Home Ground 2016 Broadcast Schedule

Novemeber 29/ Dec 4

MASTERLUBE

YOU’RE RECENTLY OUT OF SCHOOL, NEED AN ENTRY LEVEL JOB AND GET ONE WITH A LUBE SHOP.  YOU EXPECT FAIR WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS.  WHAT YOU DON’T EXPECT IS HELP WITH YOUR FUTURE—, SETTING GOALS, HOUSING, OR HIGHER EDUCATION.  BUT YOU GET THAT—AND MORE, AT MASTER LUBE.

 

November 22/27

JIM WEBER

 

November15/20

MONTANA WOMEN’S LIVES

FOR CENTURIES HISTORY HAS BEEN WRITTEN THROUGH MEN’S EYES.  SO WE DON’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT WHAT WOMEN HAVE DONE.  A WELCOME EXCEPTION IS A TERRIFIC NEW BOOK.  “BEYOND SCHOOLMARMS AND MADAMES”  TELLS  WHAT MONTANA’S WOMEN DID TO BUILD OUR STATE.

 

November 8/13

KIPP MCGUIRE

RIGHT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL YOU JOIN THE MARINE CORPS AND SERVE IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.  YOUR TOUR OF DUTY OVER, YOU GET A COLLEGE DEGREE, WORK AS A BOUNCER AND CONGRESSIONAL AIDE.  NOW YOU’RE PURSUING A GRADUATE DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. WHY?  MEET KIPP McGUIRE

 

November 1/6

CLIMATE BIKERS

YOU ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS—BUT WHAT CAN YOU POSSIBLY DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?  WELL--JOIN WITH FIREND AND BICYCLE 3,000MILES FROM SEATTLE TO D.C.—STOPPING IN TOWNS TO TALK TO YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS.

 

October 25/30

RAY KUNTZ

FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS RAY KUNTZ HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN COMMERCIAL TRUCKING.  HE BUILT A NATIONAL COMPANY OPERATING FROM MONTANA, AND WORKED FOR DRIVER SAFETY AND MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN EXHAUST POLLUTION.  AND AS A CITIZEN, HE’S STAYED ENGAGED ON ISSUES RANGING FROM REDUCING ROADSIDE FATALITIES TO FIGHTING MENTAL ILLNESS.

 

October 18/23

BEN STEELE TRIBUTE

EARLY THIS MONTH FLAGS ACROSS MONTANA WERE FLOWN AT HALF-MAST TO HONOR WORLD WAR II VETERAN BEN STEELE.  WE INTERVIEWED BEN SEVERAL YEARS AGO.  WHAT HE HAD TO SAY IS VERY MUCH WORTH HEARING AGAIN.

 

October11

BOB ANDERSON

YOU SENSED YOU HAD LEADERSHIP ABILITY AS A CHILD.  WORLD WAR II GAVE YOU A CHANCE TO DEMONSTRATE IT.  AFTERWARD, AN ACTIVE FAMILY LIFE AND LAW PRACTICE.  NOW 92, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?  MEET BOB ANDERSON. 

 

October4/9

DIRK SANDEFUR

THERE IS A CONTESTED ELECTION FOR THE SEAT OF JUSTICE OF THE MONTANA SUPREME COURT.   DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DIRK SANDEFUR IS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES. 

 

September 27/ October 2

KRISTEN JURAS

THIS YEAR THEY’RE TWO CANDIDATES FOR A SEAT ON THE MONTANA SUPREME COURT.   KRISTEN JURAS, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA LAW SCHOOL, IS ONE.

 

September 20/25

MAJOR GENE PRENDERGAST

WHAT IS THE OLDEST BRANCH OF THE U.S. MILITARY?  THE ARMY?  THE NAVY?  NO, IT’S THE NATIONAL GUARD FOUNDED 1636, 140 YEARS BEFORE OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.  ADJUTANT GENERAL GENE PRENDERGAST KNOWS THAT.  HE SERVED IN THE MONTANA GUARD FOR 47 YEARS.  IT IS A CAREER MARKED BY INNOVATION, COMMITMENT, AND CREATIVITY.

