Voices of Montana Podcasts

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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How do You Take Your News?

How do You Take Your News?

What is your go-to news source? Do you trust any others? Is local news more reliable than the national media? The Greater Montana Foundation's 2019 News Media Preferences and Issues ...
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Feeling the Heat - Updating Wildfires and Summer Restrictions

Feeling the Heat – Updating Wildfires and Summer Restrictions

Did you know there were 58 new fire starts in the west this past weekend? Local volunteers and first responders are crucial in getting on top of those mostly lightening-caused ...
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US Congressman Greg Gianforte

US Congressman Greg Gianforte

Greg Gianforte joined us on the show for our weekly update ...
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  • 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.

  • 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.

     

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    July 16, 2019

    We will take your calls as we talk with Jon Conradi the Outreach Director for Connect Americans Now (CAN), a coalition dedicated to eliminating the digital divide that is holding rural America back.

  • 9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    July 16, 2019

    We will take your calls as we discuss the MSU Athletics 20-Year Master Plan. Unveiled in 2017, we will get an update from Athletic Director Leon Costello.

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  • 9:00 AM-9:35 AM
    July 17, 2019

    On April 5, 2019 Kathleen Williams announced her second run for Montana’s lone Congressional seat. With Congressman Greg Gianforte vacating the position to run for Montana Governor, some say she is the front runner. What do you say? Join in the conversation as we talk with her about her 2020 race and what is different this time around.

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  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    July 18, 2019

    Whether they come on the trailers or hulls of recreational boats, or from the water of an angler’s bait bucket, invasive species have found their way into Montana. But, what is there impact to Big Sky Country? We will take your calls as we discuss concerns and prevention measures with Bob Gibson, Education and Information Officer for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

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  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    July 19, 2019

    Join us live as we go broadcast from Daylis Stadium in Billings, the location of the Opening Ceremonies as well as the Track & Field competitions.

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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 …