Upcoming VOM Shows

Montana’s Statewide Radio Talk Show …Since 1998

Read the below calendar to see what is coming up on Voices of Montana.


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  • 9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    May 1, 2019

    MSUB will be on the show to talk about their upcoming tour of Eastern Montana and to talk about their Golden Graduates Program.

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 1, 2019

    We will have Bob Story, Executive Director of the Montana Taxpayers Association on the show to talk about the Legislative Session from a Taxpayers prospective. We will cover Revenue Increases, revenue Reductions, and Spending for the coming Biennium.

    We look forward to taking your calls as we go live with Bob.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 2, 2019

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Gianforte serves on the communications and technology subcommittee which held a hearing centered on “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls.” He will talk about the hearing and give us an update on what is happening in DC.

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 2, 2019

    An April 9th ruling by a Montana judge stated that the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation failed to adequately consider the potential impact of the Rock Creek mine’s groundwater pumping on streams in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. We will be getting an update on where the mine currently stands and if there is an impact to the Exploration Phase

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    May 3, 2019

    Con artists are posing as Federal Trade Commission workers and calling people about the Do Not Call registry… Find out what you can do to combat these calls.

    You get a phone call, you look at the caller ID, You don’t recognize the call – but maybe you should answer it anyway because it is a Montana phone number after all. Find out what is being done to take care of these annoying calls.

    We will talk with AARP Fraud Watch Expert Al Ward and answering any questions you might have.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    May 3, 2019

    Public Service Commissioner Tony O’Donnell will be catching us up on PSC Business. He will also give us his viewpoint on Colstrip. Be sure to have your questions ready.

    Tony O’Donnell was elected to District 2 of the Montana public service Commission in November 2016. His district encompasses most of South West Montana, including: Yellowstone, Carbon, Big Horn, Treasure, Rosebud, Powder River, Custer, Prairie, Fallon, and Carter counties.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 7, 2019

    Most people have heard about the Libby Asbestos Superfund site, but most have not heard about the Water Contamination Superfund Site.  We will be speaking with Stan Christensen, the Remedial Section Chief with EPA Superfund and Emergency Response Division about both sites.

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    May 8, 2019

    We will speak with Paddy Fleming, The Director of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Center and how they can potentially help your business grow and prosper.

    Paddy has over 27 years of experience in leading, managing and improving manufacturing businesses.  He is the past Vice Chair of Montana’s District Export Council and was named the 2015 Montana Manufacturing Advocate of the Year by the Montana Manufacturing Association.  Prior to joining MMEC, he held numerous top level engineering and management positions in the paper, aluminum and machinery industries for such companies as International Paper, Tenneco, BW Paper Systems and Timberline Tool.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    May 8, 2019

    We will be getting beyond the headlines in talking about Senate Bill 239, currently awaiting the Governor’s signature.
    We will talk with Geoff Feiss, Executive Director of the MT Telecommunications Association about how providing a moratorium on property taxes for new broadband fiber and cable will benefit the expansion of new coverage in the state.

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  • 9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    May 9, 2019

    This week Congressman Greg Gianforte will discuss the bipartisan bill he introduced with Cheri Bustos of Illinois called the “Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act”
    We will also take any questions you have for the Congressman

  • 9:20 AM-9:35 AM
    May 9, 2019

    We will speak with Dustin Frost, the Region 8 Director for the Veterans Business Outreach Centers. The program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    May 9, 2019

    The Small Business Administration does more than guarantee loans, they can help your business before you even open the doors, assist in day to day operations, and help in expanding an already existing business. Find out all about of their programs and ask your questions of Brent E. Donnelly, the Montana Deputy District Director for the US Small Business Administration

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 10, 2019

    This year, Bowen Greenwood was sworn in as the first new Clerk of the Supreme Court in 30 years. we will touch base with Bowen on how the first 5 months in office has gone and what plans he has for his role into the future.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 13, 2019

    Surviving an active shooter incident might seem unbelievable for many people. But not for those who are mentally prepared and have sharpened their wits for just such an event. That is the belief and mission of Patrick Hoy; to help people keep from being victimized by an armed killer whose only goal is to vent his maniacal rage through the violent deaths of many innocent people before taking his own life.