 

September 13/18

DAN VERMILLION

THE GRIZZLY BEAR IS MONTANA’S STATE MAMMAL – FAMOUS FOR ITS SIZE, STRENGTH AND INTELLIGENCE.GRIZZLIES HAVE BEEN HUNTED FOR CENTURIES—BY FIRST PEOPLES TO OBTAIN MYTHIC POWER; AND FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO PROTECT LIVESTOCK.  MARKET HUNTERS EXTERMINATED THE GREAT BEAR FOR ITS FUR.  WITH THE GRIZZLY OFF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST, SHOULD MONTANA ALLOW TROPHY HUNTING?

 

September 6/11

SAMANTHA ROBISON

VISUAL ART TENDS TO BE VIEWED AS AN ACTIVITY FOCUSED ON PRIVATE PLEASURE , NOT PUBLIC DIALOGUE.  BUT IN PARTS OF THE WORLD WRACKED BY VIOLENCE—LIKE SYRIA AND PALESTINE, PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS PUBLIC PLACES CAN STIMULATE HEALING COMMUITY DIALOGUE.  SAMANTHA ROBISON KNOWS.  MEET HER ON HOME GROUND.

 

August 30/ Sept 4

KYRGYZSTAN

GLOBAL NEWS BRINGS US A GLOBAL MESS—WAR, POVERTY, MASS MIGRATIONS, ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE.

IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU WONDER IF THERE ANY PEOPLE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS, INSTEAD OF FIGHTS. YES, THERE ARE.  MEET TWO OF THEM—ELLEN BUSH FROM MONTANA, AND KNISH SAINAZAROV, FROM, YOU GUESSED IT--- KYRGISTAN!

 

August 23/28 

STRIKE TEAM

INNOVATION' IS NOT A WORD COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE US FOREST SERVICE.BUT WITH SEVERE STAFF REDUCTIONS AND ITS BUDGET BLED BY FIGHTING INCREASINGLY INTENSE FOREST FIRES, INNOVATION IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING.

 

August 16/21

SCOTUS

August 9/ 14

DEQ

IF I WERE ASKED JUST WHAT MONTANA’S DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DOES, MY ANSWER WOULD BE….. WELL… UGH… IT MUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.  DEQ’S PAUL LaVIGNE AND AUTUMN COLEMAN AND ROB ROBERTS OF TROUT UNLIMITED ARE ABOUT TO TELLUS.

 

August 2/ 7

PENELOPE PIERCE

PENELOPE PIERCE IS A LAWYER, AND HAS WORKED IN LAND AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN WYOMING, COSTA RICA, CANADA AND MONTANA. NOW SHE’S DIRECTOR OF THE GALLATIN VALLEY LAND TRUST.  WHAT HAS SHE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?

 

July 26/ 31

SARAH CALHOUN.

YOU’RE A WOMAN WHO WORKED IN THE WOODS AND COULDN’T FIND CLOTHES THAT FIT—THEY WERE ALL MADE FOR MEN. SO YOU DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT—AND FOUNDED RED ANTS PANTS IN WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS.  MEET SARAH CALHOUN.

 

July 19/24

BOB REAM #2

LAST WEEK WE TALKED WITH RETIRED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND LONG-TIME LEGISLATOR BOB REAM ABOUT WHAT IT TOOK TO GET STUDENTS ENGAGED IN THE REAL WORLD.  NOW WE’LL HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT MAKING POLITICS WORK.

