTLE SHELL
For Native Peoples, the 19th Century was an unimaginable disaster-- at a minimum a loss of age-old freedom and restriction to "reservations". To the Little Shell people it meant denial of their foundational identity as a tribe. They are fighting to regain it.
2013 August 6
MM 88_21: BILL MCCONNELL
For tens of thousands of years, our ancestors made their own bows, arrow, and arrow heads for hunting. Because they had to stalk close to the wild animal, they understood their beauty and their power. Bill McConnell still does all that.
2013 August 13
MM 88_22: MONTANA STREAM PROTECTION ACT
In today's partisan environment, the passing of any environmental law is hard. But 50 years ago, the Montana Stream Protection Act was signed into law with overwhelming bipartisan support. It was the first such law in the nation--designed to protect fish habitat. So let's look back over 50 years at what's actually happened because of this legislation.
2013 August 27
MM 88_23: CONRAD BURNS
In the United States Senate, he represented Montana longer than any Republican in the state's history. Hear what Conrad Burns has to say about money in politics, policy and power. (Part 1 of 2 interviews)
2013 October 29
MM 88_24: DEER LODGE PRISON VOCATIONAL TRAINING
In much of the country the attitude toward criminals is “lock ‘em up” and throw away the key. But not in Montana, where some serious criminals are offered the chance to turn their lives around. Meet two, on Home Ground.
2013 October 29
MM 88_25: MENTAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN?
Thousands of kids in Montana behave in ways that indicate serious mental illness. Are they really "sick," or reacting normally to a terribly abnormal childhood? Be prepared to be shocked.
2013 December 3
MM 88_26: GENERAL MERCANTILE
The General Mercantile is where we used to buy what we wanted, then talk with neighbors, maybe read the paper over a cup of coffee ... long gone? Not in Helena, where Ray Domer's General Mere is alive and well in its 43rd year.
2013 December 24, 2013 December 31
MM 88_27: BEN STEELE
Ben Steele, the last Montana survivor of the Bataan Death March, tells his stunning story.
2012
MM 88_28: COAL - TODD O'HAIR
Nearly 40% of our electricity is generated by coal. And big problems, too - carbon and toxic emissions. Cloud Peak Energy's Todd O'Hair discusses coal, climate change and what has to happen to clean things up.
2012
MM 88_29: DEBRA MAGPIE EARLING
Leo Tolstoy said that to write well, one needed "to look closer, to weigh one's words, to tell the exact truth." Indian author Debra Magpie Earling meets that unforgiving test.
2012
MM 88_30: WE THE PEOPLE
Almost all of us say we support the Constitution, but few have read and discussed its provisions. Hear two U of MT law professors discuss the US and Montana Constitutions including how they relate to American Indians.
2012
MM 88_31: BAKKEN OIL SHALE: LABOR AND SEX TRAFFICKING
Deputry U.S. Attorney Peterson and FBI Agent Benitez discuss the harsh realities.
2012
MM 88_32: HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE
George Black discusses his book, Empire of Shadows, which chronicles the stunning mixture of greed and altruism, and brutality and benevolence that led to the establishment of our nation's first national park.
2012
MM 88_33: SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
The former Supreme Court Justice discusses her rural upbringing, the discrimination she faced as a young woman lawyer, and the American Civics curriculum she is championing.
2012
MM 88_34: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAM
Montana Wildlife Federation and the 888 Ranch have teamed up to offer a unique hunting opportunity.
2011 February 1, 2
MM 88_35: SHEILA DEVINS
Who would believe that 3-5 year-olds could set up their own museum? Believe it. Sheila Devins, award winning pre-school educator, is doing amazing things at the Liz Claiborne Pre-School in Seeley Lake, Montana.
2011 February 22, 23
MM 88_36: GARDEN CITY HARVEST
It's hard to maintain a sense of community in our fast-paced world. But people in Missoula are doing just that: through an innovative network of community gardens called Garden City.
2011 March 8, 9
MM 88_37: NAMI
NAMI, National Alliance for Mental Illness National Alliance on Mental Illness For decades we've shied away from facing mental illness head-on. But today, Montanans are taking the lead in confronting the issue.
2011 March 22, 23
MM 88_38: SENATOR ALAN SIMPSON
Former Wyoming Senator Al Simpson co­chaired the national bipartisan panel on long-term deficit reduction. Here what he has to say.
2011 April 5, 6
MM 88_39: EMMA HANSEN
The Buffalo Bill Plains Indian Museum in Cody is renowned for its dynamic exhibits, which show Indian culture as more than a unique part of our past. Meet Emma Hansen, senior curator.
2011 April 19, 20
MM 88_40: BOZEMAN YOUTH INITIATIVE
Mix in equal parts a) a school bus converted into a mobile greenhouse, b) and college and high school students mentoring K-5 elementary kids in where their food comes from and how to grow it - and you have the recipe for a stunning success!
2011 July 12, 13
MM 88_41: BRETT AND KIMBER EMMONS
Two years ago, we talked to Brett and Kimber Emmons about their 6 year-old daughter Kenna's life-threatening illness and the need for a bone marrow donor. Since then, the family has walked a tough road.
2011 August 9, 10
MM 88_42: PATRICIA NELL WARREN
Patricia Nell Warren is the granddaughter of Conrad Kohrs, of the famous Grant Kohrs Ranch. She was raised on the ranch and grew up to be an award-winning journalist and writer who happens to be lesbian.
2011 August 30, 31
MM 88_43: PINE BARK BEETLE
This tiny animal has decimated 41 million acres of forests in the US – Can anything be done about it?
2011 September 20, 21
MM 88_44: MARTIN HOLT
Martin Holt knew he was dying when he came on Home Ground last December. His last month's set a standard of wisdom and humanity.
2011 October 4, 5
MM 88_45: MONTANA'S HOSPITALS
Who's Hospitals? The Role and Responsibilities of Montana's Hospitals: Our hospitals are not-for-profits who get tax breaks in exchange for public service. They are also big business in competition with others. To whom are they really accountable, and how much should the public be involved? A special one-hour Home Ground Community Forum, co-sponsored by Carroll College.
2011 October 12, 20
MM 88_46: JACK STANFORD
The Flathead Lake Biological Station is world-renowned for its research into human-cause changes to the natural environment. Director Dr. Jack Stanford discusses the environmental and economic aspects of their work.
2010 January 19, 20
MM 88_47: MORLEY FAMILY
The canoe is an ancient, efficient, and graceful craft. And some are strikingly beautiful -- like those made by hand from red cedar by the Morley family of Swan Lake, Montana.
2010 February 2, 3
MM 88_48: NKWSUM SCHOOL OF ARLEE
The NkWsum School of Arlee, is striving to save the Salish language from extinction. Can they really do it?
2010 February 9, 10
MM 88_49: MAILE MELOY
Award-winning Montana-born author Maile Meloy discusses what makes good writing.
2010 February 23, 24
MM 88_50: KENNY MARTIN
Lincoln banker Kenny Martin tells why Montana banks are surviving America’s big bank crisis.
2010 March 16, 17
MM 88_51: TOM TIDWELL
US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell lays out the agency’s new focus on “landscape restoration”.
2010 March 30, 31
MM 88_52: MARK REY
Mark Rey, Undersecretary of Agriculture in the Bush Administration discusses his views about forest stewardship.
2010 April 27, 28
MM 88_53: STEVE BULLOCK
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock
2010 May 11, 12
MM 88_54: JAMES MCPHERSON
Civil War scholar and Pulitzer prize winning author James McPherson
2010 May 25, 26
MM 88_55: JOSEPH MILLER
Joseph Miller, author of "Wicked Wine of Democracy", and intimate associate of JKF, LBJ, and Mike Mansfield, tells it like it was.
2010 July 13, 14
MM 88_56: ARNIE DUNCAN
Sec of Education Arnie Duncan outlines his goals for America's schools, including the underachievers; Helena teachers' respond.
2010 August 3, 4
MM 88_57: BOWEN GREENWOOD
Executive Director of Montana Republican party, Bowen Greenwood discusses the Party platform, including its call to make homosexuality a crime.
2010 September 21, 22
MM 88_58: CAROL WILLIAMS
Executive Director of Montana Democratic party, Carol Williams discusses the party platform.
2010 September 28, 29
MM 88_59: WADED CRUZADO
Montana State University President Dr. Waded Cruzado discusses the historic role of land grant colleges in developing the West, and current challenges.
2010 October 12, 13
MM 88_60: BILL MILTON
Bill Milton -Zen Rancher of the Mussellshell-discusses now he brings people together to solve rural problems.
2010 November 3
MM 88_61: DOUG CHADWICK
Doug Chadwick has the enviable job of writing about wild species - bears, whales, wolverines -- in some of the world's most beautiful places.
2010 November 9, 10
MM 88_62: BUD MOORE
2005 interview with late Bud Moore - forest steward for 50 years and pioneer of "ecosystem management".
