Home Ground 2017 Broadcast Schedule

December 5/ 10 Brad Snow

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD LEAD, WHAT COMES TO MIND?  PROBABLY NOT A POTENT EXAMPLE OF HOW POLITICS WORKS, HOW PAINFULLY WE LEARN, AND HOW WE TEND TO FORGOT THE HARD LESSONS OF HISTORY.
 

November 28/ December 3 Professor Gordon Brittan Two

OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DECLARES "ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL...", REFLECTING ENLIGHTENMENT PHILOSOPHY.  BUT WITH INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM, NEW PHILOSOPHIES EMERGE.  THEY EMPHASIZE OUR DIFFERENCES--RACE, ECONOMIC CLASS AND NATIONALISM.  DO THEY LEAD TO COLONIAL EMPIRES AND WAR--OR SIMPLY JUSTIFY THEM?
 

November 21/ 26 Professor Gordon Brittan Part One

FROM PLATO TO JOHN LOCKE, MORAL PHILOSOPHY GREATLY INFLUENCED THE FOUNDERS OF THE AMERICAN NATION.  PROFESSOR GORDON BRITTAN TELLS US HOW. 

 

November 14 KEMC/ 12 KUFM Helena Industries

HELENA INDUSTRIES HELPS DISABLED MONTANANS FIND JOBS AROUND THE STATE.  THEY DEPEND IN PART ON STATE FUNDING  AND UNLESS AGREEMENT IS REACHED ON  MONTANA'S BUDGET, SOME OF THEIR KEY PROGRAMS MAY DISAPPEAR. 

 

 

Nov 7 KEMC / Nov 19 KUFM John Cech

YOUNG MONTANANS HOPE FOR REWARDING, GOOD-PAYING JOBS, BUT WHAT DO THEY SEE?  RADICAL CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY AND A SHIFTING GLOBAL ECONOMY.  SO HOW CAN THEY PURSUE EDUCATION WITH CONFIDENCE?  IN PART BECAUSE OUR  UNIVERSITIES AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR  ARE NEW PARTNERS IN CREATING WORK-BASED LEARNING FOR LONG-TERM HIGH-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS.

 

 

October 31/ November 5 Wildfires

MONTANA AND MUCH OF THE WEST HAVE JUST ENDURED ONE OF THE WORST FIRE SEASONS IN DECADES.AFTER THE SMOKE! A HUGE QUESTION REMAINS HANGING IN THE AIR.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT??

 

 

October 24/ 29 Jim Robbins

BIRDS ARE ALL AROUND US--FLYING, WALKING, PERCHING, NESTING...THEIR SONG AND COLORS ENRICH OUR LIVES.  TO TOP IT OFF, THEY CAN DO STUNNING THINGS, FAR BEYOND HUMAN CAPABILIES.  JIM ROBBINS' BOOK TELLS US...

 

 

October 17/ 22 Efren Carrillo

AMERICANS  OVERWHELMINGLY AGREE THAT POLICE, LIKE  PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SHOULD BE LOCALLY, NOT  FEDERALLY- CONTROLLED. BUT THERE'S  A BIG EXCEPTION --5,000 NATIONAL POLICE WHO'VE ARRESTED MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE SO FAR THIS YEAR.

 

 

October 10/ 15 Peggy Dulany and Brian Ulring

MOST OF US ARE NOT AWARE OF IT, BUT THE BEEF YOU BUY IN THE STORE OR THE STEAK AT A FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN IT USED TO BE.  WHAT'S CHANGED?  YOU MAY BE SURPRISED!

 

 

October 3/ 8 Family Reunion

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD ‘IMMIGRANT’, WHAT COMES TO MIND?

THE "ALIENS" WHO’VE LEFT THEIR FAMILY AND RISKED CROSSING OUR BORDER TO EARN MONEY TO SEND BACK HOME?

PEOPLE WHO SETTLED AMERICA AND TOOK AWAY YOUR NATIVE ANCESTORS’ LAND?

OR  YOUR OWN  FAMILY WHO CAME TO START A NEW LIFE …

 

September 27/ October 1 Shelley Brown

FOR 42 YEARS SHE TAUGHT OUR KIDS, MAINLY KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE. SHE CARED FOR THEM AND THEY ENRICHED HER LIFE. AND YES, ALONG THE WAY SHE LEARNED WHAT IT TAKES TO HELP YOUNG MINDS FLOWER. MEET SHELLEY BROWN.

