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Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that subjects children, women, and men to force, fraud, or coercion. Billings Councilwoman Penny Ronning, and Attorney Stephanie Baucus who created the Yellowstone Human Trafficking Taskforce discuss signs of human trafficking, task force events, training on what you can do to help, progress on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, recent success of SB147 and HB749, the Yellowstone Human Trafficking Taskforce, and more.
Meet State Representative Kimberly Dudik, who is running for the Democratic nomination to serve as Montana’s next Attorney General. Her focus is on improving public safety, protecting Montana citizens, and making communities safer. Previously serving as an Assistant Attorney General for Montana, she worked on enforcing Montana’s laws to protect children in abusive home situations.
Colter Brown will take your calls as he interviews Bill Coffee, CEO of Stockman Bank.
Summer brings “Road Construction Season” in Montana! Combine that with a few million visiting Tourists and it’s a dangerous time for motorists facing more challenging commutes and increased distractions. Nationally there are 158,000 work zone crashes a year…one every 5.4 minutes…with nearly 800 deaths, The new Executive Director of the Montana Contractors Association, David Smith is our Guest, along with Brian Turmail, Executive Director of Public Affairs at Associated General Contractors of America, to discuss new data on how they say we can reduce these preventable accidents.
Who wouldn’t want to win thousands or even millions of dollars, or the chance to go on a luxury vacation? There are many legitimate sweepstakes and contests out there, and the idea of winning some fabulous prize can be mighty alluring. Con artists get that, and they exploit your eagerness to score that big check or dream trip. Learn tips to protect yourself in this AARP Fraud Watch Friday Segment
It is time for Montana’s ten-year Legislative Re-districting process, meaning that Montana will soon create new boundaries for state Legislative Districts. The lines are redrawn every 10 years following the U.S. Census because Federal Law stipulates that districts must have nearly equal population. Drawing the new state legislative district boundaries is done by a Commission comprised of five members, including two Democrats and two Republicans. This cycle one of those Republican members is Jeff Essmann, who joins us to discuss the process.
Photo Credit: https://leg.mt.gov/legislator-information/roster/individual/4796
We will be taking your calls and speaking with Catherine Vandemoer, Ph.D. who is the Chair, Montana Land and Water Alliance. Topics of discussion will include the objectives of The People’s Compact which, according to the website is:
The People’s Compact is a good faith effort to resolve a difficult problem with the following objectives:
To STAY within the confines of federal reserved water rights law and the constitution
To PROVIDE a simple and final resolution for all of Montana, that benefits people, not governments.
To PROTECT the water rights of ALL MONTANANS and
To MEND fences with our friends and neighbors
Photo Courtesy of: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/reserved-water-rights-compact-commission/approved-compacts
We will be taking your calls and talking with Dr. Al Olszewski is a third-generation Montanan and native of Great Falls.
He graduated from Carroll College in Helena, completed medical school at the University of Washington.
He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 1997 as a flight surgeon and rapid mobility trauma surgeon, fixing broken and wounded warriors. For the past 20 years, Dr. Al has cared for over 100,000 patients as an independent orthopedic surgeon in Kalispell and was the recipient of the Montana Medical Association (MMA) Award of Merit and Flathead’s Best Orthopedist Award in 2018. Dr. Al is a husband of 31 years, the biological and adoptive father of six
children, and a grandpa! He has served as a State Representative and is the State Senator for Senate District 6.
Dr. Al is currently running to be Montana’s next Governor.
Photo Credit: Dr. Al Olszewski for Governor
What is available for teachers and students during the school year. What resources are available for parents. And, how are things going out on the Campaign Trail.
Photo Credit: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
We are looking forward to having US Marshall Rod Ostermiller in the studio to give his first hand account of meeting with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the Meth Epidemic in Montana.
Integrated Weed Management (IWM) is an way to manage weeds utilizing multiple control tactics. According to IntegratedWeedManagement.org, “Herbicide application is the main weed control strategy used. Reliance on this one method has led to the development of herbicide-resistant weeds. There are a limited number of herbicides available to use and cases of herbicide resistance are rapidly increasing in the US. As a result, herbicides are in need of extra help to continue to ensure adequate weed control.”
Learn more as we take your calls and discuss weed control with Megan Hoyer, Yellowstone County Weed District and Gary Adams, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Photo Credit: Montana Weed Control Association
This is a unique opportunity to discuss the Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in Montana.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) are two of the largest granting entities within the U.S. Department of Justice. For the first time the directors of BJA and COPS will come to Montana to hear about the needs of rural law enforcement.
Our guests will be Phil Keith, Director of COPS and Matt M. Dummermuth, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
Photo Credit: US Department of Justice
We will be taking your calls as we talk with Congressman Gianforte on the various events he is attending over the weekend as well as what is currently happening in DC.
As her current reign comes to a close, we will speak to the current Miss Montana, Laura Haller, What has the past year meant to her and about being the first Miss Montana to receive the STEM scholarship from the National Miss America Pageant. We will also discuss the upcoming Miss Montana Pageant coming up in Glendive.
For more than 50 years, The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been America’s most important conservation program, responsible for protecting parks, trails, wildlife refuges and recreation areas at the federal, state and local level. LWCF does not use any taxpayer dollars – it is funded using a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas royalty payments.
In the past, Montana has received over $400 million in funding from LWCF. These funds have protected important lands in the Blackfoot Valley, on the Rocky Mountain Front, in the Greater Yellowstone region, and all over the state. LWCF funds have also been used to acquire key parcels that open up large areas of “land-locked” public land for hunting and fishing.
There is a lot of work that goes into maintaining our great State Parks. We will be taking your calls and talking with Coby Gierke, Executive Director about the Montana State Parks Foundation and how they support our State Parks, what projects they are currently working on, and how you can have an amazing “stay-cation” right here in Montana.
Photo Credit: Montana State Parks Foundation
The Problem: Industry (Oil & Manufacturing) has too much By-Product Water
Encore Green Environmental Solution: Clean the By-Product Water and use it to grow vegetation. If we do, then everyone wins!
Encore Green Environmental works with Landowners, Oil Companies, Manufacturing Plants, Government Regulators, Policy Makers, Environmentalists, and Concerned Citizens, we will be talking with them about their patent-pending methodology and it’s benefit to the Oil and Manufacturing Industries as well as the Agriculture Community and the Environment.
Join us as we talk with Medicare Specialist Bobbi Roberts. She will be answering your questions regarding Medicare and will be covering what you need to do to be prepared for the moment your are Medicare eligible.
Photo Credit: Roger L. Daniels Insurance
Charles Robison is the State Director for the Montana State office for USDA Rural Development. We will be taking your calls and discussing the connection between home-ownership and rural prosperity, the opportunities that are made possible after home-ownership is achieved. We will also highlight the 70th Anniversary of the Rural Housing Program.
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