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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 09 - June 15
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    The People's Compact

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

    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.

    To PROTECT the water rights of ALL MONTANANS and

    To MEND fences with our friends and neighbors

    Photo Courtesy of: http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/reserved-water-rights-compact-commission/approved-compacts

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    Dr Al Olszewski, State Senator, Former State Representative, and Candidate for Governor

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 11, 2019

    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.

    Photo Credit:  Dr. Al Olszewski for Governor

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    We will be catching up with Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen.

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 12, 2019

    What is available for teachers and students during the school year. What resources are available for parents. And, how are things going out on the Campaign Trail.

    Photo Credit: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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    Great things came out of the VP Visit, We will hear about it with US Marshall, Rod Ostermiller

    9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    June 13, 2019

    We are looking forward to having US  Marshall Rod Ostermiller in the studio to give his first hand account of meeting with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the Meth Epidemic in Montana.

    Why is weed control important and What are Integrated Weed Management Best Practices

    9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    June 13, 2019

    Integrated Weed Management (IWM) is an way to manage weeds utilizing multiple control tactics. According to IntegratedWeedManagement.org, “Herbicide application is the main weed control strategy used. Reliance on this one method has led to the development of herbicide-resistant weeds. There are a limited number of herbicides available to use and cases of herbicide resistance are rapidly increasing in the US. As a result, herbicides are in need of extra help to continue to ensure adequate weed control.”

    Learn more as we take your calls and discuss weed control with Megan Hoyer, Yellowstone County Weed District and Gary Adams, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Photo Credit: Montana Weed Control Association

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    Challenges Facing Rural Law Enforcement

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 14, 2019

    This is a unique opportunity to discuss the Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in Montana.

    The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) are two of the largest granting entities within the U.S. Department of Justice. For the first time the directors of BJA and COPS will come to Montana to hear about the needs of rural law enforcement.

    Our guests will be Phil Keith, Director of COPS and Matt M. Dummermuth, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

    Photo Credit: US Department of Justice

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  • 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 …