2010 December 9, 10
MM 88_63: CLOCKMAKER
Clockmaker/Repairman Evan Smalley collects and repairs old clocks, and owns about 3,000 of them.
2009 March 17
MM 88_64: OWL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Denver Holt of Charlo's Owl Research Institute discusses owls: why humans are so interested in them, and why they matter.
2009 June 7
MM 88_65: MIKE GEARY
Businessman Mike Geary dropped everything to help victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Wanda. And he's just back from Kuwait where he worked with the Red Cross helping US troops. Why does he do it?
2009 June 14, 16
MM 88_66: BLACKFOOT RIVER VALLEY CHALLENGE
For 20 years, despite natural tensions between their interests, folks living, working and recreating in the Blackfoot Valley have found common ground. What’s Their Secret?
2009 June 21, 23
MM 88_67: BRIAN KAHN, HOST OF HOME GROUND RADIO
Friday Special- 2009 Governor’s Humanities Award recipient Brian Kahn, Host of Home Ground Radio (interview 1)
2009 June 26
MM 88_68: CITIZENS SPEAK OUT, OBAMA'S TOWN HALL
Local citizens speak out at Presidents Obama’s Town Hall meeting in Bozeman.
2009 August 30, September 1
MM 88_69: SENATOR MAX BAUCUS
Senator Max Baucus gives us an update on healthcare reform proposals; lee Newspaper’s Mike Dennison comments.
2009 September 6, 8
MM 88_70: DR. TOM WEINER
Dr. Tom Weiner, oncologist, discusses aspects of cancer care.
2009 October 4, 6
MM 88_71: BUTTE, AMERICA DOCUMENTARY
Butte, America documentary
2009 October 11, 13
MM 88_72: MACDONALD PASS FOREST FIRE
MacDonald Pass forest fire and the community response to its threat.
2009 October 25, 27
MM 88_73: CLAYTON KIRK
Clayton Kirk was home schooled on a Montana ranch, attended public high school. At age 21, after three years of college, he looks back on the pluses and minuses of his experience. You'll be impressed.
2009 November 11
MM 88_74: PARROT CONFECTIONERY
The Parrot, Helena's landmark family-owned confectionery store.
2009 December 15, 16
MM 88_75: MONTANA LIBRARIES
Donna Worth of Whitehall Community Library and Alice Meister of Bozeman Public Library discuss how Montana libraries are dealing with the digital information age.
2008 January 19
MM 88_76: CLIMATE CHANGE
Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Steve Running of the Univ. of Montana discusses climate change in North America.
2008 February 2, 19
MM 88_77: DR. KEN EDEN, HEALTHCARE MELTDOWN
National health care is a hot political issue during this primary season, but Dr. Ken Egan of Helena fears something bigger: a healthcare meltdown.
2008 February 9, 26
MM 88_78: POST-DEPLOYMENT HEALTH
Montana National Guardsman Chris Dana committed suicide on returning from Iraq. The tragedy casued an outcry, and has led to major changes in how the Guard helps Montana veterans.
2008 March 4, 8
MM 88_79: RIGHT TO DIE?
Should we have the Right to Die? Terminally-ill Livignston resident Steve Stoelb says all Montanan’s should have this choice.
2008 April 19
MM 88_80: INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
In the aftermath of major felonies committed by MSU and UM athletes, MSU Athletic Director Peter Fields discusses the pressured world of intercollegiate athletics.
2008 May 27, 31
MM 88_81: MONTANA TROUT GUIDE CHANNING WELIN
A man of sophistication and faith, this renowned guide discusses what he teaches clients on the stream.
2008 June 3, 7
MM 88_82: MISSOULA FEMALE DETECTIVES
Three women detectives in the Missoula Police Department discuss the realities of working in one the last bastions of the “man’s world”.
2008 June 10, 14
MM 88_83: BRIAN MORRIS
The newest Montana Supreme Court Justice (and former clerk to US --Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist) discusses his personal and judicial philosophy.
2008
MM 88_84: BUTTE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
The Fourth of July Parade in Butte has been famous for generations. What do today's citizens think about the significance of Independence Day, and the underlying principles of the Declaration of Independence? Home Ground interviews parade participants.
2008
MM 88_85: DALE BOSWORTH
Former US Forest Service Chief discusses his 41 years with the agency and its challenges.
2008
MM 88_86: MONTANA FOOD NETWORK, HUNGER
Representatives of the Montana Food Network discusses the hard truths of hunger in Montana, and the likelihood thigs will get worse.
2008
MM 88_87: ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE MCGRATH
Attorney General Mike McGrath: Candidate for Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court discusses his views and personal and judicial philosophy.
2008
MM 88_88: ATTORNEY GENERAL TIM FOX
The Attorney General is Montana’s top legal office. Tim Fox, Republican candidate for the position discusses his qualifications for the job.
2008 October 21, 26
MM 88_89: HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL MUSEUM
A Hiroshima survivor, and the director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum discuss the gravity of nuclear war.
2008 November 30, December 2
MM 88_90: CLAY JENKINSON, JEFFERSON-HAMILTON
Historian Clay Jenkinson simultaneously assumes the characters of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to debate their differing philosophies.
2007
MM 88_91: JEANNETTE RANKIN
Historian John Board discusses America's (and Montana's) first woman member of Congress.
2007
MM 88_92: DENNY REHBERG
Incumbent Congressman Rehburg (R) discusses the same issues.
2007
MM 88_93: JON TESTER
Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate discusses the same issues.
2007
MM 88_94: DR. JACK HORNER
Renowned paleontologist, Dr. Horner, discusses what led him to his field of study, his research and writing, and "intelligent design."
2006 Jan 31, February 4
MM 88_95: SENATOR CONRAD BURNS
U.S. Senator Burns discusses the Abramoff scandal, lobbying, entitlement programs and the federal deficit.
2006 February 7, 11
MM 88_96: INTELLIGENT DESIGN
Montana Supreme Court Justice Cotter, and high school science teacher, Tom Pederson, discuss recent federal court ruling prohibiting the teaching of intelligent design in the classroom.
2006 April 1, 4
MM 88_97: GOVERNOR BRIAN SCHWEITZER
Governor Schweitzer talks about his first 15 months in office.
2006 April 25, May 6
MM 88_98: VALERIE HEMINGWAY
Valerie Hemingway discusses meeting Ernest Hemingway at age 19 and his strong impact on her life.
2006 May 23, 27
MM 88_99: LYNN SCARLETT
#2 official in Department of Interior defends the agency against its own Inspector General's charges of cronyism and incompetence.
2006
MM 88_100: INDIAN EDUCATION
State Senator Carol Juneau and Chris Losie, researcher for the Office Instruction, discuss the major academic performance gap between Native American students and other Montana students.
2006
MM 88_101: SCOTT SALES
The Republican Speaker of the Montana House of Representatives discusses his views as an “outspoken conservative”.
2006
MM 88_102: KAY BATEMAN
87-year old farmer and rancher discusses the realities of agricultural life-from the 1920s when her mother sewed her clothes from flour sacks, to the present day.
2006
MM 88_103: JONATHAN ADELSTEIN
Federal Communications Commissioner discusses the controversy surrounding FCC rules controlling media consolidation, and the implications for rural communities.
2006
MM 88_104: M.J. WILLIAMS
Jazz vocalist and trombone player, discusses her Montana roots, musical career and the challenges of being a white woman in an African American tradition.
2005 January 8
MM 88_105: PATRIOT ACT
Attorney, Bill Mercer, and Tony Gallagher, Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of Montana, disagree about the Patriot Act's potential threat to civil liberties.
2005 January 8
MM 88_106: METH USERS
Two women serving prison sentences for methamphetamine use discuss what lead them to their addiction.
2005 May 3, 7
MM 88_107: ELSIE FOX
97 year old Montanan, Elsie Fox, discusses her early years in eastern Montana and the origins of her feminism and radical politics.
2005 June 7, 11
MM 88_108: EAST MEETS WEST
Helena High School students travel to Ukraine to interview WWII Eastern Front veterans - and learn about a different kind of war.
2005 July 12, 16
MM 88_109: DR. JACK HORNER
Dr. Jack Horner The famous paleontologist discusses his learning disabilities, career and offers a critique of "intelligent design" as classroom science.
2005 September 27, October 1
MM 88_110: JUDGE JOHN HARRISON
Judge John Harrison At 92, Judge Harrison discusses the Montana he knew-the Ku Klux Klan in Lewistown, bribery of jurors, prostitution - and his 34 years on the MT Supreme Court.
2005 November 15, 19
MM 88_111: MONTANA'S HISTORIC BRIDGES
The photographer and author of a new book discuss Montana's historic bridges, and the critical role they played in uniting communities and connecting the state.
2005 November 22, 25
MM 88_112: WILLIAM CRONON
Eminent environmental historian advocates the preservation of wilderness but argues that it is how we regard the working landscape, including cities, that will determine the viability of our environmental future.