 

 

September 19/ 24 Last Best News-Crisp and Kemmick

LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE HAS BEEN HAMMERED BY CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION, STAFF CUT-BACKS AND MILLIONS OF READERS SWITCHING TO THE WEB. DOES IT MASTTER? IF SO, WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? MEET ED KEMMICK AND DAVID CRISP AND THE LAST BEST NEWS.

 

Sept 12/ 17 Melinda Reed

SHE HAD INTERESTING JOBS IN MANY COUNTRIES BEFORE COMING TO MONTANA. FOUR YEARS AGO, SHE BECAME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FRIENDSHIP CENTER, WHICH AIDS VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE. NOW SHE’S HEADING OVERSEAS AGAIN. WHAT HAS MELINDA REED LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?

 

 

September 5/ 10 Teller Wildlife Refuge

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO OPERATE A PRODUCTIVE 1,200-ACRE MONTANA FARM, PROVIDE FREE HUNTING AND FISHING ACCESS, ENHANCE WILDIFE HABITAT AND OFFER HANDS-ON EDUCATION TO LOCAL SCHOOL KIDS??

IF YOU’RE THE TELLER WILDLIFE REFUGE IN THE BITTERROOT, THE ANSWER’S YES.

 

August 29/ September 3 Irvin Roth

YOU’RE 14 YEARS OLD AND GET ON A TRAIN OF CATTLE CARS JAMMED WITH PEOPLE.  WHEN IT STOPS, YOU AND THE OTHER PASSENGERS ARE HERDED OUT.  YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT AUSCHWITZ, THE NAZI DEATH CAMP, ITS FACILITIES CAPABLE OF MURDERING 10,000 HUMAN BEINGS EACH DAY.  MEET IRVING ROTH.

 

August 22/ 27 Steve Paulson

THE WORD ‘CONSERVATIONIST’ CONSISTENTLY RATES HIGH IN PUBLIC OPINION POLLS, BUT THE LABEL ‘ENVIRONMENTALIST' DOES NOT.  YET STEVE PAULSON  SAYS STRAIGHT OUT HE’S AN ENVIRONMENTALIST.  WHY?

 

August 15/ 20 Whitney McMillan

FOR 20 YEARS YOU WERE CEO OF ’S LARGEST PRIVATELY-HELD COMPANY—CARGILL.   WHAT DID YOU LEARN ALONG THE WAY?

 

August 8/ 13 Class of “67”

IT'S 1967, AND YOU'RE GRADUATING ENNIS HIGH SCHOOL. PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS SHOT 4 YEARS AGO, AND VIETNAM WAR'S GOING FULL-BORE. NOW, LOOKING BACK ACROSS THAT HALF-CENTURY, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE WORLD?

 

August 1/ 5 Living Food Resource Center-McCormick

FOOD BANKS PROVIDE FREE FOOD TO THOSE WHO NEED IT. BUT WHY DO THEY NEED IT? FORMER CORPORATE EXECUTIVE MIKE MCCORMICK DECIDED TO FIND OUT. NOW THE LIVINGSTON FOOD BANK THAT HE MANAGES TRAINS CLIENTS TO BE CHEFS, HELPS THEM START BUSINESSES AND LINKS THEM UP WITH LIVING WAGES.

 

July 25/ 30 Great Plains Grazing

IN MONTANA’S GREAT PLAINS, THERE’S LESS THAN 12 INCHES OF RAIN A YEAR.  SOIL EROSION AND NON-NATIVE GRASSES ARE MAJOR THREATS.  AMAZINGLY, MAJOR CONSERVATION GROUPS AND CATTLEMEN AGREE: WELL-MANAGED GRAZING CAN HELP

 

July 18/ 23 Lon Reukauf

YOUR GRANDFATHER HOMESTEADED NEAR TERRY, MONTANA IN 1910. YOUR PARENTS TOOK OVER THE RANCH IN THE 50’S, YOU AND YOUR WIFE IN THE 80’S-- ONE OF ONLY 5 OF THE ORIGINAL 250 FAMILIES STILL HERE, YOU’VE JUST WON A NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GRAZING STEWARDSHIP AWA

 

July 4/ 9 Gavin Woltjer

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS UNIQUE--EVERYONE CAN GO THERE TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE. FOR CENTURIES, ITS BOOKS OPENED NEW WORLDS. AND WITH ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, LIBRARIES LET US COMMUNICATE WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBE. WHAT MORE COULD THEY POSSIBLY DO TO ENRICH OUR LIVES?? GAVIN WOLTJER, THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY, HAS SOME IDEAS!