 

July 12/17

BOB REAM #1

IF YOU ARE LUCKY IN LIFE, AND/OR DETERMINED, YOU GET TO CHOOSE HOW YOU USE YOUR TIME.  LOOKING BACK, SOME CAREERS STAND OUT.  UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, FISH AND GAME COMMISSIONER AND STATE LEGISLATOR BOB REAM’S IS ONE

 

 July 5/ 10

CARY HEGREBERG

WHEN YOU THINK OF A CONTRACTOR, WHAT COMES TO MIND?SOMEONE BUILDING THE HOUSE DOWN THE STREET?  WHAT YOU MAY NOT THINK OF IS THE BIG, COMPLICATED STUFF— UTILITIES, ROADS, SEWERS, WATER PROJECTS, COLLEGE CAMPUSES.  CARY HEGREBERG KNOWS:   HE’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MONTANA CONTRACTOR’S ASSOCIATION

 

June 28/ July 3

SAGE GROUSE

THE SAGE GROUSE RANGES ACROSS MILLIONS OF ACRES IN THE ARID WEST, NUMBERING IN THE TENS OF MILLIONS, BEFORE THEIR POPULATION CRASHED.  WITH THE FEDS CONSIDERING LISTING THE BIRD AS ENDANGERED, THE GOVERNOR APPOINTED TRADITIONAL OPPONENTS-- OIL AND GAS, AGRICULTURE, AND CONSERVATIONISTS—TO WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE THE BIRD.

 

June 21/26

CHUCK JOHNSON

THE FOUNDERS OF OUR NATION PLACED A GREAT DEAL OF TRUST IN THE ROLE OF A FREE PRESS AS THE KEY TO MAINTAINING INFORMED PUBLIC OPINION.   CHUCK JOHNSON, A PROFESSIONAL NEWSPAPER REPORTER FOR 44 YEARS, IS IN A GOOD POSITION TO SAY HOW WE’RE DOING

 

June 14/19

R.KNUTE OLD CROW

YOU GREW UP ON THE CROW RESERVATION, WANTING TO BE AN ARCHITECT.  BUT HARDSHIP INTERVENED AND YOU BECAME A WELDER.  NOW SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, YOU'RE LOOKING TO BREAK THE TRIBAL ECONOMY'S CYCLE OF POVERTY.  MEET SENATOR KNUTE OLD CROW.

 

June 7/ 12

LAND TAWNEY

SINCE TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S TIME, THERE'VE BEEN A FAIR NUMBER OF HUNTING AND ANGLING ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN  WILDLIFE CONSERVATION.  AND IF YOU PURSUE THAT PASSION IN BIG, WILD COUNTRY, THERE'S ONE DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU.  BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS.  

 

May 31/ June 5

 RICH BECHTEL

PRIVATE  ENTERPRISES USE  ADVERTISING TO PROMOTE WHAT THEY DO.   FOR  GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, THAT’S GENERALLYFORBIDDEN.  SO WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT WHAT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DO, OR IT’S WORTH THE MONEY. THAT CREATES FERTILE GROUND FOR BAR-ROOM EXPERTS AND POLITICIANS TO TAKE POTSHOTS AT THEM.  RICH BECHTEL’S SEEN A LOT IN 40 YEARS IN GOVERNMENT—AND WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT WORK

 

May 24/29  

STOLTZE LUMBER AND HEADWATERS MONTANA

FOR MANY YEARS THE FLATHEAD VALLEY WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HARD-EDGED POLARIZATION AROUND NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES.  THAT'S BEEN CHANGING, THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE STOLTZE LUMBER'S PAUL McKENZIE AND DAVE HADDEN OF HEADWATERS MONTANA.

 

May17/22  

MIKE MCGRATH

WHEN THE LAW IS BROKEN, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COURTS STEP IN AND LAWBREAKERS OFTEN END UP IN JAIL OR ON PROBATION.  ALL THIS TAKES TIME AND IS VERY EXPENSIVE, AND THE SYSTEM CAN ONLY HANDLE SO MUCH.  ACCORDING TO CHIEF JUSTICE MIKE MCGRATH, MANY OF OUR COURTS HAVE PASSED THE LIMIT.