2004 May 4
MM 88_113: DIANE CARLSON EVANS
Vietnam combat nurse and founder and president of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation, talks about her experiences as a nurse during the height of that war and how her views were profoundly altered by her tour of duty.
2004 August 10
MM 88_114: CINDY YOUNKIN
State Representative and candidate for the Montana Supreme Court, Younkin discusses her views on Montana's Constitution and judicial activism.
2004 August 17
MM 88_115: BETTY BABCOCK
State Representative and candidate for the Montana Supreme Court, Younkin discusses her views on Montana's Constitution and judicial activism.
2004 December 7
MM 88_116: JUSTICE JIM REGNIER
The Montana Supreme Court Justice discusses personal and professional aspects of his eight years on the Court.
2004 November 23
MM 88_117: BILL SHROPSHIER
President of American Chemet Company tells the fascinating story of this family-owned company that provides the world with premium metal oxides.
2002 May 14
MM 88_118: TED TURNER
Ted Turner discusses bison, cattle, endangered species and his own learning curve.
2002 July 23
MM 88_119: JOHN COBB
Republican State Senator and farmer John Cobb denounces the Martz administration's cuts to social services and argues it is irresponsible to not help those who cannot help themselves.
2002 July 30
MM 88_120: JIM BROMGARD
Exonerated from a crime he didn't commit, Jim Bromgard discusses the events that lead up to his conviction, his prison time and the DNA testing that gave him his freedom.
2003 June 24
MM 88_121: GLENN BRACKETT
Master bamboo rod builder, Glenn Bracket, talks about the long tradition of the craft, its history and lore.
2003 September 9
MM 88_122: GEORGE DENNISON
President of University of Montana
2003 September 30
MM 88_123: BAYERN BEER, JURGEN KNOLLER
Bayern Brewery Jurgen Knoller, master brewer and owner of Bayern Brewery in Missoula, Montana discusses how he came to be a brewmeister, the training involved, the process of beer making and the joys and sorrows of operating a business in Montana.
2003 March 11
MM 88_124: MARC RACICOT
Former Montana governor, Marc Racicot, presently Chairman of the Republican National Committee discusses his views on capital punishment, affirmative action and the role of big money in Washington politics.
2003 February 18
MM 88_125: MARILYN WESSEL
Marilyn Wessel, Dean and Director of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, discusses the inner workings of the museum, its importance in the lives of Montanans and all Americans and its ambitious future goals.
2003 March 4
MM 88_126: GORDON BRITTAN
Professor of Philosophy at Montana State University, rye the relevance and impact of philosophical ideas upon our contemporary lives.
2001 January 7, 9, February 9
MM 88_127: EMMA HANSEN
#1 Curator of the Plains Indian Museum of BBHC talks about the reinterpretation of the collection.
2001 April 17, May 14
MM 88_128: COLONEL TOM DEPPE
Wing Commander of Malstrom Air Force Base, re: Air Force culture, recruiting, dissolution of the Warsaw Pact/USSR and its impact on US nuclear policy, his views on nuclear deterrent and nuclear defense.
2001 August 19, 21, September 10
MM 88_129: ADMIRAL EUGENE CARROLL
Retired Rear Admiral of the Navy’s Sixth Fleet speaks out against the development of a nuclear missile defense system and the dangers of terrorism. (Recorded just prior to the terror attacks on New York and Washington).
2001 September 23, 25, November 26
MM 88_130: WATER LEASING
Trout Unlimited and Montana rancher sign historic water leasing agreement to keep water in streams for fish/wildlife.
2001 October 14, 16
MM 88_131: FLETCHER NEWBY
Retired Deputy Director of the Montana Dept. of Fish and Game and the first Director of Environmental Quality, Mr. Newby reflects upon his life in conservation and game management and reviews what has changed in matters of policy and why.
2001 November 11, 13
MM 88_132: JUSTICE KARLA GRAY
Karla Gray the Montana Supreme Court, Justice Gray discusses the importance of our national and state constitutions and her duty to ensure the protection of individual rights and liberties.
2001 December 16, 18
MM 88_133: GORDON BRITTAN
MSU Prof. Gordon Brittan discusses the relevance of Immanuel Kant's philosophy to the world of today.
2000 May 4
MM 88_134: CINDY PETERSON
Cindy Peterson discusses the realities of raising a severely mentally disabled child.
2000 December 27
MM 88_135: KARL OHS
Rancher/legislator/Freeman negotiator.
1996 November 19
MM 88_136: UTILITY DEREGULATION
Bob Gannon, President of Montana Power Company.
1997 March 25
MM 88_137: MANAGING YELLOWSTONE PART 1
John Varley, Director of the Yellowstone Center for Resources; Jim Hagenbarth, Yellowstone area rancher; Tim Swanson, Chairman of the Board of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
1997 June 3
MM 88_138: MONTANA HERITAGE PROJECT
Michael Umphrey, Director of Montana Heritage Project; Renee Rasmussen, Chester High School; Sarah Reeve, St. Ignatius Middle School.
1997 July 22
MM 88_139: LIVING ON WELFARE
Virginia Marion, mother of four and welfare recipient; Terri Olsen, welfare caseworker.
1997 August 5
MM 88_140: STEPHEN AMBROSE 1
Historian and Author.
1997 August 19
MM 88_141: STEPHEN AMBROSE 2
Stephen Ambrose interview Part II.
1997 August 26
MM 88_142: ELLEN PFISTER
Founding member of the Northern Plains Resource Council.
1998 April 21
MM 88_143: MIKE MANSFIELD
Former Senate Majority Leader.
1998 August 4
MM 88_144: MIRIAM SAMPLE
Philanthropist, founder of the Meadowlark Fund.
1998 November 3
MM 88_145: BILL STOCKTON
Rancher and Artist.
1998 November 10
MM 88_146: SISTER HELEN PREJEAN
Author of the book Dead Man Walking and anti-death penalty activist.
1999 March 23
MM 88_147: 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana. How did Montana's non-native women win the right to vote from an all-male legislature, six years before equal suffrage was achieved nationwide? Martha Kohl, historical specialist with the Montana Historical Society, details the strategies, struggles, and unexpected outcomes (think women bootleggers) of suffrage.
2014 September 14
MM 88_148: MONTANA WOMEN'S LIVES
For centuries history has been written through men's eyes. So we don't hear much about what women have done. A welcome exception is a terrific new book. "Beyond Schoolmarms and Madames" tells what Montana's women did to build our state. Brian Kahn speaks with Annie Hanshew and Laura Ferguson, two of the members of the Montana Historical Society Women's History Matters Committee.
2016 November 15
MM 88_149: AMERICAN INDIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PART 1
Jeanine Pretty-On-Top, Avis Three Irons, Randy Falls Down, all from Little Bighorn College.
1997 January 14
MM 88_150: AMERICAN INDIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PART 2
Jeanine Pretty-On-Top, Avis Three Irons, Randy Falls Down.
1997 January 21
MM 88_151: ANN WAICKMAN
For the richest society in history, hunger is an awkward reality. Ann Waickman, with 13 years as director of Helena Foodshare, knows.
2014 December 2, 7
MM 88_152: ANNE KANIA
Like almost immigrants to the West, Anne Kania brought enthusiasm, experience, the richness of another culture, and hope for a better life. She also brought a stunning voice.
2014 April 8
MM 88_153: ANNIE LEONARD
Across the past 60 years we've become used to consumer culture a world defined by "stuff," Annie Leonard has never gotten used to it and argues forcefully it is a dead end.
2013 July 16
MM 88_154: ARNIE MALINA
Director of Helena's Myrna Loy Center.
1997 July 1
MM 88_156: BILL GALLAGHER PSC
Imagine—you’re one of the five who’ll decide if Montana buys back our Hydro electric dams . . . what facts do you consider? What decision do you reach? Meet Bill Gallagher. He’s chairman of the Public Service Commission.
2014 December 16, 21
MM 88_157: BILLIE SHEPARD THE PAN HANDLER
What does it take to be an 'anchor store' one that brings folks in, helping businesses on a whole block? Someone like Billie Shepard knows.
2014 December 23, 28
MM 88_158: BLACKFOOT CLEARWATER PROJECT
Timber companies, conservationist and motorized users come to agreement on vital national forest stewardship issues. will our congressional delegation support them?
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MM 88_159: BROADWATER HEALTH CENTER
Rural hospitals are appropriately held to high standards of service and care, and Townsend’s Broadwater Health Center was ordered closed last July by the Montana Department of Health. Faced with significant management and financial hurdles, it looked as though the care facility might never re open. Then the community spoke.
2013 April 16
MM 88_160: BRUCELLOSIS
Brucellosis has appeared in bison, cattle and elk near Yellowstone Park—getting ranchers, hunters, and conservationists really upset. Meanwhile, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists do in depth research they hope will lead to common ground.