    We will also have Dr. Eric Arzubi with Billings Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Arzubi will talk about the mental health and characteristics to be aware of.

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  • 9:00 AM
    May 14, 2019

    Join Taylor Brown as he talks to the experts on how to deal with obnoxious weeds. It doesn’t matter if you have a small garden, a yard, or a large operation. This show is for you.

    One of our guests will be Becky Kington who has been the Executive Director of the Montana Weed Control Association since 2000 and the Current President of the Association Dale Butori

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    May 15, 2019

    Attorney Jim Brown will give his unique perspective on how the legislative session turned out. He will also be making a special announcement during the show.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    May 15, 2019

    Beyond the Headlines: State Auditor Matt Rosendale will be on the show to talk about the Legislative Session and how the bills that Governor Bullock has vetoed will impact Montanans.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 16, 2019

    Coming up this Thursday on Voices of Montana, Colter Brown has an exciting show talking about industrial hemp. With grain prices the lowest they’ve been in several years, hemp has become an interesting opportunity for Montana farmers. We’re going to be joined by Conrad farmer Colby Johnson who’s been growing hemp from years and will tell us about the challenges and the opportunity this new crop presents.

    Senator Steve Daines will also  talk with us about hemp being removed from the controlled substances list as well as the challenges producers have had this year getting seed out of Canada.

    Lastly, Montana Department of Agriculture Director Ben Thomas will join us on the phone from Washington where he’s talking with both the house and senate ag committees about Montana’s hemp program.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 17, 2019

    We are taking the show on the road to the Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City. If your in the area, stop by the new Ag Advancement Center (across the road from the Miles City Livestock Commission) We will be talking with

    • Stacy Klippenstein, Miles Community College President
    • Wally Badgett, MCC Equine Science Teacher
    • John Laney, Miles City Chamber of Commerce Executive
    • Haven Meged, PRCA Tie-Down roper from Miles City, On the top 50 Rookies to watch, No. 6 Man in the world
    • Fred Wacker, MT Stockgrowers to talk about China Export Tariffs impact on the Stockgrowers/Chinese Beef Export Agreement

     

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  • 9:29 AM-10:00 AM
    May 20, 2019

    As the United States Marshal for the state of Montana, Ostermiller oversees all operational and administrative activities to include but not limited to; judicial security, fugitive operations, tactical operations, prisoner operations, asset forfeiture, financial management, and a number of other mission related functions.
    By listening, you will learn what is the biggest cause of crime in Montana as well as what you can do to help the US Marshall’s Office.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 21, 2019

    Discover the Long Term Solutions for the Health and Well-being of our Children as we talk with folks from the Lewis and Clark County Mental Health Local Advisory Council, Elevate Montana, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Our Guests are:
    Tina Eblen – Interim Director Child Wise Institute
    Jess Hegstrom -Suicide Prevention Health Educator at Lewis and Clark Public Health
    Matt Furlong – Vice Chair for Lewis and Clark County Mental Health Local Advisory Council

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  • 9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    May 22, 2019

    We will have Senator Daines on the show to discuss what he is currently working on and what is coming up.

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 22, 2019

    Discover new opportunities for your business!! MT PTAC has invited over 30 federal, state, and local government agencies to participate in our annual “GovMatch” event. The event is designed to facilitate introductions between business owners and government buyers for the purpose of discussing future government contracting opportunities. Business owners will be able to visit with various government buyers to discuss their company’s products or services, learn how different agencies do business and find out about upcoming projects.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 23, 2019

    Senator Tester and Colter talk about Japan, current conditions, hemp, and his bill that would impose a moratorium on large agricultural mergers for 18 months.

