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June 4/9 American Prairie Reserve #2

THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE RESERVE PLANS TO DEVELOP 3.5 MILLION ACRES INTO A NATURE RESERVE IN EASTERN MONTANA. SOME RANCHERS IN THE AREA OPPOSE THE IDEA, FEELING IT IS THREAT TO THEIR WAY OF LIFE.


May 28/ June 2 Mark Brooke

THE DEBATE ABOUT POTENTIAL POLLUTION FROM FUTURE HARD-ROCK MINING CAN OBSCURE WHAT’S STILL OUT THERE AND WHO’S PAYING FOR THE CLEAN UP.  WATER ENGINEER MARK BROOKE KNOWS.


May 21/26 Larry Lahren

THINGS CHANGE:  50 YEARS AGO, NO INTERNET OR CELL PHONES.  100, YEARS, NO ANTIBIOTICS OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.  200, NOTHING MOVED FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF A HORSE. HOW ABOUT 9/11,000 YEARS AGO??? ARCHEOLOGIST LARRY LAHREN TELLS US.


May 14/19 Marc Johnson

FOR 40 YEARS, BURTON K. WHEELER WIELDED GREAT POWER IN MONTANA AND WASHINGTON D.C.  A MAN OF COURAGE AND CONTRADICTIONS, HE STOOD UP TO COPPER KINGS BUT WAS FOOLED BY HITLER.  MARC JOHNSON’S  POTENT NEW BIOGRAPHY TELLS THE STORY

May 7/ 19 Mt. Climate Assessment

CLIMATE CHANGE IS SO VAST IN SCALE IT’S HARD TO GET OUR HEADS AROUND.  WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT IF WE HAD, SAY, A DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF WHAT IT’S DONE IN MONTANA SO FAR, AND WHAT’S LIKELY HEADED OUR WAY?  WELL, WE DO!  MEET MSU PROFESSOR CATHY WHITLOCK, LEAD AUTHOR OF THE MONTANA CLIMATE ASSESSMENT.

April 30/ May 12 Mike Halligan

AT AGE 19, HE LED A COMBAT PLATOON IN VIETNAM.  AFTER COLLEGE AND LAW SCHOOL, HE SERVED IN THE MONTANA SENATE AND SINCE 2002 HE’S WORKED AS DIRECTOR FOR A LEADING CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.  WHAT HAS HE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?  MEET MIKE HALLIGAN.


April 23/ May 5 Frank Fromherz

MONTANA BORN AND RAISED, RAYMOND HUNTHAUSEN SURPRISED SOME WHEN HE CHOSE THE PRIESTHOOD.  AS SEATTLE ARCHBISHOP, HE SURPRISED MANY MORE WITH HIS VOCAL  OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS.  FRANK FROMHERZ HAS WRITTEN A POWERFUL NEW BIOGRAPHY ABOUT THIS EXTRAORDINARY MAN.


April 16/ 21 Bryce Andrews

CAN THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SINGLE BEAR HELP US LEARN ABOUT HUMAN USE OF THE LAND, HABITAT FRAGMENTATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE? READ “DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN” TO FIND OUT.


April 7/9 Gannon's Antiques And Art Center

THE PASSING OF ANTIQUES—OUR TREASURES OF THE PAST, TO A NEW GENERATION IS GREATLY ENHANCED BY – YES – THE INTERNET!


April 2/28 Jim Russell

CAN YOU NAME A 19TH CENTURY TECHNOLOGY WHICH A) CHANGED THE COURSE OF AMERICAN HISTORY B) REMAINS THE MOST EFFICIENT FOR ITS PURPOSE AND C) CANNOT BE OPERATED AS WELL BY A COMPUTER  AS BY A HUMAN BEING??


Mar 26/31 Bill Bryan

FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS, YOU’VE HELPED TO START OR BUILD CAPACITY OF MORE THAN 20 MONTANA NON-PROFITS,  YOUR MAIN FOCUS BEING THE INTER-CONNECTION OF ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT,  AND THE DIVIDE BETWEEN URBAN AND RURAL AMERICANS.  WHY??  BILL  BRYAN TELLS US.