2014 June 24
MM 88_161: BRYCE ANDREWS
An earnest, urban raised youth takes a job as a Montana ranch hand, tending cattle in wolf country.  Bryce Andrews’ new book describes with full honesty the hard work and hard choices that all of us can learn from. 
2014 January 28
MM 88_162: CARBON
Curbing carbon emissions is guaranteed to generate serious concern and opposition. Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality has started an analysis and community dialogue. The first meeting was in Colstrip.
2015 January 6, 11
MM 88_163: CAROL WILLIAMS
Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party, Carol Williams discusses the party platform.
2010 September 28, 29
MM 88_164: CARRIE LASEUR
Your 19th century forebears settled in Montana and as a child you were enthralled by the stories they handed down. But your life as a lawyer has created a deep divide. To try to resolve it, you've written a novel. Meet Carrie La Seur.
2014 September 23
MM 88_165: CHASE HIBBARD
The ranch has been in the family for well over a hundred years. What lessons have been learned along the way what ethics instilled? 4th generation rancher Chase Hibbard, tells us.  
2012 June 5
MM 88_166: CHEF BEN THORPE
Your wife’s birthday dinner at Fort Benton was truly unusual, truly fine. The chef came by the table, a highly interesting man. Meet Ben Thorpe, the Grand Union Hotel’s head chef.
2014 November 11, 16
MM 88_167: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Not talking about sexual abuse of children won’t make it disappear it’s a global problem, and, yes, it happens here in Montana. It’s a global problem, and, yes, it happens here in Montana.
2015 January 13, 18
MM 88_168: CORRECTION DIVERSION
Kate Mrgudic, MT Family Preservation Dept. Fred Fisher, Casey Family Program Andrea Shorter, Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice. 2014 Jamie Williams
1997 March 4
MM 88_169: CUBAN 5
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution has a sacred guarantee:  A fair trial by an impartial jury.  A strong case is being made that did not happen in the case of the Cuban 5, convicted 14 years ago of conspiracy to commit espionage.  Four of the five are still in prison. The case has major implications, possibly holding the key to a sea change in US Cuba relations.  
2013 February 26
MM 88_170: DAN BUCKS
We all hate taxes. Yet without them, we’d have no public schools, roads, social security, Medicare, police, public lands, and yes, even sewers! Since we need them, who should pay? Dan Bucks, recently retired head of Montana’s Department of Revenue, has strong views.
2013 March 5
MM 88_171: DAN WHITTLE
We humans build boundaries, fences and walls. Sometimes they’re political, like the Longstanding American embargo of the island nation of Cuba. But the natural world has other ideas, and the birds, fish and yes, oil spills connect our two countries. Dan Whittle, of the Environmental Defense Fund knows.
2014 July 22
MM 88_172: DAVE LEVINTHAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS
Center for Responsive Politics—Dave Levinthal, Washington D.C. tracks the influence of money in politics.
2010 July 6, 7
MM 88_173: DAVID HUNTER ON CAMPAIGNS
A political pro discusses the real world of political consulting.
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MM 88_174: DAVID QUAMMEN
Montana author, discusses his book, Song of the Dodo.
1997 February 25
MM 88_175: DON JUDGE
Executive Secretary of Montana AFL/CIO.
1997 September 23
MM 88_176: DORIS BISHOP
“Farmer” and “union” don’t seem to go together. Farmers live on the land, grow food and take pride in independence. A “union” is an organization of people pursuing joint interests. So just what is a “farmers union”? Doris Bishop knows.  She’s been a member of one for 70 years.
2013 September 17
MM 88_177: DOUG CHADWICK
Webster’s defines reason as justification or support with logical deduction. We humans are good at it. We also have passion: intense, driving emotion. In relation to the natural world, writer Doug Chadwick displays both. But when it comes to the near extinct bears of the Gobi Desert, well—passion takes over.
2014 September 2
MM 88_179: ED BANGS
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wolf Recovery Coordinator.
1999 April 6
MM 88_180: EUGENE LINDEN
What happens when our consumer culture collides with traditional people and the natural world that they—and we—depend on? Veteran TIME magazine reporter, Eugene Linden, has written a book addressing that question.
2011 August 16, 17
MM 88_181: FAYE KRUEGER
The Forest Service owns a lot of land in the West, including 16 millions acres of Montana. As Regional Forester, Fay Krueger is responsible for the care of that land, and has strong views on how to do the job.
2011 August 16, 17
MM 88_182: FOOD CORPS
Idealistic young Americans devote a year to helping others--in this case, to team up to grow their own food.
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MM 88_183: FORT BENTON GRAND UNION HOTEL
Fort Benton’s Grand Union Hotel was built in the 1880s, in the glory days of Missouri River steamboats. Fifteen years ago, the Gagnon family decided to restore its splendor.  It turned out to be quite a job!
2011 June 7, 8
MM 88_184: FORT BENTON
It’s 1848 and you’re heading 2,200miles up the Missouri River—literally pulling the boat upstream. Finally, you arrive at your destination—a fur trading post, Fort Benton, Montana. You’re in for a surprise.
2014 November 25, 30
MM 88_185: FRACKING
Fracking can hugely increase oil and gas yield from rock formations. What, if any, are the risks? Here both sides. KD Feeback and Derf Anderson.
2013 October 15
MM 88_186: FRANCES MCCUE
Seattle author Frances McCue discusses her book on the controversial poetry of Richard Hugo.
2010 June 8
MM 88_187: FRIENDSHIP CENTER
Domestic violence—two words. And behind those words are damaged human lives. The bad news is we have our share. The good news is there are good places with good people where victims can get help, and hope.
2013 December 17
MM 88_188: GENE ETCHART
Descendent of pioneer ranchers, Gene Etchart, recounts his life with his Basque parents on Montana’s high plains.
2006 December 30
MM 88_189: GENE ETCHART
Gene Etchart tells of his early interest in air flight, his learning how to fly, and his role in preparing American pilots for combat in WWII.
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MM 88_190: GEORGE DENNISON
UM President George Dennison discusses changes he’s seen in his 20 years as president of the University of Montana.
2010 May 4, 5
MM 88_191: GORDON MCCONNELL
Senior Curator of the Yellowstone Art Center.
1997 May 27
MM 88_192: GOVERNOR STEVE BULLOCK
Governor Bullock looks back on his first two years in office – and ahead to the 2016 legislature.
2014 December 9, 14
MM 88_193: GOVERNOR MARC RACICOT
Governor of Montana.
1997 December 2
MM 88_194: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION WOLVES
For decades the Greater Yellowstone Coalition has fought to prevent government and private sector practices it felt threatened grizzly bears.  Now, with the great bear rebounding, can GYC shift gears and work cooperatively with those it once fought?
2014 June 3
MM 88_195: GREG GIANFORTE
You and your wife started a hi tech business in a spare Bozeman bedroom and sold it for $1.8 billion. What do you do now?  If you're Greg Gianforte, you start a family foundation that promotes hi tech entrepreneurs and Christian causes.  
2014 October 14
MM 88_196: GREG LEMON
Why does a bright and talented young man choose work as editor of the Madisonian, Montana’s oldest weekly newspaper? In a word, he cares.
2010 September 27, 28
MM 88_197: GREGORY HINTON
Native Montanan and gay filmmaker Gregory Hinton discusses the realities of “coming out” in the rural west.
2010 December 7, 8
MM 88_198: GUILLERMO GARCIA FRIAS
In Havana, I expected an interesting interview with the top official in Cuban conservation. What happened was something else – something remarkable.
2013 May 7
MM 88_199: GWEN FLORIO
Seasoned journalist, Gwen Florio, discusses her years with the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Denver Post and why she now enjoys reporting for the Great Falls Tribune.
2007 May 29, June 2
MM 88_200: HANK FISCHER
Defenders of Wildlife Northern Rockies Field Representative.
1998 August 25
MM 88_201: HELENA COLLEGE U OF M
When we say “higher education”, we usually think of 4 year schools – and overlook something highly important. Among other things, our 2 year colleges offer technical training in highly important skills – and a path to personal confidence and achievement. 
2014 March 4
MM 88_202: HEROIC MEDIC
Hitler’s 1941 invasion of Russia until the Nazi surrender in ’45, she served as a Red Army medic. She lived through Hell, and survived.  At 94, Yedika Ivanonva tells her story.
2014 December 30; 2015 January 4
MM 88_203: HOLLY LUCK
When bureaucracy stumps us, what do we do? Often, we call the office of an elected official, hoping that the person who picks up the phone can make something good happen. Holly Luck does just that.
2014 January 21
MM 88_204: HUGH CAPERTON
Big money is pouring into judges' elections. So how would you feel if the judge deciding your case had received $3.5 million from your opponent? Hugh Caperton knows.
