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Shane Morigeau, Candidate for State Auditors Office

Shane Morigeau, Candidate for State Auditors Office

State Representative Shane Morigeau, who served as the House Minority Whip in the 2019 legislative session, recently announced his run for the State Auditors Office. We took your calls and discussed his plans to hold insurance companies accountable and lower health insurance rates. Photo Credit: https://leg.mt.gov/legislator-information/roster/individual/5154 ...
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Is the Famous Yellowstone Volcano Up To Something?

Is the Famous Yellowstone Volcano Up To Something?

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park has been putting on a show since early spring and is at near record pace for frequency of eruptions. Does the increased geyser activity make you wonder if the famous Yellowstone volcano is up to something? Is there any connection to the increased geyser ...
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

Could the census result in getting back our second Congressional Seat? How does the immigration debate impact the Census in Montana? Those questions and more as we took your calls in our conversation with Lt. Governor Mike Cooney regarding the 2020 Census and the importance to our State ...
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Update from Congress with Greg Gianforte

Update from Congress with Greg Gianforte

We took your calls as we talked with Congressman Greg Gianforte about the current affairs of our nations capital.  He updated us on the National Defense Authorization Act, Malmstrom Air Force Base, the new Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) formula, and the Census ...
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The future of the Montana Republican Party

The future of the Montana Republican Party

At their annual convention, the Montana Republican Party elected Don 'K' Kaltschmidt to lead them. We talked to Don about more than just the platform, but also where he envisions taking his party in the future ...
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Spending by Tourists is on the Rise, How Does That Mean for the State

Spending by Tourists is on the Rise, How Does That Mean for the State

A recently published report by University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Economists shows that the money spent by tourists rose in 2018 over  2017. We spoke to the Institute's Associate Director and Economist Dr. Jeremy Sage to discover the impact on the overall State Economy ...
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The best way to prevent the spread of weeds is to understand how they are spread y

The best way to prevent the spread of weeds is to understand how they are spread y

By participating in this conversation with Jesse Scott of the Carter County Weed District and Kellieann Morris with the Ravalli County Weed District, you will know the resources available so you too prevent the spread of weeds, report weed concerns, and what to be on the look out for weeds ...
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USS Montana

USS Montana

The Crew of the USS Montana spent a week touring Montana, we learned more about the experience and the Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine, SSN 794.  We spoke with Bill Whitsitt about how Montanans can support the crew and where they are in the construction process. Photo Credit: https://ussmontanacommittee.us/ ...
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Could the US Bureau of Reclamation raise power rates in Eastern MT by 600%… find out more

Could the US Bureau of Reclamation raise power rates in Eastern MT by 600%… find out more

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.  On today's show it was all about water as we took your questions and discuss the following topics: Pick-Sloan water users ...
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Ken Miller, Now What?

Ken Miller, Now What?

The 2012 campaign finance allegations against Ken Miller have been fully dismissed with no wrongdoing found. We talked to Ken about his current plans and the difficulty in overcoming the defamation of his character ...
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US Supreme Court to Hear Case on the Montana School Choice Tax Credit

US Supreme Court to Hear Case on the Montana School Choice Tax Credit

We took your calls and spoke with Jeff Laszloffy of the Montana Family Foundation regarding the US Supreme Court hearing a case about Montana School Choice Tax Credit Program ...
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AARP Fraud Watch Friday: Affinity Fraud

AARP Fraud Watch Friday: Affinity Fraud

All scams are offensive but affinity fraud is a particularly personal affront. Affinity fraud is a term for investment scams that prey upon members of specific groups, such as religious or ethnic communities, the elderly, or professional groups.  During this show we focused on scams that target Veterans and Native ...
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Joe Dooling

Joe Dooling

Joe Dooling announced his Candidacy for US Congress on Voices of Montana June 26th. But, we didn't have enough time to take your calls and take a deeper look into his Candidacy and what sets him apart from the other candidates running for Montana's Lone Congressional Seat. Tune in to ...
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What to expect with this Fire Season

What to expect with this Fire Season

In Montana we jokingly call summer "construction season". But what is not a joke and has become a season of its own... Fire Season. We spoke with John Monzie, Deputy Chief of the Montana DNRC  Fire Protection Bureau - Forestry Division. We took your calls and get the answers to ...
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Mission over Malmstrom

Mission over Malmstrom

We discussed a once-in-a-lifetime event, Mission Over Malmstrom, hosted by the 341st Missile Wing.  Learn about all of the fun activities and great showcase of our Military's might during this Malmstrom Air Force Base Open House July 13 & 14th. Photo Credit: http://malmstromopenhouse.com/ ...
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No Fake News in these Survey Results

No Fake News in these Survey Results

"Fake News" is bantered about constantly, in this show you will find out what local and national news sources are most trusted by Montanans. The results come from a survey commissioned by the Greater Montana Foundation and conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The ...
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Finding the balance of Children’s Rights, Parental Rights, and Judicial Needs in the Foster Care System

Finding the balance of Children’s Rights, Parental Rights, and Judicial Needs in the Foster Care System

Matt Furlong, Denise Johnson, and Dennis Lenz joined us to discuss the recent MT Supreme Court ruling which overturned a District Court Judge's Termination of Parental Rights in Yellowstone County. We  also discussed the work being done by the Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Legislative Committee on HJ ...
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Municipal Budget Constraints vs Public Safety

Municipal Budget Constraints vs Public Safety

Billings Mayor Bill Cole and Councilman Mike Yakawich discussed the constraints of the budget for municipalities vs the need for public safety. The City of Billings has been dipping into reserves to pay for the increase in crime for several budget cycles, we discussed what is being done to address ...
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    Is the Famous Yellowstone Volcano Up To Something?

    9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    July 15, 2019

    Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park has been putting on a show since early spring and is at near record pace for frequency of eruptions. Does the increased geyser activity make you wonder if the famous Yellowstone volcano is up to something? Is there any connection to the increased geyser activity in Yellowstone and the recent earthquakes in California? Put on your muddiest geo-thermal lab coat and join us as we talk with Dr. Jamie Farrell from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory about the inspiring and overwhelming power of Mother Nature.

    Representative Shane Morigeau, Candidate for State Auditor

    9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    July 15, 2019

    State Representative Shane Morigeau, who served as the House Minority Whip in the 2019 legislative session, recently announced his run for the State Auditors Office. We will take your calls and discuss his plans to hold insurance companies accountable and lower health insurance rates.

     

    Photo Credit: https://leg.mt.gov/legislator-information/roster/individual/5154

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    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 …

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