May 10/ 15

LISA KEMMERER

SINCE OUR SPECIES EVOLVED SOME 200 MILLION YEARS AGO, WE’VE EATEN WHAT WE COULD FIND—WHETHER MEAT OR PLANTS.  BUT WITH 7 BILLION PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, THE CLIMATE CHANGING, AND ANIMALS RAISED IN FACTORY FARMS, VEGANS SAY, THAT IF WE HAVE A CHOICE, EATING MEAT IS MORALLY WRONG. 

 

May 3/ 8

JOE PERRY

DRIVING THROUGH MONTANA’S VAST FIELDS OF GRASS, WHEAT AND BARLEY, THE LANDSCAPE LOOKS UNCHANGED.  BUT IN THE LAST 60 YEARS A LOT HAS--RIPPLING THROUGH THE STATE, ALTERING HOW WE MONTANANS RELATE TO EACH OTHER. FARMER JOE PERRY KNOWS.

April 26/ May 1

HEALTHCARE COSTS

IMAGINE:  YOU MUST HAVE SOMETHING THAT WILL COST BETWEEN $35,000 AND $50,000.  BUT WHEN YOU SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BILL WILL BE OR HOW GOOD THE PRODUCT IS.  IT SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT YOU'VE JUST DESCRIBED MUCH OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEM! 

April 19/24  

JOHN GLEAVES

NOT LONG AGO IT SEEMED THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS WAS CLEAR.  PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES GET PAID TO PLAY.  AMATEURS, FROM LITTLE LEAGUE TO THE OLYMPICS, PLAY PURELY FOR THE INTENSE EXPERIENCE OF ATHLETIC COMPETITION-TEAMWORK, PUSHING BODY AND MIND TO THE LIMIT, AND PLAYING BY THE RULES. RIGHT?  NO.  MEET PROFESSOR JOHN GLEAVES.

April 12/17

DR TRENT TREADWAY

BACK SURGERY HAS A LESS THAN STELLAR REPUTATION FOR RESULTS.  THAT’S CHANGING, THANKS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ‘MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGERY” - DR. TRENT TREDWAY IS ONE OF ITS PIONEERS.

 

April 5/10  

WOLVERINES

THERE ARE OVER 200 WOLVERINES IN MONTANA’S BACK COUNTRY-  LIKELY OUR FIERCEST MAMMAL.  AND MORE ON THE WAY

 

March 29/ April 3

Salish Kootenai Educators & the Missoula Missoula Writing Collaborative

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SPEAK A LANGUAGE? FUNDAMENTALLY, IT MEANS YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH ANOTHER PERSON.  YET WHEN THE LANGUAGE IS THAT OF YOUR SALISH ANCESTORS—WHO GO BACK TO THE MISTS OF TIME, IT MEANS THAT YOU CARRY THAT UNIQUE TRADITION

March 22/ 27

OPIATES

SHE FACED UNREMITTING, CHRONIC PAIN—BUT NO DOCTOR WOULD PRESCRIBE PAIN-KIILERS THAT WORK.  WHY?  BECAUSE THEY’RE MADE FROM OPIUM— A NARCOTIC.  SO WHILE DOCTORS AND POLICE ARGUED, SHE SAID TO ME CALMLY, "IF THIS KEEPS UP I WILL KILL MYSELF."

 

March 15/ 20

KURT CROWLEY

YOU PLAYED PIANO IN MONTANA AT AGE 4.  AT 13 YOU WON THE PRIZED COOK AWARD, HEADED EAST.  HARVARD,  THEN INDIA, WHERE MUSIC WAS MORE THAN MUSIC. NOW YOU’RE ON BROADWAY, THE BIG TIME.  WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?  MEET KURT CROWLEY.