2014 September 30
MM 88_205: HUMAN ANIMAL BOND
A new academic department, founded at Helena’s Carroll College, explores and studies the ancient, deep bond between human and animal species.
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MM 88_206: JAMIE WILLIAMS
Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Protection Act, and for the following half century, the Wilderness Society has been working to have selected lands enjoy its protection.  Times change, and former Montanan Jamie Williams is TWS’s new President. There is new thinking, and some of it may surprise you.
2014 August 5
MM 88_207: JAY LARSON PRIMARY CARE CRISIS
Internist Dr. Jay Larson explains why there is a crisis in Primary Care Medicine.
2006 January 17, 21
MM 88_208: JEFF HAGENER
Would you want a job where you are routinely blamed for too many, and too few, deer and elk, too many and too few wolves, for restricting oil and gas development, and for allowing too much of it? Jeff Hagener has that terrific job: He’s Director of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.
2013 September 3
MM 88_209: JEFF LAZLO
Ranchers pride themselves on independence. But the Laszlo family—long time Madison Valley ranchers—decided to try a collaborative wetlands project involving conservation groups, and yes, the government.
2011 July 26, 27
MM 88_210: JERFFREY MEYERS HEMINGWAY SCHOLAR
Hemingway scholar Jeffrey Meyers discusses the variation between the writing life and the personal life of the famous writer.
2010 January 5, 6
MM 88_211: JOANNE BERGHOLD
For more than 15 years, Joanne Berghold has traveled Montana’s back roads, photographing small town rodeos and open landscapes and deserted buildings.  And she’s got two books to prove it. Meet her, on Home Ground.
2013 April 9
MM 88_212: JOE SAMPLE
Former Montana broadcasting mogul, current philanthropist.
1997 September 16
MM 88_213: JULIA ALTEMUS
Commercial logging has been controversial for decades and Julia Altemus, the new executive director of the Montana Wood Products Association, has seen the battle from many angles.
2011 November 29, 30
MM 88_214: JUSTICE BETH BAKER
Pretty much all of us believe in our Constitutional Rights – but would have trouble naming exactly what they are. And what happens when our rights conflict? Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker’s job is to know our rights in depth, and when they come in conflict, to make the call. 
2014 April 22
MM 88_215: JUSTICE MIKE WHEAT INETRVIEW
Perhaps the most interesting statewide Montana election is for a seat on our Supreme Court. Whoever wins will help decide your constitutional rights. And this year, something unusual is going on.
2014 October 7
MM 88_216: KAREN STEVENS ON ELSIE FOX
Eastern MT writer, Karen Stevenson, talks about her new book, Elsie Fox: Portrait of an Activist and the major influence that Ms. Fox, early feminist and long time member of the Communist Party, had on her life.
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MM 88_217: KIT FISCHER
Kit Fischer was not satisfied with his post college life as a "ski bum" so he joined the Peace Corps and worked for two years in Africa.  What did he learn about himself and the world?
2010 January 26, 27
MM 88_218: LINDA GRYCZAN
"Sexual Deviancy" Statute. Linda Gryczan, lesbian businesswoman in Helena.
1997 February 11
MM 88_219: LINDA GRYCZAN
I picked up the newspaper and saw a picture of Linda Gryczan getting married. And knew it was history, being made.
2015 February 24, March 1
MM 88_220: LORIN GRANGER HOLOCAUST
Why would University of Montana graduate Lorin Granger want an internship at the United States Holocaust Museum? And what did he learn?
2010 February 16, 17
MM 88_221: MANAGING WILD ELK
The public's elk graze partly on private land, creating tension. How is it resolved?  
2010 February 16, 17
MM 88_222: MARK STEVENS
New York based art critic with Montana roots by way of his family’s multi generational Montana ranch.
1998 May 19
MM 88_223: MARVIN GRANGER
Director of Yellowstone Public Radio.
1997 October 14
MM 88_224: MARVIN GRANGER
Marvin Granger, recipient of the Governor’s Award.
2007 February 27
MM 88_225: MATT GIBSON
Publisher of the Missoula Independent.
2007 June 12, 23
MM 88_226: MAX BAUCUS
Senator Max Baucus
1996 Summer, Fall
MM 88_227: MEDICARE
More than 50 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare and Social Security. Both face serious financial problems. David Centner, AARP’s head of legislative policy, has some ideas.
2012 September 18
MM 88_228: MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION
The Center for Mental Health and Montana’s police departments is teaming up to deescalate crisis situations.
2007 May 1, 5
MM 88_229: MIKE GEARY
Guide and outfitter, Lewis and Clark Expeditions.
1996 July 8
MM 88_230: MIKE MELOY
Jefferson's first inaugural called for "Exact and Equal Justice for All men".  How are we doing?
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MM 88_231: MILES CITY MAYOR JOE WHALEN
Mayor Joe Whalen, former mayor of Miles City, MT, and bookstore owner, talks about the realities of local politics and the importance of literature and community dialogue to a functioning democracy.
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MM 88_232: MOLLY GALUSHA BUTTERCUP MARKET AND CAFE
There is more to the Buttercup Market and Café than meets the eye:  A great slice of Montana history.
2011 August 2, 3
MM 88_233: MONTANA YOUTH CHALLENGE
When a teenager gets headed down the wrong path, what can be done to turn things around? For some, it’s the Montana Youth Challenge.
2014 March 3, 8
MM 88_234: MONTANA RAPTOR CONSERVATION CENTER
Montana’s hawks, owls and eagles get injured by cars, bullets, electric lines.  The Montana Raptor Conservation Center works to heal them, and return them to the wild.
2014 November 18, 23
MM 88_235: MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES FROG EXHIBITION
There is just something special about frogs! And when kids meet frogs at the Museum of the Rockies terrific frog exhibition, good things happen.
2011 May 17, 18
MM 88_236: NANCY KEENAN STATE OF EDUCATION
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
1997 May 6
MM 88_237: PALLID STURGEON
The 75 million year old Pallid Sturgeon is on the verge of disappearing. What is Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks doing about it?
1997 May 6
MM 88_238: PASSAGES
Our prison populations are exploding, and most former inmates end up back in jail. Can anything be done to help former felons stay straight? Billings’ Passages Program says yes. They teach women inmates to be chefs. Meet two of them on Home Ground.
2013 June 25
MM 88_239: PAT WILLIAMS PART 1
Former Democratic Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1997 April 22
MM 88_240: PAT WILLIAMS PART 2
Former Democratic Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1997 April 29
MM 88_241: PATRICK ZENTZ
Artist and rancher.
1999 February 9
MM 88_242: PAUL RINGLING
Paul Ringling’s grandfather was one of five brothers, who established the Ringling Brothers Circus, and he is from Ringling, Montana.
2007 April 7, 21
MM 88_243: PETE GEDDES
Associate Director of FREE, a Bozeman based Libertarian think tank, discusses the virtues and limits of free markets.
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MM 88_244: PIONEER FOREST SERVICE / MONTANA AGREEMENT
The U.S. Forest Service and State of Montana haven’t always gotten along. They have different mandates, different experience and turf. But a pioneering new cooperative agreement is changing that.
2014 January 27, February 1
MM 88_245: POVERTY RAGES
Christine Amundson describes what living in poverty as a working mother is like.
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MM 88_246: PRISON MOMS
Linda Cladis, volunteer, Lisa, inmate and mother.
1998 June 23
MM 88_247: PROFESSOR RON LEE
Professor Lee discusses the relevance of Shakespeare's writing to modern times.
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MM 88_248: PUBLIC HEALTH
When we say “health.” we tend to think of mine, or yours – one person. But there’s another kind – the public health. And within Montana state government, there are serious folks working to improve it.
2014 October 28
MM 88_249: PUNKE, LAST STAND, REGARDING GEORGE BIRD GRINNELL
Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West Author Michael Punke talks about his riveting book on the political and economic forces that led to the near extermination of the American bison, and on the heroic story of the man who lead the effort to save them.
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MM 88_250: PYRAMID MOUNTAIN LUMBER
At the height of the 2008 recession, Pyramid is the main employer in Seeley Lake.  Fresh from a meeting with the townspeople, executives discuss their plans to survive.
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MM 88_251: QUAMMEN ON DARWIN
David Quammen discusses his book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His of Theory Evolution.
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MM 88_252: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
The concept of Justice in the Preamble of the US Constitution includes getting a fair trial under fair rules of court and receiving and just sentence. Another concept of justice called Restorative Justice is an alternative to a sentence of punishment.
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MM 88_253: RICHARD MANNING
Modern life reflects progress, correct?  Author Richard Manning argues that in a lot of ways, it does not.
2015 February 2, 8
MM 88_254: RICK HILL
Former Republican Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana.
1996
MM 88_255: ROBERT BONNIE
Last year, former Kentucky farm boy Robert Bonnie was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment. That job matters—it oversees the U.S. Forest Service. Hear what he has to say on climate change, forest fires and finding common ground. 
