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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    Scott Sales, President of the Montana State Senate

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    July 23, 2019

    State Senate President Scott Sales will join Voices of Montana in-studio to talk about the 2019 Montana legislative session. His 16 years as a state legislator will provide a good background for the discussion of politics and policies in Montana.

     

    Sales will also talk about his bid for the GOP nomination to run for Montana’s Secretary of State.

     

    Photo Credit: Montana Senate Website

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    Economic Development Tools to Encourage Growth and Opportunities for Montanans

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

    Economic development is vital to Montana. Where will your next job come from? Join Voices and our guest Steve Arveschoug, President of the Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA), to learn more about the tools communities and developers are relying on to encourage economic growth and opportunities for Montanans.
    (Photo credit: Big Sky Economic Development)

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    They Call it the "Silver Tsunami"

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

    As boomers increasingly elect to work well into their 60’s, will Montana businesses need to adjust? Patrick Barkey, Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) will discuss the impact of boomers in the workforce. Todd O’Hair, executive director of the Montana Chamber Foundation will also join Voices for the discussion.
    (Photo credit: Montana Chamber Foundation)

     

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    Greg Gianforte - the Weekly DC Update

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

    We will take your calls and speak with Greg Gianforte on what is going on in DC as well as the upcoming plans for the August Break. Topics include the Mueller Testimony, Robocalls, the Budget, and Fighting Fraud.

    A Montana tale: Dean Folkvord

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    July 26, 2019

    Join Voices of Montana for a story of hills and valleys, and, of course, wheat fields. Dean Folkvord, who with his family helped build one of Montana’s most recognizable businesses, Wheat Montana, will be in-studio to reflect on the challenges and rewards of a Montana farm family, and maybe give us a glimpse as to what’s next.
    (Photo credit: From Farm to Table, The Montana chamber of Commerce)

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Montana News Headlines

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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 …