Voices of Montana Podcasts

A Too-close Encounter Leads to Life-savers Made in Montana

A Too-close Encounter Leads to Life-savers Made in Montana

Do you think a too-close encounter with a grizzly bear would change your life? It did for former contractor Mark Matheny, who survived a bear attack in 1992. He used ...
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Take the Beaten Path

Take the Beaten Path

Have you been on the Beaten Path? It's one of Montana's most scenic hikes in the Beartooth Mountains. Seth Kroft, from Scheels, gets you loaded up and takes you on ...
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Beetle-killed Trees in the Helena National Forest Cause for Fire Concern

Beetle-killed Trees in the Helena National Forest Cause for Fire Concern

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? ...
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Grizzly Bear Recovery - the Science

Grizzly Bear Recovery – the Science

The endangered species recovery of the grizzly bear is a topic we continue to discuss, as it’s something that’s not settled – at all. We've been exploring the issue from ...
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Montana Leading the Way in Public Lands Policies

Montana Leading the Way in Public Lands Policies

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 ...
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Chronic Wasting Disease - Nip it in the Bud

Chronic Wasting Disease – Nip it in the Bud

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 ...
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A Night of Terror, a Lifetime of Change. The 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

A Night of Terror, a Lifetime of Change. The 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

80 million tons of rock fell from a Montana mountainside on Aug. 17, 1959 - that's enough fill to build a roadway from here to ..... ? Joanne Girvin, from ...
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MT FWP MEASURES TO FIGHT CWD

MT FWP MEASURES TO FIGHT CWD

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 ...
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60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEBGEN LAKE EARTHQUAKE

60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEBGEN LAKE EARTHQUAKE

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 ...
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Combating the Spread of Non-native and Invasive Plant Species

Combating the Spread of Non-native and Invasive Plant Species

Weeds. They are resilient, spread quickly, and put up a good fight. Thankfully, so do the good guys. Our series on fighting and preventing the spread of noxious weeds and ...
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A "Get to Know" with Joe Dooling, Candidate for Congress

A “Get to Know” with Joe Dooling, Candidate for Congress

He grew up in a ranching family near Dillon and continues that tradition ranching near Helena. Lewis and Clark County GOP Chairman Joe Dooling has thrown his hat in the ...
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Submersibles Deployed at Flathead Lake Lead to New Discoveries Down Deep

Submersibles Deployed at Flathead Lake Lead to New Discoveries Down Deep

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, ...
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June 20 - June 26
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    What you need to know about Medicare

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 20, 2019

    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

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    DC Update with Our Congressman

    9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    June 21, 2019

    There has been quite a bit happening in DC this week. We will get an update from Congressman Greg Gianforte on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as well as taking your calls.

    There has been some movement with the Keystone Pipeline...

    9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    June 21, 2019

    We will talk with Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association about what the recent 9th Circuit Ruling means and where the project goes from here.

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    Property Tax Assessment Alert

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 24, 2019

    Owners of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties should have received their notice of new values in the past week, revalues of  properties  occurs every two years. Values of most properties increase as the result of the reappraisal. The notice you receive shows those new values as well as the value of the property from the previous appraisal.

    Did you know that if you feel the new appraised value is incorrect, you have 30 days from the date on the notice to file an appeal. We will take your calls as we discuss the process with Bob Story, Executive Director of Montana Taxpayers Association.

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    Public input requested on how best to fund public lands

    9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    June 25, 2019

    Montana is facing a growing need to increase dedicated funding to better protect our way of life and help local communities respond.  The Montana Outdoor Heritage Project has launched a public outreach effort to gather Montanans’ ideas on whether and how to enhance funding for private and public lands conservation, wildlife management, and outdoor access and recreation. Montanans are invited to participate this summer by attending community conversations happening across the state and by taking a short survey found at www.montanaheritageproject.com.  The Montana Outdoor Heritage Project plans to release results and recommendations later this fall based on this public input.

    “Animal Welfare and What it Means to You: The Destruction of Animal Ownership through Deceptive Legislation”

    9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    June 25, 2019

    Montana Agri-Women (MAW) will host Mindy Patterson of the Cavalry Group in a public forum to promote understanding and truth about topics that affect each one of us. The realization that agriculture plays a vital role the economic, social and environmental progress of Montana is important to the future of our state and nation.

    Mindy Patterson is President and Co-Founder of The Cavalry Group, LLC, regularly advocating for and defending the constitutional and private property rights of law-abiding animal owners and animal-related businesses. Mindy specializes in working with animal related businesses, national animal associations, animal agriculture interests, and outdoor sportsmen, leading the charge in defending against the onslaught of anti-animal ownership ideology while challenging the infiltration of animal rights activism in government at the local, state and federal levels. To learn more about the Cavalry Group, https://www.thecavalrygroup.com

    Montana Agri-Women is a non-profit organization promoting a positive perception of agriculture and helping with the understanding of rural Montana issues to Legislators, regulators, consumers, and the general public. MAW is an affiliate of American Agri-Women, the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, united to communicate with one another and with other consumers to promote agriculture. AAW members have been advocating for agriculture since 1974.

     Photo Courtesy of MT Agri-Women

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    Joe Dooling Announces His Run For Congress

    9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    June 26, 2019

    On Voices of Montana this morning, Joe Dooling announced his bid for Montana’s lone seat in the House of Representatives. In this podcast you will learn what sets him apart from the other candidates.

    Photo Credit: Mark Larowe

    June is Home-ownership Month, we will talk to Charles Robison about the Rural Housing Programs available to Montanans

    9:15 AM-9:35 AM
    June 26, 2019

    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.

    What are the Pitfalls Regarding Renewed Efforts to Pass a Sales Tax....

    9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    June 26, 2019

    Dave Lewis, a 41-year State Budget Analyst and Former Legislator, will talk to Host Russ Fagg about his tenure working on the State Budget and his concerns regarding renewed efforts to get a Sales Tax in Montana.

    Photo Credit: Dave Lewis

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 …