2014 March 25
MM 88_256: RON MERCER
Director of the Helena Airport.
2007 July 24, August 4
MM 88_257: ROYCE ENGSTROM
Our world is changing with accelerating speed, as knowledge, technology, economic structures and human beings interact. With such rapid change, does higher education still matter? Can it help a young person navigate, succeed? Can it help us all? University of Montana President Royce Engstrom says yes.
2014 March 18
MM 88_258: RUSSELL CHATHAM
Artist, publisher and restaurateur.
1998 April 7
MM 88_259: SAGE GROUSE
The Department of Agriculture has launched an ambitious collaborative effort with ranchers to impact this increasingly rare bird.
2011 April 26, 27
MM 88_260: SCOTT CRUSE FBI POST 9/11
In the post 9/11 world, the FBI is charged with preventing attacks, investigating crime, and protecting Constitutional rights a tough job. Hear what FBI Special agent Scott Cruse has to say.  
2010 March 2, 3
MM 88_261: SEX ABUSE LEGISLATION
Last week we talked about the ugly truth of sexual abuse of children and child sex trafficking. This week, we’ll discuss the possibility of constructive action. 
2014 January 20, 25
MM 88_262: SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Part 2 of our series on mental illness in children: How do you get through to a suicidal child and help her turn her life around? Shodair Children’s Hospital does just that.        
2013 December 10
MM 88_263: SID ARMSTRONG
Long active in Democratic politics, Sid Armstrong works equally well across political lines. How does she do it? In the answer to that lies the essence of our Montana community.
2013 June 4
MM 88_264: SMALL BUSINESS
How do you compete with box stores and web-based suppliers? Ed Beall, owner of Capitol Sports, knows.
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MM 88_265: SPECIAL OLYMPICS MT
In athletics, we value winning above all else. But that’s not true in the Special Olympics. In this competition, the human experience is everything—and we all win.
2014 July 1
MM 88_266: STEPHEN HUGANIR CIVIL RIGHTS
You were born and grew up in the segregated South – the force of law and violence separating the races.  But as a child, you knew it was wrong. How did that affect your life? Meet Stephen Huganir.
2013 July 23
MM 88_267: STEVE BROWNING
You were a typically self absorbed teen, became a lawyer, working in high level politics, law and high level philanthropy. What caused the shift from self focus to citizenship, and what have you learned along the way? Meet Steve Browning. 
2014 August 12
MM 88_268: STEVEN J EAGLE
Law professor at George Mason, he has written extensively on property rights, takings, and land use planning.
2011 October 25, 26
MM 88_269: TODD WILKINSON
Journalist and Author.
1998 September 29
MM 88_270: TODD WILKINSON
Ted Turner has blazed his own trail, his way. Todd Wilkinson's new book, LAST STAND,  goes behind the scenes and reveals how and why.  And it documents a remarkable transition in Ted's thinking.
2013 June 11
MM 88_271: TONY MALMBERG
Wyoming rancher, VP Wyoming Farm Bureau.
1997 February 4
MM 88_272: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK BROWN
Getting through the University of Montana is tough enough without taking on extra work.  So why are students getting involved in the fight against climate change – and what are they accomplishing?
2011 June 21, 22
MM 88_273: UNEMPLOYED HELENAS
What is it like to be unemployed, with family needs and financial obligations? These folks tell us.
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MM 88_274: VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES
How would you like your child to experience another culture, another country, in depth?  Visions Service Adventures does that having young people work in foreign lands with local people building a health clinic, a community garden or a schoolhouse. For some, it's a life changing experience.   
2011 December 20, 21
MM 88_275: WALLY McRAE
Rancher and cowboy poet.
1997 September 9
MM 88_276: WARD SHANAHAN
Attorney representing mining interests.
1998 February 17
MM 88_277: GREAT PLAINS GRAZING
In Montana's Great Plains, there's less than 12 inches of rain a year. Soil erosion and non-native grasses are major threasts. Amazingly, major conservation groups and cattlemen agree: well-managed grazing can help.
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MM 88_278: LON REUKAUF
Your grandfather homesteaded near Terry, Montana in 1910. Your parents took over the ranch in the 50's, you and your wife in the 80's -- one of only 5 of the original 250 families still here, you've just won a national environmental grazing stewardship award.
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MM 88_279: DOUG CHADWICK
Doug Chadwick has the enviable job of writing about wild species—bears, whales, wolverines—in some of the world’s most beautiful places.
2010 November 9, 10
MM 88_280: ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
Endangered Species Act. Hank Fischer, Defenders of Wildlife Dick Knox, Rancher/legislator Dick Mark, Montana FWP.
1996 November 26
MM 88_281: JAMIE WILLIAMS
State Director of the Montana Nature Conservancy.
1999 August 10
MM 88_282: ADJUTANT GENERAL GENE PRENDERGAST
A CAREER IN THE GUARD What is the oldest branch of the U.S. Military? The army? The navy? No, it’s the national guard founded 1636, 140 years before our declaration of independence. Adjutant General Gene Prendergast knows that. He served in the Montana guard for 47 years. It is a career marked by innovation, commitment, and creativity.
2016 September 20, 25
MM 88_283: ADRIAN COHEA
HACKING Our constitution gives us the right of privacy, yet someone is monitoring our computer communications. In that lies real danger. Adrian Cohea knows.
2016 February 16, 21
MM 88_284: DON ALBINI
ALBINI WINES What’s in a bottle of wine? At its best, thousands of years of human knowledge combined with some of the best flavors the earth can produce. Meet Don Albini, artisanal winemaker.
2018 June 19, 24
MM 88_285: AMBASSADOR HYNEK KMONICEK OF CZECH REPUBLIC
Think about what qualities it takes to be an effective international diplomat. For the Czech Smbassador to the United States, a sense of humor is high on the list.
2018 December 11, 16
MM 88_286: AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH-TRESSIE WHITE
In many fields specialists work hard, but often don't cooperate with others. This has long been the case in Indian healthcare... OO and off the reservation. Tressie white is working to change that.
2018 May 1, 6
MM 88_287: AMERICAN PRAIRIE RESERVE
The American prairie reserve represents a hope to some and a threat to others. Can the gap be bridged?
2018 November 13, 18
MM 88_288: ATTORNEY GENERAL TIM FOX
Attorney General Tim Fox puts it directly: we face a drug abuse epidemic, a crisis of the first order. Hear what he has to say.
2018 February 20, 25
MM 88_289: BAMBOO FLY RODS
Bamboo fly rods are old-fashioned, obsolete. So why do folks pay thousands of dollars to buy one, and refuse to fish with anything else?
2018 December 18, 23
MM 88_290: BEAVERS
Beavers cut down trees and build dams wherever they want.    Can we improve the odds  that  what  works for beavers works for us??
2018, February 6, 11
MM 88_291: BOB INGLIS, FORMER CONGRESSMAN      
You're a conservative republican congressman from South Carolina who becomes convinced climate change is real.  You have faith in markets and propose a carbon tax -- challenged in the primary, you lose.  What now? Meet Bob Inglis.  
2016 January 26, 31
MM 88_292: BRIDGER HEALTHCARE—SENIOR CARE AT RISK
A legislative committee has voted to cut senior care by $26 million a year. With federal matching funds that comes to more than $75 million. What impact will that have?
2017 April 4, 9
MM 88_293: BRITT ARNESAN
Why would a professional musician go against the grain, releasing an album where all the songs are played on a 90’s generation acoustic guitar?? That’s 1890s.
2018 July 10, 15
MM 88_294: BRUCELLOSIS
What do cattle, bison, elk and humans have in common? We all can contract and spread brucellosis, a potentially lethal disease.
2018 April 3, 10
MM 88_295: CHARLES CURTIN—LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION
We depend for our lives on clean water, clean air, minerals, wood and fertile soil. In using those parts of our earth, we impact the whole. We need to be careful, but how? Good science plus the ground-truthed knowledge of local folks!
2017 June 13, 18
MM 88_296: CHUCK JOHNSON—THE STATE OF THE PRESS
The founders of our nation placed a great deal of trust in the role of a free press as the key to maintaining informed public opinion. Chuck Johnson, a professional newspaper reporter for 44 years, is in a good position to say how we’re doing.
2016 June 21, 26
MM 88_297: CIERRA POWEL
In our hyper-speed, changing world it can be hard to develop discipline and core moral values. But some are able to do it. Meet Carroll College senior Cierra Powell.
2018 April 17, 22
MM 88_298: MONTANA’S CROWN GUITAR FESTIVAL
Montana’s crown guitar festival changes peoples.
2018 May 22, 27
MM 88_299: DALE BOSWORTH
Our national forests play a major economic, ecological and recreational role in the nation and in the American west. They comprise roughly 200 million acres of wild lands – and invisible part of America’s landscape. Meet Dale Bosworth, former chief of the us forest service on hg.
