Beetle-killed trees in the Helena National Forest are forcing fire managers to keep extra resources nearby as they fight the Horsefly fire. Will late August weather bring new fire restrictions? ... Click to Listen
Public lands policy is complicated. There are many groups with diverse and often competing interests vying for their agendas when it comes to establishing public lands policies. Approximately 30% of ... Click to Listen
Have you seen wildlife in Montana that look emaciated – scrawny, scraggy, acting abnormal? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected along the Hi-line, southeastern Montana, and an outbreak in ... Click to Listen
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 ... Click to Listen
Two privately-owned submersibles deployed by a science and education group at Flathead Lake are giving the scientists at the Flathead Lake Biological Station a glimpse of things unseen. Tom Bansak, ... Click to Listen
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.
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.
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.
Today on Voices of Montana Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association, was asked about the efficacy of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline now that President Donald Trump has issued a new permit to cross the Montana/Canadian Border. Hear Alan Olson’s response Listen to the Entire Show Here
Greg Gianforte called us live from the swamp to update us on the Mueller Report. Colstrip United Representatives discussed the “Save Colstrip Bill” Senator Tom Richmond (SD 28), and Senator Duane Ankney (SD 20) joined us. Click To Listen
Today, we heard Public Service Commissioner Roger Koopmans’ thoughts on Colstrip. The PSC, NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Legislature are working through some issues that revolve around Colstrip Power Plant. Click To Listen
We started with John Doran, VP of External affairs and Chief of Staff with Blue Cross Blue Shield as he gave us his ideas on Medicaid expansion. Also joining us on the show was Tom McGillvrey with the Montana State Senate and Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, who also spoke on …
The Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States is an agreement that was reached in 1964 to manage flood risk and hydropower. Canada was compensated in the agreement by receiving half of the value of the electricity generated from the Libby Dam. Eureka Senator Mike Cuffe was on …