 

June 27/ July 2 Matt Gibson

A COMBINATION OF CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION AND THE INTERNET HAVE MADE INDEPENDENT LOCAL NEWSPAPERS INTO AN ENDANGERED SPECIES. SO WHY WOULD SOMEONE GIVE 20 YEARS OF HIS LIFE TRYING TO BUILD ONE? MEET MATT GIBSON, OF THE MISSOULA INDEPENDENT.

 

June 20/ 25 Richard Aarstad

REMEMBER WORLD WAR I? TRENCH WARFARE, MACHINE GUNS BLAZING, TROOPS LEAPING FROM TRENCHES INTO BARBED WIRE... WE LIKELY DON'T RECALL THE CONFLICT ON THE HOME FRONT, THAT MONTANA SENT MORE TROOPS PER CAPITA THAN ANY STATE, OR THAT AT THE END OF THE WAR, THE MIDDLE EAST WAS CARVED UP BY THE WINNERS, INTERESTED IN OIL. HISTORIAN RICHARD AARSTAD REMEMBERS AND MORE

 

June 13/ 18 Charles Curtin

WE DEPEND FOR OUR LIVES ON CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, MINERALS, WOOD AND FERTILE SOIL.  IN USING THOSE PARTS OF OUR EARTH, WE IMPACT THE WHOLE. WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL, BUT HOW?  CHARLES CURTIN HAS SPENT 30 YEARS FOCUSED ON THAT VITAL QUESTION

 

June 6/ 11 Dr Kris Spanjian

WHEN YOU’RE WHEELED INTO THE HOSPITAL’S INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, YOU NEED THE BEST IN MEDICAL CARE.  WHAT ARE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING IT?   MEET’S DR. KRIS SPANJIAN.

 

May 30/ June 4 John Mumma

FACING STEEP CUTS IN THEIR BUDGET FOR EVERYTHING EXCEPT FIGHTING FIRES, CAN THE SERVICE DO THE JOB? FORMER REGIONAL FORESTER, JOHN MUMMA, HAS SOME THOUGHTS.

 

May 23/ 28 Carl Davis

ARCHEOLOGY, THE STUDY OF HUMAN HISTORY THE EXCAVATION OF SITES AND ANALYSIS OF ARTIFACTS, CAN TELL US A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF PAST AGES AND CULTURES, OUR ANCESTORS. CARL DAVIS KNOWS. HE'S BEEN AN ARCHEOLOGIST FOR 40 YEARS, AND IS A WIDELY PUBLISHED AUTHOR.

 

May 16/ 21 Suzy Avey

JOHN F. KENNEDY SAID, “ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY.” A HALF CENTURY LATER, A BRIGHT YOUNG MONTANAN WITH A MASTER'S DEGREE DECIDES TO GIVE A YEAR OF HER LIFE TO AMERI CORP/ VISTA. MEET SUZY AVEY.

 

May 9/ 7 Professor Steve Running

THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING. THERE IS THE SCIENCE, THE POLITICS, THE CONSEQUENCES, AND OUR CHOICES. HEAR WHAT NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AND UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA PROFESSOR STEVE RUNNING HAS TO SAY.


 

May 2/ 7 I.B.E.W.

A UNIQUE ELECTRICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM– A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNION AND CONTRACTORS--VIRTUALLY ASSURES AN INTERESTING JOB AT A VERY GOOD WAGE.

 

April 25/ 30 Lewis and Clark Jail

I'D DRIVEN PAST THE JAIL A THOUSAND TIMES, HEARD IT WAS OVER CROWDED, BUT NEVER GAVE A THOUGHT TO WHO WAS IN THERE. THEN I WENT INSIDE.

 

April 18/ 9 Miguel Fraga

IN DECEMBER, 2014, THE PRESIDENTS OF CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCED THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF MUTUAL ISOLATION, AND DIPLOMATS BEGAN TO TRAVEL FREELY IN BOTH COUNTRIES.  MEET MIGUEL FRAGA, FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CUBAN EMBASSY, WHO’S VISITING MONTANA.

 

April 11/ 16 Mike Cotter

MIKE COTTER SERVED MT AS UINTED STATES ATTORNEY FOR ALMOST 8 YEARS.  THENHE WAS SUDDENLY DISMISSED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

 

April 4 Bridger Healthcare

A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE HAS VOTED TO CUT SENIOR CARE BY $26 MILLION A YEAR.  WITH FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS THAT COMES TO MORE THAN $75 MILLION.  WHAT IMPACT WILL THAT HAVE?

 

March 28/19 The Blind

 

March 21/ 26 Senator Fred Thomas

REPUBLICANS CONTROL BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE. WHERE DOES THEIR PHILOSOPHY LEAD THEM ON KEY ISSUES?  HEAR WHAT SENATE MAJORITY LEADER FRED THOMAS HAS TO SAY.