2016 February 9, 14
MM 88_300: DAN ELLISON
A Montana ranch kid is fascinated by birds, an interest that determines the direction of his life—military pilot and eventually aide to one of the most powerful people in government.
2015 August 4
MM 88_301: DARK MONEY
Dark money is a remarkable film that tells a grim and inspiring story of secret donations in Montana elections and the determined citizens who turned on the lights.
2018 September 25, 30
MM 88_302: DEB JACOBSEN
Due to recently developed technology, our children learn differently than at any time in human history. Good news or bad?
2018 May 29, June 3
MM 88_303: DEQ—CLEANING UP OLD MINES
If i were asked just what Montana’s department of environmental quality does, my answer would be….. Well… ugh… it must have something to do with protecting the environment. DEQ’s Paul Lavigne and Autumn Coleman and Rob Roberts of trout unlimited are about to tell us.
2016 August 9, 14
MM 88_304: DR. RENEE REIJO PERA
Our nation ranks first in the world in medical research, a major achievement. And most of the cutting edge work that makes miracle drugs possible is done by our universities—like mt state university in bozeman.
2018 January 9, 14
MM 88_305: EDITH DIAZ
The bow and arrow are ancient—roughly 18,000 years old. So why would a young women, with literally hundreds of other recreational options to choose from, decide to learn to shoot one?
2018 December 4, 9
MM 88_306: EILEEN MORRIS
Eileen Morris has spent almost her entire 86 years in billings. That's enabled her to see with exceptional clarity what has changed in women's social and economic roles and rights, and why.
2018 March 13, 18
MM 88_307: GREAT PLAINS GRAZING—ECOLOGY AND ECONOMY IN SYNC
Montana’s great plains get less than 12 inches of rain a year. Soil erosion and non-native grasses are major threats. Amazingly, major conservation groups and cattlemen agree: well-managed grazing can help
2017 July 25, 30
MM 88_308: HARRY BARNES
One of his parents was Irish, the other Blackfeet. Like other indians, he has struggled to find his identity in a world turned upside down. Now he’s chairman of the Blackfeet tribal council. He’s Harry Barnes.
2015 October 6
MM 88_309: HEALTHCARE COSTS—WHY SO HIGH?
The political talk is all about health care insurance--but it avoids more basic questions: why is our medical system by far the world’s most expensive? And why, in critical areas, are we getting poorer care?
2016 April 26, May 1
MM 88_310: HELENA INDUSTRIES—MEDICAID AND JOBS FOR THE DISABLED
Helena industries helps disabled Montanans find jobs around the state. They depend in part on state funding and unless agreement is reached on Montana's budget, some of their key programs may disappear.
2017 November 12, 14
MM 88_311: HOMELESS
We who have homes rarely speak with those who don’t. What are their lives like, their stories? Meet Lorenzo, long-time citizen of Billings.
2018 November 27, December 2
MM 88_312: I-185
Ballot measure i-185 would increase the tax on tobacco use to help pay for health care for 100,000 low-income Montanans. Good idea or bad?
2018 October 30, November 4
MM 88_313: I-186
State Director of the Montana Nature Conservancy.
2018 September 18, 23
MM 88_314: IBEW PROGRAM REV
A Unique Electrician Training Program– A Partnership Between The Union And Contractors--Virtually Assures An Interesting Job At A Very Good Wage.
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MM 88_315: IRVING ROTH
You’re 14 years old and get on a train of cattle cars jammed with people. When it stops, you and the other passengers are herded out. You have arrived at Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp, its facilities capable of murdering 10,000 human beings each day. Meet Irving Roth.
2017 January 24, 29
MM 88_316: JEREMIAH JOHNSON—BUSINESSMAN--AND RECOVERING ADDICT
Visualize a drug addict—what images come to mind? Inner-city after dark? Back alley? Money and small packages changing hands. Later, a needle in an arm, the plunger coming slowly down. That was and remains common. But there is a lot that’s new, and it’s not good news.
2017 January 3, 8
MM 88_317: JIM POSEWITZ
You came to Montana in 1953, to play bobcat football. Something about the big sky moved you. For almost 60 years since, you devoted your life to trying to protect key parts of it. Meet Jim Posewitz.
2018 January 23, 28
MM 88_318: JIM WEBER
Jim Weber teaches ‘the work ethic’ in high school. What good are skills without the right attitude?
2016 November 22, 27
MM 88_319: JOBS FOR MONTANA GRADUATES
An innovative program available to Montana high schools engages students in their communities and teaches them the skills to obtain good-paying jobs.
2018 February 13, 18
MM 88_320: JOE PERRY--FARMER
Driving through Montana’s vast fields of grass, wheat and barley, the landscape looks unchanged. But in the last 60 years a lot has--rippling through the state, altering how we Montanans relate to each other. Farmer Joe Perry knows.
2016 May 3, 8
MM 88_321: JOHN ADAMS
Or, even--to devote one’s working life to participate in its operation? And if you do that—how do you pursue it, and why?
2018 October 2, 7
MM 88_322: JOHN CECH -WORK-BASED LEARNING FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE
Young Montanans hope for rewarding, good-paying jobs, but what do they see? Radical changes in technology and a shifting global economy. So how can they pursue education with confidence? In part because our universities and department of labor are new partners in creating work-based learning for long-term high-demand occupations.
2017 November 7, 19
MM 88_323: JOHN GATCHELL PART ONE—THE WILDERNESS ACT
The wilderness act became law in 1964, enabling congress to set aside “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” Few remember the days when timber mill unions and conservationists developed wilderness proposals and took them to congress. John Gatchell does.
2016 February 23, 28
MM 88_324: JOHN GATCHELL PART TWO
Hear part 2 of the 50-year saga of wilderness in Montana.
2016 March 1, 6
MM 88_325: JOHN YOUNGBERG—FARM BUREAU
The chances are extremely high that the food you ate this morning came from a farm. John Youngberg knows something about that. Now their executive vice president, he's worked for the Montana farm bureau federation for 24 years.
2016 February 2, 7
MM 88_326: JUDGE DIRK SANDEFUR—MT SUPREME COURT CANDIDATE
There is a contested election for the seat of justice of the Montana supreme court. District court Judge Dirk Sandefer is one of the candidates.
2016 October 4, 9
MM 88_327: KQYN KUKA
Law enforcement has long failed to live up to our nation’s commitment to human equality by discriminating against women and minorities in hiring. That’s changing. Kqyn Kuka, a woman and Blackfeet is a Montana game warden.
April 21, 2015
MM 88_328: DR. KRIS SPANJIAN—NEW THINKING IN INTENSIVE CARE
When you’re wheeled into the hospital’s intensive care unit, you need the best in medical care. What are your chances of getting it?
2018 June 6, 11
MM 88_329: KRISTEN JURAS—MT SUPREME COURT CANDIDATE
This year they’re two candidates for a seat on the Montana supreme court. Kristen Juras, adjunct professor at the University of Montana Law School, is one.
2016 September 27, October 2
MM 88_330: KURT ALT
Kurt alt has experience on 5 continents with how people try to achieve wildlife conservation.
2015 March 10
MM 88_331: LAND TAWNEY—BACK COUNTRY HUNTERS
Since Teddy Roosevelt's time, there've been a fair number of hunting and angling organizations active in wildlife conservation. And if you pursue that passion in big, wild country, there's one designed for people like you. Backcountry hunters and anglers.
2016 June 7, 12
MM 88_332: Law and Justice
You often need a lawyer to get justice. But only 20% of Americans have one. The Montana and American Bar Associations are trying to do something about that.
2018 October 23, 28
MM 88_333: LEA WHITFORD
The roundtable on the crown of the continent attempts to provide stewardship to 18 million acres—by connecting people, cultures, communities and conservation. Lea Whitford, Blackfeet tribal member and Montana’s state senator, is part of that process.
2015 September 29
MM 88_334: FORESTER LEANNE MARTEN
The hot seat in Montana in the us forest service belongs to newly appointed regional forester Leanne Marten. Meet her on home ground.
2015 September 16
MM 88_335: LISA KEMMERER--VEGAN
Since our species evolved some 200 million years ago, we’ve eaten what we could find—whether meat or plants. But with 7 billion people on the planet, the climate changing, and animals raised in factory farms, vegans say, that if we have a choice, eating meat is morally wrong.
2016 May 10, 15
MM 88_336: LIVINGSTON FOOD RESOURCE CENTER—FOOD AND JOBS
Food banks provide free food to those who need it. But why do they need it? Former corporate executive mike McCormick decided to find out. Now the Livingston food bank trains clients to be chefs, helps them start businesses and links them up with living-wage jobs.
2017 Augus 1, 6
MM 88_337: COLSTRIP UNITED-LORI SHAW
The environmental and economic consequences of burning coal for energy are the subject of international focus. Left out of the discussion are the people who work coal, and what will happen to them.