 

March 8/ 13

ROCK CLIMBING

A THOUSAND TIMES A DAY WE’RE TOLD WE CAN HAVE HAPPINESS AND MEANING BY BUYING A MIRACULOUS TECHNOLOGICAL TOY.  YET FOR OUR 200,00O YEARS ON EARTH WE HAVE FOUND THOSE THINGS THROUGH OTHER MEANS. LIKE CLIMBING ROCKS.

 

March 1/ 6

JOHN GATCHELL PART TWO

HEAR PART 2 OF THE 50-YEAR SAGA OF WILDERNESS IN MONTANA, AS JOHN GATCHELL TELLS THE STORY.

 

February  23/ 28

JOHN GATCHELL PART ONE

THE WILDERNESS ACT BECAME LAW IN 1964, ENABLING CONGRESS TO SET ASIDE“WHERE THE EARTH AND ITS COMMUNITY OF LIFE ARE UNTRAMMELED BY MAN, WHERE MAN HIMSELF IS A VISITOR WHO DOES NOT REMAIN.”  FEW REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN TIMBER MILL UNIONS AND CONSERVATIONISTS DEVELOPED WILDERNESS PROPOSALS AND TOOK THEM TO CONGRESS.  JOHN GATCHELL DOES.

 

February 16 /21

ADRIAN COHEA

OUR CONSTITUTION GIVES US THE RIGHT OF PRIVACY, YET SOMEONE IS MONITORING OUR COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS. IN THAT LIES REAL DANGER. ADRIAN COHEA KNOWS.

 

February 9 /14

DALE BOSWORTH

THE COST OF FIGHTING FIRES NOW CONSUMES MOST OF THE FOREST SERVICE'S TIGHT BUDGET, AND SHARP CUTS IN STAFF ARE ONE RESULT.  CAN THEY STILL PROVIDE THE STEWARDSHIP THE LAND NEEDS?  DALE BOSWORTH, FORMER CHIEF, HAS SOME VIEWS.

 

February 2 /7

JOHN YOUNGBERG

THE CHANCES ARE EXTREMELY HIGH THAT THE FOOD YOU ATE THIS MORNING CAME FROM A FARM. JOHN YOUNGBERG KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.  NOW THEIR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HE'S WORKED FOR THE MONTANA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION FOR 24 YEARS.

 

January 26 /31

BOB INGLIS.      

YOU'RE A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WHO BECOMES CONVINCED CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL.  YOU  HAVE FAITH IN MARKETS AND PROPOSE A CARBON TAX --  CHALLENGED IN THE PRIMARY, YOU LOSE.  WHAT NOW?  MEET BOB INGLIS.  

 

January 19/ 24

FOSTER CARE #2

YOU'VE MADE THE DECISION--YOU WANT TO ADOPT A CHILD.  BUT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ARE IN YOUR 40s, AND YOUR KIDS ARE NO LONGER AT HOME. YOU DON’T WANT TO RAISE ANOTHER INFANT-PERHAPS A CHILD WHO'S  8, OR 10, WOULD BE RIGHT…. WHERE DO YOU TURN FOR HELP??

 

January 12 /17

RIGHT TO LIFE OF MONTANA

OUR ONGOING ABORTION DEBATE FOCUSES ON THE IMPORTANT MORAL QUESTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE FETUS, THE MOTHER, AND GOVERNMENT. BUT WE DON'T TALK MUCH ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF MOTHERS AND THEIR BABIES-AFTER BIRTH.  HEAR WHAT GREGG TRUDE OF "RIGHT TO LIFE OF MONTANA" HAS TO SAY

 

January 5 /10

PLANNED PARENTHOOD-MARTHA STAHL

THIS FALL CONGRESS CAME CLOSE TO SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT FEDERAL FUNDS FROM GOING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, PERHAPS THE NATION'S LARGEST ORGANIZATION PROVIDING WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SERVICES,  FROM SEX EDUCATION AND HEALTH SCREENING, TO CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION.  MARTHA STAHL IS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD MONTANA.