Sandra Day O’Connor: The former Supreme Court Justice discusses her rural upbringing,
discrimination she faced as a young woman lawyer, the need for a better appreciation of the Constituion, and the on-line American
Civics curriculum she is championing
Joe Sample has had an unusual life – from World War II intelligence officer to Montana media
pioneer. What has he learned along the way about life, citizenship, business and ethics?
Almost all of us say we support the Constitution, but few have read and discussed its provisions. Two University of MT law professors discuss the US and Montana
Constitutions, and their unique relationship with American
Bill McConnell of Bozeman makes bows, arrows and stone arrowheads – and teaches others at the PAST skills school.
No “macho man”, he combines a rare mix of confidence, humility and deep respect for our hunter-gatherer
Graduation Matters Montana: Nationally, one third of our high school students drop out. Montana’s Office
of Public Instruction is teaming up with local schools, businesses and communities to change that.
attitudes toward grizzly bears often
divide between love and hate. The truth is they are what they are, as are we. And when our species cross paths at close range,
sometimes things go wrong. Scott McMillion has written a book about that, and what we can learn from it.
We tend to think of
conservation as primarily involving government action. Yet the world of private conservation has exploded in the past 30 years. Bob Kiesling is one of its pioneers.
Leo Tolstoy said that
to write well, one needed “to look closer, to weigh one’s words, to tell the exact truth.” Indian author
Debra Magpie Earling meets that unforgiving
Deep Springs College: This 2-year school in the California desert combines 20 hours a week of ranch/farm work
with Classics education, and student self-governance. Fair to say, it’s different!
The history of Yellowstone: George Black’s book, Empire of Shadows, chronicles the stunning mixture of altruism and greed,
brutality and benevolence that led to the establishment of our nation’s greatest national park.
The Arrow Creek Fire: 60 mile-an-hour winds and 100-degree heat drove the forest fire toward the Dice family
ranch. And then town and country neighbors came – to fight to help them save it.
Nearly 40% of our electricity is generated
by coal. And big problems, too – carbon and toxic emissions. Cloud Peak
Energy’s Todd O’Hair discusses
coal, climate change and what has to happen to clean things up.
Women on the
Farm: Third generation
rancher/farmer Judy Tureck discusses
the tough and inspiring realities of women’s lives in the real world of Montana agriculture.
Makes the Winnett School Work? Since 1996, all but 2 high schoolers in this central Montana farming community has graduated. What
is going on and can it be replicated?
Ben Steele, the last Montana survivor of the Bataan Death
March, tells his stunning story.
Oil Shale: Labor and Child Sex Trafficking:
Deputy U.S. Attorney Peterson and FBI Agent Benitez discuss a tragic dark side of the North Dakota boom.
One Room Schoolhouses: Charlotte Caldwell discusses her book about Montana’s one room schoolhouses – and the bedrock
community commitment to education they reflected.