2018 June 12, 17
MM 88_338: MASTERLUBE—AN EMPLOYER – AND MENTOR
You’re recently out of school; need an entry level job and get one with a lube shop. You expect fair wages and working conditions. What you don’t expect is help with your future—, setting goals, housing, or higher education. But you get that—and more, at master lube.
2016 November 29, December 4
MM 88_339: MAYOR FREEMAN-WILSON
Montana and Gary, Indiana have something in common: high levels of poverty and elected leaders trying to do something about it.
2019 January 1, 6
MM 88_340: MELISSA HORNBEIN
Without water, we perish. For 30 years, the confederated Salish Kootenai tribes and the state of Montana have disagreed about tribal water right claims. But his year the legislature approved a comprehensive agreement. Melissa Hornbein was one of the lead attorneys in the negotiations.
2015 June 23
MM 88_341: M.F.C.N.—MT’S EXPANDING COLLABORATION IN NATURAL RESOURCES
The last election showed sharp divisions in our nation. But in Montana, folks are working with each other to expand common ground. The newly formed Montana forest collaboration network is a prime example.
2017 January 17, 22
MM 88_342: MIKE DENNISON
How did 86,000 more Montanans get free health insurance in the last 2 years??
2018 January 30, February 4
MM 88_343: MIKE KORN
What’s the connection between liking folk music and the people who make it, trying to convince landowners to allow public hunting and fishing, and supervising game wardens??
2015 April 14
MM 88_344: MIKE MCGRATH—CHIEF JUSTICE, MT. SUPREME COURT
When the law is broken, law enforcement and the courts step in and lawbreakers often end up in jail or on probation. All this takes time and is very expensive, and the system can only handle so much. According to chief justice Mike McGrath, many of our courts have passed the limit.
2016 May 17, 22
MM 88_345: MOM'S DEMAND ACTION
#4 in our series on the 2nd amendment and reducing gun violence: ‘moms demand action’ leader Kiely Lammers calls for universal background checks and community-based discussion of the issues.
2018 August 21, 26
MM 88_346: Montana Health Care Foundation
Our state is facing a substance abuse crisis, and the Montana healthcare foundation is play in a vital role in fighting it.
2018 March 6 and 11
MM 88_347: NORTHWESTERN ENERGY LINEMEN
We get home on a bitter winter day, flip a switch and the lights and heat come on. We take it for granted, but we should not. Dedicated, hard-working people make it happen.
2018 April 24, 29
MM 88_348: OWL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
For thousands of years human beings have been captivated by owls. 30 years ago, Denver Holt launched the institute. Last year, 11.5 million viewers worldwide visited their website.
2018 December 25, 30
MM 88_349: PEGGY DULANY AND BRIAN ULRING—GRASS-FED BEEF AS A BUSINESS
Most of us are not aware of it, but the beef we buy today is very different than it used to be. What's changed?
2017 Ocobert 10, 15
MM 88_350: PENELOPE PIERCE—GALLATIN VALLEY LAND TRUST
Penelope pierce is a lawyer, and has worked in land and wildlife conservation in Wyoming, Costa Rica, Canada and Montana. Now she’s director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. What has she learned along the way?
2016 August 2, 7
MM 88_351: R. KNUTE OLD CROW—CROW NATION
You grew up on the crow reservation, wanting to be an architect. But hardship intervened and you became a welder. Now speaker of the legislative branch of government, you're looking to break the tribal economy's cycle of poverty. Meet Senator Knute Old Crow.
2016 June 14, 19
MM 88_352: RANDY YAEGER
The 3rd in Home Ground's series on the second amendment: Randy Yaeger, firearms safety instructor, shares his experience and views.
2018 August 14, 19
MM 88_353: RAY KUNTZ—TRUCKER WITH A CONSCIENCE
For nearly 40 years Ray Kuntz has been involved in commercial trucking. He built a national company operating from Montana, and worked for driver safety and major reductions in exhaust pollution. And as a citizen, he’s stayed engaged on issues ranging from reducing roadside fatalities to fighting mental illness.
2016 October 25, 30
MM 88_354: CORRECTIONS-REGINALD MICHAEL
The united states has 5% of world's population, but 25% of its prison inmates. It costs $80 billion to just run the prisons. When you add lost wages and other community impacts, we’re looking at $1 trillion a year. Can anything be done to turn things around? Reginald Michael, new director of corrections, says yes.
2018 February 27, March 4
MM 88_355: RICHARD BECHTEL—MAKING GOVERNMENT WORK
Private enterprises use advertising to promote what they do. For government agencies, that’s generally forbidden. So we know very little about what public employees do, or it’s worth the money. That creates fertile ground for barroom experts and politicians to take potshots at them. Rich Bechtel’s seen a lot in 40 years in government—and what it takes to make it work.
2016 May 31, June 5
MM 88_356: RICHARD JANSSEN
We depend on the earth’s resources for our survival. So—what do we use and how, and what do we protect? Richard Janssen has some views: he directs the Salish Kootenai Department of Natural Resources.
2015 November 5
MM 88_357: ROCK CLIMBING
A thousand times a day we’re told we can have happiness and meaning by buying a miraculous technological toy. Yet for our 200,00o years on earth we have found those things through other means. Like climbing rocks.
2016 March 8, 13
MM 88_358: SAGE GROUSE—NEW COOPERATION?
The sage grouse ranges across millions of acres in the arid west, numbering in the tens of millions, before their population crashed. With the feds considering listing the bird as endangered, the governor appointed traditional opponents-- oil and gas, agriculture, and conservationists—to work together to save the bird.
2016 June 28, July 3
MM 88_359: SHELLEY BROWN-TEACHING YOUNGSTERS
For 42 years she taught our kids, mainly kindergarten and first grade. She cared for them and they enriched her life. And yes, along the way she learned what it takes to help young minds flower.
2017 September 26, October 1
MM 88_360: SAMANTHA ROBISON—PUBLIC HEALING THROUGH PUBLIC ART
Visual art tends to be viewed as an activity focused on private pleasure, not public dialogue. But in parts of the world wracked by violence—like Syria and Palestine, paintings and drawings public places can stimulate healing community dialogue. Samantha Robison knows. Meet her on Home Ground.
2016 September 6, 11
MM 88_361: TALC MILL LOCKOUT
A new corporation buys a 40 year-old talc mill-and decides to reduce costs of its longstanding labor contract. The results? Lockout!
2018 October 9, 14
MM 88_362: SARAH CALHOUN—RED ANTS PANTS
You’re a woman who worked in the woods and couldn’t find clothes that fit—they were all made for men. So you decided to do something about it—and founded Red Ants Pants in White Sulphur Springs. Meet Sarah Calhoun.
2016 July 26, 31
MM 88_363: TELLER WILDLIFE REFUGE: CONSERVATION, FARMING AND HANDS-ON EDUCATION
Is it really possible to operate a productive 1,200-acre Montana farm, provide free hunting and fishing access, enhance wildlife habitat and offer hands-on education to local school kids?? If you’re the Teller Wildlife Refuge in the Bitterroot, the answer’s “yes”!
2017 September 5, 10
MM 88_364: THRIVE #1—HELPING KIDS
For 28 years, this highly innovative Bozeman program has been helping kids—and their parents.
2016 December 13, 18
MM 88_365: THRIVE #2—MENTORING WORKS
Last week we discussed Thrive’s highly innovative parent liaison program. Now we’re going to talk about their child advancement project which involves more than 600 volunteer mentors in Bozeman.
2016 December 20, 25
MM 88_366: TIM BARNARD—YOU START WITH A SHOVEL…
You came to Montana in 1975 in your pick-up carrying all you owned—and $1,000. You figured to start a construction company. Today you’re still at it, but now your team of 775 works around the world, on highly sophisticated projects, including power transmission, dams and subway tunnels.
2016 December 6, 11
MM 88_367: TOM BROKAW
Tom Brokaw shares his view on distrusted media and the urban rural divide.
1999 August 10
MM 88_368: USFS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
USFS International Conference: what’s the connection between poachers killing African elephants and promoting tourism in Seeley lake, Montana? You’ll have to listen to the show to find out.
2015 July 14
MM 88_369: WHITEFISH RANGE PARTNERSHIP
Why in the world would a timber executive and a wilderness advocate decide to form a partnership?
2017 December 19, 24
MM 88_370: WHITNEY MACMILLAN—THE CARGILL STORY
For 20 years you were CEO of the world’s largest privately-held company—Cargill. What did you learn along the way?
2017 August 15, 20
MM 88_371: YOUTH AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
State Director of the Montana Nature Conservancy.
2018 August 7, 12
MM 88_372: YWCA—CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES
If you asked me a week ago what the YWCA – or Young Women’s Christian Organization, does, I’d have said “darned if I know.” But then I attended a YWCA breakfast in Helena of roughly 800 people. I looked, listened and learned: they’re changing people’s lives.
2016 December 27, 2017 January 1

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