 

March 14 April 23 Standing Rock

AN ARMY VETERAN, YOU HEAD FOR STANDING ROCK TO HELP THE TRIBE IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST THE OIL PIPELINE.  BUT BLIZZARDS TRAP YOU IN BISMARCK, A TORN AND ANGRY TOWN.

 

March 7/ 12 Karla Gray

WHY WERE FLAGS ACROSS MONTANA LOWERED WHEN KARLA GRAY DIED?.  BECAUSE SHE WAS EXTRAORDINARY.

 

February 28 March 5 Womens March

ON JANUARY 21, ALL ACROSS AMERICA, TWO AND A HALF MILLION CITIZENS JOINED THE WOMENS' MARCH. IN HELENA, ESTIMATES RAN TO 10,000 OR MORE WHO GATHERED IN THE COLD AND SNOW.  WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE CAME, AND WHY?

 

February 21/ 26 Mignon Waterman

FOR CENTURIES, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY IGNORED IN THE HISTORICAL RECORD.   ONLY IN RECENT TIMES HAS THIS PARTIALLY CHANGED.  BUT YOU CAN BE SURE:  WHEN MONTANA’S HISTORY OF THE LAST 40 YEARS IS WRITTEN, THE EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN COMMITMENT OF MIGNON WATERMAN WILL BE PART OF THE STORY.

 

February 14/19 Samir Bitar

YOU’VE LIVED IN MONTANA FOR 42 YEARS, ARE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND TEACH ARABIC LANGUAGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA.  AN INVITATION TO SPEAK IN DARBY SETS OFF A FIRESTORM. WHY?  BECAUSE YOU ARE A MUSLIM.  YOUR RELIGION IS ISLAM.

 

February 7/ 12 Zebra Mussel

WE OFTEN HEAR TALK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE RISK TO IT POSED BY HUMAN ACTIONS. OVER TIME, IT CAN SEEM LIKE A BROKEN RECORD. REALLY, WE THINK, IT CAN’T BE THAT BAD… THEN SOMETHING COMES ALONG THAT DRIVES HOME THE HARD TRUTH—THE LINKS OF LIFE ARE AT THE SAME TIME AMAZINGLY RESILIENT AND STUNNINGLY FRAGILE. THIS TIME IT’S THE ZEBRA MUSSEL, A MOLLUSK THAT IS USUALLY THE SIZE OF YOUR FINGERNAIL.

 

January 31/ February 5 Sex Trafficking

CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING CAN BE PREVENTED, AND STATE SENATOR TERRY GAUTHIER HAS A BILL TO DO JUST THAT.

 

January 24/29 Irving Roth

YOU’RE 14 YEARS OLD AND GET ON A TRAIN OF CATTLE CARS JAMMED WITH PEOPLE.  WHEN IT STOPS, YOU AND THE OTHER PASSENGERS ARE HERDED OUT.  YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT AUSCHWITZ, THE NAZI DEATH CAMP, ITS FACILITIES CAPABLE OF MURDERING 10,000 HUMAN BEINGS EACH DAY.  MEET IRVING ROTH.

 

January 17/ 22 M.F.C.N

THE LAST ELECTION SHOWED SHARP DIVISIONS IN OUR NATION.  BUT IN MONTANA, SOME FOLKS ARE WORKING WITH EACHOTHER TO EXPAND COMMON GROUND.  ONE EXAMPLE: THE NEWLY FORMED MONTANA FOREST COLLABORATION NETWORK.  

 

January 10/15 Judge Jim Reynolds

AMERICA’S GET-TOUGH ON-DRUGS POLICY MULTIPLIED PRISON POPULATIONS AND COST SO MUCH THAT ALMOST EVERYONE AGREED IT WAS SIMPLY TOO EXPENSIVE.  THEN SOMEONE CAME UP WITH IDEA OF DRUG COURTS.   MEET JUDGE JIM REYNOLDS

 

January 3/8 Jeremiah Johnson

VISUALIZE A DRUG ADDICT—WHAT IMAGES COME TO MIND?  INNER CITY AFTER DARK?  BACK ALLEY?   MONEY AND SMALL GES CHANGING HANDS.  LATER,  A NEEDLE IN AN ARM, THE PLUNGER COMING SLOWLY DOWN. THAT WAS AND REMAINS COMMON..  BUT THERE IS A LOT THAT’S NEW, AND IT’S NOT GOOD NEWS.  MEET A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN AND RECOVERING ADDICT ON HOME GROUND