- Mission: #ChildSavedNotSold
We will speak with Josh Travers the Executive Director/Private Investigation Manager for Saved in America to hear how these former Special Ops and Law Enforcement teams are rescuing children on a national level. We will also speak with Gary Seder, Chief of the Crime Information Bureau for the Montana Department of Justice about how the Human Trafficking Legislation passed during the 2019 Session is making an impact and helping law enforcement.
- New Leadership for Montana Libertarian Party, and Grizzly Bear Population Problems
How does a third political party benefit Montanans? Does the Montana Libertarian Party (MTLP) swing elections? Great Falls native and MTLP Chairman Sid Daoud joins Voices to talk about the party platform, ideals, and their outlook on the 2020 campaign.
Also, Grizzly bears are at the center of the debate over state versus federal control of our wildlife. Trina Jo Bradley of the Marias River Livestock Association and George Edwards of the Montana Livestock Loss Board will discuss the problems caused by a growing population of large predators in Montana.
- High Tech on the Fast Track in Montana
Montana’s High Tech industry generated more than $2billion in revenue in 2018, and is growing up to nine times faster than the statewide economy. What’s behind the expansion? Can the industry sustain those eye-popping numbers? Christina Henderson, Executive Director of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance will be in-studio to talk about the fast-track tech trade.
We’ll also talk with the co-founder of one of those fast-growing companies in Montana, Erica Mackey. Her company, MyVillage, is a community-driven solution to the national childcare shortage.
- “Inside Montana Politics – A Reporter’s View from the Trenches” with Mike Dennison
For over 25 years, political reporter Mike Dennison has been covering the people, policies, and events that have shaped our lives in Montana. His new book,”Inside Montana Politics,” provides insight on those stories. From the black and white on the pages to the full color on the TV screen … and the many shades of gray in between. It’s a “Reporters View from the Trenches.”
- Feeling the Heat – Update on Fires and Summer Restrictions
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- How do you get your news?
We will take your calls as we speak with Bill Whitsitt of the Greater Montana Foundation on where Montanan’s are getting their news and which news sources they trust the most.
- Weed Watch Wednesday – Grasslands!
Our series on the eradication and prevention of noxious weeds in the West continues with grassland specialists. Joining Voices on Wednesday is Dr. Jane Mangold, Associate Professor at Montana State University where she serves the state as the Extension Invasive Plant Specialist.
Also lending his expertise is Dr. Brian Mealor, Director of the University of Wyoming’s Research and Extension Center in Sheridan and Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming.
- 60th Anniversary of the Hebgen lake Earthquake / MT FWP Measures to Fight CWD
It was the strongest and deadliest earthquake to ever hit Montana. 10x the strength of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that wracked havoc in Helena in 1935. This weekend marks the 60th Anniversary of the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake. 7.2 on the Richter scale, 28 people tragically lost their lives. We will retell their stories on Voices today.
Have you seen wildlife in Montana that look emaciated – scrawny, scraggy, acting abnormal? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in Montana – along the Hi-line, and in southeastern Montana, and an outbreak in Libby that took wildlife managers by surprise. It’s very serious. It’s fatal to animals and there is no cure at this point. Montana wildlife managers are taking steps to limit its deadly spread – how far will they have to go?