Mar 19/24 Chef School

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM AND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH IT WAS RAISED OR GROWN.  IN RESPONSE, FARMERS AND RANCHERS ARE TELLING THEM.  BUT HOW DO WE KNOW THE CLAIMS ARE TRUE?

Mar 12/17 Women in AG

WHEN WE THINK OF RANCHERS AND FARMERS, WE TEND TO THINK OF MEN.  BUT WE’RE ONLY HALF RIGHT.  THE OTHER HALF ARE WOMEN.  AND AS IN MANY AREAS OF NATIONAL LIFE, THEY ARE STEPPING TO THE FRONT.

Mar 5/10 Holly Luck Encore

OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE ALWAYS IN THE NEWS AND WANT  TO KNOW THEY’RE GETTING THINGS DONE.  BUT NO-ONE MENTIONS THAT THE FOLKS WHO USUALLY MAKE THINGS HAPPEN ARE THE HIGHLY SKILLED MEMBERS OF THEIR STAFF. FOR 32 YEARS HOLLY LUCK WAS ONE OF THE VERY BEST.


Feb 26/ Mar 3 Climate Change

CLIMATE CHANGE IS A GLOBAL ISSUE WITH HUGE ECONOMIC INTERESTS IN PLAY, WHICH TRANSLATES INTO HEAVY PRESSURE ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO THEIR BIDDING.  SO WHAT CHANCE DO REGULAR CITIZENS HAVE TO IMPACT OUR NATION'S CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY?  MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.


Feb 19/24 Mock Trial

YOU’RE IN HIGH SCHOOL  AND HEAR ABOUT SOMETHING DIFFERENT:  YOU AND CLASSMATES WILL BE COACHED BY REAL LAWYERS TO PRETEND YOU ARE TRYING A CASE BEFORE A REAL JUDGE.  YOU TRY IT AND--GUESS WHAT—IT’S REALLY FUN!


Feb 12/17 Sean Logan

SEAN LOGAN SPENT 20 YEARS AS A CITY FIREFIGHTER AND CHIEF OF HELENA'S FIRE DEPARTMENT.  YOU'LL BE SURPRISED BY WHAT HE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY.


Feb 5/10 Medicaid Expansion

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST DECISION FACING THE  LEGISLATURE IS WHETHER TO CONTINUE MEDICAID EXPANSION—WHICH 100,000 MONTANANS HAVE ENROLLED IN DURING THE PAST 4 YEARS.  GET THE FACTS—ON HOME GROUND. 


Jan 29 / Feb 3 Dan Edelman

M.S.U. HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS.  CAN ITS NEW CHANCELLOR, THE 5TH IN 6 YEARS,   FIX THEM?

January 22/27  HOPA MOUNTAIN

RURAL POVERTY IS OFTEN OUT OF SIGHT. BUT IT'S FULLY REAL. HOPA MOUNTAIN EMPOWERS THOSE AFFLICTED TO HELP THEM SOLVE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS


January 15/20 MAYOR FREEMAN-WILSON

MONTANA AND GARY, INDIANA HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON: HIGH LEVELS OF POVERTY AND ELECTED LEADERS TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.


January 8/13 PROFESSOR WADED CRUZADO, President, M.S.U.

MSU BOZEMAN  ACTIVELY HELPS STUDENTS WHO WANT TO ATTEND BUT ARE SUB-PAR IN ENGLISH AND MATH SKILLS.  WHY?


January 1/6 FUNDERS FOR MONTANA'S CHILDREN

RESEARCH MAKES CLEAR THAT A CHILD’S FIRST THREE YEARS ARE PIVOTAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLIGENCE AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH.  SO 6 CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS HAVE TEAMED UP TO HELP COMMUNITIES DO RIGHT BY OUR KIDS.