David Turner, a retired forester and Mann Gulch guide joins Voices of Montana to tell the tale of the 1949 Mann Gulch fire in the Helena National Forest. The fire claimed the lives of thirteen smokejumpers from the the 10-year old Missoula Smokejumper base. Three firefighters survived. Their story forever changed the way the U.S. Forest Service fought fires. (Photo Credit: David Turner)
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
Representative Greg Gianforte took part in a nonprofit roundtable discussion in Helena Monday discussing what he could do to help them from his position in Congress. Gianforte was on Voices of Montana today. “To listen to the full Voices of Montana Podcast Click Here”
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 …