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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July 08 - July 14
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    US Supreme Court to Hear Case on the Montana School Choice Tax Credit

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    July 8, 2019

    We will take your calls and speak with Jeff Laszloffy of the Montana Family Foundation regarding the US Supreme Court hearing a case about Montana School Choice Tax Credit Program.

    Ken Miller, Now What?

    9:35 AM-10:00 AM
    July 8, 2019

    The 2012 campaign finance allegations against Ken Miller have been fully dismissed with no wrongdoing found. We will talk to Ken about his current plans and the difficulty in overcoming the defamation of his character.

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

    9:00 AM-9:30 AM
    July 9, 2019

    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 is all about water as we take your questions and discuss the following topics:

     

    • Pick-Sloan water users are seeking help to prevent the US Bureau of Reclamation from raising power rates by 600% and beyond the Congressionally-mandated Pick-Sloan irrigation land owners’ ability to pay.
    • CSKT Water Compact

    USS Montana

    9:30 AM-9:48 AM
    July 9, 2019

    The Crew of the USS Montana spent a week touring Montana, we will learn about more about the experience and the Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine, SSN 794.  We will speak with Bill Whitsitt about how Montanans can support the crew and where they are in the construction process.

     

    Photo Credit: USS Montana Commissioning Committee

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

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

    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 from other states.

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

    9:00 AM-9:30 AM
    July 11, 2019

    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 will speak to the Institute’s Associate Director and Economist Dr. Jeremy Sage to discover the impact on the overall State Economy.

    The future of the Montana Republican Party

    9:30 AM-10:00 AM
    July 11, 2019

    At their annual convention, the Montana Republican Party elected Don ‘K’ Kaltschmidt to lead them. We will talk to Don about more than just the platform, but also where he envisions taking his party in the future.

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    Update from Congress with Greg Gianforte

    9:00 AM-9:20 AM
    July 12, 2019

    We will take your calls as we talk with Congressman Greg Gianforte about the current affairs of our nations capital.  He will update us on the National Defense Authorization Act, Malmstrom Air Force Base, the new Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) formula, and the Census.

    Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

    9:20 AM-10:00 AM
    July 12, 2019

    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 take your calls in our conversation with Lt. Governor Mike Cooney regarding the 2020 Census and the importance to our State

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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 …