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 23, 2019

    This joint SBA/USDA office approach is the first of its kind in the nation, and will serve as a model for future cooperative federal government agency arrangements in the country. But, what does it mean for Montanan’s? Find out by listening in.

     

     

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  • 9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    May 24, 2019

    Greg will join us and give us an update on what is going on in DC and what he will be up to traveling around the state next week

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 24, 2019

    For those of you that listen regularly, Drew has been on our show in the past and always gives a different perspective on what is going on in DC. We will  be taking your questions and discuss the following topics:

    • Impeachment
    • Passage of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
    • Federal Budget
    • US Forest Service Priorities and funding
    • Lack of civility in politics – death of bipartisanship
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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 28, 2019

    The REAL Montana leadership training program is seeking applicants for Class Four!  The goal of REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership) is to build a network of informed and engaged leaders for the natural resource industries in Montana. The deadline to apply for Class Four is May 31.

    Tara Becken, the Program Director for REAL Montana is our guest, to discuss the 18-month program that features eight in-state seminars; a five-day national study tour in Washington D.C.; and a twelve-day trip to an international location.

    Complete program information and application instructions are available at www.realmontana.org

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    May 29, 2019

    During his first year, at the helm of MSU-Billings, Dan Edelman has some major accomplishments. Including expanding Veterans Services. We will talk about all of these and much more.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    May 29, 2019

    Taylor Brown will be taking your calls as we interview Austin Knudson, 2020 candidate for Montana Attorney General.  Austin is a fifth generation Montanan, Roosevelt County Attorney and former two-time Speaker of the House. This is an opportunity to find out more about Austin and what sets him apart from the other candidates.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 23, 2019

    Senator Tester and Colter talk about Japan, current conditions, hemp, and his bill that would impose a moratorium on large agricultural mergers for 18 months.

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 23, 2019

    This joint SBA/USDA office approach is the first of its kind in the nation, and will serve as a model for future cooperative federal government agency arrangements in the country. But, what does it mean for Montanan’s? Find out by listening in.

     

     

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  • 9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    May 24, 2019

    Greg will join us and give us an update on what is going on in DC and what he will be up to traveling around the state next week

  • 9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    May 24, 2019

    For those of you that listen regularly, Drew has been on our show in the past and always gives a different perspective on what is going on in DC. We will  be taking your questions and discuss the following topics:

    • Impeachment
    • Passage of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
    • Federal Budget
    • US Forest Service Priorities and funding
    • Lack of civility in politics – death of bipartisanship
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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    May 28, 2019

    The REAL Montana leadership training program is seeking applicants for Class Four!  The goal of REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership) is to build a network of informed and engaged leaders for the natural resource industries in Montana. The deadline to apply for Class Four is May 31.

    Tara Becken, the Program Director for REAL Montana is our guest, to discuss the 18-month program that features eight in-state seminars; a five-day national study tour in Washington D.C.; and a twelve-day trip to an international location.

    Complete program information and application instructions are available at www.realmontana.org

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    May 29, 2019

    During his first year, at the helm of MSU-Billings, Dan Edelman has some major accomplishments. Including expanding Veterans Services. We will talk about all of these and much more.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    May 29, 2019

    Taylor Brown will be taking your calls as we interview Austin Knudson, 2020 candidate for Montana Attorney General.  Austin is a fifth generation Montanan, Roosevelt County Attorney and former two-time Speaker of the House. This is an opportunity to find out more about Austin and what sets him apart from the other candidates.

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Montana News Headlines

On Voices of Montana

  • Petroleum Association on President Trump’s Keystone Permit

    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
  • Save Colstrip and the Mueller Report

    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
  • Working through issues on Colstrip Power Plant

    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      
  • Does the state of Montana really need to expand Medicaid Insurance?

    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

    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 …